We Can Code IT instructor, Lauren Holloway, speaks on The Workforce of the Future: A Policy Discussion on STEM and Computer Science Education Cleveland's own We Can Code IT speaks at The Workforce of the Future: A Policy Discussion on STEM and Computer Science education. The panel, consisting of We Can Code IT instructor Lauren Holloway, Microsoft Executive Vice President Peggy Johnson, and STEM Coalition Executive Director James Brown, will discuss America's long-term global competitiveness as it relates to STEM and Computer Science. Given that 2/3 of jobs in STEM will soon be in the field of Computer Science, our workforce needs to be [...]
The CLETeenHack – Coding for Community: Civic Engagement was a 9-week programming cooperative event for greater Cleveland area high school students that began on March 16th and ended in an awards ceremony on May 6th . Seven teams from five different area high schools created different parts of an app, then combined them to create one comprehensive app. The CLETeenVote (https://teenvote.herokuapp.com/) application engages teens in the upcoming 2016 Presidential election by providing summaries of political issues, summary profiles of the candidates, and information about voting opportunities and locations for those teens 18 years or older.
Estimating Relative Effort: A Scrum Team Exercise Thanks to Tomasz de Jastrzebiec Wykowski for this idea. Estimating relative effort can be more complex than it looks. In this exercise, you will work with your teammates to explore estimating the effort it would take to throw different objects. Gather a Scrum team (6 +/- 3 people), and get ready to play planning poker in order to estimate based on the following: "Given a series of objects, each object must be thrown and must fly at least 3 feet."
Mel McGee, We Can Code IT's CEO, talks about the importance of advancing underrepresented groups in technology, which includes women and diverse populations, with Cleveland's Inside Business Magazine.
Learn what kids should be learning about computer science and why. Mel answers common questions parents have about their kids' education and what they should be learning to be prepared for the modern world.
We Can Code IT's after-school program at Beaumont gives students the opportunity to engage their minds in new ways through computational thinking and by creating an understanding of...
Learn about different types of redstone pressure plates in Minecraft. How their properties differ. How you can use some of these properties to your advantage.
Minecraft Redstone Basics (part 4) Redstone basic inputs: lever, button, pressure plate Learn about inputs and outputs. How data travels through redstone dust to power the output. Understand properties of the lever, button, and a pressure plate.
Learn how to move redstone dust over blocks. Understand how redstone reacts differently when using opaque blocks compared to transparent blocks.