OpenHubs’s Rapid Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Transition to online learning for Newburgh Girls Code Club (NGCC):

OpenHub, in collaboration with the Newburgh Free Library, mentors youth in an ongoing after-school coding club based on Girls Who Code whose mission is to “close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does”.

Since the Fall, participants ages 11 through 18 from all over the Hudson Valley, gathered together every Wednesday at the Newburgh Free Library. These talented, young coders met to create projects, learn code, develop as innovators and emerging leaders, and to build strong friendships.

Participants came from the following locations (in alphabetical order):

  • Beacon – Beacon City School District, Dutchess County
  • Cornwall-on-Hudson – Cornwall Central School District, Orange County
  • Goshen – Goshen Central School District, Orange County
  • Marlboro – Marlboro Central School District, Ulster County
  •  Middletown – Middletown City School District, Orange County
  • New Windsor – Newburgh Enlarged City School District, Orange County
  • Newburgh – Newburgh Enlarged City School District, Orange County         

Challenge: How to transition an in-person, after-school program with participants from 7 schools, in 6 different school districts, and 3 surrounding Counties, to one, accessible remote-learning environment?

Coordinator/Mentor Yulia  Ovchinnikova reports back on challenges and learnings throughout the process of transitioning students to meeting online.

Timeline:

  • Sunday, March 15, 2020, student ‘scholars’ in grades 3-11 from the City of Newburgh Enlarged School District were sent home with Chromebooks.
  • Beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020, beyond providing breakfast and lunch to each child under 18, the Technology Department set up 1,000 hotspots to provide access for those without internet at home. 
  • The district used the Google Education Application Suite such as Google Classroom and Student Gmail as the primary source for instruction and educational materials. Other applications could also be used such as: Class Dojo orRemind and for older students:  iRead, iReady, Go Math, Read 180 and Math 180.  

Parents, students, faculty and the school district needed to adapt to new norms, pedagogy and engagement overnight. This was a huge shift and an incredible undertaking for all concerned. The community and Newburgh Enlarged City School District is to be applauded for the vast, community-wide efforts that allowed their successful implementation and rapid response.

Yulia Ovchinnikova found several issues that challenged an afterschool program which had participants from a variety of school districts that made the transition more challenging than a remote classroom for a single school district. 

Privacy and Security

In order to bring all the participants from the program together, we ran into issues of privacy and security that had been well established by the Newburgh Enlarged City School District. Astutely, the school district had adopted a policy on Computer Use in Instruction as early as August 23, 2016.

The district reserves the right to control access to the Internet for all users of its computers and network.  The district may either allow or prohibit certain kinds of online activity, or access to specific websites.2

The Newburgh Enlarged City School District had been a pioneer in early adoption of access to technology for its students. It is an educational norm and best-practice for a school district to limit access from the outside to a students device. Similarly, student devices use only ‘whitelisted’ resources which limit which websites a device has access. 

However, this put NGCC in an unusual situation. “If club participants used their school devices, we could only meet with one school at a time,” Ovchinnikova reports. “The members of the club were from many different schools and they shared strong social connections with each other. Also they had ongoing projects in development, in order to continue their work, they needed to meet crossing boundaries of school districts and counties. This was a very frustrating problem for the students as well as for the mentors.”

“Because the ChromeBooks from Newburgh could not connect with other school districts, I tried to use Zoom, which is a free, easy to use application. I chose Zoom because it is the best platform for meeting online. The Mozilla Developers Network confirmed Zoom as #1for their proactive and responsive development. Other programs like Google Hangout which is becoming Google Meet is still in development and while privacy compliance has limited communication functionality. I explored Web Ex and Skype as well, but the steeper learning curve and depth of these programs proved insufficient.” 

“However, the ChromeBooks were whitelisted and not able to access Zoom because the Zoom application was not considered privacy compliant. One suggestion I received was for club participants to use an alternative device, like a computer, phone, or tablet of a family member. This solution worked for only 70% of the students. Participation in a club that gives youth access to learning tech was now bumping into the digital divide.”

Local Issues of the Digital Divide

The digital divide exists and it has three components – broadband, devices, and digital literacy,” declares Ovchinnikova. Students from underserved or marginalized communities may have experiences and challenges beyond those with financial resources. Access to technological devices, robust broadband connection, digital literacy and the physical space to work are among the challenges that Open Hub embraced as they transitioned from in-person to remote meetings.  

Broadband vs. HotSpots

The  Technology Department for the Newburgh Enlarged City School District provided 1,000 hotspots to provide access for those without internet at home. However, there were digital divide issues in access with hotspot service as well. For online streaming, broadband, in homes that could afford hi-speed internet access had signals that enabled 50 Mbs while hotspot signals were 1-2 Mbs.

Lack of access to sufficient broadband severely challenges our members to meet online in a vibrant remote classroom setting. This is not to blame the school district. This problem has everything to do with access to information being a human right. Perhaps it is time to build public infrastructure that engages all residents access to information and opportunity?

Digital Literacy and New Norms for Parents

For parents, digital literacy can be anything from a first experience with tech to learning new standards for student’s use for remote learning. 

“Parents had to get up to speed quickly. The entire household was affected in this change to online, remote-learning. At home, students needed new structures to wake up on time and attend classes. In many homes, a desk and quiet work area may not be readily available. And parents had homework as well, reviewing regulations and policy to understand how devices and remote-learning was to proceed.”

 “Take time to review these expectations with your child.  Students are required, at all times, to respect the privacy of other participants. This means never make audio or video recordings or screenshots of teachers or classmates. ” 1

For parents and caregivers without digital literacy, the pandemic proved how important it is for everyone to gain basic tech skills. As with access to broadband, perhaps access to education is part of the basic human right to information?

Ovchinnikova closes with, “I am in love with Newburgh. Providing more access to technology and entrepreneurship programs will help people in our region become more economically sustainable. Learning digital tech opens one’s mind and future to opportunities. Teaching technology, we teach problem solving, resilience and empowerment.”

Outcome: 

  • Classes are ongoing and without interruption. 
  • Students and Mentors are adjusting to the new paradigm of online classroom.

Sources:

  1. “Newburgh Distance Learning Guidance Document”, page 3, Publisher: Newburgh Enlarged City School District, Orange County. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XMLeIftMO1UVyMuvBy_Xr17x9vmHada4bafCnYFJQFQ/edit
  2. Document #4526 “COMPUTER USE IN INSTRUCTION” Adopted: August 23, 2016. Publisher: Newburgh Enlarged City School District, Orange County. https://www.newburghschools.org/files/departments/technology/4526-COMPUTER%20USE%20IN%20INSTRUCTION.pdf
  3. Covid-19 Response. Data Privacy Initiative (DPS) 2020. Publisher: Regional Information Centers (RIC) of NY, organized under the Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES). https://riconedpss.org/covid19

OpenHub’s Rapid Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Transition to online learning for OpenHub’s Web Development Bootcamp: 

  • On March 13, 2020, Web Development Bootcamp Mentor Shannah White sent an email to her students: Web Dev classes moving to ONLINE forum. Three days later,  Hudson Valley’s technology hub known as OpenHub was online teaching classes using Zoom. 
  • March 18, 2020 Governor Cuomo announced school shutdowns statewide would go into effect and for only 2 weeks. 

As a Technology Hub in the Hudson Valley of New York State, our organization has been nimble to anticipate needs and timelines to sustain our classes, meetups, and future events, such as the annual HV TechFest, planning on being held in October. 

Challenges: 

Overtaxed Broadband Infrastructure: 

According to the NY Times article,  ‘Surging Traffic Is Slowing Down Our Internet’, Ookla, a broadband speed testing service reported that median download speeds slowed by up to 24 percent in New York. The unprecedented strain on our technology infrastructure and the variance from household-to-household on the quality of connection challenged our ability to meet online and to use video to see each other’s faces. 

Pedagogy (teaching style and methodology)

Mentor Shannah White shares some concerns and feedback on transitioning to online classrooms.  

“At first, I was concerned about ‘How to engage students in an active learning experience?’ and ‘How to gauge lesson comprehension?’ Since my students were tech students, I assumed that we would all skill up rather quickly, and we did. But with every new system, there is a learning curve. We learned new habits about logging on, sharing screens, muting mic’s, that kind of thing. After a couple of classes, that all started to feel routine.”

Initial challenges switching from in-person to remote learning ? 

“Something I immediately missed when we transitioned from the physical, in-person to virtual classroom, was  the ability to see people’s facial expressions and read body language. To ease stress on broadband signals students join classes with static photos instead of video. Also, the in-person classroom had a certain ‘energy’. So when we switched to online teaching, I felt a little awkward, even a little blind like, how can I read how well my student’s learning process is going if I can’t see their body language? And there was a new feeling of claustrophobia, as I was trying to fit everything onto the screen, from student I.D. photos to the chat column to the different materials I wanted to  present.”

What would be your 3 top learnings from the transition to remote teaching? 

“What quickly replaced those feelings was a confidence that now all the students had an equal opportunity to see the material — to sit in the ‘virtual front row’, which brought a sense of intimacy and engagement to the learning experience. Sometimes in the physical classroom, I would have the feeling that some students felt ‘farther away’ than others. But now, I am starting to prefer the online medium because of each student’s access to a front row seat. To further engage students, I only need to ask questions. Reading body language is being replaced by listening and asking students questions. So I no longer feel blind because I can hear. ”

“In the physical classroom, if a student needed individual attention, the other students couldn’t see the issue on that student’s computer screen. However, in the virtual classroom, students share their screen and everyone can see us work-through their issue together. In the online environment everyone can learn from that student’s challenge, and even contribute, which allows for mutual learning, peer-to-peer.”

“Lastly, by recording the class, I can offer students an opportunity to review what was taught in class and process the information at their own speed, by controlling when to pause the video.”

Outcome: 

  • Classes are ongoing and without interruption. 
  • Students and Mentors are adjusting to the new paradigm of online classroom. 
  • A grant was funded to allow for weekly office hours, which give students extra time, one-on-one, with their Mentor. 
  • The enrollment attrition-rate was nearly none because of the transition to online classrooms. 
  • There are now recordings of each class which is a new resource for student learning. 

Celebrating 3 year anniversary and 500 community members

Dear #HudsonValleyCanCode friends!

I would like to celebrate Three Years of our initiative.

It all started in December 2016 when a group of coding enthusiasts met at the Newburgh Armory and decided to create a series of meetups, introductory and advanced classes on a variety of coding topics.

The first series followed in January 2017 – Object Oriented Programming using Java.

Since that time enthusiasts and participants from three states – New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut enjoyed our events. New York State was represented by 7 Counties: Orange, Dutchess, Westchester, Sullivan, Columbia, Greene, Ulster as well as New York City. 

Meetups and classes covered topics for beginners and advanced coders:

  • Python series for beginners
  • Open Data / Big Data
  • React – A JavaScript Framework
  • Digital Ocean and public clouds
  • Introduction to PHP
  • UI/UX for developers
  • JavaScript and JQuery
  • Mobile App development for iOS and Android
  • Information Architecture for website developers
  • Web Development 
  • Web Design
  • WordPress
  • Object Oriented Programming with Java
  • Agile 
  • Job Search for developers and IT professionals
  • InfoSecurity
  • Security for WebApp development
  • SEO – search engine optimization
  • Scratch and Python for #GirslWhoCode in Newburgh

And the largest coding series — the Web Development Boot Camp consisting of 6 individual courses: Information architecture, Web Dev1, Web Dev 2, Web Dev 3, JavaScript, SEO — 25 weeks of instructor led classes plus office hours / projects. In 2020 we started the fifth cohort of the bootcamp, successfully finishing 4 cohorts in 2017-2019.

I want to thank Open Hub for driving the initiative, the mentors who contributed their knowledge to the classes,  and 500 community members for support, bringing new ideas, and stepping up to mentor new classes and events. 

Congratulations and thank you!

Dmitry Pavlov

Solutions Architect, GE Healthcare Digital


Continuous co-learning to achieve project-oriented goals.

Jump start 2020: Coding Club, Girls Who Code, Fast Track WebDev Bootcamp and more

Happy 2020 to all – let’s start it bright!

Here is a few activities to start with:

1. Monthly Coding Clubs in Newburgh are diverse, accessible, entertaining and background agnostic. Come to experience it, bring your curiosity and collaborative spirit, computers are provided )) Save the dates: every first Mondays of the month!

This Monday, January 6th the Coding Club will host the remarkable speaker: Leandra Tejedor, VidCode founder will share her startup story started at the Hackathon, and showcase VidCode programs and opportunities.
Exciting fact is Newburgh Free Library signed up with this platform and can share the access with it’s members.

2. Newburgh Girls Code Club info session for the Spring cohort will be held on Wednesday, January 8, from 6-7 pm at Newburgh Free Library on 124, Grand Street. We are accepting applications until Friday, January 17, 2020.

3. OpenHub and SUNY Ulster are accepting application for the only Web Development Bootcamp in the Hudson Valley. Each course can be taken separately based on your previous experience. Taken altogether these courses will provide a solid foundation in website development and the holistic business perspective one needs to implement a truly effective online business strategy, for your own business or for clients.

We are looking forward to another fruitful and collaborative year in tech – join us, spread the word, volunteer to build the momentum!

#HudsonValleyCanCode !



WordPress Plugins with Tom Morel – November 2019

Helpful Plugin/Development Links

Here are some documents I put together, some of which I used in class:

Links I often use as a Web Developer

Straight Talk about Open Hub’s Fast Track WebDev Bootcamp

This is the only professional Website Development Bootcamp developed by Hudson Valley tech practitioners for adults continuing education while working.

Firstly, this Bootcamp has a schedule of one 3-hr class per week in the evening from 6–9pm. This is specifically so people can take the Bootcamp while they continue to work. Later we learned it works great for high schoolers as well due to their intense day schedule. Each course in the Bootcamp gives, on average, three hours of homework, although students can opt to put more time in at home than that with extra assignments. Bootcamp staff are always available to answer questions outside of class hours. Results vary widely depending primarily on how much time a student decides to allocate for the program outside of class. Additional factors in student achievement have proven to be whether the student has any previous exposure to programming or website building, and how comfortably a student navigates using multiple computer programs at once.

It is designed to help students to build highly efficient mobile responsive websites right there while taking WebDev I and WebDev II courses. This way they can start earning money while gaining more skills and knowledge. Our mentors are here to help you to deliver.

What we cover:

Coding skills:

Semantic website development with HTML5, CSS, responsive design, awareness of accessibility coding standards, backend-development with intro to PHP scripting language, intro to MySQL database, using a local full stack development environment, publishing website files via an FTP-client, technical website features for SEO, a tour of cPanel applications, the fundamentals of JavaScript: several basic skills in JavaScript that are the essential skill ingredients that make up all more complex problem solving tasks in JavaScript.

The courses are all project based. During the Bootcamp students build two websites and a very basic dynamic blog page that will illuminate the basic structure of all open source content management systems like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. We will also build the JavaScript functionality for an image gallery, a slideshow, and a select list version of a menu that shows only for mobile.

Marketing Intelligence Skills:

Understanding how to design for optimizing the user experience and building the user experience to converge with business goals for the website, techniques for researching how to optimize for your users and techniques for measuring your success, understanding how to optimize for ranking in Google search results, intro to how to use Google Analytics and Google Ads to measure success.

All Bootcamp instructors are real-world tech professionals, so the information is delivered with relevant professional savvy.

The Bootcamp moves very quickly through a lot of information to give students the advantage of attaining a global view of universal fundamentals. It takes time to build these skills. Students who are able to put more time in between classes, will come much closer to skill mastery than students who just focus on the material during class time. But because there is so much information to consume, we also offer that students can take any Bootcamp course a second time at no charge.

Let us know of your interest to attend it!


We are growing and hiring more mentors — let us know if you are interested to give it a try or want to teach a special course with us!

We are happy to refer tech developers and our students: create your professional profile and get discovered!

Tech Community & HVTechFest ‘19

We are blown away with the inaugural HVTechFest’s high vibe. Your attendance at the inaugural HVTechFest was a great confirmation of the growing tech ecosystem in the Hudson Valley and beyond. It was great to see so many new and invigoration of existing connections throughout the region and across New York State. We are happy and honored that we were able to provide the space for people to learn and witness new opportunities for growth using technology.

The Conference . . .

Thank you for joining us Friday, October 11 for the conference portion of the Festival to explore and rethink our tech education, tech workforce development and trends in hiring the lean startup way. Thank you for your hunger and curiosity to learn from each other through the tracks and sessions. The programming committee spent these enormous hours engaging and curating speakers one by one to reflect the industry trends — global and local. We are so proud of the 40+ speakers and 150+ attendees who participated in the conference.

The Hackathon . . .

Thank you for joining our first ever Hudson Valley Youth Hackathon on Saturday, October 12. Exciting to see 100+ professionals working side to side with youth, and competing equally. We appreciate our partner AT&T who was pushing us hard to have kids involved more than we envisioned — it was amazing inspirational and a learning experience for all! We learned that our high schoolers are way more tech prepared than the previous generations. They think alike, are responsible and capable. The startup bug bit them at the Hackathon — we can expect more tech entrepreneurs coming! Let’s cultivate this spirit.

We were excited to see the youth driven to solve the employability & professional sustainability challenges. We are all aligned in our dream making the Hudson Valley a better place to live and work. Technology can be and will be a practical tool for this rising tide!

The Festival as a whole . . .

This was the first of many Festivals we plan to have in the future. This was the largest ever gathering of the HVTechies ecosystem with over 250 participants and 120+ Hackathoners attending. It was great to see all of us connecting and collaborating throughout these two days. Based on real-time feedback throughout the event, I think it is fair to say we achieved our three stated objectives below:

  • Bring the entire HV Tech ecosystem together to connect and collaborate, hire and find jobs, create new partnerships and engagements. We trust you all have a long list to follow up!
  • Increase energy and excitement about the HV Tech ecosystem
  • Establish HVTechFest as a signature annual event for the ecosystem

We want to hear from you!

Please fill a short diversity and inclusiveness survey. Day 1 — Conference , Day 2 — Hackathon

Please help us make HVTechFest 2020 even better by completing a short survey for each of the sessions you attended during the Festival. The list of sessions and their associated survey links are below. Thank you in advance for your contribution in helping to build an annual premier technology festival for the Hudson Valley.

Friday, October 11

Great Hall

Panel: Chicken and Egg

Using Technology in Education to Inspire Innovation

Using Microcredentials for Student Learning

Applied Learning in the CSE

Opening Doors for those with Disabilities

Libraries Evolving to Meet Community Needs

Storytelling with Open Data

Transformation Towards Smart Communities

Using Technology to Inspire Innovation

Panel: Future Tech Workforce readiness or hiring for a startup

Classroom 1

Bitcoin and the Future History of Money

Your Current Cybersecurity is OK Until

Application Security Essentials

OWASP Top Ten

Integrated User Experience Design

Cybersecurity and you … yeah you

Content Management and Drupal 8

What is Semantic I/O

RESTful APIs

How Public Clouds Affect Us All

Classroom 2

Promoting Open Data

Hudson Valley Regional Data Center

Open Source Quantum Computing 101

Music Data and Blockchain

Life as a Freelance It Consultant

Unlocking the Power of Marketing tech

Communicating your Value

Human-centered Problem Solving

Understand the Key to Breakthrough Teams

Breaking Glass Ceilings

Unlocking the Mobile Code for Small Business

Classroom 3

4th Industrial Revolution

Monetization of Drone Video

1C Enterprise

Saturday, October 12

Workshops

Communicating your Value

Unleashing a Transformation in Teaching

Startup Sprint: Your job is to start your company

Capture The Flag

1C Enterprise

We appreciate our sponsors!

Hosting County: Orange County — thank you for all your support!

Tallie Carter Law, Marist CollegeTechnically Creative — our bronze sponsors

At&T1Ci, DocuWareMHV and and PressReader for supporting the AT&T Hudson Valley Hackathon, the first ever regional Hackathon

Google Developers Group Capital Region and HackUpstate for your guidance, support and encouragement

Ethan Allen Workforce Solutions, Orange Bank & Trust, Beacon Digital, and many others.

Thank you to all our 30+ volunteers!

See you all at HVTechFest 2020!

Play with PhpMyAdmin and MySQL


phpMyAdmin is a free software tool written in PHP, intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web. phpMyAdmin supports a wide range of operations on MySQL and MariaDB. Frequently used operations (managing databases, tables, columns, relations, indexes, users, permissions, etc) can be performed via the user interface, while you still have the ability to directly execute any SQL statement.

phpMyAdmin comes with a wide range of documentation



Demo Page – https://demo.phpmyadmin.net/master-config/index.php?lang=en

Yulia Ovchinnikova to the web-development, coding & computing mailing list “Hudson Valley Can Code”

Learning schedule for 2019 starts Thursday, January 26th!

Hello fellow Coders!

Thank you for being a part of Hudson Valley coding co-learning & co-working group. We love connecting people in tech, we can learn from each other and build amazing things together. We believe that community development setup and collaborative approach will change the way Hudson Valley use digital technology.

Here is what we prepared for 2019:

Our 3rd Web Development Bootcamp at SUNY Ulster is continuing with JavaScript/jQuerry course (starting 2/14th) and SEO course (starting 3/21st). These courses can be taken as stand alone courses, although JavaScript has a prerequisite with HTML & CSS knowledge.

Fast Track Web Development Bootcamp 4 registration is open for this spring. Information sessions are scheduled for Wednesdays, 1/30th and 2/6th at 6:30pm, at SUNY Ulster Kingston campus. Spring semester includes three courses that focused on giving people the edge on the web development:

  • Web Dev I: Website construction principles. 5 Mondays 6-9pm, 2/18 – 3/18
  • Web Dev II: Multipage websites CSS strategies, 5 Mondays 6-9pm, 4/1 – 29
  • Web Dev III: Building blocks of dynamic websites. 5 Mondays 6-9pm, 5/6 – 6/10

We are excited to work with the best local professionals and mentors to bring you the cutting edge technologies and the best practices of using it. Together we are planning the following  specialty courses:

A. general public topics like:

  1. How to build WordPress website for my business – A-B-C series – 3 classes 2 hours each. April.
  2. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) 101– What you need to get started – 3 hr class.
  3. How to build your first E-mail marketing campaign – 3 hr class (TBA)
  4. Optimizing your Instagram for business – 3 hr class (TBA)
  5. Video and podcast production – 2 hrs class (TBA)

B. More tech specific topics like:

  1. Digital Ocean as #1 cloud provider: What, Why and How. Learn first hand from local DO developer Sean Swehla. Don’t miss the chance: This Thursday January 24th at Grit Works. Donations of $10 will be appreciated to pay the space.
  2. Intro to Object Oriented Programming / CS – A-B-C series – 3 classes 2 hours each –  tentatively scheduled for March
  3. Intro to Python (specific scripting language, mostly used for back-end or for Data Science projects – A-B-C series – 3 classes 2 hours each. We hope to run it February
  4. Intro to Databases – A-B-C series – 3 classes 2 hours each. Tentatively scheduled for May
  5. Intro to Cyber Security and Certifications – 2 hrs class (TBA)

Coding Clubs will continue at Newburgh Free Library first Mondays of the month starting February 4th.

If you’re interested in presenting, teaching or mentoring, we are open for your suggestions.
If you have a challenge to solve – bring it to the Coding Club, meet other coders through the project hours. Let’s discuss what you want to learn, do, build. Let me know what you would like to get out of this group so I can best guide you to courses, meetups, activities. You can reply here OR e-mail me directly at  yulia@openhubproject.com

I want to take a moment to reflect on the work we’ve done at the Open Hub Project – much of it with your help.
In 2018 we accomplished:
Coding group and community is growing. We are 436 active developers, and more importantly interested to collaborate and co-learn. It is exciting to find how much knowledge we have here in Hudson Valley. It is amazing to see how many group members are willing to help each other. #HudsonValleyCanCode, and it is proven!
Two more cohorts successfully finished Web Development Bootcamp we delivered through SUNY Ulster. So happy to see people successfully using what they’ve learned!
Newburgh Free Library is a great host to run diversified introductory classes in technology. Looking back I am impressed to see how much we did. I am happy that all these courses initiated a great collaboration projects to follow!
⦁ Intro to Web Development – A-B-C series – with Dmitry Pavlov, Mark Tourtellott and Jeff Dederick.
⦁ Intro to App Development – with Tyler Walker
⦁ Intro to Javascript – A-B-C series – with Scott Lydiard
⦁ Intro to PHP / WordPress back-end – A-B-C series – with Tom Morel
⦁ Intro to UI/UX – A-B-C series with Maria Reyf
⦁ Planning your website: what are the metrics of success – with Yulia Ovchinnikova
We started monthly Coding Club. It was a really great experience with so much knowledge to exchange, and so much of co-learning! We met ten times, first Mondays of the month March to December to discuss cutting edge technologies and to brainstorm tech challenges, helping each other to learn and build. new projects.
We started with React / React Native study jam. It turned into weekly Project hours Sunday mornings.
I would love to thank you all for joining the group! Thank you for your support and mentoring, sharing the experience and spreading the word!
Our mission is bringing people together around technology, creating an environment where people learn and work together benefiting from and inspired by technology and collaboration.
We are just at the beginning of HudsonValleyCanCode movement. Let’s share the journey.
Thank you for being a part of it. Welcome to Open Hub Project world.