Five years after founding, the K-12 initiative at the New Bohemian Innovation Collaboration has impacted more than 1,500 students through one-day classes, free events and summer programs, the Cedar Rapids Gazette reports. The program adapts STEM subject to student ages – elementary students can take “CoderDojo” classes through NewBoCo, while middle and high school students […]

Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, will keynote EntreFEST on May 16-17 in Cedar Rapids, organizers at NewBoCo announced this morning. Greenfield and Ben Cohen built a storefront venture into a $300 million ice cream brand that has received multiple awards for the company’s commitment to social responsibility and sustainability. EntreFEST released […]

More than 150 of Iowa’s middle school students have a solution to stabilize city power grids in the event of a national disaster. Forty-two teams representing 16 Iowa schools and organizations presented their plans at the Future City Iowa Regional Competition at Prairie Point Middle School in Cedar Rapids on Jan. 26, NewBoCo announced this […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Organizers are seeking applications for speakers at the 2019 EntreFEST two-day conference for businesses, community organizers, industry leaders and individuals across Iowa. Session leaders will present over two days in venues across downtown Cedar Rapids May 16-17, 2019 to an estimated crowd of more than 600 attendees. Organizers are seeking speakers to speak on industries […]

The NewBoCo Intrapreneur Academy in Cedar Rapids is taking applications for a year-cohort beginning in October. Five to eight teams will be accepted for academy training that focus on a different innovation competency standard per quarter: Agile, Methods, Culture and Strategy. Teams in the inaugural cohort, which wrapped up in June, represented a mix of […]