- 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.
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.
By Danielle Dynes
In addition to assigning small business clients to the Rich City Hackers, we thought we would challenge them with a fun multimedia assignment this week. The task was to create a one minute video that answers the question, "Who are you?" However, the students aren't allowed to show their face or any part of their body in the video.
While some students are still in the production phase, I want to share one outstanding finished piece. It was made by Christian Ramirez using motion, still images, and a poetic voiceover to answer the question with aplomb. After watching his video it's clear that Christian is a smart, creative, and ambitious person. I'm looking forward to seeing what our group does next.
By Christian Ramirez
I attended Danielle's clinic that was about SEO and I attended Darrin Wallace's also, which was based on Social Media. During Danielle's clinic I was able to learn how to set up my Website's Title, URL, and the Description that describes what the website is about. I learned that it is very important to know how to set up your SEO the right way to bring more attention to your site.
During Darrin's clinic on social media, I learned how far hashtags and comments go back, and that people actually see them and work with them. I learned how little simple things and skills can turn out to be very successful later on the future. I learned how much people view comments and hashtags. I found most of his information that he shared very useful. I really liked his presentation.
I think my favorite module that we did here in Hack The Hood would be module 6, Code Switching. I really liked that one because it describes how people really change when they are with different type of class of people, whether it is being in a professional level, hood level, or when you are with your family. You do not talk to your mother the same way you talk to your homeboy. You create respect for your parents because that is the way you were raised.
As you grow in your career you have to become more professional, because you have to stand up straight with confidence to leave a great impression of yourself. Code switching is important to daily life. You do not want to get stepped on by others because you do not fit in. I feel like everyone wants to fit in to society so they change their way of talking, walking, and to the last detail. I found this module very interesting.
We are a group of students focused on web design and development. This blog will give you a peek into our creative nest located in Richmond, CA.
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