The Fiero Code Blog

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

The Holiday Code Challenge Starts TODAY!

The Holiday Code Challenge Starts TODAY!

We're so excited to kick off the Holiday Code Challenge today. This is a free coding contest open to all Fiero users from around the world. Coders are invited to work on a new Mission in the Fiero software called "My Holiday Robot" and...

Hello, Coding Competitions. It’s great to have you here.

Hello, Coding Competitions. It’s great to have you here.

When libraries (and the majority of the world) shut down last spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it seemed only natural to transfer our love of organizing coding competitions and special events for youth to the virtual world. So we put...

The “Long Overdue” Podcast

The “Long Overdue” Podcast

Our very own, Luke Miller, Head of Code Club, and one of our good friends, Jesse Simms, Technology Specialist at the Buckeye Public Library were recently featured on the EBSCO podcast, "Long Overdue." Long Overdue is a podcast in which...

We started a Newsletter!

We started a Newsletter!

We are excited to have officially launched our first ever monthly Newsletter! Yesterday, some ten thousand inboxes around the country received a fun, informative, and inspiring newsletter from yours truly. We're excited to keep our...

How to Run Virtual Code Clubs Webinar Recording

How to Run Virtual Code Clubs Webinar Recording

This morning we ran a webinar called "How to Run Virtual Code Clubs" with TJ DeWitt, Director of the Jones Creativity Center, co-hosting with Luke Miller, Fiero Code CEO. This is a great training for the COVID-19 era. For all those who...

The New Town Story

The New Town Story

In the summer of 2017 we ran a program called the One to One Campaign. The federal government was threatening to slash funding to the IMLS, and things looked bleak. The One to One Campaign was our way of championing the things we felt...

Summer Code Club Program

Summer Code Club Program

For the first time in Fiero's history, we've created a code club program designed for summer reading programs. And we are excited! This is going to be a great opportunity to serve kids all across the country with STEM programming at their...

The Code Club Movement: Spring Update

The Code Club Movement: Spring Update

This spring we saw a record number of kids come through our clubs, dozens of librarians with no coding skills get trained up, and went from catalyzing clubs in five to fifteen states. But my favorite story comes from a tiny Oklahoma...

Already Running a Code Club? Fiero Saves You Money

Already Running a Code Club? Fiero Saves You Money

Last week we found out that one woman took The Ultimate Guide to Code Club resource kit and successfully got her own code club off the ground. She even gave a presentation on it at a conference. Amazing, right? We've given away over 500...