By Daniel K., Age 14 In web design (and in all computer graphics), there are two types of images: Raster graphics and vector graphics. The difference between the two is that while raster graphics usually work better for images, they get pixelated or blotchy if you zoom in too much. However, vector graphics use math… Continue reading SVGs
By Daniel K., Age 14 In real life, the sun and lights emit rays of light that travel in (kind of) a straight line. When these rays of light hit an object, some of them are absorbed, some of them pass through (if the object is clear), and some of them are reflected off. The… Continue reading Concepts of Ray Tracing
By Noor H., Age 15 Often online shoppers will encounter “recommended for you” when buying items online at sites like Amazon, music services, and even news articles. How do they decide which items to target and which ads to use? Word suggestion in texting and typing is also common form technology that people… Continue reading What is Swapping and Why is it Vital For Coding?
Coding Classes for Kids – The Python Programming Language Picking a programming language for your child to study can be tough. They probably don’t have a great feel for what the entire coding experience is going to be like. So maybe they start off with something very visual, like Scratch. They learn the basics and… Continue reading Coding Classes for Kids – The Python Programming Language
Coding Classes for Kids – What Works? Parents who are researching the right programming language to teach their child often don’t know where to start. And that’s okay, because until about a decade ago, even professional educators weren’t certain which programming language and what teaching methods worked best for kids between the ages of eight… Continue reading Coding Classes for Kids – What Works?
By Daniel K., Age 14 The NEAT neuroevolution algorithm is a more advanced method of machine learning. Rather than creating multiple organisms and attempting to create newer versions of them until one succeeds by chance (like in evolution), NEAT adds a reward value to desirable actions and attempts to emulate human learning by… Continue reading The NEAT Neuroevolution Algorithm
By William O., Age 15 Often online shoppers will encounter “recommended for you” when buying items online at sites like Amazon, music services, and even news articles. How do they decide which items to target and which ads to use? Word suggestion in texting and typing is also common form technology that people… Continue reading Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
What do you want out of your career? Do you want to spend every work day doing what you love? Do you want that work to pay well and provide you with countless new experiences and opportunities? For many people, a career in tech checks all of these boxes and more. Read on for some… Continue reading Why Consider a Tech Career?
When it comes to coding, there are many skills that talent and education alone can’t teach you. Patience is one of these. Some common issues you’ll come across include people’s varying opinions of your projects, as well as coding road blocks you’ll come across in developing them. If patience is something you’re struggling with, try… Continue reading 4 Ways to Improve Focus and Patience
By Ethan S., Age 15 The movie Ready Player One was about fully immersive VR (virtual reality). Imagine if you could feel and touch everything you see in a VR headset and interact with it all too. That might seem like a not-so-distant future, however, that reality is closer than you might think. In Ready… Continue reading VR – Where Is It Now and Where Is It Headed?