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St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2016 — Leave a comment

Firstly, happy St. Patrick’s day!

I’m at an event for Irish technology entrepreneurs.  (Silicon Valley 50 Global Awards.)

Forbes has covered the afternoon here: CLICK HERE

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I learned how to program making games, it’s by far the most fun way to learn how to program (after typing “Hello World!” on the screen).

I’m a big Arduino Fan for experimenting with electronics and this Kickstarter project (I hope) ends up in every school in the country.  I think teachers would be shocked how much creativity kids could put into this device and while making the games they would tech themselves how to code.  I’m shocked it’s under $30 as I’ve previously been a big supporter of Arduino Esplora and it’s nowhere near as cool as Arduboy.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/903888394/arduboy-card-sized-gaming

Arduboy Body

Mark Zuckerberg (CEO of Facebook):

“I do think this dynamic around kids growing up, building games and playing games, is an important one because I think this is how a lot of kids get into programming,” he explained. “I definitely would not have gotten into programming if I had not played games as a kid.”

Source: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/let-your-children-play-video-games-mark-zuckerberg/1100-6427381/