"Wild Bunch" escapes...

“The Wild Bunch” Escapes…

We were named the, “The Wild Bunch” when we entered the escape room!

We had one hour to find Butch Cassidy’s gun

and we worked hard as a team solving puzzles,

using our nose to smell things and identify different scents,

we struggled with trying to figuring out anagrams

and unfortunately those anagrams held us back from finding Butch Cassidy’s gun

but we had a lot of fun working together.

It was fun to see how everyone’s brains worked so differently in the way they looked at the puzzles

but how each one contributed in helping us move closer and and closer to finding the gun.

— Brittani, TFL Mentor

Phase two advancements ceremony

TechieForLife Student Advancements- Congratulations!

Congratulations Amber and Joseph!!

Both of these students have advanced from phase one to phase two.

Amber was able to advance right before our winter break and Joseph advanced a few weeks after.

Each student was excited to receive the coveted “keys” to the Nest. 

In order to advance from one phase to another,

students need to complete the current phase,

meet with the program director,

keep weekly SMART goals,

and go before the students for a vote.

We can’t wait to see what each of them can do with phase two.

–Kristin, TFL Program Director

Advancing to phase two

Best TFL Activity EVER… According to Dave!

The best activity EVER in TFL:

Laser Tag.

I’m used to go to places and have devices that have variety ways; like making a nicknames, displaying who shot you, life points, etc.

In Lazer Mania, we wear a vest that comes with a name like Buzz, Ninja, Shadow, etc.; and a blaster that you have to hold with two hands.

It has a hidden button I didn’t know.

We’ve played variety game modes like Color Variation where the color of our vest are chosen by random, and we shoot the different ones until everyone’s the same; Capture the Flag —my favorite— where 2+ teams attempts to steal the opposing team’s flag; and Shadow where each player’s vest are darken, and are given missiles—which that’s what hidden button is used for.

Some had fun;

some didn’t and became sitting ducks.

Some can be—like Cam—a camper.

Sure it’s a “legitimate” strategy, but you can’t get more points that way.

I go for the strategy I follow when I played Doom: If you stand, you die.

I wish I have a set of black clothes so I could be hidden; like one vlog of a person who talked about a group who go to laser tag places called “Hunters.”

Of course, I won’t cheat like them, which is using strutter lights and electrical tapes to cover the sensors.   

Also, I wish some laser tag games to have a grenade-like device,

so I can take down the “CAMper.”

— Dave, TFL Student

TechieForLife Coding Ceremony Certificate

Certificate Ceremony For Tech Classes At TechieForLife

Back in December, TechieForLife held a certificate ceremony to wrap up the end of the semester.

Students received certificates once they had shown a foundation of literacy, skill, knowledge, and application in coding and design skill sets.

Our students have worked hard over the past semester and it was a great opportunity to recognize their hard work and success as they press forward in Coding and Design.

 

Code Camp

Competing At Southern Utah Code Camp #bringyourgenius

For those who don’t know, Code Camp is an event held in St. George, Utah, in which programmers and designers work for 24 hours on a small project.

After the event is over, the projects are judged.

For my project, I worked with Eric Ostrom on integrating busybusy’s time keeping API (where I work) with Slack, which is a very popular chat client.

This allows you to clock in and out, where the data is used later to determine payroll, total hours worked, etc.

To be clear, most of the logic has been worked on by busybusy; we just connected to it.

Overall the project worked, but there were quite a few kinks due to Slack’s API being total crap.

But we had fun and were able to continuously program for 21 hours, so I’m satisfied.

–Dylan, TFL student

TFL students compete at Southern Utah Code Camp 2017
TFL students at Southern Utah Code Camp 2017
Southern Utah Code Camp 2017
TFL Students at Southern Utah Code Camp
TFL student competing at Southern Utah Code Camp 2017
TFL competes at Code Camp 2017
TFL student Amber at Southern Utah Code Camp 2017
Southern Utah Code Camp 2017