Log of what of Kaylah Rodriguez has learned at Techie Youth

Wed. Aug. 10, 2022


Development of ‘open source’ receives very little attention especially official concerns by the initial founders for its development. The initial organizations to benefit from the open licensing systems directly included the Department of Defence (DOD), Research Agencies, and the Lab researchers such as National Laboratories (Reece et al, 92). These organizations were the most viable producers, users and beneficiaries of the licensing operation.

The firms also provided the platform for major advances such as the firewalls, and other network security tools. Open licensing therefore caused firms to merge ideas and integrate development of operating systems and related software to high-tech but inexpensive software/hardware supercomputers to replace the original Pentium-based systems.

Although departments such as the DOD or Space Agencies may have developed or initiated most of the research into open source, in overall, today’s beneficiaries include commercial agencies. Commercial enterprises such as Netscape, Red Hat, Cygnus, MacAfee and Caldera were quick to realize the opportunities offered by web-based methodologies and begun to offer the open source arrangements.

Wed. Aug. 3, 2022

Selling Art Online

If you work with digital art or are interested in leveraging your time by selling copies of your original photography or art, you can sell prints of your work in various sizes. Prints and digital files typically sell for less money than originals, however, they do present artists with a good way of repeatedly making money with one piece of artwork.

Additionally, people might want T-shirts or mugs or even notebooks with your art on them. There are various print-on-demand services such as Printful or Printify that can make this process fast and easy. What’s great about print on demand is that you have no overhead, so you don’t need to invest in ordering a bunch of shirts or hoodies to sell. Items are only created when someone places an order. On top of that, you can also set up print on demand services so that orders are automatically printed and shipped every time you land a sale.

Mon. Aug. 1, 2022

Quality Assurance

Quality assurance can be defined as "part of quality management focused on providing confidence that quality requirements will be fulfilled." The confidence provided by quality assurance is twofold—internally to management and externally to customers, government agencies, regulators, certifiers, and third parties. An alternate definition is "all the planned and systematic activities implemented within the quality system that can be demonstrated to provide confidence that a product or service will fulfill requirements for quality."

Wed. Jul. 27, 2022

Why is fundraising important

While everyone seems to acknowledge that getting money into your organisation is important, the role of the fundraiser is often under-valued. It shouldn't be. Without sufficient funding coming in, groups can struggle to get their important message across, provide their services or indeed survive as a group at all.

Fundraising activities can determine the future of your organisation. A strong fundraising effort can ensure there are adequate funds to support all of your activities; a poor performance can drain money and threaten the very survival of your organization .

I learned that Asking for money is never easy, but it is nonetheless a necessity for most community groups.

Although it's undoubtedly hard, fundraising can - and should - be a fun and exciting experience. It is also an experience that should be shared. For leaders of community organisations one of the challenges is ensuring that everyone in the group has some involvement in raising money.

Wed. Jul. 13, 2022

artificial intelligence

i learned about AI. Artificial intelligence is intelligence demonstrated by machines, as opposed to the natural intelligence displayed by animals including humans.