Last month I had the opportunity to participate in Startup Weekend, an event held twice a year in Louisville Kentucky, and in hundreds of cities around the world.
Close to 100 developers, designers, "hustlers" and mentors gathered Friday evening for a chance to pitch their idea for a business in 60 seconds. Among the almost 50 pitches, 11 were selected, based on audience voting, and got the opportunity to "hire" other participants to form a team for the weekend.
Hour of Code teaches Problem-Solving, Perseverance, and Attitude
Students at Camden Station Elementary in Crestwood, KY participated in an "Hour of Code" event last week and earned more than a sharp T-Shirt! My teammate Nick Branstein and I facilitated two 60 minute tutorials by Code.org to one class of first graders and another class of third graders. We had a great time while taking away some learnings of our own.