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Summer Camps through the Eyes of a Former Student

If you have ever been to a summer camp, you will almost certainly have witnessed an unforgettable experience and remember many great moments. The camp is an experience different from the others for everything that involves leaving home and living with new people in a...

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Top 5 Ways Kids Can Learn About Robotics

Robotics is one of the most perspective and most exciting disciplines one can learn. Not only does it open doors to many possibilities, but it also develops logical and practical thinking and paves the way for a successful career. While children generally have an...

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Benefits of Learning Coding at a Young Age

When someone mentions the word 'coding,' most people immediately think of either World War II message-intercepting machines and their operators, or a heavily bespectacled younger gentleman typing endless streams of 0's and 1's into a computer with a black 'n' green...

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How Can STEM Shape Your Child’s Future?

Whether you're trying to do something as simple as sending a message to a friend or perform a more advanced activity such as editing a video, using technology is inevitably going to be a part of the process. Unless you fancy sending smoke signals, that is. (Not for...

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STEM Education: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

In this day and age, it'd be hard to find a spot on Earth where modern technology hasn't managed to assert itself as an integral part of everyday life. Whether it's several stories high nuclear-powered warships, or those food preservation containers that lock your...

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Learning Computer Science This Summer

As of recently, there's been a new saying circulating on the Internet that goes something like- 'If you're not on Facebook, it's as though you're not alive at all!' Fairly cheeky, for sure, but it also signifies a rather important shift that's happening before our...

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To Hack or Not to Hack?

In today’s society, more and more opportunities are becoming available for careers in computer science. The demand for young talent in these fields is steadily growing as corporations become aware of the potential of the new generation. Fields such as cybersecurity,...

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Who is Pahlka?

If you’ve ever visited iCode, you’ve probably wandered into our labs and seen the titles given to each one of them. Gates Lab, Zuckerberg Lab, and Pahlka lab. Wait, the Pahlka lab? Who is she? We all know who Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are, but who is Jennifer...

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Mentors On The Rise!

Many parents and friends often ask me, “What exactly is your purpose at iCode? What do you do as a lab mentor?” That question has served to stump me more often than not because though it is such a simple question, the implications behind the answer delve far deeper...

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Why Do All Roads Lead to Java

More and more job openings in the technology sector, it’s important to understand the importance of programming languages, like Java, why it’s important to learn it and steps that should be taken to make it easier to learn. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the...

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Competition Heats Up in Frisco for Weekend iHack Event

Frisco is known as a hotbed for youth sports. This weekend, hundreds of kids will converge on the city for a different kind of competition. iHack is a Frisco company's creation and in just its second year, it's already growing exponentially. Abid Abedi is the...

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Think Tank

Collaborate, Brainstorm, Design Projects Want to learn computer programming in a way you can relate it to the real world? One of our most exciting resources is our state-of-the-art learning space, which we refer to as our “Think Tank.” It is not your average...

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