1. 3rd Annual E.U. Code Week Aims to Celebrate Coding, Narrow Europe’s Coding Job Gap

    By 2020, it is projected that Europe will experience a shortfall of 800,000 information and communications technology employees, highlighting an urgent need for more code-savvy people to enter the EU workforce. In order to help bridge this enormous gap, and to get more Europeans of all ages and backgrounds into coding, the 3rd annual E.U. Code Week will take place from October 10-18, 2015, consisting of hundreds of code-based activities such as robot camps, tech fairs and more, held in hundreds of locations throughout the continent.

  2. San Leandro High School Launches Hack Club with Hack Reactor’s Help

    Jiahao Kuang’s story is about how community can turn coding from a hobby to a passion. Kuang, a sophomore at San Leandro High School, had dabbled with coding, but his interest really took flight last March when he went to Hack Camp, a two-week session for high schoolers put on by hackEDU. (Hack Reactor provided office space to hackEDU for an extended period last winter.) Hack Camp showed Kuang both the power of coding, and how much more fun and stimulating it is with a group of like-minded people. The experience inspired him to start his own Hack Club in his high school, and eventually connected him to Hack Reactor.

  3. How to Use Momentum from Africa Code Week

    This October, Africa Code Week will embark on an ambitious project: giving 20,000 children across 17 African countries an introduction to coding, October 1-10. Based on a rationale familiar to coding discussions in the U.S., the initiative finds that traditional education systems are not producing Software Engineers at the rate the economy requires. Kickstarting broader coding education today will pay dividends down the road.