Dev Catalyst Students Are San Francisco Bound!

Dev Catalyst Students Are San Francisco Bound!

Dev Catalyst is rooted in developing student coders who are marketable in today’s workforce and we offer three high school competition categories: Hardware Development, Novice Web Development, and Data Development. Over two hundred students submitted competition entries this year alone. Eighty students were named code leaders and invited to celebrate at Awardaganza hosted at theCO.

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CO.STARTERS Spotlight: Trista Havner

CO.STARTERS Spotlight: Trista Havner

Chances are if you can dream it, Trista Havner can make it. As the owner of Hub City Love, she makes a business out of rescuing forgotten treasures and returning them to their former glory. “No piece of wood, old window, canvas, or even t-shirt is safe with me,” says Trista. If it will hold still, you can pretty much bet she is going to paint it.


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A Recap of 2018 from theCO

A Recap of 2018 from theCO

It’s time again to reflect on all the goings on from the past year at theCO!  Last year we saw some impressive growth from many of our members’ businesses, and this year we tried to take a page out of their business strategy books. We have tripled the size of our team in 2018, adding many new positions and expanding theCO in some amazing ways.

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Board Member Spotlight: Ben Harris

Board Member Spotlight: Ben Harris

There’s kind of an infamous group of five at theCO, a couple of which share the name Ben, but mostly they’re people who had a hand in the opening of theCO. We call them CO:founders.

Ben Harris, COO of theCO, is also a CO:founder, and has been an integral part of theCO’s function and operation since the beginning.

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CO:hack at theCO

CO:hack at theCO

Jackson will see it’s first ever Hackathon starting in August, and theCO is excited to host it. But you may be thinking, what is a Hackathon? A Hackathon is pulled together from the words “hack” and “marathon” and typically last several days while people, in this case developers, designers, entrepreneurs, and engineers, meet to collaborate on computer programming. This Hackathon will be an entire weekend event, lasting from Friday, January 18th at 6pm to Sunday, January 19th to 7:30pm with the theme being “It’s Always Been Done This Way” in an effort to encourage hackers to use their ingenuity and creativity to come up with new and improved tech solutions to old problems.

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CO:bots At Brentwood Tournament

CO:bots At Brentwood Tournament

Anyone who stays late at theCO on Thursday nights knows all about the stream of kids carrying robotics equipment to the event space. These students are a part of the CO:bots Meetup hosted by theCO, in partnership with Vex Robotics, and come to practice their skills.

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CO:working Spaces and How To Explain Them

CO:working Spaces and How To Explain Them

If you ask anyone at theCO what the hardest part of their job is, most would likely answer, “explaining theCO to people who have no idea what it is.” Even though that seems trivial, coworking spaces are relatively new, especially to the United States. It wasn’t until 2005 that Brad Neuberg named and created the San Francisco Coworking Space, and even then, the idea wasn’t popular. It took a few months for people to catch on and utilize the space. Now there are just shy of 4,600 coworking spaces in the United States, and still it can be a hard concept to explain.

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Dev Catalyst Students at theCOtoberfest

Dev Catalyst Students at theCOtoberfest

theCO held its fourth annual theCOtoberfest at the end of October. The event featured a Fortune 500 Teller Booth, Maker Demos, CO:bots students, and the CO.STARTERS Showcase. But the booth that seemed to have the most traffic was the Raspberry Pi(e) Booth set up by Dev Catalyst. Throughout the day, kids of all ages entertained themselves by practicing their coding skills and interacting with Raspberry Pis.

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