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From Software Engineer to Animation Creator

Back in the summer of 2017, Amber Manry of Fox Hall, left her corporate job in search of a life with more purpose.  She spent 20 years as a techno...

Summer Intern Experience

Summer Internship at Bitcubs This year’s interns came from Deep Run’s Center for Information Technology. Jocelyn Marencik, Salwa Balla and Maxwell ...

Play Piper - Our Four Day Experience

Play Piper - Our Four Day Experience

This week was a fun-filled, successful week of Piper computers!   Piper is an award-winning Rasperry Pi kit that's endorsed by Mark Zuckerberg and ...

What is code? Why is it important? What can I do to help my child?

  In 2016, The state of Virginia made history when it became the first state to mandate Computer Science education for all K-12 public schools.  Ye...

Robots, Coding games, and STEAM toys galore. Which learning tool should I buy?

Robots, Coding games, and STEAM toys galore.  Which learning tool should I buy?

I recently went shopping at Barnes and Noble to buy a birthday present, and I noticed that there was an overwhelming number of STEM toys being sold...

Why Piper is worth the price tag

Why Piper is worth the price tag

When I tell folks how much Piper costs (which is around $300), there is usually some sticker shock that ensues.  The next response, particularly fr...

Why we need teachers to teach coding

Why we need teachers to teach coding

I've been asked a couple of times whether or not I would make my courses online, and I just wanted to talk about some of the reasons why I don't w...

Chaz, Star Student

Chaz, Star Student

This summer, I had my first student, Chaz, complete all of the Osmo Coding Awbie classes.  I wanted to take a moment to put a spotlight on him and ...

Incorporating Physical Play to Teach Coding

Incorporating Physical Play to Teach Coding

Physical play is part of human nature.  It's something that everyone experiences and something that makes for fond childhood memories.  It also a ...

Full STEAM Ahead Conference

Full STEAM Ahead Conference

What is it? The Full STEAM Ahead conference is a conference for rising middle school girls in the Richmond area.  Here are the details: Location:  ...

Thanks Mom!

Thanks Mom!

Mama Nora There were so many factors that led me to pursue a career in technology, but there is one major factor that was the driving force: my mot...

Dear fellow female devs,

Dear fellow female devs,

Dear fellow female devs, I worked as a professional software developer for 2 decades, and I’m one of those people that absolutely loves what I do....