NATSAP Connect app

New App for NATSAP and Educational Consultants

Six of our TFL students are headed to Florida, today!

They’re excited to attend the NATSAP Conference and help with the launch of the new app they built.

Here is the flyer that TFL graphic design student, Amber, created.

Amber does amazing work!

“Amber takes my ideas and brings them to life, only better!” said Debbie, TFL Marketing and Admissions Director.

This has been quite the project for our students.

Now they get to be a part of the launch…

and go to Disney World!

It’s a win, win.

NATSAP Connect app
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
Tech class

Tech Class- Student Progress Update

Tech Class Update…

Everyone has been rapidly improving,

and I am impressed by how quickly they are learning new things.

 

The students involved with Art Around the Corner should be very proud of themselves,

as they have received a great deal of praise for their hard work and their attention to detail.

 

Many of the students have completed the requirements for their web certification,

and the rest of them will be done by next week!  — Joe TFL Tech Coach

Committee

New Student Committee Up and Running

We now have a student committee.

Different people are in charge of different parts of the program.

There are committees for:

  • Activities
  • Exercise
  • Food/ cleaning
  • Media
  • Assistant techie coach

I am the chair of the council, so I run the weekly meetings and make sure things run smoothly.

Each committee has a mentor who oversees it but it is the job of the students to make sure things get done. —Eric, TFL student

Brittani

Welcome Our New Mentor Brittani Sprunt!

TFL would like to welcome Brittani to our TFL family.

Brittani is a new mentor and we are excited to get to know her better.

She is from South Jordan, Utah and graduated from the best high school ever. (I may be a little biased since that is where I graduated as well!)

Brittani enjoys dancing, cooking and horseback riding.

Her dream vacation would be to cruise the Caribbean.

If she could pick one super power it would be superhuman strength and speed.

Brittani was introduced to her husband by a mutual friend and they have been married for a year and a half.

She and her husband moved down to St. George in August to attend Dixie State University where Brittani is studying Radiology with an emphasis in sonography.  —Kristin, TFL Program Director

Rappelling With Cam

Rappelling With Our TechieForLife Mentor Cam

We were able to go rappelling this week with Cam.

It was a little warm outside, but I had a lot of fun and really started feeling like I was getting better at it.

It was fun cheering on the others trying it for the first time, or even the ones who were more used to it.

I look forward to trying more challenging cliffs. – Amber, TFL Student