Jonah Sk8 Team

The Jonah Group sponsored Tristan Laframboise to build a jonah-fied skateboard at the Oasis Skateboard Factory.  The program teaches kids to run a community-focused entrepreneurial business and counts as a high school credit.  My son will be riding the board for the Jonah Sk8 Team this summer, video to follow.

The logo on the bottom of the board is from our Jonah t-shirts handed out at last year’s open house.  The text in the speech bubble refers to the output of a Hello World program, which is often used as the first tutorial program when a student learns a new programming language.

The tradition was influenced by a sample program in the seminal book The C Programming Language.  The example program from that book prints “hello, world” and was inherited from a 1974 Bell Laboratories internal memorandum by Brian KernighanProgramming in C: A Tutorial, which contains the first known version.

I’d like to wish Tristan good luck in his future business endeavours, and thank him for a cool ride.

int main()
        printf("hello, world");
        return 0;
  1. Hey that’s a cool whale!

    Remember when all you needed was your copy of “the C Programming Language” to write software? Sigh.

    Jeremy Chan
    Jun 10th, 2010
  2. I hear ya. I stacked up all the books you need to build a modern web application in Java and it was almost two feet high.

    Drew Atkins
    Jun 10th, 2010
  3. Very Cool!

    Jun 11th, 2010
  4. Hi Alistair, I’m glad you got to see the board because we used your design. I’ll send you video footage of the board in action once I get it edited.

    Drew Atkins
    Jun 16th, 2010

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