All posts tagged: catf

Wrapping things up.

Journal

I gave myself pretty much the entire month of November to wrap things up at CATF. Boy, did that go by fast. I’m staring at the list of stuff that I’d still like to get done and I’m realizing I’d be lucky to get to a fourth of these tasks completed by the end of the week (technically Friday, but for all intents and purposes, Wednesday)… Time to prioritize. They say people are supposed to […]

Moving On

Journal

I’m finally free to talk in public a little bit more about what’s been going on in davidland in the past month or so. The management team at CATF asked me to refrain from speaking about this until they had a chance to call a few people; I also wanted to make sure I had personal conversations with certain folks, as well (if we haven’t talked, yet, don’t worry, I’m slowly working down my list). […]

OS’ing SpeakerMatch

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Steve and I discussed our SpeakerMatch application. We’ve decided that it would make for an interesting experiment to Open Source the project so that we can involve students and teachers more in its development. From my perspective, i want to learn a lot more, first hand, about running (or starting) an OS project. I also think it would be good for marketing/PR for both my CATF work and for EFF-A. (It could make for good […]

Conversation Tonight with Schools and Geeks

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I went to a meeting at 6:00 about the RRISD IT Academy (I’m on their business advisory team). Afterwards, I spoke at length with some fascinating geeks.The educators talked at length about how students taking the innovative Intro to IT Course (which surveys everything from how to assemble a machine to MS Office to web design to networking to programming) does NOT count for state Technology credit (every student in TX needs one) and what […]

Today’s Jam Session

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I just had a 5-hour long jam session with Lori, Carissa, and Patsy on Charters vs. Business Plans vs. Work Plans as related to Industry Clusters for Workforce Development. Wait… it wasn’t as bad as it sounds, and I can honestly say I felt engaged in the conversation the entire time. Carissa brought coffee and doughnuts and Lori brought some candy. I brought the ream of blank paper and a box of small toys to […]