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Gulf Coast MakerCon Early Bird Tickets Now on Sale!

19 Dec

Take advantage of our Early Bird ticket sales for Gulf Coast MakerCon, and get admission for the full weekend at half the rate of a one day pass, paid the day of, at the gate! Early Bird tickets will be on sale now through Feb. 28th.

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Robot Hack Meet Up at John F. Germany Library Sunday Nov. 3, 1pm

2 Nov

Capture As development of the  new Learning is for Everyone (LI4E)  Community Innovation Center gets underway at the John F. Germany Library in downtown Tampa, some early projects are getting underway, staring with a  Robot Hack team.

If you want to join in the fun, come out to the John F. Germany Library this coming Sunday, Nov. 3, at 1pm, to join in the first G+ session on how to build an open source robot.  The LI4E Robot Hack team is meeting in the Carmen Manis meeting room on the 2nd floor of the Library at 900 N Ashley Drive in Tampa.

The team’s Robot Hack kit arrives next week, after which they’ll be embarking on a project of musical dimensions.  Join them Sunday to learn more, and get ready to play with robots!

 

GadgitKids and the Power of Reverse Mentoring

31 Jul

Gadgitkids logoHere’s an awesome idea! GadgitKids works “to create a society of mobile device users whose capabilities keep pace with the sophistication of technology.” – They do this through “reverse mentoring”  – a collaborative intergenerational win-win process of employing high school and college students as “GadgitKids”  giving them the tools and training to be effective communicators with a passion for helping others learn technology.

“Young people, our future leaders, need confidence and support,” says GadgitKids. “You need their technical knowledge. The end result of effective reverse mentoring is a working relationship between a young person and an adult which is mutually beneficial. “

GadgitKids invites college students, or high school students entering their junior or senior year, to review the position descriptions on their website and submit an application to become a GadgitKid.  Currently, applications from Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk counties are being considered.

Visit  GadgitKids at http://gadgitkids.com/apply-to-be-a-GadgitKid to apply or learn more.

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