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helloshauna:

Silicon Valley Entry Points for Humanities Ph.D.s: Marissa Mayer (when she was at Google)

The Human Experience BiblioTech Conference

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This woman has paved some incredible headway for women in tech everywhere.

Graduating a two and five year old from command line to GUI


larrymade:

The important takeaway from this is kids don’t see anything as “impossible” and depending on how you present new ideas and challenges makes a big difference in their learning processes.

"A Gift For Mother’s Day: Hear someone saying “It’s so easy your mother could use it”? Challenge them. Mothers aren’t idiots. I’m a mom and I have root and my own Github account. My mom sold integrated circuits and technical weather sensors. Stereotyping sucks — don’t do it and don’t support it with your silence."

Me.  That’s my challenge to you on Mother’s Day and every day, friends.  Love your mom, fight stereotypes.  <3

Reboot Stories: Teaching Girls to be Citizen Journalists


rebootstories:

GLOBALGIRL MEDIA puts girls at the center of the story, training a future generation of female citizen journalists.

Last summer, GlobalGirl Media trained 22 high-school-aged girls from underserved communities in South Africa to become participant digital video journalists for the 2010…


sunfoundation:

Kill Math makes math more meaningful

After a certain point in math education, like some time during high school, the relevance of the concepts to the everyday and the real world seem to fade. However, in many ways, math lets you describe real life better than you can with just words. Designer Bret Victor hopes to make the abstract and conceptual to real and concrete with Kill Math.

Badass. Want.
sunfoundation:

Location Based Library Concept

The spatial dimension of reading is an interesting aspect in so far as  to how far it can actually become the main subject. A lot of narratives  make extensive use of space and lace description and the location is  often as important as the characters who really come to live from the  description of spatial interaction and as to how they are set in the  place.

Badass. Want.

sunfoundation:

Location Based Library Concept

The spatial dimension of reading is an interesting aspect in so far as to how far it can actually become the main subject. A lot of narratives make extensive use of space and lace description and the location is often as important as the characters who really come to live from the description of spatial interaction and as to how they are set in the place.

Facebook partnership brings Python and PHP to Heroku


Heroku has a lot of buzz for making it easy to automatically deploy your apps onto a webserver…now they support PHP, too. 

jonmulholland:

Facebook and Heroku have teamed up to bring you the fastest and easiest way to get your own Facebook app up and running in the cloud.

As part of this launch, we’re including partial support for two new languages: Python and PHP. For now, these languages are only supported for apps created through the Facebook integration.

Heroku’s Platform as a Service gets stronger and stronger. Hoping we see a full Python (even Django) roll out across Heroku in the near future…
sunfoundation:

Explore large image collections with ImagePlot

When we make charts and graphs, we usually think of the data abstractions in terms of bars, dots, and other geometric shapes. ImagePlot, from UCSD-based Software Studies, instead makes it easier to use images to understand large collections.

sunfoundation:

Explore large image collections with ImagePlot

When we make charts and graphs, we usually think of the data abstractions in terms of bars, dots, and other geometric shapes. ImagePlot, from UCSD-based Software Studies, instead makes it easier to use images to understand large collections.


kerm3r:

Code Hero

This game is currently available for play and allows you to shoot javascript code in order to save the World. I really hope they develop this game with additional language selections. What a fun way to learn/study.

What every computer science major should know


O HAI, CAN HAZ 5 LIFETIMEZ TO LRN?

compscibarbie:

There is SO MUCH!

But as I browsed the list, I surprised myself a little as I realized how much I already know.

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But some people do not give a fuck. These people are usually print journalists. You know, that dying industry whose proponents still can’t figure out NetScape? We have a journalist/film critic who covers our festival, and he’s very prominent in our city.

I sent him all of our online screeners, complete with passwords for his own viewing. And what does he say? “I’m not interested in watching films online, I must have DVD copies, or I’m not covering anything.”

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Turbulence, Then Explode: Journalism - GET. THE FUCK. WITH IT.

 Technical illiteracy + arrogance = death.  

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Lisa Williams

Founder of Placeblogger.com | Winner of Knight News Challenge | Center for Civic Media, MIT Media Lab | Cambridge, MA | @lisawilliams on Twitter | lisawilliams on Github




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