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Iron Sharpens Iron: The Power of Positive People

Posted by Jason Robinson on

Surrounding yourself with like minded individuals can relieve the isolation you occasionally encounter when you are attempting to truly do something great.  It doesn't matter if you're looking to improve something about yourself or attempting to grow a minority-owned tech business beyond your own basement there will be moments when you feel like you are all alone despite the number of people in the room with you. Black Girls Code: Atlanta put another incredibly successful workshop in the books this past weekend.  We had over 100 tech divas and their parents in attendance and the smiles on people's faces at...

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We Survived Maker Faire Atlanta 2016

Posted by Jason Robinson on

Maker Faire Atlanta 2016 did not disappoint as the South's greatest show and tell.  The weather in Atlanta was beautiful and that set the stage for an amazing experience that even our CFO enjoyed.  Altanta Maker Faire has a flavor that is unique to the South and Atlanta suburb of Decatur is a great place to host the event.  You never know what you are going to see as makers from all over the region work throughout the year to come show off their creations.  Geekspace Gwinnett was truly one of the stars of the show with their R2D2 robot...

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Support Your Local PTA

Posted by Jason Robinson on

Mathematically, I know what faces these kids – but I dare you to openly express that sentiment in that school.  The math will lead to doubt and doubt is what is unacceptable.  Doubt is the virus that spreads and allows stereotypes to persist.

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The Work of Dads and Daughters

Posted by Jason Robinson on

If you've ever needed reason to believe there is hope for the world, you just need to look at the photo header for this blog. Last Saturday, we hosted another great Black Girls Code workshop in Atlanta.  As always I have to give a huge thank you to all of the volunteers and BGC staff that sacrifice their time to make sure these events continue to grow and our execution improves with each iteration.  The "WE CREATE" event was a bit different in that the parents stayed the entire time with the girls and worked alongside them through the material. ...

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9 Hours: My Knee Jerk Reaction to The Common Sense Media Study

Posted by Jason Robinson on

Full Disclosure:  I haven't made it all the way through the full report but I have read the key findings. You need to seriously look at how much time your kids (and perhaps you) spend on looking at or listening to electronic media.  Common Sense Media has published a study of teen and tween media use - and to be frank - I'm simultaneously disappointed and concerned. One of the things that really stuck out in my mind was the fact that overwhelmingly teens and tweens are consuming media as opposed to generating it.  As a maker this disparity doesn't...

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