Even if things are difficult for you, it doesn’t mean its not for you. It...– Jocelyn Goldfein, encouraging women to stick with Math and Science even if they find them to be hard at first, via Washington Post
Facebook’s Jocelyn Goldfein on the false mythology of computer science via The Washington Post
Ask Ada: Should I learn PHP or Ruby?
Wherein computer maven Ada Lovelace answers all your tech questions! Dear Ada, I want to learn to program and am trying to figure out where to start. I was wondering, would it be more useful to learn PHP, or Ruby on Rails, or are both skill sets necessary to become a successful developer? Yours, To-PHP-or-Ruby Dear TPHPOR, Picking a language to code in is always a tough one, but...
President of Harvey Mudd Dr. Maria Klawe talks about why women are not going into the computing sciences and what’s at risk if that doesn’t change. Watch Why More Women Aren’t Computer Scientists, Engineers on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.
I’m going to give you a piece of advice when you’re trying to learn...– Zed Shaw in Please Don’t Become Anything, Especially Not A Programmer
To Learn to Code, or Not? That is the Question.
There is a big argument/discussion/debate going on over at Hacker News about whether the masses should learn to code. We obviously stand in the “bring it on” camp—the more you know about the digital world around you, the better off you will be. We wanted to give a big shout-out to Erik Hinton, writing as Esmooov on github, who wrote a fabulous post in defense of pursuing the path to universal...
The Magic of Lilypad Arduino
Or How to Sew Your Way Into the Computing Sciences A Lilypad Arduino powered tic-tac-toe board. Via Rainycatz When I tell people that one of my personal goals is to bring more women into tech, and that I plan to do so by making tech learning fun and accessible, a lot of people - usually men - worry that what I am doing is patronizing. They worry that I am peddling a “dumbed down” version of...
The survey, published by U.S. division of the British tech recruitment group...– Meghan Casserly in How Women In Tech Are Losing From Top To Bottom, Forbes, May 14, 2012
Happy Mother's Day!
Flowers are fleeting, but knowledge is forever. In lieu of sending out bouquets this year, give the gift of digital knowledge to your mom. We, at Skillcrush, think that every day is a good day to learn something new. And, Mother’s Day is a great day to share this knowledge with others! We’ve created a super-simple way for you to send an e-card, along with some sweet tech terms, to your mom to...
Vanessa used Nokogiri to take data from Backpage.com and transferred it into a...– From When Women Code, They Change the World, via My Tech Letter
In honor of Maurice Sendak…a creative giant. RIP. “I don’t write for children…I write, and someone says, ‘that’s for children.’ I didn’t set out to make children happy.”
“They called me the other day and said they just wanted to check...– Jennifer 8. Lee on GoDaddy’s sexist Superbowl ads via In tech, some bemoan the rise of ‘brogrammer’ culture, Doug Gross, CNN, May 7, 2012
Skillcrush’s Adda Birnir speaks with Gina...