Coding Adventure Game to Support Teachers and Small Businesses During COVID-19 Coding Adventure Game to Support Teachers and Small Businesses During COVID-19

In light of recent events, I’m releasing my newest computer coding courses a bit early to help raise funds for COVID-19 relief for small businesses. All courses are 100% online and self-paced. This week’s donations benefit: each week, your donation will benefit a different small business or local cause during the COVID-19 pandemic. This week’s […]

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“Girls, we’re better than this!” “Girls, we’re better than this!”

I could list plenty of reasons why we need more diversity in computer science, web design, video game development, and other tech fields. I could tell you so many different reasons why we need to teach more girls (and women!) to code. But I don’t need to… because this little girl has already explained it […]

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My Experience Teaching Children to Code at iD Tech Camp My Experience Teaching Children to Code at iD Tech Camp

It’s projected that there will be over 1,000,000 STEM jobs open by 2020 and teaching our next generation of coders (and hopefully inspiring them to pursue careers in this industry) is always rewarding work.  In the summer of 2016, I had the opportunity to teach at the iD Tech coding camp in Louisville, KY, USA. iD […]

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How We Used Minecraft to Teach Girls to Code in Kentucky and Indiana How We Used Minecraft to Teach Girls to Code in Kentucky and Indiana

When I think back to 1998, I remember the awkwardness of transitioning into middle school. I remember my fresh braces, the mommy-cut bangs with OH-SO-MANY cowlicks, and an embarrassing amount of Savage Garden. (That chick-a-cherry cola song was my jam – but let’s not talk about that right now.) But the main thing I remember […]

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Happy Computer Science Education Week!

Happy Computer Science Education Week, everyone! I couldn’t resist throwing together a quick video, including a couple of things I’ve been working on this week: (Music courtesy of Jukedeck.com – check out the YouTube link for a list of software I used…most of it was free)

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