Coding

Mission Bit (CBS SF)

Students Rising Above Teach Low-Income Kids How To Code

(KPIX 5) — Good computer literacy is vital nowadays, especially in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. Stevon Cook knows this firsthand. He is the CEO of Mission Bit, a small startup with big goal: […]

08/14/2015

Vineet Kosaraju (left) and Nikhil Cheerla. (CBS)

Teenagers Create Free Program To Teach Other Kids Computer Coding

Most high school students would rather spend their summer vacations far away from the classroom. But Jefferson Award winners Vineet Kosaraju and Nikhil Cheerla are choosing to go back to school, and this time they are the teachers.

07/08/2015

Ali (left) and twin brother Hadi Partovi. (CBS)

Twin Brothers Teaching Millions Of Kids That Coding Can Be Fun

One in ten elementary and middle school students are learning how to code, and thousands of instructors are learning how to teach programming, because of twin brothers with a single vision.

04/08/2015

All smiles as The Last Mile grads are joined by their tech mentors (including MC Hammer in the top row) on Demo Day. (CBS)

‘The Last Mile’ Transforms San Quentin Inmates Into Tech Entrepreneurs

Unlike the movie with the same name about a group of hopeless death row inmates, The Last Mile is the first-ever business incubator to operate behind bars.

04/01/2015

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Computer Coding Effective Against Gang Violence In San Francisco Schools

Computer coding is helping at-risk sixth graders at James Denman Middle School in San Francisco learn math and science while also keeping them out of gangs.

03/25/2015

Head coach Mark Jackson of the Golden State Warriors watches his team warm up before facing the Los Angeles Clippers in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena on April 27, 2014 in Oakland, California. Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Facial Recognition: The Emotional Key To The Next NBA Championship?

The Milwaukee Bucks turned to a facial coding expert to read potential draft picks to determine if they have the right emotional attributes to help the team. The Bucks were so impressed with the work, they’re now using the same technology to look at the whole team.

12/30/2014

A sign outside Google headquarters in Mountain View. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Just How Much Do Bay Area Coding Internships Pay?

Across the board, employees are taking in high salaries, but one group in particular within tech is making almost unbelievable amounts of money—coding interns.

11/25/2014

San Quentin student-inmates. (The Last Mile)

From Prisoners To Programmers — San Quentin Inmates Are Learning How To Code

A very lucky group of inmates at San Quentin are getting a high-tech break. They’re getting top-notch instruction in Java Script, HTML and CSS.

11/13/2014

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Google, Square Hoping To Solve Gender Imbalance Through Recruiting

Silicon Valley tech giants have been taking heat for a gender imbalance among staff, particularly in the fields of engineering and coding, and now they’re doing something about it – targeting young women for careers in the tech sector.

07/01/2014

A woman works online in her cubicle at an office in Beijing on February 4, 2010. China's homegrown social media sites like Weibo are booming thanks to their better knowledge of the world's largest Internet market, and the censorship stifling foreign rivals like Facebook, Twitter, and Google-owned YouTube. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Google ‘Made With Code’ $50 Million Campaign Seeks Girl Geeks, More Women In Tech

Getting more high school girls into computer science – and more women into male-dominated Silicon Valley – is the purpose of a $50 million campaign launched by Google Thursday.

06/19/2014

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