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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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    Google Meet’s New Green Room

    February 15th, 2021  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    Google Meet added a cool new feature in sometime in the past few weeks, a Green Room just for you. Before you join a meeting in Google Meet you're presented with a screen that shows you what you look like on camera and tells you if anyone else is waiting for you. Unfortunately, this is a pretty small view of what your camera sees, and doesn't give you the obvious ability to change mics or...
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    Basics of 3D Design and Printing Infographics

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

    Over on Imgur BillieRuben has graciously provided three wonderful basic infographics for both 3D design and 3D printing. If you're new to this world you should definitely check these out. When you're done be sure to book some time in our 3D lab to apply your new...
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    Job hunting? Have you thought about your voicemail?

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

    Who makes phone calls these days? Well, someone looking to hire you might do just that. If you're someone who doesn't usually get a lot of calls but are also looking for a new job, when was the last time you thought about your voicemail greeting? Is it the system default? Or maybe you made a funny one for your friends a few years ago? Let's just say that you don't want to put off someone calling...
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