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Coding Career Spotlight: Technical Writer

August 23, 2022

At The Coding Space, we champion a coding education not just for the computational literacy it offers but for the broad range of complementary skills it fosters – and chief among these critical skills is writing & communication. Writers who understand programming are a perfect fit for the field of technical writing! WHAT IS A TECHNICAL WRITER? A technical writer is a professional writer who can…

Partner Spotlight: HoodCode

August 02, 2022

The Coding Space is honored to partner with Hood Code, a program that offers free coding classes to youth living in NYC public housing. Since our initial partnership in 2019, we have provided teachers, shared our training materials, and offered access to our top-tier curriculum to support Hood Code’s mission. Keep reading to learn more about Jason Gibson, founder of HoodCode, and the necessary…

Reading: A Novel Approach to Code

August 02, 2022

The myriad benefits of reading have been trumpeted far and wide, and rightly so! Reading transports us to new worlds, introduces us to new people, and offers us new insights about ourselves and the world. But here at The Coding Space, we’re getting even more specific. Here are three science-backed reasons why coders should spend some quality time with their noses in books.

5 Reasons to Supplement Your Child’s Education with Coding

August 01, 2022

With the fall semester looming, you might be tempted to shelve supplemental activities so that your child (and you!) can focus on school. And while it’s absolutely true that over-scheduled kids are rarely happy campers, we believe that an after-school coding is the perfect supplement to your child’s education – supporting and enriching their academic lives, rather than overwhelming them. Keep…

Movies to Inspire a Love of STEM

August 01, 2022

In decades past, technology was often presented in film as the stuff of nightmares — think of tech dystopias like Terminator or 2001: A Space Odyssey. But thankfully, technophobia in film is dwindling, and a new generation of filmmakers are creating STEM-centered stories that are full of optimism and possibility. And that’s great news for parents and educators who want to inspire a love of STEM…

Coding Career Spotlight: Animation

August 01, 2022

Most people understand that a coding education can set you up for a successful career as a software engineer. But a foundation in code can actually prepare you for all kinds of fulfilling careers across a broad spectrum of fields! For example, visual artists and illustrators can use a degree in coding to propel themselves into the world of animation. WHAT DO ANIMATORS DO? Buzz Lightyear wasn’t…