Community Involvement

Technical Support

Teachers

Mrs. Dennis' Website

I am working with my AP World History teacher on her Google Site and adopting online solutions like Google Classroom and Google Calendar.

Go to the class page and click on "visit website."

I also troubleshoot various technical issues for teachers including file format conversion (DOCX to PDF, etc.), internet issues, device setup, and projector issues.

mrsdennis.net

Ms. Razi's Website

I helped my Sophomore English teacher and current English Department Chair with creating a Google Site, adding content, and configuring it with a custom domain.

fhsrazi.com

Informal Campus Tech Support

I troubleshoot various technical issues for teachers including file format conversion (DOCX to PDF, etc.), internet issues, device setup, and projector issues.

Software Solutions

I am working with the Pleasanton Unified School District librarians and teachers at Foothill High School to improve the accuracy of CloudCite and meet needs that other bibliography generators do not yet meet for the district.

Students

Hackathon Guest Judge

After mentoring, I occasionally judge hackathon submissions along with the other sponsors' developers. I watch groups present and demonstrate their solution and pick a winner for category prizes.

Example:

  • DVHACKS - Developers from CloudCite (me), IBM Analytics, TomTom, and Guidewire judged the student submissions

Hackathon Mentor / Programming Teacher

I have mentored a group of over 400 high school students total who were participating in 24-hour hackathon events in various languages such as JavaScript, Java, Python, & C, domain configuration, and deployment of their solutions to Heroku, AWS CloudFront, AWS EC2, and AWS Lambda. In order to tackle the diversity of questions, I spend several hours refreshing my programming knowledge and learning new languages and how to use new platforms before event.

Hackdromeda Hackathon Team

I recruited over 10 members and helped get them ready for competing in hackathons. I held Visual Studio Live Coding sessions and provided assistance with programming in languages including JavaScript and Java.

Others

Upcoming: Senior Center Website

I will be working with the City of Pleasanton on a website for the senior center. The website development project has not started yet.

The domain pleasantonseniorcenter.com is ready for DNS configuration.

Assorted Support

Library Volunteer

I volunteer at The City of Pleasanton Public Library. The responsibilities are not fixed and can vary based on the opportunities available and their needs on a given day.

Example:

  • Help with Library Special Event: Pleasanton Make a Difference Festival - The festival helps connect Pleasanton volunteers to tri-valley organizations.

Parks and Recreation Volunteer

I volunteer with The City of Pleasanton Parks and Recreation department. The responsibilities are not fixed and can vary based on the opportunities available and their needs on a given day.

Examples:

  • Form Sorting
  • Pickup trash

Open Heart Kitchen Volunteer

Open Heart Kitchen serves food to people in need at no charge.

My volunteer duties include meal serving, meal plating, beverage serving, dishwashing, sweeping, mopping, and wiping down surfaces.

Academic Support

Facebook Study Group Admin

I have run 7 groups total for rigorous courses. I help classmates with reminders, test practice, and more.

Engagement in the Facebook Group

Quizlet Practice for Grapes of Wrath Test

Quizlet Sets

I run Quizlet Classrooms and create Quizlet sets to help students with vocab quizzes, tests, and understanding content in a subject.

Note: This original class was accidentally deleted so it is no longer available except via a cached snapshot which you can find by clicking the link above. A new one was created afterwards.

The classroom has (1) Key Terms and People (2) Vocabulary (3) Extended Vocabulary (4) Study Guide (5) Practice Unit Test (6) Essay Question Examples. Over 100 students used these sets to practice.

Engagement from users who are logged in on set "AP World Countries and their Regions"

SAT Math Tutor

I help people understand PSAT 8/9/10 Math, SAT I Math, and SAT Subject Test Math Level 1 & 2 problems. I direct people to resources like Khan Academy and Princeton Review to get practice questions and help deconstruct questions when they get stuck.