Virtual CodeDay is Back + New Digi-Key Electronics Kits!
Are you ready for the next Virtual CodeDay on June 11-13 (taking place after AP exams!)? The previous Virtual CodeDay in February was a huge success! You may recall that Digi-Key, the electronics component supplier, gave some participants free electronic Grove Beginner Kits last CodeDay. And…surprise—Digi-Key is back with more kits! To help students learn […]
(April Fools 2021)🐟🦑Plankton Sized Changes to CodeDay 🐡🦐
Hi everyone, It is with a heavy heart that I would like to announce the retirement of the CodeDay Executive Director, Tyler Menezes. Tyler has been instrumental in everything from the early days of CodeDay up until current day to day operations, and over the last seven years, has helped introduce computer science to thousands […]
What happened at Virtual CodeDay Winter 2021?
Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who was a part of Virtual CodeDay this February 26-28. It was a wonderful experience to see thousands of students from 25+ countries come together to have fun, learn to code, and submit more than 130 projects. This was not only one of the best Virtual CodeDays […]
CodeDay Labs: What’s new for 2021?
Applications for CodeDay Labs 2021 are officially open! We’ve made a number of changes from last year’s highly successful program that I’d like to share with you today. Whether you’re a returning mentor, or a student who didn’t get in last year who’s considering re-applying, get ready for an excellent summer! Bootcamp + Polish Weeks […]
Digi-Key Provides Free Electronic Kits to CodeDay Students ⚙️
Since CodeDay started in 2009, we’ve been able to help 56,000+ students find their place in tech at 480+ events all over the world. Many amazing partners help us make our events better, and today I’m excited to announce a new partnership for the upcoming Virtual CodeDay. Digi-Key is the place to go for anything […]
The Tech Stack Powering Our CS Education Nonprofit
The software-for-nonprofits industry is far from a billion-dollar market, so most of what’s out there is pretty outdated and bad. Most nonprofits make up for it with lots of manual work. I have a background in technology as the former founder of a Y Combinator backed startup, so when I started working at CodeDay, one […]
Virtual CodeDay – What to Expect
CodeDay is a free weekend-long event for you to build your own tech project, like an app or game, with no programming experience required! We have a CodeDay coming up on December 4th, and I thought it would be good to make this post so everyone knows what to expect 🙂 The first part of […]
How GraphQL Helps Us Showcase CodeDay’s Impact
There’s always something exciting happening at CodeDay: last school year, almost 13,000 students worked on thousands of projects. On the other hand, like many non-profits without a budget for a web content team, our websites were infrequently updated with outdated information. This year we set out to fix that by populating most of our websites […]
Soft Skills That I Learned in my First Job
“I cannot figure out why this isn’t working!” I sat at my desk going through a frustrating piece of CSS code. As a fresh graduate from college, I wanted to impress my team with my abilities. When my manager asked me to fix a CSS bug, I hadn’t worked on CSS before, but I thought […]
So this coding thing… How do I start?
Disclaimer: I’m no expert in programming. I’m here to share my experience with programming, with the hope that this would help a few more beginners find their own path. Hi there, I’m Mingjie, and I’ve been working with CodeDay for almost three years! During the past three years of running events, mentoring students, and hearing […]