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First Name
Bill
Last Name
Wise
Location
Port Townsend
Organization
Jefferson County
Which skills or areas of expertise are you willing to share?
Business Creation and Administration
Information Technology, Web and Software Development
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Transportation and Energy
In what academic subject do you or your organization have expertise?
Social Studies
Technology
I am interested in working with schools in my area
Yes
What grade level would you or your organization work best with?
Middle School
What kind of availability do you or your organization have to offer?
Advisorship (longer term commitment)
Mentorship (coffee or lunch, shorter time commitment)
Briefly describe the program, volunteer work, or partnerships you or your organization may offer.
l would like to work toward creating a working group, (teacher, middle school students and professionals) resulting in an IOS App which provides an IPhone operator an app with the ability to identify, catalog, store both image and text - in essence, a database. Once developed, I suggest it be offered for sale with the proceeds going to support Port Townsend School Education.

The IOS App prototype I have developed carries an initial database of 100 wildflowers of the Olympic National Park and its surrounding forests. I have created the datasets and images to support this. The app allows one to identify what flower they are looking at, enter citing and location information, and to enter new flowers when found. I tend to forget the names of wildflowers, from year to year, so selfishly, I want this app to assist me while I'm on the trail. I believe this app has ""legs"" and can be adapted into many other application areas.

I would like the focus to be on Port Townsend middle school as a starting point. I think it essential to have an equal balance of girls and boys working in team. Many schools throughout the country are now teaching programming in third grade. Some countries (ie China) have established mandatory programming curriculum starting in first grade.
You have indicated an expertise in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
University of Connecticut Electrical Engineering specializing in computer design - website design and development - some but limited experience in computer programming - some familiarity with Swift and XCode

see partnership possibility below
You have indicated an expertise in Business Creation and Administration
My career in high tech includes computer hardware design and business leadership ranging from startups to major corporations like Verizon
You have indicated an expertise in Information Technology, Web and Software Development
Led the team to develop and operationalize Bell Atlantic's (now Verizon) first electronic commerce division. Effort included design and development of the website and its infrastructure, working with small business and sales to attract business participants and developing the buyer side through advertising and outreach.

see partnership possibility below
You have indicated an expertise in Transportation and Energy
Led the voter campaign to successfully electrify Jefferson County and to install the Jefferson County PUD (Public Utility District) as our public electric utility. Co-founded the Local 2020 Energy Action group dedicated to sustainable and renewable energy for Jefferson County. Working with a core group, successfully advanced the Climate Action initiative, adopted by both the City and County, to reduce our carbon footprint by 80% by the year 2050.

Will mentor and advise in these areas.