Any Programmers/Coders in The Front Range Area of Colorado?

Are any of you or do any of you know of someone who works as a programmer / coder / whatever in the Denver, Boulder, or Colorado Springs area that we could schedule a job shadow for my son who is a freshman at Wheat Ridge High School in Wheat Ridge, Colorado?

He is most especially interested in being a gaming programmer (of course) but I think anyone who does programming would be a great experience for him at this stage. Thanks in advance!

The End of Eighth Grade

Ian has one more day at North Arvada Middle school. I’m shadowing him today at school he is currently in his ‘Advisement’ class which is kind of a free time thing. I’m in the office lying low, cruising under the radar. We have a session with his math teacher after school to make sure we’re caught up and ready to close out the year. This is the last of his seven classes we need to double-check on. Then he should be finished with Middle School and on to High School.

Does that send a chill down anyone else’s spine when you utter that phrase, “No, he is in High School now…”?

I’m in Denver, CO!

I’m here with Ian at his Grandparent’s house for the Thursday wedding of the flowergirl from Audrey and my wedding in 1997. Katie is now a college edumificated woman off on her own teaching school in Alaska. I’ll be returning to Nevada on Sunday while Ian will be here until the first week in August. Do I miss 114°F+ temperatures in southern Nevada? Not one freakin’ bit. [It was 115.6°F today.]

Thus far, we’ve been to the Leonardo daVinci exhibit, Da Vinci Machines, and got to see my fellow Anthro gradual school alumni, Claudia Woodman for the first time in like, three years. Hi Claudia!

The Beatings Will Continue…

Another day, another increment completed on the skill assessment for the start of Ian’s school year. Occasionally he seems a bit miffed that these are things he studied last year. “Well, buddy, that’s the idea. You’re supposed to know this.” “Well, if you know I know this and Mr. C. knows I know this, what’s the point?” “This just shows other people that Mr. C. and you are doing a good job.” “If they want to know how smart I am, all they have to do is listen to me. Then they’ll know.”

And, he’s pretty much right.

Morale is already improving.