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This Developer Launched a Kickstarter for a Children's Coding Book

Coding classes are becoming more popular as organizations like Girls Who Code and Black Girls Code gain traction and more major tech companies offer programs to encourage computer science involvement. Cabral Clements wants to start teaching foundational concepts of coding through his children’s book ABCode. Clements teamed up with artist Alannah Vincent to create a character called “Brainy” and other illustrations featured throughout ABCode. Photo: ABCode Clements was inspired to write ABCode after thinking that the children’s books he often read to his niece and nephew were not substantial enough. “I hope the book will spark something in [kids’] imaginations to discover more as they grow,” Clements said. “There is an apparent disconnect between access to technology and technology courses in communities of color. This is why it’s my mission to get this ABCode book funded.” In 2015, Clements was named as one of HBCU Buzz’s Top 30 Under 30 for creating Campus Bubble, a social media...

Arriana McLymore

Oct 18, 2018