A great story from #BAMGDC Code Kitchen
I had to share this story with you guys.
One of the first people to show up to the Code Kitchen was a young man from a local high school. (So keep that in mind - a high school student got up VERY early on a Saturday to come to this event).
He was very polite and well-mannered (he behaved better than me, I think. I should ask him for advice...). Anyway. Every time I would see him during the event, he was smiling, and looked like he was really enjoying himself, which was awesome to see.
As we were packing up to leave, we saw him again in the lobby. Turns out, he had won one of the challanges, and was holding a gift basket / prize, just BEAMING because he was so proud and excited. The shy person from the morning had been replaced by this confident, excited person - it was AWESOME. I was SO HAPPY for him, and it was just great to see him so excited about the event, technology, and the whole experience in general.
So it got me thinking. That event could end up having a huge impact on that young man's life. And that's pretty incredible!
Also - I told him someday when he owns his own company, he can be one of the +IDEAA
sponsors, so let us know, lol. He thought that was a great idea. He also invited everyone to a special event at his school, and Jono said, "Oh, is it open to the public?" and the young man said, "No - but I am officially inviting you!". It was lovely.
And I think THAT is what it's all about :) #ideaa #bamgdc #babbq #codekitchen