This week’s to-do list (December 9th-12th 2013)
We got a lot of stuff to do this week, including the Treasure Island installation (yay!)
- Discuss the next community interaction/outreach/teach-in meeting. What do we want to talk about? How are we going to recruit the next Digital Stewards?
- Get those Partner site licenses signed!!
- Bring inventory for Treasure Island Installation to Hicks st.
- STREET TEAM:Finish the NY Resiliency meeting and begin edciting the Ethernet how-to videos.
- Tiwan goes to the Brooklyn Workforce Innovation orientation?
- RHI Staff meeting at 1:30pm
- Review and finish RHI WiFi map work.
- The Treasure Island Storage Install.
- Attend the meeting on the Future of Education from 5-6pm at PS 15?
- Also attend the Alex House Holiday party at 6pm?
- Review status of partner contracts.
- Discuss the types of apps and websites that need to be added to redhookwifi.org
- Create promotional cards for the bus app. It has to go on a bit.ly site.
Other things to-do:
- Finish that RHI WiFi map!!
- Finish some work on codeacademy.com
Things to do this week (on the first week of December)
We have a whole bunch of things to do this week. Here it goes:
- Weekly agenda meeting.
- Tiwan, Larry, Anthony, and Nigel have an appointment with Stephanie Crowling.
- A visitor at 1pm?
Tuesday (at Ferris) :
- Tiwan, Anthony, and Nigel have an Brooklyn Workforce Innovation orientation at 10am.
- Do some installation at the Added Value Farm.
- Nigel and Anthony have a meeting with nPower at 11am.
- Making lots of postcards for Baked.
- Check/visit Sovereign/Santander bank to see if there’s a signal outside.
- Do an installation at Treasure Island storage.
- Do an installation at Treasure Island, if it’s not finished by then.
Other things to do: Make a map nodes we want to install at (stay tuned for that!), learn some more stuff at Code Academy, Have our partners sign the Key Provisions of license for our network.
Nigel Taylor Johnson is a hard working willing to learn new things. and every enthusiastic about getting things done, can get distracted and really need to be doing something can get lazy if sitting down to long, smart cool kid,also have a bright future. if you put any objective in his way he will attempt to accomplish them.
Job response Rob
The reason you should hire me is because im a dedicated worker i get done what i need to get done always thinking of different ways to solve problems.Furthermore I’m a fairly quick learner and always looking to learn new ways to deal with different situations.
This week (11/25-27)
This week will be very short,busy, and fun with all of the parties we’re going to. Treasure Island finally decided to let us install in their building (yay!!).
- Our weekly agenda meeting.
- Attend the Red Hook Innovations meeting at PS 15 at 6:30-8pm
- Survey Treasure Island and Added Value farm. Make plans for installation.
- Have a Thanksgiving feast at the RHI potluck dinner from 1:30-3:30pm.
- Have another Thanksgiving dinner (this time, it’s for the community) at RHI at 5:30pm
- Make posters for Baked.
- Have an end-of-week and next-week’s-plans meeting.
Thursday and Friday: Happy Thanksgiving, we’re OFF! Time to stuff our faces and go shopping on Black Friday.
For my next and future paying jobs, I would highlight these things:
Experiences that I currently have: Administrative, customer service, data entry, HTML and CSS, editing, social media profile and blog moderation, sales.
Skills that I have: Microsoft Word, motivated, reliable, independent/self-starter, flexible, creative, a team player.
What I might bring to the next job that I have: All of the skills and experiences mentioned above, plus my professionalism and willingness to learn and explore new skills.
If you had a to write a reference for yourself, for
Tiwan Burrus is a great motivated reliable employee. He works well with others to get task done, taking on leadership roles to help keep things on track. Tiwan also works well independently, approaching and analyzing the task at hand creating steps to get work completed. He pays attention to detail and is quite a fast learner; he has shown great ability to adapt to new things. Tiwan is also a great listener as well as critique. He takes notes to make sure he understands and remembers what needs to be done. He gives great feedback and takes criticisms positively to make things better. Tiwan Burrus would be great asset to your company… .
question from: amaris smith
a reference for myself i would have for the next job is that I’m a very on time person and when I’m independent i work harder and i bring a good vibe to my peers that i work with.
This week’s very long to-do
Whew! we’re going to be very busy this week. Here’s all the things we’re going to do:
Agenda meeting, plus some video editing on crimping cables, Heisman, and the NY resiliency meeting
- Shoot individual interviews and tour Red Hook WiFi coverage with Mei Mei from NYU.
- NY resiliency participatory budgeting meeting at the Miccio center, 7-8pm
- App design and splash page ideas with Georgia
- Promise of Civic Innovation event at Canal Street (Manhattan) 6-8:30pm (Tiwan, Rob, and whoever wants to go)
- Meeting with Scott Treesdale from Communities using Tech for Health, Safety, and Development at 1pm
- Weekly wrap-up and deliverables.
We meet every Monday at Ferris St and at the RHI Hicks st building Tuedsays through Thrusdays.
Visit to Per Scholas
Yesterday, we visited Per Scholas in the Bronx. It’s a local nonprofit that helps lower-income and unemployed individuals get jobs in the IT Industry. Kelly Richardson, Vice President of Program Operations, gave us a tour of the school. We saw the computer labs, the A+ certification classes in progress, and people learning how to do technical support by taking apart computers. We then talked to Kelly about our work and Red Hook Initiative as an organization. We learned a lot about the program and the admissions process. It mainly offers a 15-week (three-and-a-half month) IT certification course that is VERY rigid and strict. They have a zero-tolerance lateness and absence policy for the first three weeks, meaning that you cannot be late or absent for ANY reason. If you are, then you’re kicked out of that class and have to wait for the next one to begin (which is three months). The dress code is business casual and formal, meaning that you can’t wear any sneakers, hats, or jeans, you have to look professional. They really push these students professionally and in life because they also have professional development courses such as how to market and brand yourself to get a job, how to act at the workplace, and how to budget your money. After graduation, the future looks bright because almost 90% of grads get jobs in their first year. They also have alumni classes to learn more skills and get more certifications such as software testing and Cisco certificate courses. I don’t know about me, but this would be a great program for someone who is hungry for more technological skills and wants a job in the IT industry.