It’s estimated that only about 10 percent of K-12 schools teach computer science. Some companies are trying to fill a void in American public education by teaching kids computer programming basics. The push comes amid projections that there will be far more tech sector jobs than computer science graduates to fill them.
Startup Weekend may sound like a crazy idea. You have 54 hours — from Friday night until Sunday afternoon — to pitch an idea, then assemble a team, then build and demo your product. But the intensity and creativity of the teams that come together to participate in this Kauffman Foundation-sponsored event are always impressive. […]