Why A TriV Hackathon?

What is a Hackathon? A hackathon is a coding event that has become quite popular in the tech world.  This type of event involves gathering folks of various backgrounds and experiences who are interested in creating a game, app, device, or other project that involves technology based on some theme given for the event.  An…

What Are Fifth Wednesdays?

5th Wednesday Workday TriV started off with only one monthly session at the Dublin Library, growing a host at a time, each host adding another Wednesday session to TriV’s meetings.  There are only four Wednesdays a month, right?  Most of the time..however, there are a few months that have an additional fifth Wednesday, and on…

Meet The Mentor: Josephine Lam

Code Monkey Mentor Extraordinaire Written by: Jocelyn Combs and Valerie Freitas; Photo credit: Jocelyn Combs Josephine started attending TriValley CoderDojo meetings last summer. She was looking for coding classes for her sons, because they enjoyed computer games so much, but her family found the club instead, and since then they have never looked back. Although Josephine is…

Farewell to Special Friends

Volunteers Honored for Contributions Written by: Jocelyn Combs and Valerie Freitas Photo Credits: Jocelyn Combs, Chika Sekimoto, and Munish Matai In 2013, Jamie Heston, a Bay Area native and Hayward resident, was looking for a way for her two home-schooled sons, Ashton and Kaleb, to learn programming. She tried to teach them herself with discs…

New host in Wednesday Line Up – CallidusCloud

Joins TriV’s Family of Hosts Word gets around.  CallidusCloud contacted TriV about hosting sessions after an employee from one of our other hosts mentioned our activities.  CallidusCloud helped us fill a gap in our Wednesday line up and enables TriV to now provide weekly sessions! With multiple rooms for scheduled activities and a three screen audio-visual…

TriV’s One Room Clubhouse

One Room: Multiple Ages, Skill Levels, Topics TriV started in October 2013 with sessions in the single, large community room of the Dublin Library on the first Wednesday of each month conducting presenter-led sessions on a single topic.  While many children enjoyed the activities during this time, this format did not suit our existing resources and…

TriV Halloween Happenings

Costumed Coding Fun at Oracle October marks TriV’s second anniversary since its inception!  This year, TriV had its Halloween coding session on Oct. 28, 2015 at Oracle in Pleasanton.  We had our last Halloween celebration at Veeva’s previous smaller location, and this year we had a much larger crowd of costumed coders, but we had a tough…