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Code Savvy - Summer Connections #8

Updated: Oct 2


This summer, we will use our newsletter to highlight a variety of people, organizations, and resources that are doing work to broaden participation and expand equitable and engaging computer science and STEM opportunities. We are honored to work in this space along with so many talented and passionate individuals and organizations and want to help bring attention to their work. 



This Week’s Spotlight: Nancy Lyons, CEO Clockwork


Tech CEO, speaker and author, Nancy Lyons has been working at the forefront of work culture for over 20 years. She began her own startup, Clockwork, which focuses on a ‘people-first as a business strategy’ in 2002. This allows for a unique, award winning and employee orientated work environment.


Her focus is providing help to other companies on the crucial role work culture plays in delivering meaningful and effective results. How we work is one of the major ways in what determines our success on the personal and professional side. With her help, Nancy has seen multiple people go from ‘being a victim of work to being the agent of work’ with her small changes.


She is also an author, who has written multiple books on the workplace. Her first book Interactive Project Management: Pixels, People, and Process, focuses on how companies can better understand interactive project management and collaboration. She is also releasing her new book this fall Work Like a Boss: A Kick-in-the-Pants Guide to Finding (and Using) Your Power at Work, a book on personal work experiences and some tough-love advice on things essential for work.


Nancy and her company, Clockwork, have been long time supporters of Code Savvy. They have funded all of our mentor background checks, provided countless space in their annex for our events, and sponsored our MNCodes Summit events. Nancy will also be the keynote speaker at this year's MNCodes Summit in November.


To learn more about Nancy and Clockwork watch her interview from NBC, The Best Place To Work In America?.


This Week's Project Inspiration Theme: ENTREPRENEURS

August 21st is World Entrepreneurs Day!


This week we want to celebrate and appreciate the founders, innovators, producers and designers of the world. WED focuses on highlighting these people who created something new from their own entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership skills. How can you take inspiration from them and use your own skills to design something new yourself? You can use this Scratch tutorial for inspiration by designing your own face masks. Remember, this is just a suggestion; use your own creative genius to create a personalized project!

We hope you create a CS project in honor of World Entrepreneurs Day! If you do, please share it with us.


Share Your CS to Go Projects!


How to Share: We invite CS to Go with Code Savvy participants to consider sharing your projects publicly with the Code Savvy and greater #MNCodes community via video with Flipgrid. We can’t wait to see what you create! Please be sure to follow online safety guidelines and get adult permission before sharing. You can find our Privacy Policy here.