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…

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…

Minecraft Modding Still Popular

Minecraft Modding Resources Despite being bought by Microsoft, Minecraft’s popularity is still strong and interest in modifying or “modding” this game still high.  Modding involves either making small changes to the original source code of Minecraft on the client or player side (some call this “jar hacking”) or creating small programs that are added to it…

Expanding Your Horizons Conference Registration Open

  Check Expanding Your Horizon Sites in the Bay Area Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is an annual conference specially designed for 6th through 9th grade girls to encourage them to consider education and career options in science and mathematics. About 300 girls from the Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, Sunol, and San Ramon school districts attend. Girls…

Microcontroller Fun with Tessel

  What Are Microcontrollers? Microcontrollers are small computers that take inputs from our physical world through various sensors and uses that information to control or trigger other actions.  They are often embedded in the products we use everyday and with wireless communications and the capabilities of the Internet, they can be used to to interact with…