The Fiero Code Blog

Stories and insights from the Fiero team on topics surrounding coding education.

Happy Birthday, Fiero Code!

Happy Birthday, Fiero Code!

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to announce the birth of Fiero Code! Fiero was born yesterday at 12:01am after a long labor and delivery... okay, okay this metaphor's gone far enough. The last seven years as "Prenda" has been nothing...

Prenda Code Club is Becoming Fiero Code

Prenda Code Club is Becoming Fiero Code

In 2013 Kelly and Andy started a code club at the downtown Mesa location of the Mesa Public Library. Tolkien’s line from The Fellowship of the Ring proved true: “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step...

We launch our next code contest Tomorrow!

We launch our next code contest Tomorrow!

We've been doing regular coding contests (we call them code challenges) for about a year and a half now, and these have grown into one of our favorite things! Kids from all around the world can enter the contest (for FREE through their...

2021 Fall Contest Winners!

2021 Fall Contest Winners!

The Fiero Fall Coding Contest was a great success!  Coders from all over came up with some fantastic projects to record their reading and hone their skills for our next encounter with Dr. Lou Gnarr! And now, after much deliberation,...

College Tuition’s Got Nothing on Me

College Tuition’s Got Nothing on Me

Not long ago we heard this story through a local library running Fiero code clubs. It's a fun one, so get ready! (note, locations and names have been generalized for privacy sake) A library in the midwest started a Fiero code club a...

CSTA Standards (sort of) Alignment

CSTA Standards (sort of) Alignment

We recently dug into the most well known computer science standard in the world from the Computer Science Teachers Association, known as the CSTA Standards. The CSTA is a great organization and the work that they've put into these...

The Evolution of Fiero Code: Webinar

Our friends at EBSCO hosted a webinar yesterday to go over all the changes in Fiero over the last year... and there have been a lot! If you're curious how we've evolved check out the video! https://vimeo.com/600979650

Summer 2021 Contest Winners

Summer 2021 Contest Winners

The Fiero Summer Coding Contest was a great success!  Coders from all over joined in to help restore the Fieropolis City Zoo Website after it was erased by the Evil Dr. Lou Gnarr! And now, after much deliberation, the moment you have...

Holiday 2020 Contest Recap

Holiday 2020 Contest Recap

The Fiero Holiday Coding Contest was a great success! Hundreds of Coders joined in to create a Holiday Robot Helper to spread the word and remind everyone about their favorite Holiday. And now, after much deliberation, the moment you have...

A Very Fiero Christmas Story

A Very Fiero Christmas Story

Last week, we got an email that lit us up. Belinda DeMott, Programming Librarian from Baldwin City Public Library in Baldwin City, Kansas reached out to share a story connected to their code club. Baldwin City Public Library has been...