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I know Brandie will like this, and perhaps others. My 14yr old asked if he could go to Comicon in Denver with his friends.

Now I'm thinking I might need to go as well ;)


Hee. Just an FYI, though. The company that runs that Comicon aren't the same people that run the San Diego and New York versions.


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Hey guys, I need your help please. On Wednesday we're having a "bring the kids to work day" and I'm helping out. I've been asked to "train" the kids on my job. It's a small group of 8-12 year olds and I need 30-45 minutes worth of fun activities that give them an idea of what I do.

Anyone have any thoughts?


I like the flowcharting idea. I might even link it with a small project using something like Scratch. Ask them to come up with a way to solve a simple problem, or even make a little game. Give them 15 min, then show them how it works in Scratch.


Scratch?


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Ah, Scratch - yes, that's it - I knew I saw something about teaching kids coding - it was a message from PluralSight and it was talking about teaching kids to program using "Scratch" and I was thinking I would check that out in my copious spare time. I love the idea of starting new geeks out young. :)
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I know Brandie will like this, and perhaps others. My 14yr old asked if he could go to Comicon in Denver with his friends.

Now I'm thinking I might need to go as well ;)


Hee. Just an FYI, though. The company that runs that Comicon aren't the same people that run the San Diego and New York versions.


Is that an issue?


Only if you're expecting the convention to be a huge one with lots of high-powered stars as guests. If you've never attended either of the coast cons, then it shouldn't be a big deal.


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I know Brandie will like this, and perhaps others. My 14yr old asked if he could go to Comicon in Denver with his friends.

Now I'm thinking I might need to go as well ;)


Hee. Just an FYI, though. The company that runs that Comicon aren't the same people that run the San Diego and New York versions.


Is that an issue?


Only if you're expecting the convention to be a huge one with lots of high-powered stars as guests. If you've never attended either of the coast cons, then it shouldn't be a big deal.


I find Comicon (only been to NYC, but SD is the same only moreso) to be overcrowded. Better to go to a smaller con to start. The Denver one may fit the bill. Check out their website and you should get a good idea of the con. Are there panels or just a dealer's room and signings? I've been to some comic "conventions" that are little more than a small dealer's room that you have to pay to get into. You'll want to avoid that kind.


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Jason/Wayne: Belated clap from the back of the room when some dude finally took his earphones off and asked the guy next to him why the applause was so loud. Gratz guys.

Brandie: The Phoenix one draws a solid amount of star power too, so I'm not sure who runs ours. It's definately not a small event however. The crowds can... hm. Politely, they get on my nerves after a certain point.

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Brandie2: Let me know how that flowcharting thing works out. We do the same thing here at my office and I've got... nothing. I also don't have kids so that probably works out.

And, hey all. Life's been crazy, trying to keep my hand in here as well.



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Posted Monday, April 22, 2013 12:59 PM


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I'm just going to leave this one here http://www.sqlservercentral.com/Forums/Topic1445111-357-1.aspx, have mercy on him.


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Jason/Wayne: Belated clap from the back of the room when some dude finally took his earphones off and asked the guy next to him why the applause was so loud. Gratz guys.


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