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November Meetup

 

 

Students Spark Some Fun into Learning

 

The November meet-up for Create Something Great took place at the Innovation Pavilion in Centennial. Students began the evening by showing educators how to program and guide robots.

 

Our keynote, Lindsay Levkoff Diamond from SparkFun! in Boulder captured the attention of the audience with the compelling story of how SparkFun! came to be. It began because of a business problem that the then, college student Nathan Seidel, the founder and CEO of SparkFun! wanted to solve. He needed 1 electronic part for a college project and could not purchase the part anywhere inside the US. This sparked the idea to build his own business providing single electronic parts for purchase. SparkFun! began with one employee working out of his home and is now a multi - million dollar business with 150 employees with their own building.

Breakout Learning Sessions included an electronics project offered by a SparkFun! team and Minecraft and coding session offered by Matt Pacione from Discovery Canyon Campus Middle School in Colorado Springs District 20.

 

If you are interested in attending Create Something Great meet-ups, please email Linda Conway ljconway[at]dcsdk12[dot]org  or Mary Murphy mary.murphy[at]dcsdk12[dot]org.  

 

Join the conversation on Twitter #dcsdcsg14.

 

 

November 13, 2014 | By lkozel | Category:

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