So I've been asked to do a guest post for Amy's blog. Well, not so much a "guest post" as it is an explanation as to why Amy hasn't been able to create her regular posts in a timely manner. So here goes.
Lemme tell you about a thing called Geek Squad Academy! Geek Squad Academy is a community outreach program that's near and dear to my heart, providing inspiration for boys and girls ages 8-18 to pursue various technical fields such as programming, robotics, photography, animation, and good digital citizenship. It started out with a week-long camp in Chicago back in the summer of 2007, and has since expanded not only nationwide but has also gone from being a summer event to a program that runs throughout the year. I have been involved with the program in one way or another from instructing a class on how to shoot and edit video at my first camp in 2010 to administering a total of 20 camps over two summers nationwide in 2011 and 2012.
|PC Basics class, with Girl Scouts of Northern California - 2010|
|Trust me, folks. I'm a professional.|
So there you have it. This year we're doing several camps across the country, and if there's one near you I wholeheartedly invite your kids to check it out!
(NOTE: The opinions and views expressed in this post are solely my own, and do not reflect those of my employer - Best Buy. Furthermore, I was not compensated in any way by Best Buy or The Geek Squad to create this post - being chosen to participate in this epic program is its own reward.)