Mind = Blown

Sep23

I met 10-year-old Keegan back in February, at the first event for kids that I organized as part of my current gig with the Mozilla Foundation. His aunt is Vicki Saunders, someone I’ve known (and admired) for many months now. I’ve seen Keegan a few times since then – at the Hive Pop-Up in June, and then again today, at the Intro to Webmaking workshop that I’m running.

He just showed me his new website: nerdswithglasses.com, which is full of “Guides for Geeks” aka. tutorials for people who want to learn to code (or maybe do other things, too). So far, he has a Python tutorial + video, a clock background tutorial + video, and a lesson on creating an HTML web page. Currently, he’s writing a post called “Spreading the HTML Gospel” about today’s workshop.

Seeing this kind of thing makes everything that I do totally worth it. Keegan – you’re a rockstar. Keep it up!

UPDATE: If you’d like to get in touch with Keegan or compliment him on his excellent website, you can contact him at info [at] nerdswithglasses.com.

So, Who Won Startup Weekend Toronto?

Jun06

(Yes, I’m going to tell you who won. But I’m not going to let it ruin this post, for those of you who haven’t heard the news yet.)

I wrote another blog post this morning (well, I aimed for morning…it actually came out in the afternoon) about Startup Weekend Toronto and the progress the teams had made by then. Check it out below!

SPOILER ALERT: Want to know who won? Click here to see who came in third place, here for second, and click here to see who won the grand prize!

Check out the post below – if you have a chance, I highly recommend visiting the websites and landing pages of the other teams that competed. Many of them will continue to work together post-Startup Weekend, so you should sign up now for beta access!

Let me know what you think of the post in the comments section below.

PROGRESS UPDATE @ Startup Weekend Toronto

Written by Heather Payne (@heatherpayne)

Hey everyone! It’s about 1 pm on the third and final day of Startup Weekend Toronto – and the energy here is awesome!

Didn’t make it out to Startup Weekend Toronto? Curious about the progress of our teams after reading this post? Or, maybe you’re at Startup Weekend but are drowning in code and haven’t had the time to take a look around and see what everyone else is up to. Not a problem – we’ve compiled a #SWToronto Progress Update! Check it out below.

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