The Fiero Code Blog

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

One hour of code is just the beginning

One hour of code is just the beginning

It's Computer Science Education Week, and millions of people will do some coding this week at one of 150,000 events around the world. Thanks to the amazing efforts of code.org and lots of partners, over 300 million people have tried...

Getting along with computers – the skills of the future

Getting along with computers – the skills of the future

The world needs effective, sustained coding education now more than ever. Things are changing. Computers are everywhere. Automation is a key factor in the world economy, and connection via the internet is too. With technology accelerating...

To Pay or Not to Pay

To Pay or Not to Pay

“Why should we pay for software when there are loads of free programs that teach coding?” We hear this pretty regularly. Usually it’s coming from someone who already knows how to code, or someone at the director level. And we get it! The...

Best tech toys for learning coding in 2016

It was a bright, sunny morning in Chandler AZ, and hundreds of kids were walking up to the Infusionsoft headquarters. They carried laptops and sleeping bags, and wore sleepy but determined looks on their faces. Even though they came from...

Interesting is something you do

It's now late summer, and the complaints of boredom are starting to register. Despite the strict "no complaining about being bored" policy at our house, my kids have played all the games, built everything they could think of out of blocks...

Shattering glass boxes with coding

Imagine a life inside a glass box. On the one hand, you would be safe and comfortable, immune to the dangers of the outside world. But you would also be limited in your reach and potential impact. You can see, but not touch, and after a...