Canyoneering at Yankee Doodle Canyon

Unforgettable Canyoneering in Yankee Doodle Canyon

The canyoneering trip was an experience I’ll never forget.

It was an optional activity that me, Dallin, and Grady went on with Cam in Yankee Doodle canyon.

Once we started, it was impossible to climb back out the way we started, so we got to really push our limits.

There was hiking, climbing, rappelling, chimney-crawling through slot canyons, wading, and even some swimming.

The canyon was beautiful, and there were lots of purple flowers blooming.

It was warm outside, but the water was freezing cold.

I was exhausted physically and emotionally by the end, but it felt great to have accomplished it.

—Amber, TFL Student

 

  

 

TFL Students Tour Local Tech Companies

 

We toured two local companies; InfoWest and MetaShield.

InfoWest is a pretty sweet company, the atmosphere there was friendly and relaxed.

We got to see their help desk room as well as their server room.

Anyone with a background in Information Technology would agree that they feel at home when entering their help desk room.

MetaShield is a company that creates advanced coatings for materials like glass.

We got to see their chemistry room where “all the magic happens.”

We also got to see their highly advanced, scientific, machinery that’s used to measure various different properties of whatever coating they’re testing.

—Reid, TFL Student

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

Students at the Glitter Pit

Glitter Pit

Students at the Glitter PitOn Saturday, February 11th, Cam and the TFL students went to a little place in St. George called Glitter mountain to mine a mineral called selenite. Selenite is a cool rock that grows in thin, clear plates, turning almost glass like in clarity. When you break it, it flakes off into glittery pieces, hence the name “Glitter Mountain.” Eric tried to fly his new drone but it was so windy that it went the wrong direction and crashed. Luckily it was ok. We came home with some fabulous pieces of the clear rock and, happily for mister Eric, an un-destroyed drone.

— Lee

Selenite