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Social Entrepreneurship, Linting, and Automated System Testing

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Greetings all,

In this week’s episode of Ventures, my guest Valerie Groth (https://www.ryanbanksacademy.org/) and I discuss the Ryan Banks Academy story, her background in social work and in Chicago Public Schools, resiliency when starting a school and nonprofit, and life for students in a pandemic. With social entrepreneurship gaining increased attention globally, we dive into a number of topics in this conversation to help founders think about relevant issues to address with new ventures.

Check it out: From social work to social entrepreneurship and starting an inner-city boarding school :: The Ryan Banks Academy story, with Valerie Groth

Linting & Automated System Testing

Bonus points if you know what “Linting” and “System Testing” are  :) // For those following along in the technical founder training series (i.e. learning to code as an entrepreneur), we finished parts 9 and 10 of the “Hello World” series this past weekend:

With that wrapped up, we’ve introduced students to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Shell Scripting, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Redux/React, StimulusReflex/CableReady, and the brand new Hotwire libraries and patterns to build amazing web/mobile apps from scratch.

At least as far as I know, our youngest student is 12 years old and our oldest student is in their early 50s. Both are doing amazing. If you or anyone you know is interested in learning to code and becoming a technology entrepreneur, please feel free to pass along this email and or link to the series.

Have a great rest of your week!