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Holyoke Codes: CS Education Week Cyber Security Workshop

On December 9, 2017, Holyoke Codes held a Computer Science Education Week Cyber Security workshop for the Girls Inc. Eureka Program. Eureka! Scholars spend time on the UMass Amherst campus and elsewhere, experiencing lab-based activities in science, technology, engineering and math. In this workshop, a group of 22 middle and high school aged girls learned about digital forensics (browser history, image metadata), cryptography and Caesar shift code, steganography, cracking passwords, and recovering information in deleted files to solve a mystery in a Capture the Flag (CTF) contest. Continue reading Holyoke Codes: CS Education Week Cyber Security Workshop

Holyoke Codes: FIRST LEGO League Robotics Competition

Holyoke Codes, launched in December 2014 as part of Computer Science Education Week, is a collaborative partnership of the MGHPCC; Girls Inc. of Holyoke; Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education; New England Regional Developers; Sweet and Fizzy. Educators, computer science and IT professionals develop and teach our workshops, which provide hands-on experiences for kids and families in coding, robotics, and technology. Continue reading Holyoke Codes: FIRST LEGO League Robotics Competition

New Robotics Program for all Holyoke Public Schools eighth-grade students

Holyoke, Massachusetts – Holyoke Codes has expanded their computer science and technology workshops for students in the Holyoke Public Schools.  This year all eighth-grade students are included in the experience, engaging in robotics projects.   Last year, the program consisted of a seven-week hands-on coding experience that was available to the nearly 400, seventh-grade students in the district. “The seventh-grade students showed such engagement and ownership of their learning last year that we had to find a way to continue and expand this program,” stated Holyoke Public Schools STEM Director Tonya Claiborne. Continue reading New Robotics Program for all Holyoke Public Schools eighth-grade students