Hack the Hood has impacted my life in a few different ways. I met new people, learned multiple computer skills, and can be able to use those computer skills to apply for a job and be successful in the future. Most jobs require computer skills since computers are replacing people’s job roles. So the best way that Hack the Hood impacted my life is that now that I have more computer skills, it will be easier for me to apply for a job in the future.
What a great experience I had visiting Pandora. Pandora open their doors for Hack The Hood. I had a great experience because I’ve never been there and I use Pandora a lot. It was cool learning all about of the different types of work at Pandora, meeting people who do that work and learning what they do in order keep the company running. I also learned that in Pandora you can submit your own song and don’t need to have a big record deal. I think this is really cool because then unknown artists can get their music heard.
By Tiffaney Allen
Hack the Hood impacted my life in various ways. It taught me more about web design. Hack the Hood taught me the essentials of web design other than just the basics. I met a lot of new people who were surprisingly cool and easy to get along with. I learned a lot from the clinics we did and i’ll take that away from the program. We had awesome instructors who helped us whenever we needed help and as much as they could. I really enjoyed the program and I would encourage other people to sign up for it, it’s a pretty cool experience.
Hack the Hood shot me in the face it impacted me so much, I really think Hack The Hood saved my summer because I had nothing going on before I started Hack The Hood. I was looking for a job and got stuck babysitting a lot. I barely had any time to hang out with friends. As soon as we started I was given more time to do more things such as play football. My family also trust me more because I’m gaining independence and maturing quite well. We learned more than designing websites such as photography, time management, project management, and even marketing and social media. Then there were the “co-workers” who were quite AMAZING! They were comforting, very social, and could never stop talking!
Donnell I found the process of making the app very strenuous and extremely fun I got a chance to work with the great people in my class. And although we did not win it was fun working on the app together. I think we would have been able to win if we were able to send our app to everyone. In all it was a very eye-opening experience.
Stephen My experience was very interesting. I enjoyed making an app on shoes. I thought that the idea that was brought up about shoes was a great idea. I feel like it was a success. I also really like the app. This opportunity showed how we were able to work together.
Zaul The process of making this app was very difficult, the whole process of learning about a new app on In Vision was very, very frustrating. I felt that we should have went at it in a different direction and I wished that we were able to share our app with everyone.
Tiffaney My experience making an app was fun although it was very difficult. It was fun working with my group and we all helped each other when help was needed. I feel that if we continue working on it a little more our app could be a successful working mobile app. This opportunity helped me see how working with others shouldn't be all about games .
Joshmahl I enjoyed working on this app and hope it progresses. Writing on this app was taken on by me, and I also helped draw some sketches. This experience was fun and was not too difficult. I enjoyed working on this project/app ShoeTo because I like comfortability and style. Lastly this project showed me that I would have to be more responsible for time spent on sections to even things out.
The process of making our maze game was an very interesting experience. As the designer and programmer it was difficult at first, but when you get the hang out it, it gets easier. It was very time consuming, and frustrating because you have to keep track of making and naming each image. -Tearra
As the designer I was the one who made the logo which was very easy. But you have to be very creative. Knowing that this was a group challenge I tried to come up with something that the group would like. -Estalin
As the writer I wrote all text that appeared in the game which wasn’t much, because the game was so simple. I also came up with the name aMAZEing for the name of the game. -Marshayla
As the manager I made sure everyone was doing their roles. I would check and put my opinion, and check in to make sure everyone is doing their work. -Jose
As the tester I would text the game to make sure there wasn't any glitches. I would also try to help where needed. -David
Now for YouTube, if you're the type of person that visualizes things like me you can search up videos and find what you need. The only thing I wish though is that YouTube had something similar to the loading dinosaur because my phone loves to take up that hour of loading a video.
What I learned from the SEO clinic is what SEO means and what it does. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization and is used to rank a certain website higher than another. This makes it so that the page you want to be noticed most will be most likely to be seen more from the keywords that are used. It is also what makes up the description and URL when looking up anything in a search engine.
For the Project Management clinic I would say that I learned how to plan and manage my time using web maps. With the help of the website mindmeister.com which is also an app I learned a cool, fun and easy way to plan things out. Though I wouldn't say that it will really help me through other activities through life.
When I got to the ryse center, I was shy to meet with everyone who already started to come to hack the hood, because I came on the second day of hack the hood. After a couple days, I started to make friends at hack the hood, such as Marc, Donnel, Zaul, David, Ratrail, Jennifer, etc. I didn’t think I was going to make money by making websites, that weren’t really that hard to make. I know that after the bootcamp, we might not talk to each other for a while, but we will always remember each other having fun and helping each other out with tasks that would be difficult by our self. After I finish the bootcamp, I would continue making websites for small business, such as my dad’s business and people who want websites. I’m also planning on come back to the RYSE center, just to hang out and chill. I'll probably bring some more friends of mine to RYSE, so they can recognize how awesome RYSE is.
HTH let me know that your prayers do get answered. I love the fact that everyone here is someone you can look to, they all give you strength when walking through and help you to keep on going. I like HTH, and I wanna grow to love HTH. This is an experience you keep for life most definitely. I promise that the stipend isn't even the best thing, it's the experience and the pizza. I love how you make it so simple and easy, and responsible for kids our age, you get to the point and it all works out in the end.
- My role was the manager. I was in charge of what all of our roles were and how we stayed on task. It was fun working together we all were on task except for one, but we got through it. Everyone knew what they were supposed to do, and we got everything done especially in a small amount of time.
- My role in the team was to be the designer, I was responsible for making the logo which was pretty exciting. I had some struggle in the beginning because I was confused about how to customize the logo. I picked up some images off from Google and I messed around with them on Google Drawing. Everyone loved the logo, it brought so much personality to the app. I also helped around on designing the app, and had a great time collaborating with the group.
Hack the hood impacted my by introducing me to new people that I thought I never meet before a day in my life I always love and cherish the people I met here at the ryse. I have learned a lot of many different things while here at the ryse center I have meet alot of strange characters.
After messing around I found so much in me that I didn't know I had in me. I won a website design challenge. We had to re-design the website for The Ryse Center and mine came out one of the best. I also won the 60 second video challenge where we had to talk about ourselves for 60 seconds without showing our faces. There is so many ways that Hack The Hood impacted my life! I would love to keep working here at Hack the Hood because it is changing my life around and now I'm finding myself, I am finding what I am really about. I see my future from a different angle now. I'm thankful for everything that Hack The Hood has done for me.
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