Summit Summer Camps

Looking for positive, educational, and fun experiences for your child? Summit Schools has released their summer camp booklet. They offer academic camps; themed camps focusing on STEM, art, math, science, coding, cooking and more; and healthy life & recreation camps that include swimming and splash pad time. NEW this year: full-day Iowa Adventure Camp for grades 4-6, coding for grades K-2 in partnership with ISU Extension & Outreach, and Maker camps.  For more information, click on the flyer  below.


Running Agile at Home

The Eastern Iowa Agile group is inviting parents and students to their February 16 meeting to learn about Running Agile at Home.  Fundamentally, Agile isn’t about software development or even product development in general. It’s about being human and doing work, regardless of how big the humans are or what the work is. Come learn how Agile principles can be applied at home for chores, schoolwork, and other projects. Discover how to derive an Agile process uniquely tailored for your home rather than just trying to apply the process you use at work (hint: your family doesn’t need a full-time ScrumMaster!).  To RSVP for the free event, go to their website.  Even if you don’t RSVP you are welcome to join!

February 16, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Trapeze Group, 5265 Rockwell Drive NE, Cedar Rapids, IA.

What is Agile? Agile is a methodology for software and product development that builds incrementally from the start of the project.  It provides a tangible way to monitor progress while providing flexibility to adapt as requirements become refined or adjusted during the project.  Agile approaches help teams respond to unpredictability and, through continuous feedback, deliver product that is closer aligned to the needs of the customer.

Richard Lawrence is co-owner of Agile For All. He trains and coaches teams and organizations to become happier and more productive. (He is also a father and has used these principles at home!) He draws on a diverse background in software development, engineering, anthropology, and political science. Richard is a Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer, as well as a certified trainer of the accelerated learning method, Training from the Back of the Room.


Sonia Kovalevsky Day

Saturday, March 4, 2017 is Sonia Kovalevsky Day.  This day is dedicated to how math girls R.O.C.K.  Participants will learn about Research in mathematics, Opportunities in STEM for high school students, Career options in STEM related fields, and general Math knowledge.  Registration is free and participants receive a t-shirt, certificate of participation, breakfast, and lunch.  For more information, click on the flyer below.