And... it was Earth Day and apparently my blog was featured on the top page of developerWorks!
But, I missed it all! I spent the day with Grant Hutchison teaching a grade 7 class about investing, saving, and finance: "Junior Achievement - Dollars & Sense". I've been a volunteer for Junior Achievement for a few years and like the fact that IBM has teamed with Junior Achievement to educate the future generation!
The material is amazing and the kids were very engaged in the new concepts they were learning. JA has ensured that the curriculum is very interactive which is a great way for kids to learn. For example, the last thing we did yesterday was an investment game. Everyone in the room was pumped and enjoying the game! Fun all around!
Speaking of interactive learning.... I'm going to remind you of two that you should consider:
- DB2 9.7 Overview webcast (Chat with the Lab) on May 6, 11:30 AM ET where people will be able to get additional details about the new release. Be sure to register for this webcast.
- If you or someone you know needs to learn DB2... or if you like to volunteer to teach high school students, you need to check out the DB2 games.IBM DB2 Detective GameGetting started with DB2 9 and SQL can be easy with this new interactive game. Using an crime investigation theme, this introductory level game teaches relational database concepts and shows how technology can be applied to solving real-life problems.IBM DB2 Business GamePut your DB2 and SQL skills to the test with this intermediate level game! Jump into a “run your own business” scenario, where your company’s future depends on a key report needed to secure funds for a critical upgrade. Play the game and you may be ready to transfer your skills into action!
Pass the word by teaching!