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    Join us on Thursday for Start Omaha!

    September 11th, 2018  |   Brie Alsbury, Community Learning Specialist

    Are you a freelancer, small business owner, or thinking of starting down the path of self-employment? Are you looking for ways to connect with local resources and fellow entrepreneurs outside of the usual online meetups, business directories, and evening networking events you can never quite make the time for? Start Omaha may just be what you’re looking for! Join us Thursday, September 13th...
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    Hello Code Accepting Applications

    September 6th, 2018  |   Brie Alsbury, Community Learning Specialist

    Are you interested in programming, but aren't sure how to get started? Are you thinking about changing careers or re-entering the workforce? We can help you get started on the right path. The 2018 Fall Cohort of Hello Code is now accepting applications! Hello Code is a program for those interested in exploring career options in the tech industry. It provides a low-barrier entry to...
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    Announcing the Women Innovators Fellowship

    September 1st, 2018  |   Anna Gadzinski, Project Specialist & Executive Assistant

    Ready to make a difference for Omaha’s women technologists and tech entrepreneurs? Apply for the Do Space Women Innovators Fellowship before the application closes on November 1st! The Do Space Women Innovators Fellowship is a competitive, 6-month experience that will challenge three Fellows to develop new resources and tools to promote the advancement of women technologists and/or tech...
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    Community Projects, Staff & Volunteer Share

    3D Printing a Life-Sized R2D2

    August 29th, 2018  |   Robert McCown, Community Technologist

    Some time ago, I’d decided that I wanted my own small R2D2 that I could create on a 3D printer.  While searching I stumbled upon Baddeley’s free full-sized 3D printed R2D2 designs on Thingiverse.  He'd broken down R2D2 into parts that would easily fit on a standard 3D printer and require no supports.  Also, his entire project was modeled in Fusion 360 which I’ve mentioned here...
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    Video Games Made by Make.Hack.Build.

    August 22nd, 2018  |   Ruth Williams, Community Learning Specialist

    In our Fall Make.Hack.Build. session, ten participants spent twelve weeks learning how to make games with Stencyl, a game engine for first-time game makers, producing game art, sound, and gameplay from concept to prototype, and planned a showcase. Ten participated in their own game showcase. Dungeon Adventure by Akshay, Viraj, and Skyler (Skyler not pictured) Dungeon Adventure is a very...
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    Why I Love Do Space

    August 16th, 2018  |   Mark Wong, Do Space Volunteer

    In 2018 it’s fairly hard to avoid technology when you live in a first world country. Just by going on with our daily lives we cross paths with it. If you are reading this blog right now that is thanks to technology.   Being born into the age when technology is moving at such a fast pace is truly fascinating. Growing up, I was extremely fortunate to have had parents encouraging me to become...
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    Virtual Reality Open House

    August 14th, 2018  |   Danielle Rein, Community Learning Specialist

    Curious about virtual reality? Join us at Do Space from 3:00 - 6:00 pm on Thursday, August 23rd, for a special Virtual Reality Open House event! Brought to you by our friends at Great Plains Communications, the event will feature refreshments and virtual reality (VR) activities including demonstrations on our brand-new HTC Vive system. You’ll be exploring a virtual world in no time! The HTC...
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    Girls Who Code Information Session, August 19th, 2018

    August 13th, 2018  |   Brie Alsbury, Community Learning Specialist

    We will be holding an informational session for Girls Who Code this Sunday, August 19th, from 3PM to 4PM. We invite all girls interested in joining for the 2018/19 school year and their parent or guardian to join us as we answer questions you may have about Girls Who Code. Click here to register for the information session. Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization dedicated to...
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    Community Projects, Humans of Do Space

    Learning about technology as an intern at Do Space

    August 7th, 2018  |   Davia, Do Space Intern

    Interning with Do Space has been a great experience and I am so happy to have had the opportunity thanks to the Girls Inc. College Bound Eureka Program. Girls who are in the Eureka program start preparing for college in seventh grade and this is my last year with the externship program. Last year, I interned with Charles Drew Health Clinic but this year I wanted to go in a different direction...
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    Tech Tips

    Tuesday Tech Tip: What the ‘Someone Is Typing’ Bubbles in Messaging Apps Actually Mean

    August 7th, 2018  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    Whether it’s a series of blinking ellipsis or an explicit notification that “someone’s typing,” the messaging feature known as a typing indicator is both a useful tool and a source of anxiety for many people. But knowing more about how it works can at least limit the guessing games that cause us stress. “Hi,” your boss types in the Slack DM, and then appears to type for 10...
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