Friday, 9 September 2016

How to make a fresh ubuntu install able to detect wireless connections.

After struggling for four hours with this , I  now have a solution.I hope this saves someone.

Now if you have just installed Ubuntu and are not able to see your available wireless connections the following helped me;

  1. Connect to the network through an Ethernet cable. You can actually USB tether to your phone.
  2. Then run the following commands. 
        1. sudo apt-get update 
        2. sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source                    
  3. Disconnect your Ethernet and the wireless connections should be visible now.

Friday, 12 August 2016

The hour of code 2015 at st.Lawrence University by AdaTrait

The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. The Computer Science Education Week happens between December 5-11, but you can host an Hour of Code all year round. On 19th December 2015 ,Adatrait a startup I founded organised an hour of code event st.Lawrence university aimed at introducing coding to girls from all fields to programming in one hour.

For preparation , a group of six students offering IT and computer science were trained in a java script course from code academy to teach and coach on the day of the event for inspiration to the attendees.

The training took two hours of students doing a JavaScript tutorial from code academy.At the end of the day, students were so happy and we had interviews with the Lawrence campus TV with the students. 

All students who were able to finish their assignments were awarded certificates of participation in the hour of code. They were given standard certificates from hour of code international.

The students also received swag like  Adatrait branded stickers and pens , hour of code branded stickers and trainers received Adatrait branded T-shirts.

Adatrait intends to make this event annual to join the world in celebrating the computer science week.

A big shout out to Atong AkueinClemance Patayo ,  Isabella muhumuza and Kevin Janvier for making this happen.

These were the achievements and celebrations of the hour of code 2015 at st.Lawrence University.

Friday, 1 April 2016

The first time I taught code

I do not know how I came to terms with this whole thought of teaching people how to write ruby code. My very first time to teach some code ; I did it at Thoughtworks during one of the ruby fridays but honestly I dint enjoy it. Now this thought comes am thinking let me do this once more. Below was our info session where we got a big number of attendees. We were so encouraged.

Then  the sessions began . I taught for five days. Teaching ruby basics from syntax to object oriented programming and also Sinatra a light weight ruby based web framework. I just noticed after the camp that I taught naturally because i was passionate about what I was teaching . Below was one of my sessions where I was teaching object oriented programming with ruby.

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