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Podcast Episode 8: Categorizing Dogs and Cats: A conversation about AI.
Today we have a fascinating conversation with doctoral candidate and AI specialist Roger Iyengar, a long time SummerTech alumn. Podcast Transcript This transcript is automatically generated. If you notice any errors, please contact Read Moretest
Podcast Episode 7: Becoming a Counselor
Anna Henderson joins us today to talk about coffee, Rick Astley, and her experience at SummerTech as a camper and staff member. Podcast Transcript This transcript is automatically generated. If you notice any errors, please contact Read Moretest
Weekly Coding Challenge #4
Modular exponentiation is a very important building block of modern cryptography, which is the way our messages and traffic are encrypted and kept secure and private as they are transported across the internet. Recall: The modulus operation is Read Moretest
Podcast Episode 6: “GNOMES!”: Group Learning and Crafting a Culture From Scratch
Miles joins us to talk about his current job, his time as a counselor at SummerTech, and what it was like building a culture at SummerTech, MA. We get an update on Ben's odyssian PC, and Matt asks the world for a coffee Read Moretest
Weekly Coding Challenge #3
For this week's code challenge, we'll be taking a simple look at a common problem in Computer Science. For this problem, you're going to read in an array that has an unknown number of cycles in it. In this case, each element in the array points Read Moretest
Podcast Episode 5: What Do We Wish We’d Known?
Today we talk about what we wish we'd known when we started programming and give some advice to people just getting started. Jake tells us about his misadventures with Action Replay, and we all discuss the plight of the game Read Moretest
Weekly Coding Challenge #2
For this week's coding challenge, we're taking a look at the problem of finding minimum distances in sets of points. Data for the problems below as well as some helper code can be found here: Read Moretest
FREE Python Webinar!
Sign up for our FREE Python Webinar today! Start learning code now. Read Moretest
Podcast Episode 4: CodeCraft? Coditium? A Little History and How Not to Choose a Name.
Today we talk about the big Microsoft acquisitions, Ben's ill-fated PC endeavor, Warcraft, and a little history about Coditum. Podcast Transcript This transcript is automatically generated. If you notice any errors, please contact the Read Moretest
Podcast Episode 3: When’s the Right Time to Start Learning Code?
Can you be too young/old to learn to code? In this episode we talk about the Oracle and Nvidia news, digress about video games, and then talk about what the right age to learn code is and the skills you'll need and build. Join us for an awesome Read Moretest
Weekly Coding Challenge #1
For our inaugural weekly coding challenge, we're starting with a classic. A palindrome is a sequence of characters that is the same both forwards and backwards. Examples of this are the words 'racecar' and 'madam' or numbers like 101, 111, 2882, and Read Moretest
Podcast Episode 2: Why Do We Teach What We Teach?
Today we talk about the scratch ban, the history of code at SummerTech, and why we teach the languages we teach at camp and Coditum. Read Moretest
3 Reasons YOU Should Learn to Code
Podcast Episode 1: What’s Quarantine Meant For Us?
What has quarantine meant for the three directors of SummerTech/Coditum and for the program itself? Join us for Episode 1 of the SummerTech Podcast! Podcast Transcript This transcript is automatically generated. If you notice any errors, Read Moretest
Securing a Future with Coding
The internet is the fundamental structure that supports today’s technologically advanced society. It has changed the way we share information and deliver our products to consumers. It is the backbone from which companies and businesses are built Read Moretest
Benefits of Peer Teaching
If you're familiar with how we teach at SummerTech, you know that we use peer teachers to instruct our classes. To some, being taught by a peer may be a foreign concept — although it's likely that you've experienced peer teaching in informal settings Read Moretest
Don’t Rely on Cute Apps and Games to Teach Coding. Turn to Your Students Instead.
This article was originally published on EdSurge. Congrats, Mr. Principal, on your middle school’s new STEM curriculum. I hear the kids are going to make a robot move to the right, stop, and turn around. How cool is that? The reality: It’s not Read Moretest
What Programming Language Should I Learn to Start Coding
One of the most common questions we get at SummerTech and Coditum is which programming language someone should be taking. In this post, we hope to give concrete advice for students in the most common situations we encounter, while also exploring how Read Moretest