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It’s been a year since Verb started working with, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by young women and students from other underrepresented groups. It has been a fascinating learning experience for us, and we hope we have conveyed that to the Code’s audience.  

The first story we worked on for Code was focused on Italy and how a private initiative, Programma Il Futuro, had helped turn the country into a computer science powerhouse. We spoke with Rosalba Ciaffone, pictured above with her students, an elementary school teacher in Muro Lucano, a town of 6,000 in southern Italy that has seen the armies of Hannibal the Carthaginian march on their way to Rome in the 3rd century BC.  

And Ms. Ciaffone, who had no prior training in computing, jumped at the opportunity to offer her young students the opportunity to prepare for a better future. Read more here.  

In other news from our clients:

Telemedicine and the Cloud Join Forces to Save Lives  

“Healthcare solutions developed with Avaya OneCloud and the help of our partners enable a total experience for both healthcare managers and professionals as well as patients, through a simplified, more secure and private interaction, ultimately creating instance life-saving experiences,” says Jim Rogers, Senior Director of Healthcare Solutions at Avaya. Read the story here (in Spanish). 

Why Would You Reward a Hacker? BitTrap Explains 

The founders of BitTrap discuss how they came up with the idea of risk-adjusted cyber bounties to detect hackers and expose vulnerabilities. Listen to the podcast episode.