By

Randy Lynn
03
Jun

Infosys Foundation USA Crossroads 2017: “What’s Next? Future Steps in the CS Education Movement” (Part 6)

We broke for a quick lunch following session four and were joined at the table by Vandana Sikka, chairperson for Infosys Foundation USA and Code.org founder Hadi Partovi. It was so exciting to meet one of the visionaries behind the Crossroads conference and, on top of that, one of my personal heroes whose organization has...
Read More
02
Jun

Infosys Foundation USA Crossroads 2017: “CS in Your State 1” (Part 7)

The last two sessions I attended featured representatives from Mississippi’s CS4MS initiative. Mike Mulvihill, the Career and Technical Education Director for the Mississippi Department of Education, was joined by Holly Lavender, STEM Education Lead in the Office of Innovation at the Ohio Department of Education, and Laura Hummel, Technology and Engineering Education Advisor for Curriculum, Instruction...
Read More
01
Jun

Infosys Foundation USA Crossroads 2017: “CS in Your State 2” (Part 8)

During the final session of the day, Julie Jordan, director of the Research and Curriculum Unit (RCU) for Workforce Development, Vocational and Technical Education at Mississippi State University was joined by Devin Holmes of Big Sky Code Academy, a non-profit that is working to increase the tech talent pipeline in Montana. As Devin described the...
Read More
31
May

Infosys Foundation USA Crossroads 2017: Dinner Gala and Keynotes (Part 9)

After a full day of sessions about computer science and maker education, I was ready for a mental break and some good food. Dinner was held in a huge ballroom at the Moscone West Conference Center, where a selection of light-up wearables were available at the entrance. I chose a necktie with flashing LEDs because,...
Read More
27
Jul

Kids Code Mississippi Partners with #YesWeCode for Jackson Hackathon

Kids Code Mississippi participated in the TECHJXN, the nation’s first combined summit and hackathon devoted to the issues of innovation and 
economic inclusion. The day-and-a-half-long event featured the largest youth computer hackathon ever to take place in Mississippi and a lineup of local and nationally recognized 
speakers addressing innovation and the opportunity to develop an...
Read More
23
Jan

Create a Lightning Animation in Scratch

Have you ever thought it would be really cool to control the weather? Well, now you can! We’ve put together a tutorial to show you how to simulate lightning strikes in Scratch. You can click the thumbnail image below to try out this program on the Scratch website. Be sure to use Turbo Mode and...
Read More
1 2 3