1. Computer Science Education 2. Distributed Work 3. Cryptocurrency/Blockchain These are three of the trends I think will continue to really emerge in the next five years. They are already here — but mostly all on the fringes, even if they have received some attention. 1. Computer Science Education We’re all in on this one at CodeHS — the top … Continue reading My Top Three 5–10 Year Trends of 2017
What is the blog? We have a blog at codinginthewild.com which shares the amazing applications of coding and computer science across industries. The goal of the blog is to create a great resource for students and teachers in middle school and high school to understand how the skills they are learning can be applied in the real world. … Continue reading Contributing to the Coding in the Wild Blog
Step 1: Buy the Domain I usually use Namecheap or Misk to buy the domains. Step 2: Change the Nameservers On Namecheap, go to your domain page, then to the Advanced DNS section, and under DNS/Host Records choose Custom for the Domain Nameserver Type. On Misk, set the nameserver entires. Then I go and enter … Continue reading How I Set Up a New Website
There’s been a lot said and written about income and wealth inequality in the United States recently, but most of it refers to he-said-she-said quotes and data and statistics. I thought it was time to actually dive into the primary source data to see what the real story is. And the real story is that … Continue reading Which Percent are You? — The Actual Income Distribution in the United States
1/ A few thoughts on what I think literacy is today. 2/ For reading: know how to read data, read code, read words critically and read sources — to find out what is real and what is not. 3/ For writing: know how to write code, write words on emails and on blogs and on tweets, professionally … Continue reading What Literacy Means Today
Do you use a computer? I think now the question isn’t if you use a computer—but rather, how many computers you use. The computer or phone you are reading this on, the computer you use for work, or school, the computers in your car, the computers that go into making your favorite movie, or favorite … Continue reading Read, Write, Code — Why Computer Science Should be Required in High School
How I’m setting up my computer I’m going to try some things differently, and I’ll record how this goes. I lost an old computer, which was a huge bummer so: Turn on Find my Mac. Upgrade my iCloud storage because I’ve been out of space for months. Oops, before 1. I downloaded the Yosemite Mac … Continue reading Setting Up a New Macbook Air (… again)
Michael Brandt joined me for 10 days on the road trip from New Orleans to DC, and made this film about our trip and computer science education around the country. It’s great!