Entries by Hansel

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6 Tips to Ace Your Next Test

Do you have a big test coming up? It’s normal to feel nervous. After all, if test taking were a breeze, they wouldn’t call it a “test.” However, there are ways to increase your confidence… and your chances of scoring a good grade. The best part is that these ideas aren’t difficult to implement at […]

What Exactly is Coding?

We’ve discussed the endless possibilities that arise from learning to code, and how fun it is to learn.  You’ve probably seen the power of coding every day on the internet, in the video games you play, and in the technology segments that play during the news, but maybe you’re still not quite clear of one […]

Next Level Coding: 10 Fun Video Games for Coders

Learning about coding will give you the tools to make a video game, but did you know playing games can teach you to code? It’s true! While some may simply contain stories inspired by the world of coding, others teach players how to code with problem solving, critical thinking, and of course fun. Ever since […]

7 Tips to Keep Your Workspace Organized

Think of your brain as a storage unit. While it grows with every day that passes, it still can only contain so much information at once. When you’re working on something difficult, a lot is required from your brain. So, while you’re struggling to figure out an error you made in a sequence, you don’t […]

6 Hacks to Keep Your Computer Clean

The moment you begin your journey into the world of coding, you learn that the computer you use is your best friend. Sure, it can act up sometimes, and the occasional bug or two might make life hard for you, but programming languages are nothing without the machines we need to talk to. That’s why […]

9 Songs to Listen to While Coding

    You see it all the time, people running outside and working out at the gym with headphones on. They don’t only want to look cool, they just know that music makes working out significantly better! So, why wouldn’t you take the same approach when working out your mind? Coding is the ultimate mind […]

Is Coding Fun?

If you hear a statistic like “58% of parents feel that coding and programming is the most beneficial skill to their child’s future,” you’d assume coding is boring. Let’s be honest, anytime we’re told something is “beneficial” to our future we think of work or something we must do. Coding is one of the few […]

Can Coding Make You Smarter?

    Popular media has given audiences the perception that coders are mega geniuses, sitting in a basement, locked away from the rest of the world as they type away furiously in a stained t-shirt. For the most case, this isn’t true… In all reality, computer programmers and the other people who use coding on […]

8 Snacks to Give You Energy While Coding

Coding can be tiring. There are moments of unmeasurable joy mixed in between moments of confusion, and as a result, feelings of fatigue. That’s why it’s important to pay attention to what you’re eating while you code — what you put in your body could mean the difference between perfect source code or a choppy […]

Coding on Film: The Good and the Not-So-Good

  Technology has always looked good on film, since the days of D.W. Griffith’s Metropolis filmmakers have showcased their vision for the future. Up until the 1980’s, the technology shown on film was from the future, but at some point, our actual technology began to catch up to what was being shown on screen. Pretty […]