Tuesday night was the kick off of the 2019 ISE Coding Garage. Nearly 50 students will be spending their summer developing mobile apps. Along the way, a slew of ISE interns and engineers will help guide them in their creations. As one student described it, the program is like an extended hackathon.
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The ISE Coding Garage is back! Soon I will be heading out to local high schools to recruit for our fifth summer. This year's ISE Coding Garage sessions will kick off on Tuesday, June 11th.
My morning routine typically involves browsing the front page of Reddit while I make breakfast. The other day instead of just dismissing the little popup at the bottom of the screen that always seems to get in the way, I actually read what it said. It read, “Open Reddit App.” Now, I’m not really a Reddit power user or anything. I’m really more of a lurker who likes to get news and info, so I didn’t feel I had any use for the app.
A few moments later I see a post about the new Marvel movie, Captain Marvel. Intrigued to know more, I went to IMDb and was promptly met with a banner at the top of my screen, prompting me to open this page in the IMDb app. Of course, I didn’t download the app. I had gotten the two pieces of information I wanted, and IMDb is not a site I go to often. But, it did make me think about why nearly every site we navigate to pushes us towards their app.
One of the many benefits of working at ISE is the diversity of projects our team members are working on. Whether it be a project for work or just some tinkering at home, the people at ISE have experience with a wide variety of tools.