I bought the Hello Ruby books for my daughter a couple months ago. She was interested in learning to code, and I had recently watched Linda Liukas’ wonderful TED talk about how she came to write her books.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jRREn6ifEQ So I bought both of the Hello Ruby books: one about programming, and the other about computer…… Continue reading Building a computer with my daughter and Hello Ruby
My Summer project is to finish an initial version of my Practice Math site for our kids. I’ve hit a bit of a snag with fractions, but the functionality for whole numbers is almost ready. The next step is to create a web site for the project so our kids can use the app through…… Continue reading Learning Flask with Corey Schafer
One of my projects this Summer is to redevelop my Practice Math project. The goal is to create a site that my kids can use to practice their math.
Last week I came across a tweet sharing Reshma Saujani’s TED talk, titled “Teach girls bravery, not perfection”. I immediately bookmarked it to watch with my daughter (and tweeted my plan to do that).
I just watched Christian Genco’s 2012 talk at TEDxSMU titled “You Should Learn to Program”. It’s a fun 10 minute talk that highlights why it’s so awesome to learn to code.
Today is my birthday, I’m 42. This year has been an interesting one, to say the least. I’ve been thinking about what to write about it for a couple months and, as I sit here writing this, I’m not entirely sure what to make of it.
My favourite meme at the moment is the awesome #WITBragDay meme on Twitter that celebrates women in tech. It seems to have been started by Alice Goldfuss with her tweet.