Bees use left-behind code to locate fresh pollen. Early humans left codes on cave walls about their lives. Navajo code talkers encrypted messages that saved thousands of men in the Pacific theater of World War II. And, of course, software engineers write the web with today’s computer code.
Learning to code has become a rite of passage for children today. Afterschool programs, online courses, and hackathons all offer kids the chance to learn HTML and other computing languages. But coding can be more than a “how-to” course. That’s what Intersection partners in North Carolina believed, at least.