Aug. 8, 2016

Idaho Teachers to Learn and Share Coding Skills

Four teachers from across Idaho and 20 Nampa middle school students will receive special training and explore the growing field of computer programing and coding during a week-long summer camp in Nampa.

Presented by the University of Idaho, the DIGn’IT summer camp takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 9-12 at Sage Valley Middle School in Nampa. Teachers will attend the training Aug. 8-12. Students will show their projects on showcase day from 10:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 12; the showcase event is open to the public.

During the pilot camp, teachers will participate in workshops designed to train them in the materials University of Idaho’s faculty Terry Soule has prepared for the DIGn’IT Initiative using the on-line programming environment Scratch. The goal is to make the university curriculum available to teachers in Idaho, teach them some programming, and give them the tools to incorporate the lessons into a regular classroom setting. Topics include computer coding, computer programming and website development.

Jun. 8, 2016

Trailhead Brings New Coding Course To Boise

Last May, leaders at Trailhead, the Downtown startup coworking space, said they hoped to start a coding school that would teach coding skills needed by growing tech companies across the Treasure Valley.

That plan will soon come to fruition. The first 12-week coding boot camp will start June 13 at the intersection of 8th and Myrtle streets, offering training in some of the most sought-after coding languages, including JavaScript, HTML/CSS, Angular, APls, C# and .NET.

Mar. 27, 2015

Hackfort Diversity Pipeline Panel

by Wendy Fox, Boise State University

At the packed Hackfort2, pioneering women in tech discussed their experiences and efforts to increase diversity in the technology community. 

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