The Prenda Code Club Blog

Stories and insights from the Prenda team on topics surrounding coding education.

College Tuition’s Got Nothing on Me

College Tuition’s Got Nothing on Me

Not long ago we heard this story through a local library running Prenda code clubs. It's a fun one, so get ready! (note, locations and names have been generalized for privacy sake) A library in the midwest started a Prenda code club a...

CSTA Standards (sort of) Alignment

CSTA Standards (sort of) Alignment

We recently dug into the most well known computer science standard in the world from the Computer Science Teachers Association, known as the CSTA Standards. The CSTA is a great organization and the work that they've put into these...

The Evolution of Prenda Code Club: Webinar

Our friends at EBSCO hosted a webinar yesterday to go over all the changes in Prenda over the last year... and there have been a lot! If you're curious how we've evolved check out the video! https://vimeo.com/600979650

Summer 2021 Contest Winners

Summer 2021 Contest Winners

The Prenda Summer Coding Contest was a great success!  Coders from all over joined in to help restore the Prendapolis City Zoo Website after it was erased by the Evil Dr. Lou Gnarr! And now, after much deliberation, the moment you...

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...