Since its launch in 2014, MakerClub has established eight after-school clubs that introduce young people to coding, creative thinking and emerging technologies. Here, director Declan Cassidy reveals his aim to grow that number to 50 across the UK in 2017 – and tells how Barclays is supporting his team’s ambitious plans to develop the ‘inventors of tomorrow’.
“We’re giving young people the tools to reshape the world around them,” says Declan Cassidy. “We want to create the next generation of creative thinkers.”
Top college coders from around the world gathered on January 27th at Bloomberg’s offices in New York City and London for the Global CodeCon Finals. Competitors took their seats, hunched over their laptops and scanned the first of eight programming challenges that would test their coding skills, speed and strategic thinking.
How can women navigate—and break—organizational barriers to advance in tech companies? This was just one of the many topics discussed at the second annual Women Transforming Technology (WT2) Conference, which took place at VMware’s Palo Alto headquarters on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. The event brought together more than 300 attendees, from students to executives, to discuss how women can advance in the tech industry and inspire the next generation of female leaders.
VMware’s commitment to building an inclusive and innovative workplace for the next generation of technology leaders has never been more steadfast. Accelerating innovation, attracting top talent, and building a community that is inclusive and diverse begins at the university level.
Each year, Lockheed Martin hosts Code Quest, an annual computer programming competition where teams of 2-3 High School students each work together for 2.5 hours to solve problems by using JAVA and/or Python programming to complete the “quest.” The problem set consists of 15-20 challenging problems created by Lockheed Martin engineers and computer programmers.
Today, qualified teachers of computer science and other STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects are in short supply. In fact, fewer schools teach computer science today than 10 years ago, according to data compiled by Code.org.
MCLEAN, Va., December 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ - As part of Capital One’s ongoing efforts to help students develop a greater interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Capital One hosted a closing event for the Capital One C1 Coders program in McLean, VA, on Thursday, December 15th.
For the past 10 weeks, 1,000 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students across the country have been learning about software engineering alongside Capital One associates, with the final project of developing their own unique apps using MIT University’s App Inventor 2.
“Allow some level of randomness or variability in your career.” — Ignacio Contreras
I remember, at 7 or 8 years old, I used to create circuits with this toy DC motor that you could buy at electronic stores. My grandfather, who I lived with, used to give me some money for arcades or comic books, but instead, sometimes I would go to the electronics shop to buy lights, copper cables, batteries, and motors to build a small circuit.
“When you find that passion, it’s no longer work. It’s what drives you. What motivates you.” — Kathy Herring Hayashi
How did I become a techie? It all started with my dad, who was in the Air Force. When we were stationed in Nebraska, he would always find time in the evening to do word scramble puzzles with me, which later led to us doing cryptograms and other ciphers. He taught me to look several moves ahead, which helped me win my junior high checker championship.