Jim the STEAM Clown

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Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation SVCTE High School Instructor - Mechatronics & Cyber Security
Location CA, United States
Introduction Jim Burnham is currently a Mechatronics Instructor at Silicon Valley Career Technical Education (SVCTE is a Public High School in San Jose). Mechatronics means, “Fire Breathing Robots”. Teaching High School has always “noodled” in his head, and in 2016, he made the jump from Corporate world to teaching High School students. First teaching a year of Cybersecurity, and then in 2017, started a Mechatronics program at Silicon Valley CTE. Jim has taught summer STEAM academies, Youth technology workshops, Boy Scouts (herding cats) and other workshops that include teaching kids how to hack the world with Arduino’s and Raspberry Pi’s. He especially enjoys teaching students about microcontrollers & microcomputers. Helping them learn to code, many for the first time. Jim’s language skills include, Spanish, Python, Perl, HTML, C and C++, VHDL and Verilog.
Favorite Movies Primer, Safety Not Guaranteed, Stargate (and series), Lord of the Rings, any SCIFI really