What a day this was. I got to hand out new MacBook Airs to high school kids in my code camp. Best part? Definitely seeing their faces when I told them they get to keep the computers!
I wasn’t prepared for all of this, but the main TV station in Omaha was there! WOWT Channel 6 News interviewed me, and I just simply wasn’t ready for them to interview me. But, I think I did okay considering it has been over a decade since I last talked on camera. You can read about the code camp here.
This is my passion right here; I love teaching, and I love to code.
I took this job so I could be the teacher that I wish I had when I was first getting started. Now, here I am doing exactly what I have always wanted to do: teach people things I am passionate about.
Two years ago, I was jobless, down to my last $70, and living in a storage room in a mobile home trailer park. Today was my first day working in my passion.
And the camera guy was right up in my grill too…
Today was a really lean day.
I passed out their laptops, we laid out expectations (which I allowed each student to set 1 expectation), and I introduced myself further, and they introduced themselves further.
I also went over very basic web development terminology, and showed them what is possible with some code as I coded some cool things from scratch in just five minutes.
This is going to be awesome!