Collaborative hacking with Visual Studio Live Share

When hacking in a team, there are always some problem that devolves into peer programming. In a physical Hackathon, this is but a chair roll away. When virtual, your options become more limited. Either one person shares their screen at 5 frames per second over Zoom, or git is involved in ways it definitely should …

Making Viable Hackathon Projects. The Secret? Unix Philosophy.

Two weeks ago, I partook in a hackathon revolving around Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) — a standard defining the format of electronic health records. This experience was an eye-opener, a true deep-dive below the surface to the rest of the iceberg that is healthcare data. Using FHIR, teams were challenged to address particular problems …

Mastering your Tech Internship by Professionally Integrating

Not long from now we will be seeing a surge of new interns enter the tech space for winter 2022, along with a surge of fresh hires starting their IT journeys. If you have reached this far, congratulations! You have already convinced your employer of your unique talents that make you best suited for this …

Code execution cannot proceed because wlanapi.dll was not found

Encountered this issue during the install process of Mozilla VPN’s Windows 10 client to a Windows Server 2019 virtual host. During install, the Mozilla VPN MSI threw the following error: This looks like a post-installation step, since all necessary binaries are already located in C:\Program Files\Mozilla\Mozilla VPN Running C:\Program Files\Mozilla\Mozilla VPN\MozillaVPN.exe resulted in the following …

TOConnect 2021 finale - what’s the word?

Four score and several nights later, TOConnect 2021 comes to an end. As for participants, their journey has just begun - whether that’s continuing education, entering the workforce, or starting a new project of their own. Nonetheless, the TOHacks team is proud to have been a part of it by imparting knowledge and valuable skills through various …

Half-way checkpoint @ TOHacks 2021 Bootcamp

As week 2 of TOConnect 2021 comes to a close, so does the realization that we’re half-way through. Seems like it was only yesterday when we were learning about data transformation with Data Pipeline from Microsoft, and roasting resumes with SET.Hacks(). Let’s have a peek at what else we’ve been up to 🙂 Cross-posted from …

Maximize your experience at TOHacks 2021 Boot camps

At TOHacks, we take learning — and corgis — seriously. As such, believe us when we say it: the rough plunge into virtual-everything does not need to stunt your learning. Muster the courage, whip out your digital notepad and connect with us @ TOConnect 2021 — a 4-week accelerator designed to help you build out …

Scarborough Repair and Bike Cafe 2021

Introducing Scarborough Repair and Bike Cafe’s series of virtual repair and bike safety/mapping workshops via zoom. These workshops aim to encourage a culture of reducing waste and promoting sustainability. Neat little virtual event being organized by the Woburn Scarborough Community. I’ll be there talking about PC Hardware & Software, namely common failure mechanisms and how …