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3 Brainy Benefits of Coding

July 01, 2022

Happy World Brain Day! Today is all about promoting brain health, and we at TCS have just the ticket. That’s right: coding! But it isn’t only us who think so. Apple founder Steve Jobs himself said that “Programming teaches you how to think.” Just as the arts can shape your mind in various ways, coding also gives your brain a boost. Scroll for three science-backed brain benefits of learning to code…

Coding Our Way to the Moon & Back

July 01, 2022

On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy, propelling Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin into space and into history. Much has been said and written about the bold astronauts and rocket scientists who made this momentous mission possible. But we’d also like to take a moment to celebrate — you guessed it — the code…

Coding Books for Kids

July 01, 2022

If your child has a passion for patterns and an interest in puzzles, they might start reading and writing code before they pick up their first chapter book. Dozens of books about coding are filling the children’s section of bookstores — but which one should you pick out for your youngster? Below, we’ve listed a handful of our favorite children’s and young adult books about computer programming…

Coding Career Spotlight: Ethical Hacking

July 01, 2022

Here at TCS, we love to spotlight the many enriching careers in a broad range of fields that can be built from a foundation in coding. One of the more surprising (and exciting!) coding careers involves the field of Ethical Hacking. WHAT IS ETHICAL HACKING? Ethical hacking is legally breaking into computers and devices to test the strength of an organization's defenses. It's among the most exciting…

5 Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth as a Family

June 05, 2022

Juneteenth (also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, or Emancipation Day) is a day to honor and celebrate liberation. It’s a celebration of the day in 1865 when word of the Emancipation Proclamation — which had been signed two years prior and freed all enslaved people — made its way to Texas. Why the delay? Back then, Texas was extremely remote; it took a long time for news of General Lee’s…