I would say that the hallmark of a good team is their ability to be open to new ideas and solutions. The hallmarks of a great team are humility and curiosity – knowing that they don’t know everything and thirsting to know more. One of the ways we strive to embody this ideal is by teaching and being open about our work. This past summer, our team started Code 101 classes at Brown Bag. All in all, it has been a wonderful time for those that come and has helped everyone involved continue to expand their horizons, especially the teachers. Heck, it even helped get us a new team member!
This past week, we came full circle, as we participated in Hour of Code week, orchestrated by Code.org. I believe in their vision: that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. The need to inspire young people to enter technology and development is great and growing every day. We used this hour of coding as an opportunity to remember the experience of getting started as well as a moment to inspire ourselves to inspire others. If you know a young person who needs a push, send them to code.org to get them started and stretching that beautiful brain of theirs.
Here are a few of the fun things the group came up with: