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Had a great time with these young brothas on Saturday

Shoutout to this exceptional group of young men that participated in my session at the STEAM Xplosion this past weekend.  I told them I would post a couple images of the geometric arts pieces, as well as the code blocks used to generate the images.

Most of these young men use the internet on a regular basis…but had never built anything on the web.  I challenged them to change that…and introduced them to a tool that can build art, presentations, even video games.

Here you go gentlemen. These two are the two I showed as examples on Saturday. Remember they are based upon a circle. Can you identify the code blocks that draw the circle?

We need more young black technologists

I saw this article on Yahoo Education “Six Degrees That Can Pay Off Before Graduation.” You can check it out…but I actually was attracted to the article because of the title.  The title alludes to a great question — What exactly can pay off for our kids before graduation?  I know they are talking about college, but its a great question to ask concerning high school students as well.

What activities should we in the black community be having our kids involved in that will help them with their grades, inspire them about the future, and even help them put some money in their pocket?