Tonight we kicked off the install fest for Rails Girls Brisbane #3 . It was great to see lots of ladies attending and to see a large number of mentors to help out.
After much installing we got everyone together for a traditional Friday Hug photo. I quickly rattled off a few pics to make a stitch as I hadn’t brought my wide angle lens with me.
Over a couple of hours and drinks we got all the laptops up and running.
Nigel opened up the night and explained the plan for the rest of the evening and what would happened tomorrow.
It was great to see many more female mentors, a few who had been participants at previous events. Hoping to see that trend continue.
Today was Young ICT Explorers judging for QLD. This is my 3rd year as a judge. It’s great to see so many young people getting excited with technology and building cool stuff. It’s also great to recognise a bunch of the kids that have come back year after year with new and exciting ideas.
This year I’m judging grade 8-9 and some great projects to be had. Here’s just a sample of the ones I saw on the day.
Brynlea with her ICTinMe 2 project which is a robot driven with body motion with Kinect. I had a good chat with Brynlea on this one and pointed her to the v2 which she was most excited about. Great to see her learning C#, Visual Studio and Kinect !
We had a star-trek inspired radiation counter made with a 3D printer with some very wicked soldering skills.
Nitro Fox was a cool little platformer following Dave who could transform into a fox.
Daniel – who created a phone app to brighten people’s mood with inspiring messages.