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Friday, July 7, 2017

InfiniD Looking to Hire a Starship Holodeck Programmer (For Real!) Watching the Apollo Simulator in Action. Will Isaac's Controls Work on Touchscreens? The Imaginarium.

InfiniD Looking to Hire a Starship Holodeck Programmer (No Kidding)  
by Skyler Carr
We are InfiniD Learning, and we build spaceships, shrink-rays, and time machines to fix education, and we are looking to hire a Sr Developer to accelerate our growth.
We hope this announcement finds its way to those that have an overdeveloped nerdy side along with a desire to fix education with us. At InfiniD Learning we believe that simply giving a student a reason to care about what they are learning can have a bigger impact than anything else. Fortunately, that’s what we’re the best at. You may have seen our technology in action at one of the Space Centers in Utah Valley. We develop curriculum based, educational experiences and plug them into our simulation platform for the students to apply what they are learning in the classroom. It’s amazing to see how much a student cares about math (or history, or science) when the lesson is prefaced with “you are going need to know this or you probably won’t survive.”
The goal is to build upon the current software and technology base until it allows for meaningful application experiences in and out of the classroom for every standard K-12. The most meaningful experience students have applied their knowledge shouldn’t be on a bubble sheet.
So far the development of the control interface, curriculum deployment, and database features has been performed through contractual relationships. Things are now moving way too fast for that to keep happening. Our bread and butter have been in experience design and animation, which has allowed for this hire to be delayed as long as it has, but there is no way we are going another year without killing it in the software as well.
Are you interested?  If so, read more about this position:
A Summer of Fun at the Lion's Gate Center, Lakeview Academy

Isaac Ostler and I recently spent a morning at Lakeview Academy's Lion's Gate Center at Saratoga Springs. Nathan King and Kendrick Gines had a private mission for a family group.
While I enjoyed watching Nathan and Kendrick fly the Apollo simulator, Isaac worked in the Artemis control room testing his new Interstellar simulator controls on touch screen computers.
Nathan and Kendrick prep their crew for boarding in the Lion's Gate multipurpose room.
The crew boards the Apollo through Transporter 1B. 
Isaac at work in the Artemis control room. The question to be answered; will his new Interstellar simulator controls work on touchscreen computers?
Lion's Gate Director Nathan King at the Apollo's controls working simulator magic
Kendrick Gines retrieving an engineering device recently assembled by the ship's onboard engineer
The false grating is put back into place
The engineering did a good job. The device worked which had a major role in 'saving the day'

With the private mission over, it was time to see how Interstellar worked on the Artemis's computers

The results of the simulator tests were good. Interstellar worked fairly well.  The one hiccup was discovered in how the touchscreens responded to the software's mouse commands.  Isaac is sure he's found a patch to solve the issue.   

 A Real Treat: See Nathan at Work in the Apollo Control Room


Harry Potter, similar to Lord of the Rings

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