ClassDojo – Bringing School and Home Together

Gone are the days of children coming home from school and mom having to ask about their child’s day with the same ease as pulling teeth. Gone are the days of the once a year parent teacher conference where parents met the teacher for a few minutes as they tired to get a feel for the person caring for their child five days a week. Welcome to the modern age, where parents and teachers can communicate daily to ensure their student is getting the best education and bridging the gap between school and home. This is the kind of world that Liam Don and Sam Chaudhary, founders of ClassDojo imagined. They have created a platform that encourages communication between the classroom and home. It is a media sharing app available on most media devices that allows the teacher to share how the day is going, what they are doing in the classroom, and even allows the teacher to shares photos with the parent so they can get a first hand look into their child’s day.

The application is now being used in almost 2 in 3 schools across the United States and is growing every day. With growing popularity comes growing demand for content. The next step in the process, naturally, is making a profit. With the growing demand for content, ClassDojo has partnered with Stanford University to put out a series of videos that would heighten the learning experience beyond the classroom and give parents the tools to continue the learning process throughout the day and not just the few hours they spend in a school building. A partnership with Harvard is already coming and more videos with broader topics are coming to ensure a rich diversity of subject matter available. Many teachers and parents alike are excited about the new ground up changes that are being made available, and in such an easy to use format. This will single handedly change the learning process, making it more accessible to students and teachers and parents.

This new bridge will bring together communities and make the dispersal of information for more wide spread than we could have ever hoped for and the potential is limitless at this point. Investors in ClassDojo are patient with this profit producing process, and for good reason. One cannot rush a process as delicate as this one, and the product is well worth the investment.

Wessex Conferences 2017 Benefit Professionals and Academics

Wessex Institute of Technology carries an unprecedented reputation with their conference program that is held at the Institute and in many different locations every year. Wessex Institute of Technology conferences offer to connect the professionals and the academic bodies. The events are designed to be an educational benefit to both bodies always encouraging trans-disciplinary research and conversations.

The first conference series was in 1995, and there are 21 scheduled for the year 2017. They will be held in locations such as Spain, the Czech Republic, Italy and the United Kingdom, and several titles to consider are Disaster Management, Water & Society, Complex Systems, BIM, Timber Structures and more. Most of the Wessex Conferences are two-day events, and for a complete information, go to

Squaw Valley Water Safety Statement

According to an online report from, drinking water at Squaw Valley’s upper mountain was tested and was found to have coliform bacteria and E.coli. The report was made in the first part of November by the Placer County Department of Environmental Health. In response to these findings, Squaw Valley made a detailed statement, the article says.

During the following weeks, the water has been treated and tested consistently. The article states that the water’s condition is improving. Four wells provide drinking water for the upper mountain. As of the end of November, three of them show no E. coli and small levels of coliform. This was reported to the Sierra Sun by the director of Placer County Environmental Health, Wesley Nicks.

Skiing from top to bottom has safely resumed at the renowned Squaw Valley Ski Resort, says the article. To date, there have been no reports of any health issues related to the water. For safety reasons, upper mountain restaurants are temporarily closed and visitors are not permitted to drink the water.

The article reprinted a statement concerning Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows on November 30. It was written by the Public Relations Director for the resort, Liesl Keeney. According to Keeney’s statement, there were several water systems in Placer County that were affected in October by an unusually heavy rainstorm. It caused an overflow and contamination in the new water system that was recently installed at Gold Coast and High Camp, says the statement. The contamination was inclusive to this water system and did not affect the other systems, says Keeney. He adamantly states that the public had no access to this contaminated water.

The contamination was first discovered by Squaw Valley’s routine water testing. Keeney says that the resort immediately consulted the Placer County Environmental Health and Squaw Valley Public Service District to report it. They also contacted other water safety experts for advice. Keeney says that the resort is working on the issue and will continue until the water system has returned to normal. When health officials give the approval, Squaw Valley will return to their regular water usage at Gold Coast and High Camp, says the statement.

Keeney emphasizes the importance of safety for all of Squaw Valley’s visitors. He states that any safety issues are taken seriously. Visitors who are staying at Gold Coast or High Camp will have full access to Squaw Valley’s facilities, says the statement. They will also enjoy free bottled water to drink. The resort will keep all visitors updated on the situation, and will inform them when the issue is fixed. Keeney offers thanks to the Squaw Valley Public Service District and to Placer County authorities for all of their help in the matter, says the statement.

Light Up with LED lights – Gooee Lighting

Are you looking for the perfect lights for that special room? LED lights from Gooee provide that sustainable option that saves on electricity and buying new bulbs. LED lights can use 75% less energy than incandescent lights. The LED lifetime is approximately 25,000 – 50,000 hours. This far out exceeds what most people have in their possession, incandescents.

LED’s are safer and more sturdy. They don’t release heat so removing them is safer and starting fires is highly unlikely. Instead of being made of glass, the lens are made of epoxy bulbs reducing the tendency to break.

Gooee’s ability to maximize the output of light and include smart technology can save costs even further. LED lights have the ability to be synced with wifi. This allows you to set different parameters for when the lights would come on including weather, time of day and many others. Sensors and light analytics can bring a room into its own just by varying the lights.

The lighting scene is coming into its own with this technology and the ability to fine-tune and personalize it.


Swiss Startup Factory Joins Forces with CTI Invest to Further Develop the Swiss Startup Ecosystem

Mike Baur’s background

Mike Baur is a Zurich-based businessman and entrepreneur. He is the co-owner and managing partner of Swiss Startup Factory, an IT startup accelerator based in Zurich, Switzerland. Mr. Baur has over two decades of experience in the banking sector. He worked for UBS and Clariden Leu before starting Swiss Startup Factory. In 2014 at the age of 39, Mr. Baur teamed with Oliver Walzer and Max Meister to start Swiss Startup Factory, a company that invests in startup companies. Besides, Mr. Baur served as a jury member of START Summiteer, a startup contest of St Gallen University.

SSF partners with CTI Invest

As of January 1st, 2016, Swiss Startup Factory will start a close cooperation with CTI Invest, the leading financing platform for startups in Switzerland. The partnership will further develop the Swiss startup ecosystem. Mike Baur, the founding partner of SSF, assumes the mantle of deputy managing director of CTI Invest. He is seen as the successor of the current CTI Invest’s Managing Director, Jeane-Pierre Vuilleumier. In a move to strengthen the relationship between SSF and CTI Invest, Vuilleumier will serve as managing partner of the Swiss Startup Factory.

Areas of specialization

CTI Invest and SSF will cooperate in different initiatives such as training Swiss startups and co-organizing events. Already, the two organizations have unveiled a website with Swiss Startups’ videos and podcasts. Since CTI Invest and SSF are Playing Lean Facilitators, the Lean Concept will be adopted. CTI Invest is responsible for co-organizing the Demo Days of the Swiss Startup Factory as well as supporting its initiatives through mentoring and coaching.

About CTI Invest

With over 100 members, CTI Invest is the leading financier of Swiss Startups. The firm organizes Networking events, Match Making events, and educational events to mentor and train Swiss startups. Apparently, CTI Invest has published the 7th edition of Swiss Venture Guide. After supporting the private association for ten years, CTI Invest released an evaluation report that concluded that it is a key actor of the Swiss startup ecosystem.

About Swiss Startup Factory

Launched in 2014, SSF is the leading and independently financed startup accelerator in Switzerland. SSF looks forward to empowering thriving digital entrepreneurs through mentoring and financial support. SSF runs a three-month-long training program that provides a spectrum of services such as mentoring, funding, coaching, and office space in Zurich. Furthermore, the program creates an extensive entrepreneurial network across Switzerland.


Wen by Chaz Dean Helps Replenish All Hair Types

Many women suffer from dry and damaged hair each year. Each year more and more products are introduced on the market that are supposed to help with this problem however many of these products fail to do their job. With Wen this product by Chaz, Dean delivers on its promise. There are more than 40 million bottles that have been sold by the company since it first started 16 years ago.

If you have hair that is unmanageable, there is a product offered by Wen by Chaz which will work for you. For people who have hair that reacts to all types of weather, if its too damp, it will frizz. If its too humid, it will frizz and so on. If this is your hair, then you will need the anti-frizz hair care product to help tame your locks. The amount of crème you will need will depend on the amount of hair that you have however many suggest that you will only need an amount the size of a quarter. If you have thicker hair, you will need more as well.

Do you have hair that needs moisture? If so, the moist intensive hair treatment is what you are going to want. The treatment will go into your wet hair and will stay in for 30 minutes. Once you have left it in your hair for 30 minutes, you will need to rinse your hair. When you are done, you will feel the difference in your hair. After your hair has been rinsed, you will be able to go on styling it like you normally would.

All the products that you order are going to be great for your hair. There will be no disappointment in your hair care products. You will of course want to give it a few times with the usage before you become disappointed. It will take some time for your hair to regain all its natural beauty after being damaged for so long. That is why you should always use a product for more than just a couple doses before giving up and moving on to something else. Give Wen by Chaz Dean a chance and see what happens after a few weeks of using their products. Wen products are Sephora available and can be also bought online thru Guthy-Renker.

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Background Info on The Wessex Institute of Technology

The Wessex Institute Of Technology is a postgraduate institution of higher learning that is located within the New Forest National Park. Its facilities are based in the Amherest Lodge in a peaceful and natural setting surrounded by national parkland. Wessex Institute of Technology is often abbreviated as WIT and is an official UK postgraduate school.

The institute was established in 1986. Its predecessor was the Computational Mechanics Institute that was founded in 1981 and dissolved in 1985. WIT has three main functions. The first is research into subjects such as engineering, architecture, urban design, conservation of natural resources and mathematics.

The second function of the WIT is collaboration and diffusion of knowledge. This is achieved by hosting conferences at its campus, as well as sponsoring ones abroad. The third function of the Wessex Institute of Technology is publication. The institute publishes research and information from Wessex Institute Of Technology journals both online and in print format.

Read more about the school’s background on the Wessex Institute of Technology Wikipedia page.

The Lovaganza Event Draws Closer As Movies Near Completion

Increasing awareness of the different cultures of the world and promoting a more peaceful way of life for the people of Earth are the major goals of the Lovaganza Foundation headed by J.F. and Genevieve Gagnon. The foundation is looking to provide funding for a wide range of programs aimed at increasing the level of education, a peaceful environment, and access to safe food and water for all children in the world by the middle of the 21st century; Lovaganza are hoping the completion of a number of movies and TV shows will promote their ideals and help fund the programs they feel will aid the growth of society in every corner of the globe.

“The Lovaganza Convoy” is expected to arrive in theaters and as part of the traveling show from the group that will be known as “The Lovaganza Caravan”. “The Lovaganza Convoy” is a trilogy of movies currently in production that will tell the story of a search for happiness focusing on the members of a traveling show who are fighting a battle against an unknown, shadowy group determined to halt the release of the information discovered by a former priest. Over the course of the three three movies a classic style has been developed that harks back to a period in entertainment when positive attitudes were the norm.

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The Convoy Trilogy
“Lovaganza Begins Recording Musical Soundtrack for Animated Film Series, “”The Marvelous 12,”” at Historic Abbey Road Studios”

In 2018, the first installments of the Lovaganza trilogy will be released to the public and aid in building the anticipation for the eagerly awaited global event of 2020. The main centerpiece of Lovaganza’s global event will be the “Immerscope” experience that will take place at each of the eight locations around the world chosen to highlight the work of the group; “Immerscope” is designed to provide a wraparound movie going experience, but will also be the stage for live performances by dancers and other performers at this uniquely designed event. Much like the world’s fair’s that were once the norm on a regular basis in the late 19th and early 20th centuries the idea behind the 2020 Lovaganza event is to promote technology and cultural understanding. Designed to be a walk around the world, the Lovaganza event will provide interactive exhibits bringing visitors as close to the different cultures of the world as possible.

Get a sneak peek of Lovaganza 2020 on

How Billy McFarland’s Magnises Card is Rocking NYC

There is a new tech wizard in town whose card is rocking young New Yorkers. His name is Billy McFarland. McFarland is an American tech entrepreneur who was born in 1991 and is the founder and CEO of Spling and the Magnises black card as well as a mobile app.

Billy MacFarland was born in New York City but raised in New Jersey. At the tender age of 13, McFarland founded his first company which was an online outsourcing firm that matched clients with best designers. McFarland briefly attended the Bucknell University in Pennsylvania where he studied computer engineering.

Magnises Card

The tech wizard founded Magnises in 2013 and officially launched the card in March 2014. He was aiming to create a high-class black card which was community-oriented as well as technology-based. It was to offer perks, guidance as well as cachet that would improve the daily lives of its members and impress the millennial generation.

This card is not a typical credit card since it is not connected to any bank. Rather, it transfers data from an existing credit card onto the Magnises card strip to allow it to be used as the actual debit or credit card while the original card continues to work normally.

Area Covered

The card has a $250-annual fee but no initiation fee or spending conditions. It is only available in New York City and Washington DC with plans of expanding to Boston, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago and London. By 2015, Magnises had over 10000 members and had raised $3 million in venture capital.

Card Privileges

During New York Islanders matches at the Barclays Center, all seats in the front rows are not occupied by elderly tycoons in suits, dolled-up celebrities or season fans holders of hockey tickets. They are reserved for millennial living well within their means and enjoying every minute of it. The young ticket holders are members of the Magnises club for millennial who pay only $250 annually for access to high-end privileges.

There is also a WorkPass where NYC-based Magnises members normally get a desk at a co-working space that calls itself “The Most Badass Co-working Space on the Earth” for only $99 per month. They go for as much as $450 per month for others.

For only $65 a month, members can have ClubPass to access different nightclubs every evening. There is also a HotelPass that enables member access $79 hotel rooms in high-end locations in NYC if they check in after 11 pm.

Wessex Conferences That Will Take Place In 2016

The Wessex Institute of Technology runs an average of 25 conferences per year at different universities around the world. Below, I will list the conferences that have been held this year as well as future conferences for this year.

The Big Data Conference of 2016 took place on May 3 in Alicante, Spain. The Defence Heritage conference took place on May 4, 2016 in Alicante, Spain. The Islamic Heritage Conference took place on May 16, 2016 in Valencia, Spain. The Sustainable Tourism 2016 conference started on May 20, 2016 in Valencia, Spain. The SUSI conference was held at Crete, Greece on the 24th of May. The conference on High Performance and Optimum Design of Structures and Materials took place at Siena, Italy on September 21, 2016. The next conference will be Sustainable Development and Planning in Penang, Malaysia on December 8, 2016.