GET HIP Update for 9.24.16

Hello everyone!

First of all, I just want to say GREAT JOB to all of our wonderful students! It was awesome to get to meet you all on Saturday (or see you again if you’re a returning student), and I think this is going to be the best group we’ve had yet for GET HIP.


Second, we have some housekeeping business we need to take care of. is where we’ll be handling assignments, profile information, and attendance. You’ll need to update your own attendance each week by going to the “All Profiles” page, clicking your name, and clicking “Edit Attendance.” You might also notice there is an assignments tab at the top of Managr. This is where descriptions and directions for all of your assignments (including blog posts) will be posted. Currently, there are 4 assignments in there. The first is to make sure you have all the software you need. The second is the coding assignment for this week. The third is to start a blog. You should update your blog link on your profile. The last is to make your first blog post!


Third, please go ahead and join our Facebook group! You can find it here.


Next, we want to address the feedback and questions from the first day.
We had someone ask about when we’ll be starting group work. We’ll give you more details about this on Saturday, but we will be forming groups in week 6, and you’ll be working with that group until the end of GET HIP.


We also had someone ask about learning more CSS. We aren’t going to specifically teach more CSS this fall, but you will have opportunities to practice it through your homework assignments. If you want to learn more about it on your own, W3Schools has some great resources, and I’m sure you can find more online.


Some of you didn’t quite understand the switch case in Javascript. Here is a tutorial for that.


There was a question about what other languages we would be using. For GET HIP, we will only be using Javascript, HTML, and CSS, though later on, we’ll be using the Meteor framework for Javascript, so you will get a chance to learn more skillz.


GET HIP meets 5 more times this fall: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/29, and 11/5.


If you have any questions this week, please feel free to contact any of the instructors. We’ll be having help sessions throughout the week at the following days and times. Click the link to get to the Google Hangout, and then click “Join” when the meeting is available.


If you need help outside of these sessions or have any other questions, email us:


The slides from each week can be found here. Click the presentation you want, then click download to access them.


Finally, from now on, these blog post updates from me are only going to be posted on!


Have a great week, and we’ll see you all back on Saturday!



D) Fries

Project Requirements

Hello everyone!

As we go into the winter, keep in mind you’ll be presenting your project when we come back in January! I’ll be sending out some presentation tips closer to that day, and we’ll be setting up Skype calls, so if you have questions during the week, you can call into those. Emails are always a great option as well. The project requirements can be found here: GetHip Class Project. Make sure you don’t put this off until the last minute!

Have a great winter!

Raikes School Visit

Hello everyone!

I spoke with Anna Pressler, Director of Recruiting and Student Success at the Raikes School, who you met last week, and she suggested if you want to visit the Raikes School, you all set up individual meetings. This will enable you to have separate academic appointments throughout the day with the college you are interested in, whether that’s the College of Arts & Sciences for Computer Science, the College of Business Administration for Actuarial Science or other business majors, or the College of Engineering for Computer Engineering or other engineering majors. You’ll get more of a feel for what your curriculum would be like, and it will help you see what your story might look like here at UNL and in the Raikes School.

I suggest you set up your visit for either November 6 or November 9, so at the end of your campus visit, you all end up in Kauffman at the Raikes School at the same time. This site has more information about setting up a visit, and make sure you mention you also want to visit the Raikes School. This is not just for seniors, anyone is welcome to set up a visit, but freshmen and sophomores, you still have some time.

Here is more information about the Raikes School for anyone who didn’t see it already: