Go Hack Something - Where Education and Technology Meet

Go Hack Something - Where Education and Technology Meet

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A unique podcast focusing on technology education for kids and adults.


21: Ordering Supplies From China Resellers
Dec 24, 2018 • 18 min
Today Will discusses how to avoid issues when purchasing from resellers on eBay. Lessons learned derived from a few recent transactions. Takeaways: Plan ahead, can easily take 5 to 12 weeks Always order more than one item If you need a larger quantity,…
20: Mentoring College Students
Dec 17, 2018 • 26 min
In this episode Will provides an update on the current Hack Sioux Falls project. Also shared is some insight and advice Will provided to a college student curious about what he should be doing now to be better setup for after graduation. Key steps to take…
19: My Twitter Bot
Dec 10, 2018 • 24 min
Will announces another Hack Sioux Falls and the theme for it as kids are now settled back into school.
18: Being an Online Content Provider
Dec 3, 2018 • 35 min
It was quite a busy summer. Will provides a brief update on what he has been up to and how some recent events went. Also in this episode Will explains his experiences being a content creator and sharing training course online.
17: My 3D Printer
Sep 10, 2018 • 30 min
All the kids are now back in school so Will is back to tinkering and sharing some fun and interesting projects. This week Will shares his experiences and take-aways regarding 3D Printing: Device(s) he uses How they work What you can actually print Current…
16: Don’t Pitch it, Fix it
Aug 13, 2018 • 29 min
Summer is winding down and Will reflects back on some of the great events that took place over the last few months.
15: The Future Is Code
Aug 6, 2018 • 42 min
Ross is finally back (if only for an episode) and brings with him a topic he has been focusing on a lot lately. Will shares his lessons and experience with keeping code from past projects for future use. Learning to ‘code’ is the on the top of many career…
14: IOT Temperature Control Project
Jul 30, 2018 • 25 min
Will shares his experience with building IOT devices for monitoring and controlling devices around his home as well as the parts and processes to build some of your own. The particular project discussed in this episode is a temperature control module that…
13: Hack Sioux Falls Project Wraps Up
Jul 23, 2018 • 30 min
This week Will discusses wrapping up the Hack Sioux Falls Project, lessons learned, project outcomes, and plans for future events. Also, this last week was the first event partnering with the Sioux Falls School District. Cyber Patriot Camp where 6…
12: Our Summer Gaming Bootcamp Re-capd
Jul 16, 2018 • 27 min
Ross is out yet again but Will has more details about exciting the Gaming Bootcamp events happening around Sioux Falls and the state. Native American Gaming Bootcamp: 3-day camps and free Funded by AT&T, huge thanks to them Have six planned around the…
11: GenCyber Girls in CybHER Security Camp
Jul 9, 2018 • 28 min
Just Will this week providing an update on wrapping up the Hack Sioux Falls Event that kicked off a few months ago. He also shares a couple other great regional events that took place. One being the GenCyber camp at DSU in Madison SD: the largest GenCyber…
10: SFC Coding Club
Jun 11, 2018 • 37 min
A local Sioux Falls School requests some additional STEM activities and Will delivers. The SFC Coding Club was born. http://sfc-games.sdgamingbootcamp.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTA02T5gsVo Will & Ross also discuss content and course distribution…
9: Teaching Junior Achievement
Jun 4, 2018 • 32 min
Will brings you another solo episode while Ross is still out on ‘assignment’. He spent the last week co-teaching a Junior Achievement course called “JA Be Entrepreneurial”. The course was made up of six different assignments that helped the students…
8: Where and how to buy electronic supplies
May 28, 2018 • 25 min
Will discusses where to purchase all the electronic supplies he mentions on the show as well as address some questions about cost and things to look out for. He also recaps how the local hosted event for Arduino Day 2018 went. When purchasing electronic…
7: How NOT to apply for an internship
May 21, 2018 • 19 min
While Ross is out, Will digs up an old email that got him thinking about a great topic for an episode. In this episode Will goes over the experience he had with regards to the email conversation and disbelief (for lack of a better term) of the whole…
6: Girls Breaker Day
May 14, 2018 • 52 min
In the Sioux Falls area and have a daughter? Will has a great event planned for May 26th from 10am-3pm and we talk about all the details on today’s episode as well as why and how it got started. We geek out a little bit about backup solutions at the…
5: Arduino Day 2018 - Hack Sioux Falls Edition
May 7, 2018 • 16 min
Would you like to learn about the Arduino platform? Check out Arduino Day 2018 on May 12 for a worldwide celebration of Arduino. Our event will be hosted in Sioux Falls, SD and will be lead by our Hack Sioux Falls kids.
4: Cedar Falls has a Makerspace
Apr 30, 2018 • 45 min
Will takes a trip to Cedar Falls IA and makes an interesting discovery while Ross stays back and takes a 2 week trip down memory lane.
3: Expectations for ‘Hack Sioux Falls’
Apr 23, 2018 • 45 min
In this episode, Will discusses his expectations and hopes for an upcoming summer event he is hosting. Hack Sioux Falls is an event for teaching kids about electronics, embedded technology, and engineering. The event is 90 days long, open to kids ages 9…
2: Teaching 130 8th Grade Girls About Electronics
Apr 16, 2018 • 36 min
Will gets invited to put together some activities for a local Women in Science event. The event consisted of 130 girls from 6 local schools and resulted in some great exposure to technology for everyone involved. Takeaway Lessons from the event: We need…
1: When Should Kids Learn to Program
Apr 9, 2018 • 30 min
Is it really ever too early? We talk about when the best time is for kids to start programming. In this episode, we lightly touch on some resources that can be used to get started as well as what is really required for hardware. We will go much more into…
Seriously. We’re Not Going to Edit this Podcast
Apr 8, 2018 • 0 min
Would you rather us spend our time finding fun and interesting things to tinker with, or would you rather have a flawless podcast? We thought so.
How Do People Find Us
Apr 7, 2018 • 0 min
You’re already here so you did it. We also have other ways to contact us and follow along. You can learn them here.
Are We Going to Edit this Podcast
Apr 6, 2018 • 0 min
Nobody is perfect. We don’t expect our podcast to be either and neither should you. We just want to share fun and interesting tech.
How Long Should This Podcast Be
Apr 5, 2018 • 0 min
We want to be sure we get to the point and get on with the show.
What Ross Thinks We Should Talk About
Apr 4, 2018 • 0 min
Ross briefly describes what he is interested in talking about and digging into with this podcast.
What Will Thinks We Should Talk About
Apr 3, 2018 • 0 min
Will briefly describes what he is interested in talking about and digging into with this podcast.
Are We Going to have Guests
Apr 2, 2018 • 0 min
The best way to learn is by talking to others that have more experience than you. Of course we are going to have guests.
How We Will Get People to Listen
Apr 1, 2018 • 0 min
We want to make sure we have people listen, but how will we do that?
Should Anyone Not Listen
Apr 1, 2018 • 0 min
We want to make sure the content we share is easily digestable. The more people who enjoy are content the better.
Who Should Listen to this Podcast
Apr 1, 2018 • 2 min
We briefly chat about who should listen to this podcast.
Introduction to the … show
Apr 1, 2018 • 23 min
We know we want to do a show, but at this point, we don’t even have a name. We just like technology and want others to like it the same way we do.