NewBoCo Launches Back to School Donor Campaign: 99 Counties for Coding

Jessalyn HoldcraftComputer Science, Press Release1 Comment

Thursday, August 8, Cedar Rapids, IA – As NewBoCo’s partnership with Code.org continues to provide computer science training to Iowa’s K-12 teachers for a third year, the nonprofit is introducing a new way for those who support computer science in Iowa’s classrooms to be part of this mission: 99 Counties for Coding.   This campaign will show the impact computer science … Read More

DeltaV Student Spotlight: Ethan Titler

Jessalyn HoldcraftComputer Science, EducationLeave a Comment

From a friendly smile in every aisle to a friendly face behind Aisles Online How DeltaV helped Ethan Titler take the next step in his career at Hy-Vee When Ethan Titler started to learn to code with DeltaV Code School, he was a part time server at Hy-Vee’s Market Grille, but he already knew where he wanted to work after … Read More

EntreFEST 2019: Announcing a new software developer track

Eric EngelmannComputer Science, EcosystemLeave a Comment

EntreFEST is one of Iowa’s largest entrepreneurship and innovation conferences. For the past few years it has primarily focused on high-impact speakers and workshops aimed at entrepreneurs and innovators in existing companies. Previous keynote speakers include Scott Belsky of Adobe, marketing icon Seth Godin, and Warby Parker’s Neil Blumenthal. As we planned the 2019 event for May 16th and 17th, the organizing team noted … Read More

One Year Later: DeltaV Graduate Jason

Jessalyn HoldcraftComputer ScienceLeave a Comment

Jason in the lobby of the UFG building in downtown Cedar Rapids. Meet Jason. He graduated from the inaugural class of DeltaV Code School in 2017. One year later, he’s an application developer at UFG Insurance. He and fellow graduate Dustin were hired by UFG less than two months after graduating from DeltaV. As DeltaV students, Jason and Dustin spent ... Read More

Sponsor Spotlight: Meet UFG Developer Vicky

Jessalyn HoldcraftComputer Science, EducationLeave a Comment

Vicky is a developer at UFG in Cedar Rapids. Meet Vicky. She’s been with UFG Insurance since 1998. In 2004, she took a trainee position and learned how to code. UFG was very supportive of her move, and she’s been working as a coder ever since. To Vicky, UFG means job security. She doesn’t worry about work-life balance because of ... Read More

Women Who Code in the Corridor

Jessalyn HoldcraftComputer Science, EducationLeave a Comment

Meet the women behind the keyboards of software companies in Cedar Rapids. They have had careers in code for a combined 70 years. They shared their experiences working in the tech industry and why they have stayed. Meet Jennie. She has a B.A. in Creative Writing and Theatre and a Master’s Degree in Business. She used to create worlds through … Read More

One Year Later: Meet Dustin

Jessalyn HoldcraftComputer Science, EducationLeave a Comment

Dustin, a DeltaV '17 Graduate, works as a Developer at UFG in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Meet Dustin. He graduated from the inaugural class of DeltaV Code School in 2017. One year later, he’s an application developer at UFG Insurance. He and fellow graduate Jason were hired by UFG less than two months after graduating from DeltaV. As DeltaV students, Dustin ... Read More

Sponsor Spotlight: Meet UFG Developer Usha

Jessalyn HoldcraftComputer Science, EducationLeave a Comment

Usha sits in a lounge area of the cafeteria space on UFG's downtown Cedar Rapids campus. Meet Usha. She’s been with UFG Insurance for two years as an Application Development Team Lead. She values her position at UFG because UFG values her. “Everybody is pretty supportive; even though UFG is growing they’re trying to keep the family feel for the ... Read More

NewBoCo’s Goal: Computer Science Education in Every Single School in Iowa

Jessalyn HoldcraftComputer Science, Professional DevelopmentLeave a Comment

Here at NewBoCo we have a pretty simple goal: computer science education in every single school in Iowa. We support tech education to give Iowans of all ages the skills necessary to thrive in an increasingly technical world. That’s why we partnered with Code.org, a national nonprofit, to offer free professional development workshops to train current K-12 teachers how to … Read More

32 Teachers Graduate from NewBoCo’s Inaugural Computer Science Professional Learning Program

Molly MonkComputer Science, Press ReleaseLeave a Comment

A group of 23 teachers stand on a staircase at Iowa State University for a picture during NewBoCo's professional development training

Teachers representing both large and small school districts across the state of Iowa officially completed their training with NewBoCo’s Computer Science Professional Learning Program earlier this month. The program, made possible through a partnership with Code.org, a national nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science education, provides professional development at no cost to teachers wanting to bring computer science … Read More