Jun Loayza

79 Added | 3 Magazines | 9 Likes | 2 Following | 531 Followers | @JunLoayza | Happily married to @kimpuff CGO of Bunny Inc http://www.junloayza.com

Learn To Code, A Web Developer's Guide

<b>Hi, I’m Martin.</b><p>As CTO and co-founder of CareerFoundry I wanted to write a blog post today for people who are desperate to <b>learn web development</b> and …

B.C. to add computer coding to school curriculum

The B.C. government unveiled plans Monday to introduce computer coding in its school curriculum, addressing a chronic skills shortage in one of the few areas of the Canadian economy that is doing well – technology.<p>"Every kindergarten to grade 12 student will have…the opportunity to learn the basics …

Canada

A startup inspiring kids to code with DIY computer kits has been backed by top VCs

The London tech company has a range of learning resources that aim to help children understand technology. The resources include tech-based do-it-yourself gadget kits and online educational materials.<p>SaatchInvest, which has invested in fast-growing London startups like Citymapper and Evrythng, led …

VCS

Goldman Sachs is replacing old school traders with junior finance grads who know how to code

"If you're simply a market maker or a discretionary trader, you won't need to know how to code," says Natalie Basiratpour, director at recruitment firm Selby Jennings. "But if you're going into quantitative or electronic trading, then coding will definitely help."<p>In other words, if you plan to …

Trading

Coding education rare in K-12 schools but starting to catch on

Like most high school students, Wells Community Academy junior Darius Taplet doesn't know much about computer programming, a skill that is increasingly seen as a ticket to the good life.<p>But the Chicago teen has one advantage that peers in wealthier school districts don't share: All Wells students, …

Chicago Public Schools are massively expanding access to coding classes. That's good, right?

The Chicago Public Schools system did not have a banner 2015. There was the hunger strike to save yet another neighborhood school from closing, and …

Education

Two kid programmers are helping wounded vets learn to code — and the response is heartwarming

These two kid coders helped 30 wounded veterans get the gift of a lifetime: a chance at a new career in IT as a programmer.<p>This is the latest project the boys have done in seven years of fund raising for the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that helps veterans returning from war adjust to …

Chrome Browser

LEGO's little bot teaches kids about science and coding

Earlier today, LEGO revealed WeDo 2.0, a new robotics kit that's designed for elementary school kids. The 280-piece set enables the creation of motorized forms, okay, <i>robots</i>, that will help students learn the basics of engineering, science and coding. For instance, you can build Milo, the adorable …

Lego

Kids Can Learn To Code With Programmable Friendship Bracelets By Jewelbots

I have no idea if friendship bracelets are still a thing, but Jewelbots is trying to bring them into the 21st century — and it’s trying to teach kids the basics of programming at the same time. The company ran a successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this summer and today, Jewelbots is competing …

Wearable Tech

Kids can learn about code from super cute robot Code-a-Pillar

An adorable new Fisher-Price caterpillar toy aims to teach kids the basics of coding.<p>Read the full review: http://on.mash.to/22KZN47

Cute

Robots created by Ex-Googler teach kids to code (Tomorrow Daily 260)

Ashley discusses a drone modeled after an origami paper crane, a new and inexpensive personal transport from the owners of Segway and one ex-Google employee's plan to teach kids coding with the help of cute robots.

Kids

Why learning to code can help you land any job

Learning to code has lots of benefits. Aside from the obvious (like being able to build websites and web applications), coding skills can make you …

Hackathons
Students

Here's what you should know about those 99% job placement rates at 'coding bootcamps'— some of which boast $100,000 exit salaries

President Obama called coding bootcamps a ticket to the middle class, but many low-income students have so far been left by the wayside, unable to pay the $10,000 to $15,000 these programs normally cost.<p>This is set to change as federal loans are added to the private student loans already available …

Salaries & Wages

Coding Boot Camps Go After Veterans To Take Silicon Valley's Vacant Tech Jobs

SAN FRANCISCO -- When John Hampton was honorably discharged from the Army this year, he decided to pursue a lifelong interest: coding. That’s why in …

These maps show every job in America with color-coded dots

One of the best visualizations of race in America might be called pointillist. By mapping one dot for every Census-registered human in the country, color-coded for race, a team at the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center of Public Service rendered abstract social data painfully …

Urban Design
Programming

If you want a high-paying job as a web developer, now's your chance to learn to code for cheap

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Courtesy of CareerCast Coding continues to be a valuable skill to have on your resume. Jobs in web development are still in high demand …

Boot Camp

How to Make Your Relationship Last: 3 Secrets Backed by Research

The beginning of a relationship is amazing. But often, it starts to fizzle out later on…<p>The things you used to love about them start to annoy you. …

Self-help

Here's the Extra Gum Commercial That's Making Grown Men Cry

Here's the Extra Gum Commercial That's Making Grown Men Cry

Three Muscle-Building Myths

After being steeped in the fitness industry for over a decade, I've seen many fitness fads come and go, and I've also seen many fitness myths dispelled. But there are still a few myths floating around among personal trainers, believed by exercise enthusiasts and found in those fancy fitness …

Exercise

14 Signs You've Found The One

Romantic love — as described in most movies and songs — typically lasts about 18 months. (For more on this concept, see Helen Fisher's <i>Why We Love</i>.) …

Paradise Revisited: Staying in Lasting Long-Term Love

Remember when it felt like you were in "paradise" with your partner? When every touch was heaven; every word, like a whisper of affirmation? The soft breezes of love wafted over you like a tropical sunrise and everything was 'right' with the world. Oh yes, it is such a lovely phase of relationship; …

Relationships

What Comes After 'Boyfriend' When You're Not Planning to Get Married?

<i>This article originally appeared on Slutever.com.</i><p><i>When you're in a serious, long-term relationship, the terms "boyfriend" and "girlfriend" can begin to feel a bit juvenile, or at least insufficient for describing your level of commitment. But what do you call the person you share a life with when</i> …

Relationships

HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT IN 4 EASY STEPS

I’ve spent the past year losing 80 lbs and getting in shape. A lot of people have been asking me how I did it; specifics like what diet I was on, how …

Best Weight-Loss Foods for Protein Shakes

They’re fast, they’re easy and better yet, you can sip them on-the-go. But if you’re replacing full meals with a shake more often than not, you could …

7 Muscle-Building Protein Shakes

Looking for a new muscle-building shake to jump-start your nutrition plan? Bypass the basic "add water and mix" shakes, and pack some serious power …

8 Signs You And Your Partner Are In A Lasting Relationship

I was watching an old dating show today that was almost like “The Dating Game,” where someone would choose a contestant based on their credentials …

Marathons