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Dear PYNQ Bootcamp Participants:

We are rapidly approaching this year's PYNQ Bootcamp, set to officially begin on July 20. As you know, this event will be conducted completely online via SVVSD's WebEx service.

To prepare for this event we have a few reminders and action items for participants to consider.

If you have any questions about the following items, please contact:

Axel Reitzig, Innovation Coordinator
reitzig_axel@svvsd.org
ACTIONS

Schoology

Schoology is SVVSD's Learning Management System and will be utilized throughout the event. All SVVSD students already have access; for non-SVVSD students, first create a Schoology account at this link

NOTE: If your district uses Schoology as well, you DON'T need to create a new account.

Instructions for joining the Xilinx PYNQ Board Schoology Group can be found at this link. Use this code to join:  2JPQ-XX5R-QKZ2J


Python Coding Practice

For those of you who haven't coded in Python, we suggest you complete this 1-hour introduction before our first session on June 20th.

REMINDERS | KEY DATES

Kit Distribution

Date/Time
Monday, July 13 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Where
Innovation Center, 33 Quail Road, Longmont, 80501
(North side of the building/bus loop. Cones will guide you there.)

Process

  • Pull into IC parking lot from Quail Road; immediately turn left to enter bus lane
  • Pull up on right curbside; you will see a blue pop-up tent
  • STAY IN CAR; roll down passenger side window and wait for IC staff member to approach you
  • Once you receive the materials, follow bus loop to exit onto Quail Road

ALL IC staff will be wearing masks and gloves and use hand sanitizer while handling all materials.

Unboxing and Setup Event

Date/Time
Wednesday, July 15 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Where
Join session at:  http://stvra.in/cswebex

Details
Students should have their kit, laptop/computer, and home network credentials handy

Graham Schelle, Principal Software Engineer for Xilinx, recently showcased the PYNQ board for a number of computer science students.

Questions

If you have any other questions about the upcoming event, visit the PYNQ Bootcamp Webpage or contact:

Axel Retizig, Innovation Coordinator
reitzig_axel@svvsd.org
Education at the Innovation Center transcends the traditional classroom and provides experiential opportunities, developing today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders, innovators and changemakers. 
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