So proud of my son Kyle and a fellow 8th grader Kaiya for spending more than 15 hours going through the IBM Design Thinking process to develop a mobile app design to compete in the Notah Begay III Foundation National Youth App Contest. The goal of the contest was to get native youth (grades 8 to 12) to design a mobile app to combat obesity and type 2 diabetes among native american youth through exercise and diet. One key to getting native youth hooked into mobile technology design and development is to show them the various tasks related to hardware and software design. They had fun learning user centered design and creating content for the contest which was due on 10/31/2018.
Here are a couple images from their submission and a link to their NB3F mobile app design document.
Also I was very happy FatPipe Rio Rancho opened up in September 2018, this company provided a nice meeting space (in between all the sports and other student activities which forced us to meet in the evenings and weekends) to collaborate and get through the design process. Thanks FatPipe Rio Rancho!
Here is a summary of tribal gaming in New Mexico for 2017 (gaming machines). The reports from the NM Gaming Control Board come out on a quarterly basis (and sometimes amended), and with a little spreadsheet work we can get the yearly picture.
Some highlights compared to 2016:
- Nambe Pueblo gaming has effectively stopped operations in 2017
- Pojoaque Pueblo has started contributing to the NM Tribal Gaming Net Win in 2017.
- Total NM Tribal Gaming Net Win for 2016 is $708.7 million (up from $698.7 million)
- Total Revenue share to NM general fund from Tribal Gaming Net Win is $61.5 million (up from $59 million)
- Total NM Tribal Gaming Net Win is up $10 million (+1.4%) from 2016
- Revenue share to NM general fund from Tribal Gaming Net Win is up $2.5 million (+4%) from 2016
- Tribal Gaming Revenue share to NM general fund is about 1% of total NM FY17 budget
- Average percent from Tribal Gaming Revenue to the State of NM is 8.46%
And one other interesting comparison … All of the 2017 Tribal Infrastructure Awards from the State of New Mexico totaled $5.4 million … So only about 8.7% of Tribal Gaming dollars to the State of New Mexico make it back into on reservation for tribal infrastructure.
I started on the board of directors for CNM Ingenuity, Inc back in February this year and this has been one of the most visible and impressive efforts of this organization so far (after the deep dive coding boot camp). This new maker space allows anyone in the Albuquerque area access to tools and support to truely innovate and bring business ideas to life. Check out the website!
I updated one of my Raspberry Pis to the new Strech OS for the Raspberry Pi and was pleasantly surprised to see a update to a newer stable version of GnuCash 2.6.15. A major update since the 2.6.4 version … Woo hoo!!!
Here is a summary of tribal gaming in New Mexico for 2016 (gaming machines). The reports from the NM Gaming Control Board come out on a quarterly basis (and sometimes amended), and with a little spreadsheet work we can get the yearly picture. Stay tuned, I’ll be adding previous years once I can find an efficient way to get the data in a spreadsheet and summarize.
Some highlights compared to 2015:
- Total NM Tribal Gaming Net Win for 2016 is $698.7 million
- Total Revenue share to NM general fund from Tribal Gaming Net Win is $59 million
- Total NM Tribal Gaming Net Win is down $19.3 million (-2.7%) from 2015 ($718,056,499)
- Revenue share to NM general fund from Tribal Gaming Net Win is down $6.7 million (-10.2%) from 2015 ($65,808,507)
- Tribal Gaming Revenue share to NM general fund is about 1% of total NM FY16 budget.