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 […]

One-day programming camp GirlsCode++ returns to NewBoCo in Cedar Rapids on Nov. 17, NewBoCo announced on Tuesday. The beginning group, aimed at female students in grades 8-12, will learn HTML and CSS to build their own website. Girls with prior experience may choose to add JavaScript in an advanced group. The camp will also discuss […]

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 […]

Jay Nickelsen, network technology program chair at DMACC West Des Moines Campus, walks through the newly announced Microsoft Data Center Academy. Photo by Kate Hayden The fourth Microsoft Data Center Academy will open this year for students at the DMACC West Des Moines Campus, representatives from Microsoft Corp. and Des Moines Area Community College announced […]

A new study released by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) places Des Moines as one of the top 20 cities on the Tech Town Index in the U.S. CompTIA named Des Moines-West Des Moines as number 12, citing an expected growth of seven percent in information-technology jobs over the next five years, a low […]

Governor Kim Reynolds presented the Iowa Award posthumously to Intel co-founder Dr. Robert N. Noyce at Grinnell College on Friday. Noyce’s grandson, Michael Noyce Merino, accepted the award, which is the state’s highest citizen honor, according to a release by Reynolds. Noyce grew up in Grinnell and graduated from Grinnell College, before receiving a doctorate […]

NewBoCo in Cedar Rapids and Code.org are taking applications to send representatives from two Iowa school districts on a trip to Seattle for the 2018 Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) Kickoff event on Dec. 3. District representatives will have airfare, hotel and food covered for the trip, and will attend a private reception, the national […]

By training, Dr. Zhu “Drew” Zhang is a computer scientist teaching at Iowa State University’s Ivy College of Business. By enthusiasm, practice and dedication, Zhang is a bit of a self-taught linguistics expert. It started when he moved from his hometown in northern China to school in the south, where the difference in dialects was so […]

Thirty-two teachers have graduated from NewBoCo’s Computer Science Professional Learning Program, a multi-week computer science course offered in partnership with Code.org, NewBoCo announced this week. During the 2017-2018 course, teachers taught 1,774 students computer science skills previously inaccessible to students. In 2016, an estimated 75 percent of Iowa’s public schools were not able to offer […]