Code.org® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by young women and students from other underrepresented groups. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science as part of their core K-12 education. The leading provider of K-12 computer science curriculum in the largest school districts in the United States, Code.org also created the annual Hour of Code campaign, which has engaged more than 15% of all students in the world. Code.org is supported by generous donors including Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, the Infosys Foundation, Google and many more.code.org
As an expanding organization, Code.org began to experience growing pains. In addition to staff turnover, as the organization changed and expanded, so did the needs of the staff and the number of technology tools in use. While their home base is in Seattle, Washington, the team manages projects across the United States. The entire team needed quick, flexible access to numerous accounts and tools they use to organize teacher training workshops, service students, and grow the organization.
But more importantly, they needed to address the security concerns that were raised in regard to passwords. Code.org needed to ensure that employees and short-term contractors leaving the organization were not putting them at risk, while remaining staff still had access to the accounts and tools they rely on.
These needs led Code.org to implement LastPass:
- a centralized, affordable team password manager
- saves users’ passwords and then logs in on their behalf to any password protected websites
- enables password sharing while maintaining organizational security
Employees enjoy access to their accounts from every computer and mobile device, while management can ensure employees only have access to necessary passwords – which can be revoked when they
After deploying LastPass, Code.org saw immediate benefits in the onboarding and offboarding process for employees. LastPass helped Code.org alleviate growing pains by providing increased collaboration among teams, enabling password sharing, and heightened organizational security. When staff left the organization, passwords could be accounted for and were not lost or at risk of being compromised. Rather, admins maintained control over all company passwords and re-assigned them to the necessary team members, while departing employee accounts could be deactivated in real time.
Now, password sharing among staff members – who need to access shared tools and accounts – is fully secure. When new employees join the team, they can be quickly provisioned to the shared accounts they need to start contributing to the organization.
LastPass helped Code.org alleviate growing pains by providing increased collaboration among teams and heightened organizational security.