coding

With COVID reshaping IT, Syosset startups hit stride

By GREGORY ZELLER // If you thought the computer-savvy were in demand before the pandemic, better re-check those spreadsheets: Digitation has soared, and with it the need for skilled coders and programmers. This is brilliant news for We Connect the Dots and the Nebula Academy, the Syosset-based brainchildren of founder Laurie Carey on an ongoing mission to educate new generations of software specialists, in direct response to evolving workforce needs. Both We Connect (a nonprofit…


A simple code for collegians: programming for all

By MATTHEW WRIGHT // Has higher education gone soft on coding? Isolated in our computer science departments, it’s not reaching the wider student audience I believe it should. At Adelphi University, where I chair the Physics Department, teaching coding to all students – STEM majors, humanities majors and health-profession majors – is an experiment I have tried and have personally seen succeed. Computer programming is in high demand in the workplace, and it’s a 21st…