ROBOTICS DAY TICKETS
Tickets for Robotics Day are available at noon. We raised enough money to make it happen (though a few more donations or some corporate sponsorship would make it happen smoother — hint, hint).
To include grown-up members of the hacker community, each of the project rooms will have a table for 5 ticketed adult learners who will get to do the same project the kids are doing. So that means we’ve got tickets for 100 kids AND 20 grown-ups who want to learn about robotics.
Here’s the latest info on our Robotics Day. Right now we don’t have a lunch sponsor, but we’re hoping!
Please note that this is a 5-hour session starting promptly at 10:30. Shoot for arriving at 10 so you can get checked in and assigned to your first room. Kids will rotate through each of the four classrooms, one per hour, with a one-hour lunch break in the middle.
Minecraft Post Mortem
So, the very cool method of getting a server set up in the cloud (which was supposed to make the set-up fast enough that we could actually spend lots of time coding instead of dealing with server set-up issues) didn’t go NEARLY as fast as I hoped. We had ALL sorts of problems getting people’s cloud server and cloud IDE accounts set up and ended just having to go for a modding demo in the last few minutes. I truly apologize.
I’ve built a site and am populating it with documents to support the Minecraft teaching I’m doing at Dojo and elsewhere. I’m hoping to add more articles over the summer and some videos. You can find it at http://yiddish.ninja/mc. Please feel free to try some of the articles and send me feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2nd Anniversary is Coming
Technically, we count our anniversary as the Saturday after school starts September. But that will be a holiday this year and we’ll be off. So we’ll be having our anniversary celebration on September 12th.
What should we do to commemorate two years of getting the gang together and putting on a show?
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