Top Data Science Projects from CodeDay Labs 2020!
Our computer science and STEM student interns embarked on a journey into so many different areas of profession and areas of interest in the tech industry from web development to AI! What is also exciting and worth the highlight are the data science projects. The projects helped students gain a deeper understanding of real-world data […]
Celebrate the end of summer by making something at Virtual CodeDay.
It’s almost time for students to (virtually) head back to school. Before they go, we’re inviting them to make something amazing at our end-of-summer Virtual CodeDay, August 17-28! Register now at http://virtual.codeday.org/ The Theme: Just Push That Button How your interpret the theme is up to you. (Or if you want to interpret it at […]
Our CodeDay Labs Summer Internship Was A Success
We just wrapped up our annual virtual internship program, providing 300 CS students with industry mentors to take on real-world projects that were both challenging and career-focused. Half of internships were canceled this year due to COVID-19, and we were ecstatic to give students hands-on experience that tested the limit of their skills and broadened […]
Scalable Swag Shipments for Startups
As a nonprofit coding organization running physical events, a lot of what CodeDay does (in a normal year) requires sending things in the real-world. Broadly speaking, this includes event supplies to event teams, and swag/awards to community members and volunteers. In our early days, I was shipping merch from my office, and every quarter I’d […]
How and why to use Nomad for orchestration at your startup
Container orchestrators take Docker containers + configuration, and run them on servers. If you’re ok being locked to a single cloud provider, most of them have a service which handles this for you. At CodeDay, we need to run our own for a few reasons. In general, the cost is lower for our workloads. I’ve […]
Strong Codes of Conduct
I believe strongly in the technology industry’s ability to make the world a better place. As anyone who’s seen HBO’s Silicon Valley knows, however, that sentiment doesn’t often translate into practice. Right now, one of our biggest barriers is a lack of diversity in background. You’ve likely heard plenty about how white and male the […]
A History of CodeDay (StudentRND), As Told By Files I Found On My Old Hard Drive
With CodeDay coming up in a week, I thought I’d share my history with StudentRND/CodeDay. You can respond to posts on Medium, so it would be great to hear your stories, as well! 2009 Fun fact for people who refer to me as StudentRND’s original founder: I’m totally not! I was barely even involved with […]
To Get an Internship in High School, Ignore Your School’s Résumé Advice
By my senior year of high school, I had created several successful open-source projects, won a few awards for coding, been featured in some local press, done some contract work, and even gotten an internship working on a platform for those “customers who bought this item also like…” sections. Here’s the résumé my high school […]