[thelist] career day presentation

Francis Marion francis.marion at sfroy.com
Tue May 8 11:39:50 CDT 2012

Yay! The Power of Programming!


On 2012-05-08, at 12:20 PM, Joel D Canfield wrote:

> Facts don't sell, emotion does.
> You know you love this stuff. Spend some time pondering why. What gives you
> an emotional buzz?
> I love creating something that didn't exist before. I love solving
> problems, finding answers, playing digital detective.
> I love making tools that help other people. When I spend a few minutes to
> make a tool that saves every person who uses it a few minutes, I love it.
> Kids at 9 or 10 years old are still dreamers enough to believe they can
> change the world.
> Show them that they can.
> joel

> On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 10:52 AM, Jeremy Weiss <eccentric.one at gmail.com>wrote:
>> I wasn't sure if this should be sent to TheList or TheChat, sorry if I
>> picked the wrong one.
>> I'm scheduled to speak to the fourth grade classes at my daughters'
>> school this Friday for career day. I really want to make programming
>> (and tech in general) look awesome. I have a general outline of how
>> I'm going to handle the presentation but I thought I'd check in here
>> and ask for suggestions of things I need to make sure I mention or
>> areas that I should avoid.
>> Thanks,
>> Jeremy

Francis Marion

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