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Grasshopper, a learn-to-code app from Google’s Area 120 incubator, goes live – TechCrunch

Grasshopper, a learn-to-code app from Google’s Area 120 incubator, goes live – TechCrunch Google’s internal incubator, Area 120, is today releasing its next creation: a learn-to-code mobile app for beginners called Grasshopper. At launch, the app teaches would-be coders how to write JavaScript, via short lessons on their iPhone or …

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Mission Bit receives $1 million to expand computer science education in SF – TechCrunch

Mission Bit, a non-profit organization that teaches high school students computer science, has received a $1 million five-year grant from the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Their Families. Each semester, Mission Bit offers after-school computer science classes to high school students. The fall and spring courses run for …

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The Last Mile is launching its coding program at a women’s prison in Indiana

The Last Mile, a coding program that first launched inside California’s San Quentin State Prison, has expanded to its first out-of-state prison. Yesterday, The Last Mile announced its plans to launch at the Indiana Women’s Prison with support from Governor Eric J. Holcomb. “We had a desire to go outside …

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Holberton gets backing from more industry executives as it looks to scale its software engineering school

Coding schools and bootcamps were booming a few years ago. But many of them only offered entry-level education, and quite a few of them are now shutting down. From the beginning, Holberton always aimed to stay above this fray by branding itself less as a bootcamp and more as an alternative …

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