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Coding as a profession has recently catapulted from the dark rooms of nerdom into the shining light of mainstream appeal, and few people are better off for it. In 20+ years of professional coding, I've never seen someone go from novice to full-fledged programmer in a matter of weeks, yet that seems to be what coding academies are promising, alongside instant employment, a salary big enough to afford a Tesla and the ability to change lives. It's an ingenious business model. There's a dearth of skilled coders in the marketplace to fill the five million computing jobs available in this country. For somewhere between free and $36,000, you learn to program computers in less than a year. If you're one of the lucky few, you will hit your ‘a-ha' moment with programming and develop a personal passion for it, as well a real job. In 15 years, those hard-won skills will be obso... (more)

Bringing Computer Science Education to Rhode Island’s Students: Announcing GameSalad’s CS4RI Partnership

FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION Media Contact: Danielle Burnett, danielle@gamesalad.com Bringing Computer Science Education to Rhode Island’s Students: Announcing GameSalad’s CS4RI Partnership In October 2016, we met Holly Walsh at an education conference in Washington, D.C. Holly is an E-Learning and Instructional Technology Specialist at the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), and she told us about her State’s efforts to improve the quality and access of computer science education to students, the Computer Science for Rhode Island (CS4RI) program. Holly went on to describe... (more)

iD Tech Camps Feature GameSalad

GameSalad is pleased to work with iD Tech Camps, the leading summer technology program. During this weeklong, day, and overnight program, ages 7-17 create iPhone apps, video games, C++ and Java programs, websites, digital movies, 3D models and animations, robots and more. There are even two video game courses that use GameSalad: Game Design for iPhone & iPad I and Game Design for iPhone & iPad II. This is not your typical camp since it makes a huge impact on children’s lives as they learn firsthand how their interests can turn into potential careers. Summer programs are held at ... (more)

GameSalad joins STEM Solutions Conference

This week, the GameSalad team joins more than 2,000 leaders and visionaries in business, education and government at the Austin Convention Center to participate in the 2013 STEM Solutions Conference sponsored by US News & World Reports (read more at usnewsstemsolutions.com). The purpose of the Conference is to help advance the agenda for STEM education, policy and workforce development. STEM (which stands for science, technology, engineering and math) education is designed to provide students with exposure to scientific careers and at the same time give them the skills necessary... (more)

Tan Tran interviewed at RTX

Tan Tran, one of GameSalad's founders and Studio Director, discusses GameSalad at the Rooster Teeth expo. ... (more)