If you’re reading this the morning it goes live (April 29th 2013), then there is a good chance I am inside in my construction practical exam for my leaving certificate. Those of you not familiar with the Irish education system, this is where you are given a piece to build in four hours, all with hand tools and with very small pieces of wood. This is a major advantage to being able to schedule posts. As I can still produce content, but manage it wisely.
However I am not here to tell you I am currently in an exam, I am here to give you an update on what I have been doing over the past few weeks.
Last week I was invited by the organisers of a local coderdojo to give a talk to the attendees. Giving a presentation to a buch of kids, I would say is not something I do regularly. I’ve given talks to teenagers and adults, but kids are new. So it was a very interesting experience, whilst talking to the kids about why they should learn to code and some of the awesome benefits they will get in the long run. Also talking about Dharma, the company I set up, and a bit on Examie, my app for leaving cert and junior cert students. But it was awesome, nonetheless.
I’ve been in marketing mode for my app, examie, over the past few weeks. I say marketing, I in no way am any good at marketing. I’ve been emailing the poster to schools, newspapers and I am currently working on sending it to radio stations. So it’s been pretty interesting getting a lot of feedback from all these different people. If you know anyone who could help me market the app, or would hang the poster up somewhere please point them in my direction.
You may or may not know that I have three books for sale on Amazon. They have been doing pretty well. Sales have slowed down recently, as I have not been promoting them due to focusing on examie so go over to amazon and check them out. Especially if you’re interested in blogging and technology.
The Fudging Leaving Certificate
So the leaving certificate is without a doubt in full swing. Two weeks ago I finished my Irish Oral (40% of the final exam), last week I finished my geography and history projects (both 20% of final exam), and this week I will have 50% of construction done and 100% of LCVP done. So things are absolutely hectic, to say the least.
Over the past few weeks I have confirmed something pretty awesome. Sadly, I can’t make the announcement just yet – but don’t fret, it will be up here as soon as I am allowed to release the information. But trust me, it is definitely awesome news.
Now, I better go back to doing my exam. See you guys over on twitter.