The Bracketeer

Personal stories, thoughts and strong opinions. By the makers of CurlyBrackets.


March 27, 2020 by

The Pandemic Project – free Easter camp from CurlyBrackets

CurlyBrackets usually doesn’t run any activities during Easter but many things are different from usual this year. As the world is facing one of the hardest problems of the century, we seek solutions. Some have to come from scientists and doctors. But there are hundreds of other problems that need to be solved for us […]

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March 17, 2020 by

Special Quarantine Offer: Get 1 month of CurlyBrackets for Free

Hey guys! Weird times we’re living at, huh? Social isolation, quarantine, virus spreading like wildfire and all that during the sunny spring days and birds singing outside our windows.  Coronavirus changed a lot. It showed us the weak-spots of health and social systems but it also showed us how close-knitted we all are. The virus […]

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March 12, 2020 by

Trenger du hjelp til å jobbe eller undervise hjemmefra? Vi vil hjelpe (gratis)

På grunn av Coronaviruset ble det nettopp bestemt at barnehager og skoler skal stenges i Oslo, Bergen og Ålesund. Resten av landet vil trolig følge etter. I går tok en av kundene våre kontakt med oss for å be om råd om hvordan man kan sette opp en skole for å drive fjernundervisning. Vi (CurlyBrackets) […]

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Need help working remotely or teaching online? We want to help (free)

Due to the Coronavirus, it was just announced that Norway will be shutting down kindergartens and schools in Oslo, Bergen, and Ålesund. The rest of Norway will probably follow soon after. Yesterday, one of our customers contacted us to ask for advice on how to set up her son’s school to teach online. We (CurlyBrackets) […]

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March 10, 2020 by

How we are handling the Coronavirus

The whole world is talking about the Coronavirus. You probably already know all there is to know about the virus so we won’t add anything.

We want to do our part.

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March 2, 2020 by

See what our interns built in just a week…

I wrote a post 1.5 weeks ago where I introduced you to Oskar and Andreas. Our interns during the winter break.

Before I show you what they built together, I’d just like to say that I had such a great time with them. They are both very mature and capable developers.

CurlyBrackets holds classes for kids and teenagers. Our classes can be attended in person or remotely from home. This means we have to have a good way to let our students and teachers communicate with each other. We are currently using third-party services Zoom and Discord to achieve this. However, they are not perfect.

That’s why we want to create our own communication tool.

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February 22, 2020 by

A sad story from 1999

I was 5 years old when I moved from India to Norway with my family. We moved because my father wanted to do graduate work at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway. My parents decided to send me to an International school, so in case we decided to move back to India, I wouldn’t have much trouble adjusting.

That changed when I was 8 years old. Things were going well and my parents decided to settle down in Norway. This meant that I needed to learn Norwegian. I was therefore moved to a special school in Trondheim, where I would learn enough Norwegian over the course of a year to be able to transfer to my local Norwegian school.

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February 19, 2020 by

We have interns!

Usually, we run a camp every winter break. However, this time we decided to do something different.

Oskar and Andreas, former CurlyBrackets students, reached out to me a couple of weeks ago asking if we were planning to hold a camp this winter break. I told them we weren’t, unfortunately.
Sometime later Oskar reached out to me again and asked if he could do some work for us during the break instead.

Hmmm… interesting I thought. That sounds like a great idea! I asked Andreas if he was also interested. He said he was.

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