Eighteen kids, eight meet-ups, zero shorted boards, seven blown LEDs, one burnt finger, and two months of fun & creativity. That sums up our third Hack Sioux Falls project hosted by Code Bootcamp School.
When I first launched this project last year, I had no idea what to expect or what the kids would find interesting, but my idea was simple…
What would happen if we encouraged kids to build something cool using electronics, microcontrollers, sensors, and LEDs?
Last year I had an idea of hosting a girls un-maker day event — I called it Girls Breaker Day. It’s just as it sounds; we’re inviting girls to bring their broken electronics and take them apart to see what makes them tick. In addition to their items, we are going to have a hundred old computers and miscellaneous items that they can disassemble down to the raw parts and then build something creative with the parts. Read more
The Sioux Falls Paul Singh Tour wrapped yesterday, what a great week for Sioux Falls. It has been a blast hanging out with the team — Paul, Dana, Mark, and Jack.
Look, here’s the deal. I didn’t bring Paul here for me, I brought him here for you — our community. Now, you need to go forward and crush shit today. Read more
Are you ready for a career change? Code Bootcamp of South Dakota is accepting student applications.
During our first eighteen months of operation, Code Bootcamp has trained fifteen entry-level web developers for our region through three boot camps. Of those fifteen students, almost half have been women, three moved from other states to attend, one was a high school student, three are now pursuing additional higher education, and all are self-employed or working in their field. Businesses that have hired our graduates include Sterling E-Marketing, Power Drive Holdings, Meta Payment Systems, VVI, and Midcontinent.
My book, Wired For Coding, has a 5-star rating on Amazon. With well over 200 copies out in the world, I thought I would offer a discount price over the Black Friday holiday (Friday through Wednesday), allowing everyone else to grab a copy. Read more
Social Media has become useless again
Little changes over time. Businesses try to sell. Consumers try to ignore them. Platforms are created to bridge the gap. Marketing firms get creative. Platforms constantly change the rules. We all loose.
Social Media Platforms, Organized from Least Useful to Complete Waste of Time Read more