Another week ends… and we’re getting close to the end of the summer. One of the warnings here in Reykjavík of this ending is the Menningarnótt -Cultural Night- that is celebrated every year in the second half of August. The Reykjavík Marathon is usually held in the same day, and this year I’ve participated in it:
Finally my right knee made me to downgrade from the Half Marathon to the 10K, but thanks to that I was able to finish the run with just light nuisances in my knee and I was fresh enough to enjoy the rest of the day with concerts, exhibitions and nice chats in the grass. Next year I’ll make the REAL marathon.
This week Alberto has been enjoying a few days of well earned relax. I’ve been working to deploy the first features on a new dashboard for Verkami authors. I find great pleasure on being able to work in the full skill stack that a feature requires: design, copywriting, backend, frontend, graph generation, database optimization, i18n… In the next weeks Verkami will be releasing more useful information to help authors to better promote and manage their projects.
The week was quite packed with all these activities and the few moments I had free, were filled with some Stage support. In fact instead of the usual friday weeknote, I’m writing this on saturday’s evening… but better late than never.
For my interesting link of the week I would like to bring your attention to a very important topic: education. My criticism about the usual educational systems is well known. Created in the 18th and 19th centuries to fill the factories with submissive workers, freed of the heavy burden that free, critical thinking is, they are simply outdated and dangerous.
In Spain, where 30 years of bipartisan confrontation between left and right has transformed educational plans in a weird joke, the situation is a shitty mess of such proportions, that it makes me worry for all the kids studying in the schools now and, eventually, for the future of my own children.
I’m always looking for good examples of schools searching for a educational model useful in the 21st century and this week I had the great luck of finding this: Brightworks. Have a look at the website, the Brightworks Arc and tell me if that is even remotely similar to the school you can send your children to. Don’t forget to check the blog. I think you’ll find kids’ faces very… enlightening.
Have a great weekend.