The folks at MIT are working on a new version of Appinventor (“Newblocks”), which includes a browser-based Blocks Editor (no more downloading/launching the Java app.) It’s very much in development, but you can take a look and play around; projects are not currently (but will eventually be) compatible across versions. Info at http://appinventor.mit.edu/newblocks/ App at http://newblocks.appinventor.mit.edu/ … Read More Some new stuff at Android Appinventor
Yes they do! I’ve worked with some very talented young women during my time at King, and there are plenty of others out there. http://www.blackgirlscode.com/ From the website: BlackGirlsCode is devoted to showing the world that black girls can code, and do so much more. By reaching out to the community through workshops and after… Read More BlackGirlsCode
Below is the text of a letter from the University of Chicago regarding a summer opportunity sponsored by the UChicago Game Changer Chicago Design Lab. ” Youth will be exposed to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math-related challenges. Youth will also participate in workshops on web design, audio recording, photography, social media, and writing.” Registration link… Read More The University of Chicago’s Ci3 invites high school youth to play The Source, a game that promotes STEM learning
MITx is offering a six week online course for high school students participating in Chicago’s Summer of Learning. The course, based on the first four weeks of a semester-long MIT course (6.00), provides a brief introduction to programming in Python for students with little or no prior programming experience. The course will introduce you to… Read More Summer Python Programming Course
Year One – Digital Media, African-American Future Month, Video Game development In the first year classes, we’ve just wrapped up a long module on digital media. We started with the physical storage of “bits” (binary digits – zeros and ones) on a hard drive, CD/DVD, or Flash drive. Students learned how we use those… Read More What’s going on in the Computer Science Department?
I just found out about this recently; the application deadline is February 1. http://www.cs.luc.edu/financial/excel
Here’s a great networking and education resource for women interested in Computer Science. http://www.meetup.com/WomanDevelopers/