What is Swapping and Why is it Vital For Coding?

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

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?

Scratch Dashboard

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?

The NEAT Neuroevolution Algorithm

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

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Light bulb with brain inside the hands of the businessman. The concept of the business idea.

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

4 Ways to Improve Focus and Patience

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

VR – Where Is It Now and Where Is It Headed?

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?