Codecraft Works Moves to Downtown Melbourne’s Tech Village, Grand Opening Set April 28

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The Tech Village near Downtown Melbourne will welcome its new EdTech neighbor, Codecraft Works, on April 28 at 5 p.m. Codecraft Works serves to bridge the STEM talent gap across Florida and the nation from its headquarters on the Space Coast.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Tech Village near Downtown Melbourne will welcome its new EdTech neighbor, Codecraft Works, on April 28 at 5 p.m.

Codecraft Works serves to bridge the STEM talent gap across Florida and the nation from its headquarters on the Space Coast.

This event marks the grand opening of the new Codecraft headquarters and the 2nd annual Codecraft Computer Programming Competition award ceremony.

The event will raise awareness about the critical STEM talent gap issues we face as a nation and further develop access to CS education, right here in Brevard, Florida.

“Daily life, economies, innovation and national security all depend on having a strong and skilled STEM workforce,” said Codecraft Works CEO Shannon Landin.

“Codecrafters are, no doubt, the next generation of the Space Coast’s high-tech workforce; visionary entrepreneurs, dedicated problem solvers and community leaders you want to meet.”

The modern learning facility in Melbourne’s new Tech Village is custom-made for STE(A)M powered projects and people. It includes a perfect software development makerspace, virtual reality vault and an augmented reality sandbox. Come tour the new tech campus during our open house from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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After a tour, celebrate project submissions and successes from the next generation of emerging tech leaders at the 2nd Annual Codecraft Computer Programming Competition (CCPC) Awards Ceremony produced by Codecraft Foundation.

Student coders are showing their skills for a chance to receive awards, scholarships, prizes and other goodies for winning submissions in block based programming, HTML, CSS and JavaScript, or Python in several categories and meet the 2017 Florida and Southeast Platinum Regional US CyberPatriot Champions.

Since 2014, Codecraft programs have graduated more than 1,000 Florida-based students as part of its program presence in Tallahassee and Melbourne.

Codecraft Works CEO Shannon Landin, above, said the program nurtures an expert-to-student mentoring methodology that is year-round and serves to down barriers to STEM and cyber education for all students and teachers.

Landin said the program nurtures an expert-to-student mentoring methodology that is year-round and serves to down barriers to STEM and cyber education for all students and teachers.

Champions of the Codecraft program expansions include high tech incubators Groundswell Startups in Melbourne and Domi Station of Tallahassee, Florida.

“It’s never been more important than right now to provide critical, 21st-century computer programming skills for all young people,” Landin said.

“To solve for the high-tech talent gap in our workforce, we aim to supplement the traditional education system with early computer programming and engineering curriculum coupled with easy access to mentorship through school clubs, camps, or Codecraft Lab community locations.”

For information on how to easily start a Codecraft Club at your school or community center and get the technical support you need, contact shannon@codecraftworks.com

In addition to the efforts of Codecraft Works, the Codecraft Foundation has been established to address the growing imbalance of access to technical education among young people.

Through a new scholarship endowment fund, Codecraft Foundation has quickly and successfully enabled access to an immensely impactful standards-aligned curriculum which was previously unavailable to underserved community stakeholders.

Sponsors of the Codecraft Foundation include Rockwell Collins, IBM, GE Transportation, Satcom Direct, ALTR, The Better Foundation, PowerDMS, Rapid Prototyping Services, as well as generous in-kind support from Google, Harris, Jaycon Systems, Raytheon, Concepts Beyond and Liz Cowie Photography.

For more information on how sponsors and volunteers can help, contact chairperson, Christopher Struttmann, at chris@codecraftfoundation.org

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Location address is 2428 Irwin Street Melbourne, FL 32901. Be sure to register at this link for high tech opportunities and updates in Space Coast, FL.

April 28th at Codecraft Works in Melbourne
5PM to 6:30PM Codecraft campus open house and party on purpose
6:30PM to 7:30PM 2nd Annual Codecraft Lab Computer Programming Competition awards ceremony

There will be food on-site as well as student demos. This event is free for the community. Please register at

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ABOVE MAP: The Tech Village near Downtown Melbourne, located at 2428 Irwin Street in Melbourne, will welcome its new EdTech neighbor, Codecraft Works, on April 28 at 5 p.m.


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