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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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    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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    Made at Do Space: Penrose Tile Puzzle

    August 3rd, 2018  |   Rachel Tepper, Operations Manager

    In the spirit of the "Humans of New York" photo series and social media phenomenon, Do Space has created a "Humans of Do Space" and "Made at Do Space" series to share the stories of our members, volunteers, and staff. What does Do Space empower them to 'DO'? Today we are pleased to introduce you to Dennis Holt. Dennis is a retired engineer who wrote us a lovely letter this summer about how Do...
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    Tuesday Tech Tip: How Much Data Do You Need?

    July 31st, 2018  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    Our smartphones are latched to us at all times and we constantly spend time online. From using applications to searching the web, we spend at least a few hours a day connected to the internet. But at what cost? While wifi becomes more and more accessible, using data is still the go-to for many people on the go. While some data plans are unlimited, many are restricted to 3-20 GB of data. When...
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    Join us for Girls Who Code 2018-2019!

    July 30th, 2018  |   Brie Alsbury, Community Learning Specialist

    Do Space is pleased to announce the launch of our Girls Who Code Club for the 2018-2019 school year! Are you a girl interested in coding? Creating apps? Designing video games? Interested in making an impact in the community with your awesome skills? Girls Who Code might just be for you! The Do Space Girls Who Code Club is in its third year now, and we not only help you learn to code but...
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    Start a New Career with Drones!

    July 26th, 2018  |   Ruth Williams, Community Learning Specialist

    In 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration released regulations for flying drones under 55 pounds. There are a lot of restrictions for these drones such as that your drone cannot exceed 100 miles per hour when in flight, but you can become a registered drone pilot at 16 years old! At just 16 years old, you could start a career with drones. Over 10,000 jobs with drones are expected to be...
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    Tuesday Tech Tip: What is Creative Commons

    July 24th, 2018  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    I take a lot of photos. I post most of them on Flickr. While I don't consider myself a "professional" photographer, more of a hobbiest, I have had a few paid gigs over the years and sometimes companies have wanted to use one of my photos in their product or in advertising. For this, I would expect to be paid. However, if you're just looking for a good illustration for your PowerPoint deck, and...
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