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    Need to give a presentation? Practice makes perfect.

    April 5th, 2021  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    For more than two decades now I've been delivering but live and online presentations. Many times, a presentation has been a part of job interviews that I've had. While not everyone has that much public speaking experience as I do, you may find yourself required to give a short presentation as part of a job interview or business meeting one day. Like with any new skill, practice in vital. Did...
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    How to Blur Your Background

    March 29th, 2021  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    Have you ever attended an online presentation or meeting where one of the speakers has a blurred background? Is that something you'd like to do? Well here's the settings you need to know about to accomplish this in several of the more popular platforms: Zoom Before the call: Settings | Select Backgrounds and Filters | Choose blur option located under the Virtual Backgrounds menu ...
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    Learn the Basics of our 3D Lab on YouTube

    March 22nd, 2021  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    Wondering if you've got the chops to use any of our 3D Lab equipment? Well, yes, of course you do. But first you might want to take some time to peruse the manuals we've made available in the lab. If you're more of a visual learner, we've got a brand new "Basic 3D Lab Skills" YouTube playlist. Right now there's just three videos but keep coming back through the summer as we plan on adding more....
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    Learning to Code with Kid Coders

    March 19th, 2021  |   Allison Bartlett

    Do Space is thrilled to announce that the Gilbert C. Swanson Foundation, Inc. has awarded our Kid Coders program a generous grant in support of all 2021 sessions, helping us to keep classes free and open to all. On behalf of the kids of Do Space, thank you! Since June 2017, our free Kid Coders program has fostered interest in coding and computer science in over a thousand Omaha kids aged 6 to...
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    Google Meet Tips & Tricks

    March 16th, 2021  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    If you're one of the many people not using Zoom, but Google Meet instead, you may not be as aware of all of the features Google's platform has available. But you're in luck as the folks over at the Fireflies Blog have a great list of tips, tricks, and features you can take advantage of right now. These include: How to Control the Video Layout Live Captions & Transcriptions How...
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    #MakersGonnaMake Projects Now Available in Our 3D Lab

    March 15th, 2021  |   Brie Alsbury, Community Learning Specialist

    Are you bored in the house? Tired of feeding your sourdough starter? Looking to safely social distance, but still do something fun? Have you ever wanted to use our 3D Lab, but aren't sure what to make? We now have a fix for your boredom. Introducing #MakersGonnaMake! #MakersGonnaMake are projects that you come in and do in our 3D Lab here at Do Space. We're providing the instructions...
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    10 Tips for Using Zoom like a PRO

    March 8th, 2021  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfDO50TP7fY From the folks at AppSumo: If you’re like most of us right now, you’ve probably used Zoom WAAAAY more than you ever thought you would. Zoom is the tool everyone is using right now and many of us are first-timers. We’re giving you a quick rundown to show you some secret tips and tricks that’ll turn you into Zoom pro. ☑️ Use Zoom Like...
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    How to explain a COVID-gap in your resume

    March 1st, 2021  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    Many folks looking for work today are doing so because of a COVID-related job loss. When interviewers see a significant gap in an applicant's work history, they're likely to ask for an explanation. Over at LinkedIn, News Editor Riva Gold has some basic advice for just this situation: Be transparent and open about any breaks in your work history resulting from the pandemic. Employers will...
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    Family Rooms Will Open on March 1st!

    February 24th, 2021  |   Rachel Drietz, Operations Manager

    We are excited to announce that our family rooms will be open to the public again starting on March 1st, on a reservation basis. This includes our Active Learning Lab and our Littles Lab which both have room for your family to spread out, fun and age appropriate games and tech kits, along with laptops and iPads available for checkout. The rooms will be available to reserve in half hour time slots...
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    Tips for Using Our Ring Light

    February 22nd, 2021  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    Our virtual interview lab includes a ring light to help you look your best during your next interview or meeting. However, just sitting down and turning it on may not be enough. If you'd like to fine tune you're appearance be sure to check out these tips courtesy of the folks from Logitech: Consider the light intensity Consider the "temperature" of the light Consider the distance of...
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