NewBoCo is launching 99 Counties for Coding, a new fundraising campaign to measure the impact computer science classes have on school districts across Iowa. NewBoCo aims to receive a donation from every county across Iowa to support computer science education during the week of Aug. 12-16.
After tuning in to 60 Minutes on Sunday, I briefly forgot about the one story I had sat down to watch. The story, meant to explore how to retain girls interested in technology as they grow, actually focused on Code.org’s teacher training and education programs for students in the U.S. There’s nothing wrong with that […]
Des Moines elementary students can learn to build coding skills with Google experts on Friday during the CS First Roadshow, an hour-long presentation with remarks by U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne at Edmunds Elementary School. The CS First Roadshow offers up to 90 minutes of themed computer science projects in six categories – storytelling, arts, game […]
ICR IOWA is teaming up with educators and local agencies to bring the global initiative Hour of Code to eastern Iowa schools from Dec. 3-9, reports Corridor Business Journal. The program is supported through ICR Future, a regional coalition of five teams, including a computer science team led by NewBoCo, the Grant Wood Area Education […]
NewBoCo’s DeltaV Code School is announcing four new financing options to attract adult Iowans seeking a mid-career switch into coding. NewBoCo and IowaWORKS are partnering on a Quality Pre-Apprenticeship Program, which allows NewBoCo to sponsor an apprenticeship for any company interested in hiring a software developer apprentice. DeltaV is now GI Bill-eligible, and qualifying veterans […]
The Greater Des Moines Partnership and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) will launch Code DSM, a 15-week STEM programming academy, beginning January 2019. An information session for those interested in enrolling is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15 from 5:30-7 p.m. at DMACC’s Urban Campus Building 1, Room 126, the partnership announced Monday. Students in […]
A local after-school program for refugee students has been awarded a $15,000 grant by AT&T. Pi515 confirmed the grant in a tweet Monday morning. Pi515 is a nonprofit after-school coding initiative aimed at building STEM skills in refugee and underserved youth in Des Moines, and building the state’s future technology workforce.