Just Go For It

Recently I judged a group of senior technology projects at DeVry in Fremont, California.  It was a great group overall, and if you want to have your faith in youth and education restored, this is a great way to do it.

A few of the projects embodied something very important – that I wanted to share.

Several projects were actual WORK.  People identified an actual problem, or got an actual client, and did a full job.  They built a full software solution or website or whatever and got it running.

This.  Was.  Awesome.

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What IS a Fannish Project?

I often talk about the fact that fandom is great because it lets people do projects and learn from them.  However, I want to take a bit of time to define just what a project IS – and its counterpart, the Continuing Effort.

The reason I want to do that is simple – if you can understand what a project is, you can't easily analyze your fannish activities to determine which one's you've done.  Without doing that it's harder to assess or build your skills and experiences.

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