New Mexico TechWorks partnered with Rio Arriba County to teach their new high school interns how to create Weebly websites at Northern New Mexico College today!
Luca Marino-Baker joined New Mexico TechWorks for a free website-building workshop and created a website for his business, Bow Wow Haus, that creates uniquely designed doggy/cat-doors in a variety of forms.
Name: Luca Marino-Baker
Where were you born? Santa Fe, NM
Where do you live now? Santa Fe, NM
What project did you build a website for?
Bow Wow Haus
Was this your first time building a website, what platform did you use? Square Space, Weebly, WIX, Wordpress, other?
It was, Squarespace
What features do you like about that platform?
Ease of use and offers good templates to work with.
What are the benefits for building, launching, and managing your own website?
I don't have to pay someone else to do it and since I have a startup, only I really understand my website needs at this point.
What advice would you give to someone contemplating building a website?
I would definitely start with Wix or Squarespace, but make sure you understand about email integration and the needs of your website as opposed to being attracted to a template that just looks really good.
How will you promote your website?
I direct people I meet to it, but linking it to allied designers and collaborators will increase the traffic on all of our sites.
Is there anything else you would like to share about your project?
Not at this time. Your tutorial helped a lot in getting me to dive into resources that are available like Wix and demonstrated how easy it was to work with them once I got over the initial confusion of how to do it.
If you would like to get in touch with Luca-Marino send him an email or visit his website!
Website address: bow-wow-haus.com
Rico Giron participated in our free website-making workshops hosted this winter at IAIA. He is selling digital products online using the website-making platform WIX. We conducted an interview with Rico to get a closer look at the process of building his website and how he using it to accomplish his goals.
Stay tuned for future website making workshops and
interviews with community members about their website!
Name: Rico Giron
New Mexico TechWorks, including Jennifer Nevarez and VISTA Emily Cole, partnered with Luciente, a nonprofit charity serving Rio Arriba County, to help build, launch, and maintain the new Abiquiu Area Guide website! Luciente, also created printed brochures and postcards to highlight the area.
Watch this important video from students in the ATLAS Santa Fe - Always Thinking Like a Scientist" - program at Piñon Elementary school in Santa Fe and take the Mayor's Water Challenge. Learn more online atwww.atlassantafe.weebly.com
STEM SANTA FE IS INVITING RISING 8TH AND 9TH GRADE GIRLS TO APPLY FOR A FREE,
ONE WEEK LONG, CODING AND APP DEVELOPMENT
SUMMER DAY CAMP.
JULY 29 – AUGUST 3, 2019APPLY NOW. SPACE IS LIMITED.
DOWNLOAD FLYER IN ENGLISH
DOWNLOAD FLYER IN SPANISH
The VISTA Summer Associate program is offering an opportunity to work with one of the Opportunity Santa Fe regional working groups through the Santa Fe Community Foundation.
You can learn more at www.opportunitysantafe.org
(AND you can even request to work with us in the TechHire/SkillUp collaborative working group, if you would like to!)
Contact Molly Timmins, Opportunity Santa Fe Program Coordinator, 516-238-7932
Santa Fe, NM: SFPS is calling all student game designers to gear up for GameJam 2019: Connectivity. GameJam Teams that register by May 3rd and upload their original game designs by May 17th may receive awards. Registration is $20 per team. Awards will be announced on May 20th. The competition is open to teams both inside and outside of the school district. Online registration is available at http://bit.ly/sfps-gamejam-register-19.
The annual GameJam, hosted by the SFPS Services for Advanced and Gifted Education (SAGE) department, puts game designing skills, including creative problem solving, to the test. Balancing academic analytical thinking with creative and practical skills in school helps students grow to become scholars whose great ideas make an impact.
At GameJam, teams of two to four students from elementary, middle or high school work together to design video games, card games, board games or action games to fit the theme of “Connectivity,” a word with Latin origins combining “con,” which means “together,” and “necto,” which means “to bind or tie.” Designing original games to fit the theme places high demands upon team members as they apply their expertise in math, reading, writing, history, science and the arts while working together to accomplish a goal.
In 2018, 108 students from five District schools participated in SFPS SAGE’s first annual GameJam under the theme of “Flow.” Volunteer judges included scientists, educators, a director of a non-profit organization and an artist.
Students interested in participating, teachers interested in managing a team and volunteers interested in judging entries are encouraged to contact Steve Heil, SAGE Program Specialist.
Those interested may also explore available online resources. An electronic guidebook, website and poster are available for those interested in gearing up for GameJam 2019: Connectivity.
Electronic guidebook: http://bit.ly/sfps-gamejam-guide-19
For more information contact Steve Heil, SFPS SAGE Program Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org 505-467-2512
Attend the STEM Studio facilitated by the Tiger Woods Foundation at the Santa Fe Higher Education Center (HEC),
1950 Siringo Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505.
The students in the mentorship program at Monte Del Sol want to share what they have been learning! The students have been working with adults in all kinds of fields, such as, aviation to game design; FX Make-up/Prosthetics to Japanese Language, Food and Culture; Hypnotherapy to Blacksmithing and all variations of art and music!