Students seek a sustainable life on Mars as part of Callysto hackathon


From August 5-10, 2020, Callysto went “back” to the red planet for another hackathon. Participating Grades 9-12 students from across Canada were challenged with the following mission: You’re a data scientist on a team that has just arrived on Mars. Now you need to figure out how to make the planet habitable. Your first job … Continue reading Students seek a sustainable life on Mars as part of Callysto hackathon

Students explore Mars as humanity’s new home during online Callysto hackathon


Callysto’s first online student hackathon, held in April 2020, was so well received that we decided to hold another! Our second online hackathon, Colonizing Mars, ran June 3-5, 2020. Hackathon participants, made up of Grades 9-12 students from across Canada, were challenged with the following mission: Earth is facing an impending disaster. You’re a data … Continue reading Students explore Mars as humanity’s new home during online Callysto hackathon

Jupyter notebooks bridge a COVID-19 divide


Last year, Gustaaf Wehnes  – a computer science teacher at William Aberhart High School in Calgary, Alberta – heard about a Callysto workshop from a colleague. He attended the session and learned how Callysto uses Jupyter notebooks to teach data science. Jupyter notebooks are free, online documents that allow users to create and share documents … Continue reading Jupyter notebooks bridge a COVID-19 divide

Callysto phase 2 Call for Proposal recipients


Thanks to everyone who submitted proposals for phase 2 of Callysto’s Call for Proposals. This initiative supports digital literacy learning opportunities for teachers and students across Canada.  We’re pleased to award funding to several organizations. The funded activities from these organizations – from greenhouse automation to machine learning – will promote coding and computational thinking … Continue reading Callysto phase 2 Call for Proposal recipients

Get a first-hand look at Callysto’s data science course


The Callysto project is creating ways for Grades 5-12 students and teachers in Canada to learn data science skills – this includes data analysis, visualization, and coding. Data science is becoming an in-demand workforce skill; our goal is to help prepare teachers and students for the workforce of tomorrow. To offer teachers on-demand data science … Continue reading Get a first-hand look at Callysto’s data science course

Students solve “zombie apocalypse” problems during online Callysto hackathon


Since 2019, Callysto has hosted three in-person student “hackathons” for students in Grades 7-12. “Hacking” in these events refers to students solving data-based challenges using coding and data analysis of open data sets. The goal of our hackathons, and the Callysto project in general, is to help students and teachers across Canada learn in-demand data … Continue reading Students solve “zombie apocalypse” problems during online Callysto hackathon