Happy Leap Day
For fun, here’s a link to a Stack Overflow question on how to determine if a year is a leap year in Python. Note the brevity of the most popular answer.
Tickets for March 12 Available
Or in plain English: nodeschool.io will be boring and hard for younger kids. They will not get code to edit. They will have to write a lot of code themselves. If you have an older kid who really wants to learn a popular skill and challenge themself, this is for them. If you have a 9 year old who wants to write games, sign them up for one of the other three rooms.
Reminder: No Dojo this Saturday
We’re off this Saturday, then on the next three (March 12, 19, 26), then off three weekends for Spring Break to accommodate the nearby school districts.
Seattle CoderDojo “Job” Openings
If you’d like to do some volunteering beyond mentoring at Dojo, here are some of the opportunities:
- Volunteer Community Manager: If you’ve been wanting to build skills as a Community Manager, help develop and manage our volunteer community. Interface with our volunteers, build relationships, and advocate for them. (6-8 hrs wk)
- Family Community Manager: If you’ve been wanting to build skills as a Community Manager, help develop and manage our community of parents and kids. Interface with them, build relationships, and advocate for them. (6-8 hrs wk)
- Attendance Coordinator: Mostly a bookkeeping role. Help us keep track of who actually attended vs. who signed up so we can do better data analysis and track trends. (2-3 hrs week)
- I.T. Manager/Mentor: Help manage our small fleet of laptops, robots, and electronics kits. and develop some IT and System Admin lessons for interested kids. No, Mentor Hawey isn’t leaving us, but we need more redundancy here. (3 hrs wk)
If you’re up for one of these, email Greg at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you see a need for a role we haven’t listed and you’re willing to do it, suggest it. We pay in satisfaction, something cool on your resume, and we buy lunch for our most reliable volunteers a few times a year.