Submitted by lopsawebstaff on Mon, 2015-03-09 18:56
LOPSA thanks Taos for sponsoring for 4 students in Bellevue College's System Admin Bachelors of Applied Science degree to attend Cascadia IT Conference's Tech Sessions on Saturday, March 14th. Attending Cascadia is a great way for the students to learn about system administration from professional practitioners, make contacts in the local system admin community, and connect with local vendors whose products they will be using when they start work this summer.
Open Source and Young Programmers
In previous entries I spoke of teaching my young Granddaughter to code. It is a bit tough keeping the attention focused but the tools work very well. I receive emails from opensource.com and this latest email highlighted Blockly. This is the engine behind the code tutorials on code.org. It is a slick tool. This was developed mostly by Google Engineers.
Here is the link to the Article
LOPSA is at a turning point. For the first time in years, we have no debt, minimal operating expenses, and can invest nearly all of the membership dues and sponsorships into pursuing the mission of the organization. However, at the same time membership is static, volunteerism is almost nonexistent, and we are struggling to accomplish anything.