So, I went to the Tech Crawl today at the Haymarket in Lincoln. I wanted to see if there were any local companies that would be interested in encouraging local programming students by offering some “loot” for when the students level up. I left “loot” pretty nebulous. Swag is nice, but a chance to do an internship or something else creative is cool.
Anyway, I was putting together a little flyer to hand out along with some of the game documents and I had an embarrassing number of typos in it. Truly horrendous stuff: misspellings, missing words, subject-verb agreement problems. Wrote it up and printed it off without a single proofread.
The good news is that I had some really positive responses to what we are doing. The bad news is that they will be reading that terrible flyer.
If anyone who read that is also reading this. I’m sorry. I’m so, so sorry.
If you want to download the program that grabs the spreadsheet, creates the leaderboards and uploads them, you can find it here.
I didn’t get a chance to talk to you at NETA, but I love the idea of “gamifying” my 7-8 TV Broadcasting class! It’s a tough class to keep students motivated (as we are constantly producing a daily news program). I’m not a programmer, so I’m probably going to be going “Class Badges” or something similar…I will probably be borrowing a lot of your ideas this summer while I get this started for next fall. If you have any other ideas, please let me know! Thanks!!