Del Mar Times Newspaper, November 14, 2011 "Former Navy pilot, electrical engineer and computer manufacturer Vic Wintriss has the outrageous idea that children of grade- and middle-school ages can be taught computer programming — and, who knows, might even become the next Steve Jobs or Bill Gates — or at least help alleviate a looming national shortage of one million programmers that threatens the current U.S. leadership status in technology." ...read more
Del Mar Times Newspaper, July 12, 2012 "Wintriss Technical School [...]
Del Mar Times July, 2013 “Learning how to write computer programs is something every kid should know in this age of high technology,” Third District San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts said as he opened the 6th annual International Autonomous Robot Competition at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park recently.
By: Sherry Booth Freeman, Ph.D. NC State Unniversity "One of the greatest challenges facing the U.S. technology economy today is a crucial shortage of skilled and trained information technology professionals. While there are currently more than half a million open jobs across every industry that require computing skills, employers are only able to fill an estimated 30% of the positions.
Del Mar Times, June 2016 Solana Beach’s Casa de Amistad has long helped local students succeed in school. In an effort to continue to support graduating seniors as they start college, the organization recently launched a scholarship fund. “We have a really generous anonymous donor making it possible to support higher education,”
Rancho Santa Fe Review, July 2015 The Rancho Santa Fe Eagles-Intergalactic Dragons robotics team took home awards at the recent iARoC competition. The rookie team from R. Roger Rowe Middle School, composed of DJ Nelson, Justin Yu, James Busby, Lucas Luwa and Daniel Scuba, placed first in the Mars Navigation Challenge and third place overall out of 18 teams.
Del Mar Times Newspaper, June 2015 "More than 75 students from across California will participate in the eighth annual Autonomous Robotics Competition (iAROC) at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park. Student-programmed, Roomba-style robots will compete in races, challenges, and mazes on Saturday, June 27, and Sunday, June 28. Anyone with a Fleet ticket can watch this two-day competition from inside the museum.
La Jolla Patch, 2015
"Watch student-designed autonomous robots go through their paces with no human intervention.The 8th annual International Autonomous Robot Competition (iARoC) is a friendly competition that will be held at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center on June 27th & 28th 10am-4pm.
Del Mar Times, March 2015 "Twenty-two teams of eager young programmers (more than 120 kids) gathered recently at CyberHive San Diego, a shared workspace incubator that delivers business and technical support to early-stage cybersecurity and high-tech companies. They gathered for CodeDay, a nonstop 24-hour sleepless sprint to produce the best computer program as determined by a team of local, professional judges.