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Holiday 2020 Contest Recap

Holiday 2020 Contest Recap

The Prenda Holiday Coding Contest was a great success! Hundreds of Coders joined in to create a Holiday Robot Helper to spread the word and remind everyone about their favorite Holiday. And now, after much deliberation, the moment you...

A Very Prenda Christmas Story

A Very Prenda Christmas Story

Last week, we got an email that lit us up. Belinda DeMott, Programming Librarian from Baldwin City Public Library in Baldwin City, Kansas reached out to share a story connected to their code club. Baldwin City Public Library has been...

Holiday 2020 Contest Recap

The Holiday Code Challenge Starts TODAY!

We're so excited to kick off the Holiday Code Challenge today. This is a free coding contest open to all Prenda users from around the world. Coders are invited to work on a new Mission in the Prenda software called "My Holiday Robot" and...

Hello, Coding Competitions. It’s great to have you here.

Hello, Coding Competitions. It’s great to have you here.

When libraries (and the majority of the world) shut down last spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it seemed only natural to transfer our love of organizing coding competitions and special events for youth to the virtual world. So we put...

The “Long Overdue” Podcast

The “Long Overdue” Podcast

Our very own, Luke Miller, Head of Code Club, and one of our good friends, Jesse Simms, Technology Specialist at the Buckeye Public Library were recently featured on the EBSCO podcast, "Long Overdue." Long Overdue is a podcast in which...

We started a Newsletter!

We started a Newsletter!

We are excited to have officially launched our first ever monthly Newsletter! Yesterday, some ten thousand inboxes around the country received a fun, informative, and inspiring newsletter from yours truly. We're excited to keep our...

How to Run Virtual Code Clubs Webinar Recording

How to Run Virtual Code Clubs Webinar Recording

This morning we ran a webinar called "How to Run Virtual Code Clubs" with TJ DeWitt, Director of the Jones Creativity Center, co-hosting with Luke Miller, Prenda Code Club CEO. This is a great training for the COVID-19 era. For all those...

The New Town Story

The New Town Story

In the summer of 2017 we ran a program called the One to One Campaign. The federal government was threatening to slash funding to the IMLS, and things looked bleak. The One to One Campaign was our way of championing the things we felt...

Summer Code Club Program

Summer Code Club Program

For the first time in Prenda's history, we've created a code club program designed for summer reading programs. And we are excited! This is going to be a great opportunity to serve kids all across the country with STEM programming at...