Today marked my first-ever official Take Your Kids to Work Day at GrapeCity, and it was a resounding success! Thanks mostly to the efforts of Wijmo product manager Chris Bannon and our HR rep Maria DiDomenico (along with a few I'm sure I missed), we introduced the younger GrapeCity set to the fun of coding online.
An Hour of Code
Drawing 8-Bit Art
In the afternoon, we moved on to 8-bit drawing at the excellent site https://make8bitart.com/. While Minecraft Madness hasn't struck our house yet, I have a special fondness for 8-bit drawing; my first computer program was creating a picture of a fishbowl on a Commodore 64. (That was in 1988.) On the big screen: Web designer Tim, as rendered by his daughter. Eliza went with her standby: Everyone loves a butterfly. I opted for drawing a picture of her: It's an uncanny likeness, to be sure. As I write this back at my desk, she's poring over Elsa's every move on the iPad. I'm thrilled for her to have found a new game, and even more thrilled that it lays the groundwork for the fundamentals of code. The GrapeCity team of today and tomorrow! Onward, Genius Generation!