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Advantage Technology Teaches Coding to Kids

For three weeks this summer, Advantage Technology participated in the BridgeValley CTC STEAM Academy located in the Toyota Hall building of the South Charleston campus. This week-long day camp aims to teach Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math concepts to rising 5th – 8th graders from all around West Virginia. Advantage Technology has instructed the game-design class for the past three years, and hopefully many more to come!

Cody Clay and Hunter Prather teach coding to kids
Cody Clay and Hunter Prather

From June 19th to 23rd, Advantage Technology’s Cody Clay and Hunter Prather taught game design at BridgeValley CTC’s STEAM Academy in South Charleston. STEAM Academy is a week-long day camp for children going into the 5th through 10th grades hosted at the Advanced Technology Center at BridgeValley CTC. STEAM focuses on science and math education with the addition of the arts to help round out the student’s educational palette.

Microsoft promises shared codebase for native Android, iOS and Windows with Xamarin
Xamarin Platform

A perennial problem with software development has been the complexity and challenges associated with writing code that spans over multiple operating systems and hardware platform. Going all the way back to the earliest days of computing, making portable code that can do the same thing on different machines has been a challenge. In early days, the introduction of new hardware often meant programmers had to learn whole new programming instructions and techniques.

Cody Clay, from running plays to running code
Cody Clay

At 6 foot, 5 inches tall, Cody Clay is a big guy. When you see him, you can tell right away that he’s the kind of guy that fits right in on a football field. You wouldn’t picture him fitting in with the horned rimmed glasses worn by the computer nerds of 90’s sitcoms. Nor would you associate him with the lumberjack beards and gauged ears of the modern Silicon Valley hipster. But the truth is, he has more in common with them than he does with his fellow jocks on the gridiron.

Stressed by too much paperwork, Northeast Natural Energy employed custom software development to skyrocket productivity
Paperwork

Northeast Natural Energy had an incredibly complex system for processing invoices. Each invoice would go through the follow steps: