Topic: code org

SD Times news digest: October 9, 2014—Code.org’s crowdfunding campaign, the WEST mentorship program and ARM’s IoT operating system

Code.org’s crowdfunding campaign  Code.org wants to teach 100 million students worldwide how to code. The organization’s launched a 60 day initiative yesterday to raise US$5 million. The money would go to training 100 million students and 10,000 new teachers computer science, and every dollar will be matched. Microsoft, Google, Salesforce.com, Omidyar Network, Quadrivium Foundation, Bill … continue reading

Guest View: With Minecraft, Microsoft gains young developer mindshare

Much of the discussion about Microsoft buying Minecraft publisher Mojang has focused on whether this makes business sense for either Microsoft or Mojang. Some people think the whole acquisition is stupid, while others have argued that it makes strategic sense. Some of these articles argue that Microsoft is trying to reach a younger demographic that … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Sept. 12, 2014—HP to buy Eucalyptus, Microsoft expands support for middleware providers

HP acquires cloud startup Eucalyptus HP has revealed plans to buy cloud startup Eucalyptus Software, with Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos joining HP to manage the company’s cloud business. The deal is expected to close in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2014, and Reuters reported the acquisition will be for less than US$100 million. Eucalyptus offers … continue reading

SD Times news digest: September 11, 2014—Twitter Flight, Code Studio, and Google’s self-driving car

Twitter’s first mobile developer conference Twitter has announced a new developer conference with a focus on mobile. Twitter Flight will take place on Oct. 22 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, and will feature a keynote from CEO Dick Costolo as well as a series of technical sessions. “Flight is a gathering … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Flappy Bird flies again… this time as a programming tutorial

Code.org gives novices a way to make their own version of Flappy Bird … continue reading

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