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, 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
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At an event on Wednesday May 25, 2017, four graduating high school seniors Jelitza Gonzalez, Josephine Moriarty, Andrew Mier, and Jacques Courchesne were awarded scholarships of $4,000 each from the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center.
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Code Week is a project to bring a coding and robotics experience to all seventh grade students in the Holyoke Public School system. Each of the seventh graders in Holyoke have a week with 4 field trips to the classroom at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center. Continue reading Hooray for Holyoke Codes!
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
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Holyoke Codes presented a workshop about secret codes and cryptography to thirty-six high school girls on December 10, 2016, to cap their Computer Science Education Week offerings. Continue reading Hacking and Cybersecurity with Girls Inc. Eureka! at the MGHPCC
Last year, Holyoke Codes brought over 90 workshops to more than 1,200 area youth. Many of them were hosted at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC), and all of them free of charge. Throughout the summer and continuing into fall of 2016, the MGHPCC has continued to host several Holyoke Codes workshops each week. Continue reading Back to School with Holyoke Codes