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Coding with Wonder Woman: Microsoft Project to Educate the Next Generation of Programmers
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Coding with Wonder Woman: Microsoft Project to Educate the Next Generation of Programmers

In partnership with NASA, Smithsonian Learning Labs, and others, the lessons use space exploration, museums, and popular movies to teach the principles of programming...

73 Percent of Developers Who Don't ­se AI Plan to Learn How in 2018
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73 Percent of Developers Who Don't ­se AI Plan to Learn How in 2018

Although only 17 percent of software developers worked with artificial intelligence or machine learning this year, 73 percent of those who did not say they are...

The State of Women in Computer Science
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The State of Women in Computer Science

Several factors are preventing women from pursuing and persisting in computer science majors.

Why It's Important For the Tech Industry to Get More Young Girls Interested in STEM
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Why It's Important For the Tech Industry to Get More Young Girls Interested in STEM

Jewelbots CEO Sara Chipps says the de-socialization of girls from science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines starts early.

How Northeastern Plans to Reach Equal Male-Female Computer Science Enrollment By 2021
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How Northeastern Plans to Reach Equal Male-Female Computer Science Enrollment By 2021

Carla Brodley, dean of Northeastern University's College of Computer and Information Science, aims to reach an equal male/female balance in computer science enrollment...

100 Million Students Worldwide Will Learn to Code This Week For Hour of Code
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100 Million Students Worldwide Will Learn to Code This Week For Hour of Code

Computer Science Education Week begins today (December 5), and more than 100 million students worldwide will participate in Hour of Code, a 60-minute introduction...

Tech's Gender Gap Is Getting Worse, Not Better, Report Says
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Tech's Gender Gap Is Getting Worse, Not Better, Report Says

Unless technology companies and educators start reaching out to young women and girls, the number of women in the computer science field will drop, a new report...

No Place For the Old? Is Software Development a Young Person's Game?
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No Place For the Old? Is Software Development a Young Person's Game?

Statistics and anecdotal evidence suggest software developers tend to be under 30.

Computer Science Teachers Need Cybersecurity Education, Says CSTA Industry Group
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Computer Science Teachers Need Cybersecurity Education, Says CSTA Industry Group

ACM's Computer Science Teachers Association is crafting a cybersecurity certification program for computer science teachers. 

Alan Turing: The Man Behind the Myth
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Alan Turing: The Man Behind the Myth

Famed mathematician and codebreaking pioneer Alan Turing's nephew, Sir Dermot Turing, is seeking to debunk myths about his uncle. 

Kentucky ­ses Ideafestival to Push Students Toward Hour of Code Movement
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Kentucky ­ses Ideafestival to Push Students Toward Hour of Code Movement

Kentucky Coders hopes to register 1 million Hour of Code coding events before December, starting at the 2014 IdeaFestival, an international event held in Louisville...
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