Sending warm and cozy 2019 greetings...and a quick survey!
It is come to our attention that many of the employees, entrepreneurs, and family members of our local Tech and Media companies are interested in alternate transportation options, as well as safe biking and walking opportunities in our community. Alas, we are rolling into the New Year in collaboration with the Santa Fe Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and asking for your input and insights.
The MPO is in the process of updating its Bicycle Master Plan and needs input from a wide range of community members to gain a better and broader understanding of transit habits and bicycling in the Santa Fe area. Your responses will help shape the future of transportation in our region and guide recommendations in the 2019 Bicycle Master Plan. To share your insights, please complete the brief survey here:
2019 Bicycle Master Plan Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/72CKGFQ
The Bicycle Master Plan is a tool that will be utilized by its member entities (City of Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, and Tesuque Pueblo) along with many other non-governmental stakeholders in making decisions that shape the rules, regulations and the built environment that directly affect transportation and bicycling in the Santa Fe area. It should only take a couple minutes but we thank you for your time and insights.
Since the MPO is seeking a broad range of community input, we also hope you would consider circulating this survey among any other organization and business, as well as staff, co-workers, family, or friends.
Thanks again for your input!
Meanwhile, hope the holidays proved nourishing and sending best wishes for a wonderful 2019.
We have a heap of exciting things brewing and look forward to sharing an amazing year! Stay tuned...
Emily Cole joins us from Durango, Colorado where she earned a bachelor's degree in International Business. She has been in Santa Fe for less than two weeks and has already had the opportunity to attend multiple community discussions, interact with local nonprofits and businesses, and help manage our websites. Emily's interests are working with nonprofits and local groups that engage the community in finding creative and sustainable solutions to existing issues. She also loves to travel, rock climb, and drink good coffee. To reach her in her new role in Economic Development and Outreach email her at email@example.com or call (405) 481-1518.
Dozens of professionals volunteered in local classrooms las week, including the new Director of LANL Thom Mason! Check out the article from the Valley Daily Post!
Photos posted in the Valley Daily Post by John McHale/ladailypost.com
To learn more about regional Hour of Code activities, visit www.nmtechworks.com/hour-of-code-2018
Congratulations to the Congressional APP Challenge winners from District 3 !
New Mexico TechWorks is extra excited about the Santa Fe Indian School's Congressional APP Challenge First Place win, since NMTechWorks worked with SFPS last year to pilot the first coding elective while promoting development of a full-time program and connecting students with real-life learning opportunities to meet Tech and Media professionals! Woohoo for New Mexico's Growing Innovation Economy Powered by Tech...AND for the local educators who work to bring that vision to fruition including Mark Ericson and Kate Sallah, plus Steve Coriz, Carlos Santistevan, and Kathleen Phelan! Learn more. Get Involved. #nmtechworks
First Place winners are the creators of the APP "Naruto Self Defense" - teammates Terrell Toldeo and Elias Trancosa from Santa Fe Indian School. They were selected as the first place winners of this year's Congressional App Challenge for this APP created to help students express themselves by making them feel more comfortable with self-expression.
Los Alamos High School students Javier and William McTeigue and Los Alamos Middle School student Kelly Isabella McTeigue were 2018's second place winners! Their app “Road Trip History” gives travelers information about the towns and cities they’re driving through.
Also congratulating German Rojo on the creation of the "Student Improvement Survey” app, which was selected as the 3rd place winner in our Congressional App Challenge.
What is All the Excitement About? Check Out the Community Driven Video That We Released This Week in Celebration of National Computer Science Education Week!
What is all the excitement about? New Mexico is celebrating its growing "Innovation Economy Powered by Tech" with this inspiring video made for the community by the community (including student film crews) in honor of Computer Science Education Week and Hour of Code learning events taking place throughout the state (and nation) ! You can help us spread the word by viewing, liking, sharing, and showing this video. Learn More. Get Involved. www.nmtechworks.com
New Mexico is celebrating national Computer Science Education Week with learning events and Hour of Code activities in more than 314 school and community sites throughout the region!
We are grateful to Congresswoman and Governor-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham for her inspiring words and stay tuned for more inspiration thanks to the upcoming release of our New Mexico promotional video which will premier at the Digital Learning Expo on December 3rd in Santa Fe and which was created with input from students and community members of all ages.
You can learn more and get involved in New Mexico's growing "Innovation economy powered by Tech" online at www.nmtechworks.com.
Code your own dance, featuring Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and more!
This year Hour of Code and Amazon Future Engineer* collaborated on a very special tutorial, Hour of Code: Dance Party!
You can code and dance to 30 hits from top artists.
An hour is only the beginning!
Fantastic curriculum is available at no cost for kindergarten through high school through code.org and 90% of teachers rate code.org workshops “the best professional development ever.”
Expand CS in your school.
Inspiration for classrooms
2018 posters are available with a 50% off discount and Prime shipping. Inspire budding computer scientists in your school and community year-round with inspiring figures like Stephen Curry, Malala Yousafzai, and Shakira. Hang them in your classroom to create an inclusive environment, or in school hallways to encourage more students to try CS.
Plus, connect with a network of volunteers that can be invited to a classroom to help students see firsthand where computer science can take them in the future.
Learn more about events and activities in New Mexico in support of Hour of Code at www.nmtechworks.com/hour-of-code-2018
AFRL Tech Engagement Office in Albuquerque in partnership with Hour of Code, AT&T and 2ndGear are hosting an Hour of Code event on Tuesday, Dec 4th 4-7pm at the Lobo Rainforest Building 101 Broadway Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
All are welcome to come and enjoy a variety of activities available to help demystify computer coding and show that anyone can learn the basics and have fun doing it.
Computer science helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.
Activities Available For All Ages & Skill Sets.
Organized Activities on the Hour (4:00 pm, 5:00 pm, & 6:00 pm)
Including: Coding with Blockly MIT App Inventor, Raspberry Pi Physical Computing Robotics- Dash Robots, Ozobots & Parallax BOE-Bots
Learn more about regional Hour of Code learning activities and events, as well as the the locally-made promotional video being released this week in support of our growing Tech economy at www.nmtechworks.com/hour-of-code-2018
Don't miss the upcoming Digital Learning Expo in Santa Fe on December 3rd from 5:30 to 7:30 at Santa Fe High School in the Toby Roybal Gymnasium at 2100 Yucca Street. This free event is open to the public and was established for students to showcase innovative uses of Technology and showcase acquired skills and talents as part of national Computer Science Education Week.
Support New Mexico TechWorks by making an online donation through our the PayPal Giving Fund link on our website and PayPal will match the donation! Help us expand Tech training in our region and support the "1,000 websites in 1,000 days" campaign to help community members of all ages learn to build, launch, and mange their own websites and use the internet to grow their businesses...and ideas! Visit our homepage to learn more and make a donation on the PayPal Giving link on our homepage on Giving Tuesday to double your impact! wwww.communitylearningentwork.org or www.nmtechworks.com