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What Laptop Should I Buy My Child?

What Laptop Should I Buy My Child?

Choosing a laptop for your child can be a daunting task for any parent, but we want to make this challenge easier. Before purchasing your child’s next piece of tech, first consider the purpose of this new computer. Will it be used for programming, animation, or just touch-typing essentials? Depending on these specific interests and needs, you can factor certain software and hardware considerations like processor speed into your laptop qualifications. Here, we have provided recommendations on laptops that are durable and suitable for children (and ones we use in our clubs and camps ourselves!)
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Spring into Tech: Books for your Coder Girl

Spring into Tech: Books for your Coder Girl

International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the women who have changed the world -from spearheading women in science and tech to fighting for girls’ education worldwide. We’d like to share this list of a few thought-provoking, entertaining, and child-friendly books, designed to bring enthusiasm for STEM into the home.
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Five Inspirational Women in Tech

Five Inspirational Women in Tech

This International Women’s Day, we wanted to highlight five women we at blue{shift} find to be incredibly inspiring. They’re diverse in their pursuits, passionate about their fields, and driven to innovate. 
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Girls and Coding Camps by the Numbers

Girls and Coding Camps by the Numbers

Something we’re always talking about in the blue{shift} office is how we can better engage girls with the coding camps, workshops, and after-school clubs we offer. We decided to take a look at attendance numbers from the last seven holiday camps we’ve run (going back to December 2016), to see if there’s a particular age or course type at which girls are more or less engaged than others. We want to answer the question: just how divided are coding camps — and what can we do to address the discrepancy?

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