Arkansas Coding Academy to Boost Students’ Job Skills in Computer Science

Students in Arkansas now can gain real-world skills in coding and computer science, thanks to a new partnership between the University of Central Arkansas and Metova. The university and mobile app development company today announced the opening of the Arkansas Coding Academy, which will “provide turnkey education and training opportunities to individuals seeking new careers[…]

Apple launches coding camps for kids in its retail stores 

Apple this summer is expanding its lineup of Apple Camp sessions to include a new course that teaches children the basics of coding. Aimed at children ages 8 through 12, the new 3-day session will use software from Tynker to introduce concepts of block-based coding and will allow kids to program Sphero robots. These classes will be small[…]

Please don’t learn to code 

There’s an idea that’s been gaining ground in the tech community lately: Everyone should learn to code. But here’s the problem with that idea: Coding is not the new literacy.If you regularly pay attention to the cultural shenanigans of Silicon Valley, you’ve no doubt heard of the “Learn to Code” movement. Politicians, nonprofit organizations like Code.org[…]

Nissan developers copied code from the internet, pasted it into a remote-access app

App developers at Nissan appear to have copied code from Stack Overflow and pasted it into the NissanConnect EV app, which had previously been taken offline due to security concerns. The app allows owners of Nissan’s electric cars like the LEAF and the eNV200 to remotely “manage your vehicle and control many frequently used features[…]

IoT’s new supergroup will have one code base to rule them all 

The Open Connectivity Foundation plans to introduce a single open-source code base in place of the alphabet soup of standards for the Internet of Things.It’s an ambitious goal for the group, which was announced just last week, but it may be possible given the OCF’s impressive list of members. Intel, Qualcomm, Microsoft, Samsung, GE and[…]

The Merits of Meritocracy: Are Women Better Coders Than Men? 

Let’s face it, it sucks that in 2016 we still have to talk about gender bias in the workplace. Even in the programming world we find a substantial degree of sexism. For those in the ‘know’ this won’t be surprising: gender bias in the tech community is a well-documented phenomenon. But, thanks to a study[…]

12 Sites That Will Teach You Coding for Free

There was a time when knowing how to program was for the geekiest of geeks. That’s not exactly the case today. As most entrepreneurs, freelancers and marketers will tell you, learning how to program can help you succeed. Over the past year, I’ve been learning to code. It’s helped me to become a much better[…]