💻 Life in Code #23: kids' coding games are challenging 😅

publishedabout 2 years ago
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happy monday!!

Hey! How was the weather there this weekend?

I was in Philly for the International Society of Technology in Education conference last week, and it was like 90 degrees ugh. At least conference centers are usually cool.

The conference was amazing, though! Although it was a little more K-12 than I was expecting, there was plenty focused coding. I finally got to play around with some dope robots and coding games, which were NOT as easy as I thought they might be.

The crazy part? Taking the code syntax out of the equation tests your problem solving skills.

Read: you'll need to learn to solve kids' coding problems before you can understand anything beyond that!

God, I wish I had had so many of these resources when I was going through school. My experience would have been totally different!

But yeah, I'm rested up and back at it, working on a bunch of things including my conference talks and my new course, Newbie Coder Problem Solving School!

Speaking of problem solving... good news!


Due to popular demand, I'm holding one last webinar this coming Sunday, July 7th at 7:00 PM EST—it's called Problem Solving Tips for New Coders

During the webinar, you'll learn some great, actionable tips for habit changes and approaches you can build starting TODAY (well, Sunday).

If you CAN'T make it, no worries. I'll be sending a replay link, but you'll have less time to take advantage of the bonus offer. Just register for the webinar as usual, and I'll be sure to send you a link to the video.

Grab a spot in the webinar now!


Here are this week's hand-picked resources!

Peace, love, and code,



P.S. Follow me on Twitter @lavie_encode, and I'll see you at the webinar! :)


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