A weekend of inspiration and innovation is scheduled as Albuquerque hosts a Mini Maker Faire! The event will take place at the Albuquerque Balloon Museum from 10am-6pm Saturday, April 21, 2018 and from 11am-5pm Sunday, April 22, 2018
As shared by the 1st-Mile Institute, here are "listings of NM schools affected by US government delays. The details and reasons are not available. Nationally, 61 fiber projects have been unfairly denied.
In New Mexico, that includes:
• Bernalillo Public Schools
• Central Consolidated School District 22
• Farmington Municipal School District 5
Nationally, 38 fiber projects are still waiting on decisions from last year.
In New Mexico, that includes:
• Dulce School District
• Socorro Consolidated School District
"E-Rate, a federal program intended to help school districts attain better access to the internet is under fire. Advocates for connectivity say the Federal Communications Commission is leaving many rural districts in limbo with long delays and denials. Most of the concerns surround applications for federal aid to connect rural schools to fiber optic networks through the E-rate program. “Red tape and bureaucracy… are causing huge delays in getting their projects reviewed,” said Evan Marwell, CEO of EducationSuperHighway, a nonprofit that has long advocated for school connectivity. The group estimates it takes an average of nine months to get a decision on a fiber project. He said that the contractor in charge of reviewing applications and FCC administrators “are so concerned, so focused on waste, fraud and abuse, and making sure a dollar doesn’t get spent the wrong way, that they are losing sight of the real goal, which is to get kids connected. They’re making it really hard.” EducationSuperHighway launched a website to track delays and denials, hoping to put pressure on the FCC. According to the site, 38 fiber optics projects in 17 states have been awaiting decisions since last year. In addition, the group says 61 projects in 28 states have been “unfairly denied.”
A number of NM school districts are among the delayed and denied, noted on the web site. http://delaysanddenials.org
Local high-schoo-agel girls are invited to join the new Computer Science club in Santa Fe to learn the basics of Java and Computer Science. The club will meet for just 6 Tuesdays. No prior experience is necessary, and there is no cost to participate. Part of the Young Women in Computing (YWiC) program from NMSU's Computer Science Department in Las Cruces, the club is open to any high-school girls (grades 9-12) in the Santa Fe area.
Tuesdays, starting March 27th and going until May 1st. 4:30-6:30pm
Santa Fe Community College (room TBD)
Learn the basics of Java and Computer Science
Build community among young women through computing.
Increase young women's interest in computing.
Gain knowledge and experience with programming languages.
Increase young women's confidence in Computer Science.
Questions? Contact Paige Prescott, firstname.lastname@example.org, 505-699-4886
Join the club or spread the word!
Register to Participate Here!
LEAN StartUp Bootcamp - Free Program for Entrepreneurs at Project Y Los Alamos accepting applications through March 16!
The Lean Startup Bootcamp kicks off at projectY coward Los Alamos in April and May. This free program is open to 10 entrepreneurs in northern New Mexico (including Santa Fe), and will be run by Albuquerque-based business accelerator ABQid. . The deadline to apply is March 16 and applications can be accessed online at the following link here: http://www.projectylosalamos.com/en/blog/read/560788232/projecty-lean-startup-bootcamp.
You can also read more about the program via our original news release at: http://www.projectylosalamos.com/en/blog/read/550313764/projecty-cowork-partners-with-abqid-to-offer-lean-startup-bootcamp-in-los-alamos
Contact: LAUREN MCDANIEL
Director | projectY cowork Los Alamos
Los Alamos ScienceFest is currently seeking Science and Tech companies to showcase their work or even host an activity or demo during Festival Day this summer from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, July 14. ScienceFest brings family-fun to downtown Los Alamos, where attendees can visit tents with interactive science demos, a kids’ activity area, music, food, beverages and live musical performances.
Register to Participate! Early-bird exhibitor registration is FREE now until May 31.
ScienceFest will also be offering a free IMPACT TRAINING the week before....Subject-matter experts in any STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) field who would like to develop their skills in speaking and working with the public are invited to learn more about how to engage with the public to increase their impact with audiences in a variety of settings including schools and other outreach events. The seminar is based on the "Portal to the Public" curriculum developed through the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, and is used by more than 60 institutions nationwide. Those who participate (the seminar is limited to 10 companies) will receive free registration, tent, booth, table and chairs at ScienceFest. If you’re interested in the Impact Training, please contact Lauren McDaniel at email@example.com.
"AbqGig is pleased to announce today they have won a $10,000 grant from the NSF - Mozilla WINS Challenge to begin transforming Barelas into a Smart Gigabit neighborhood. https://wirelesschallenge. mozilla.org/#winners-2.
February 20, 2018 -- By using the latest millimeter wave (mmwave) technology to connect to the low-cost City of Albuquerque’s public access Central Avenue fiber, AbqGig and their contractor partner CDM Telecom Consultants, will deploy a wireless gigabit demonstration into the heart of Barelas at a fraction of the cost of laying fixed-line fiber.
Modern mmwave technology delivers last-mile gigabit connections wirelessly to homes and businesses. The use of IgniteNet’s patented 60 GHz for the backhaul, and last-mile dedicated access includes traditional 5 and 2.4 GHz spectrum for street-level Wi-Fi for citizens, emergency responders, smart traffic signals, Internet-of-Things, and other Smart City applications.
The Barelas Neighborhood Association, the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, the Barelas Community Coalition, and Casa Barelas, an education/computer lab for local students, all support this project and are eager to see wireless mmwave technology come to their community. They realize that having modern high-speed internet service in the community increases safety and is an economic asset that will strengthen existing businesses and attract new ones.
AbqGig is a non-profit community broadband working group improving internet connectivity in the most underserved neighborhoods. It also seeks to provide advocacy, education, and service for the underserved. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org"
Hooray for "Entrepreneur Storytime" thanks to Melanie Lenci, who launched Kick-Ass Entrepreneurs of Santa Fe with support from the Santa Fe Business Incubator. Come hear inspiring and real-life stories of Santa Fe startups. Next week, "Get the inside scoop on the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of creating a software startup in Santa Fe with Millennial Eric Streeper, co-founder of Xerb.tv. Read his article: “Santa Fe Startup May Change the Way Filmmakers and Content Creators Get Paid.” Also, hear from the owner of the Santa Fe Brewing Company, Brian Lock, who "will share snippets of his story, which includes buying the Santa Fe Brewing Company from his partners in 2003, expanding operations to 40K sq ft, growing distribution to 9 states, and the upcoming opening of a new location to savor their high-quality beers in downtown Santa Fe."
Entrepreneur Story Time features Xerb
Thursday, March 1
6:30 to 8:30ish PM
@ The Bridge at Santa Fe Brewing Company
37 Fire Place Santa Fe, NM 87508
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Get Connected to Kick-Ass Entrepreneurs of Santa Fe
Teeniors presented Technology 101, their first private event in Santa Fe on Thursday, February 15 at 2pm at El Castillo Senior Living Community in Santa Fe!
According to their website, "Teeniors™ are tech-savvy teens and young adults who help seniors learn technology through one-on-one, personal coaching. Whether it's a smartphone, tablet or computer - Teeniors work to empower Seniors to connect with loved ones and engage with the world through technology, while also providing meaningful jobs to young adults."
"Teeniors™ began as a business idea pitched at the first ever Startup Weekend Women’s Edition in New Mexico (2015). Through the hard work of an amazing team, it won 1st place. Within a week of the first customer discovery event, Teeniors™ booked the first client at $400. Since then, Teeniors™ has evolved into a vibrant platform connecting teens and young adults with elders of all ages across Albuquerque and it's surrounding cities. An award-winning* new business, Teeniors™ have now coached over a thousand older adults and provided work to dozens of youth in New Mexico, while earning continuous 5-star client reviews and substantial press coverage. "
To learn more visit www.teeniors.com
Community Learning Network is committed to “real-life learning,” and through our New Mexico TechWorks initiative, we are working collaboratively to expand Tech access and education and increase Tech enterprise and employment in our region, especially for rural, underserved, and underrepresented community members.
Thanks to support from Verizon and the global Internet Foundation, as well as LANL Foundation, PNM, Santa Fe Community Foundation, the City of Santa Fe Office of Economic Development, Nusenda, and George R.R. Martin’s nonprofit Stagecoach Foundation, New Mexico TechWorks is gearing up for an exciting Tech-filled, Techsavvy year of inspiration, innovation, and learning!
January marks the launch of a series of community-driven and school-based Coding Training programs, plus Tech Career outreach and Family Coding events, for rural, underserved, and underrepresented students throughout Northern New Mexico.
While Jicarilla Apache youth are learning to code as far north as Dulce, on the Colorado border, high school students in the rural communities of Jemez and Pojoaque will also be developing their Tech skills this semester. In Santa Fe, students at the Santa Fe Indian School, Tierra Encantada Charter School, and the Academy for Technology and the Classics will be learning to code, as well. Meanwhile, Zuni students will enjoy a Rasberry Pi coding training pilot at Zuni Middle School, plus the Santa Clara Pueblo library is slated to start a coding education initiative this year, too!
With Tech Career outreach and Family Coding events scheduled in tandem with regional Coding Training programs, plus a “Summer of Tech” on the horizon full of camps, classes, workshops, and bootcamps, we are beefing up outreach and education efforts to “get kids to see possibilities they never dreamed of.” And teachers, too! Thanks to partnerships with the Computer Science Teachers Association and numerous training partners, students, as well as educators, are enjoying opportunities to improve their technology skills. CSPD Week in June will kick-off a range of professional development intensives specifically developed for teachers and designed to strengthen the quality and quantity of long-term Tech educational opportunities in our state.
Plus, we are hosting local Tech working group meetings to develop a network or regional Tech coalitions, launching a Tech Corridor at the upcoming Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce Business Expo and Job Fair in April, hosting the first annual New Mexico APP Awards and Showcase in the fall, and producing our first coding and Tech skills promotional video for New Mexico with help from our many community partners. Stay tuned! For news and updates on what is happening in our state, visit www.nmtechworks.com and follow New Mexico TechWorks on Facebook!
It is going to be an exciting day of Science and Technology in the Valley! RoboRave offers demonstrations, competitions, and hands-on Science activities for kids!
When: Saturday March 3rd from 9am-3pm
Where: Northern New Mexico College.
Learn more at www.roborave.org/events#NMRR
New Mexico TechWorks is a community coalition to support New Mexico Emergent Media and Technologies and implement the White House TechHire initiative. TechHire is a multi-sector effort to give Americans pathways to well-paying technology jobs.