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

TFL Student Internship Update

In the internship, Dylan and I are working for Busybusy as testers in the Quality Assurance department.

We tested out the web-app that tracks time on each employee in a company; mostly for construction companies.

On the first day, I tested the app on the web that’s on beta, and found a bug.

I found another on the next day.

Then I was assigned to do regression testing on an iOS device.

I just document a report on how the app works; like how it creates, update, delete/archive, etc.

From the last days of August to now, it was great.

I’m very well productive, and well steady than my last job.

I get well paid for part time.

I hope I can go full time, and/or be close to my home doing this. – -Dave, TFL student

TechieForLife T-shirt design contest! Deadline extended!

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Put your creative juices to work by helping us in our design contest because we need new t-shirts.

Submissions will be voted on anonymously and a $25 gift card will be awarded to the person with the winning design.

Anyone can enter! Entry due date has been extended to October 9th.

Submit your entry to Debbie Grygla at debbie@techieforlife.com.

River Rafting with Our Techie For Life Students

In August, we took a trip to the Colorado River around Moab on a river rafting trip.

During the day, we would row down the river and then return to camp by evening.

Jason brought his wife and girls over, so it was like having extended family over.

We spent our time on the river on “duckies” and rafts moving lazily along interspersed with light rapids.

Some of us decided to swim along as well.

After a few hours on the river, we would return to camp where we would have dinner and hang around the campsite.

This was a nice, intimate experience where we got to know each other better.

Overall, everyone had fun on the trip, and we may do it again in the future. — Dylan, TFL student