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Sphero indi named a 2022 CODiE Award Finalist for Best Coding & Computational Thinking Solution

Sphero earns nod from industry leaders

GREENVILLE, Texas – April 25, 2022Sphero, the industry leader in EdTech programmable robots, standards-aligned computer science curriculum, and STEAM-based educational tools, today announces that Sphero indi was named a 2022 SIIA CODiE Award finalist in the Best Coding & Computational Thinking Solution category. CODiE finalists represent the best products, services, and people in the education and business technology industries worldwide.

indi is Sphero’s most approachable learning robot for kids in PK–2nd grade. indi is driven and programmed by color, which is what sets it apart from other robots for early learners. The on-board color sensor and included color tiles provide endless opportunities to fuel kids’ creativity and teach valuable coding concepts, computational thinking, and problem-solving skills without the need for an app. With indi, kids can get started learning hands-on, right out of the box.

The SIIA CODiE Awards, the long-running, premier awards program for the software and information industries are produced by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software, education, media and digital content industries.  Sphero indi was picked as a finalist across 47 education technology categories, including new categories in education and leadership.

“The 2022 CODiE Award finalists highlight the products and people who drove their industries forward through innovative products and leadership in these uncertain times,” said SIIA President Jeff Joseph. “These honorees continue the proud tradition of CODiE Award finalists of recognizing the most impactful products, services, and leaders of their time, setting a foundation for the next generation of innovators. Congratulations to all who received this well-earned acknowledgment.”

“We are excited to be recognized as a CODiE finalist and gain this additional validation from experts and peers in our industry,” says Paul Copioli, Sphero’s CEO. “When we created indi we hoped it would enact positive change on the early childhood STEM education landscape by making the foundations of programming more accessible and fun. This nomination is further proof of its concept and our overall mission.”

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry's only peer-recognized awards program. Finalists are determined by industry experts. CODiE Award winners will be announced during the virtual winner announcement celebrations June 8 and June 9, 2022.

Details about each finalist are listed at https://siia.net/codie/codie-finalists/.

About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards

The SIIA CODiE Awards is the only global peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology’s finest products and services. Since 1986, thousands of products, services and solutions have been recognized for achieving excellence. For more information, visit siia.net/CODiE.

About Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA)

SIIA is the only professional organization connecting more than 450 data, financial information, education technology, specialized content and publishing companies. Our diverse members provide the critical data, content, and information that drives the global economy, informs financial networks, connects learners and educators, and drives innovation. Learn more at siia.net.

About Sphero: 

Sphero is transforming K–12 education with accessible tools that encourage exploration, imagination, and perseverance through STEAM and computer science. With the help of educators around the world, Sphero empowers learners of all backgrounds and abilities to discover their interests and passions while equipping them with the skills they need to be the world’s future Changemakers. With presences in Greenville, TX, Hong Kong, and remote globally-based employees, Sphero has become the market leader in EdTech solutions, loved by millions of educators, students, and parents worldwide. Learn more at sphero.com.


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