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Oct 12, 2018

What does VR and T-shirt design have in common?

Experiencing Virtual Reality
Experiencing Virtual Reality

At first nothing, except that both of them are activities that the kids from the coding lab have been working on during the past months. 

You might think that none of this activites are really related to coding, however they tend to be essential to boost the design thinking mindset and code considering solving problems. 

 

You might consider that experiencing virtual reality goggles would be the most fun thing to do for a group of techies fan- but reality, interacting with team mates and experiencing real interactions turned out to be a blast. 

 

As I mentioned on the previous report, we are still working on the development of an app that could help solve daily problems, so ideas and thoughts are still welcomed.

 

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Designing the T-Shirt
Designing the T-Shirt
Designing the T-Shirt
Designing the T-Shirt
After printing the T-shirt
After printing the T-shirt
Oct 12, 2018

How can we stop competing and collaborate?

It may sound crazy that we don’t want girls to compete when we are referring to sports. However, hockey is just as a game, it is an opportunity to develop long lasting bonds between the team mates.

 

During the time spent at the field, girls get to know each other, but sometimes they forget that they are the same team, and compete with each other, this is why, as soon as we noticed this was happening between two girls, the coach changed strategy and forced them to collaborate with each other and to be on the “same team” during all exercises while training. It only took a while for them to understand that they were better together.

 

To re-enforce this concept, they also had a cooking day to prepare their own pizzas from scratch as a team and shared it later, and had the visit from a more experienced team to share their story. 

 

Of course this lessons are a work in progress, but this girls sure are taking every advantage to be more empowered and lift each other up. 

 

Thanks to your support we can keep on providing high level sports program!

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Jul 17, 2018

Game Design & Lightning Super Heroes

Super Heroe
Super Heroe

As the year unfolds, and with participants loving tech challenges, they created a game that testes participants speed using buttons out of makey- makey (an electronic invention tool and toy that allows users to connect everyday objects to computer programs). This required to invent the game, design the hardware and also write the code. An afternoon filled with creativity and fun. 

 We also received the visit of Denise, a local artist who showed her “lightning superheroes” - soft superheroes figures with a touch device that lights up, so with her inspiration, everyone created their own superhero with their special superpower and learnt how to create and connect the wires to work properly. 

For the next months we are planning to code an app that helps solve every day issue, so we would love to hear your thoughts and ideas on a daily problem that you’d need help with. 

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