… For Cassandra King, a Boricua programmer residing in Philadelphia, the importance of coding knowledge is not limited to the field of professional developers.

... For Cassandra King, a Boricua programmer residing in Philadelphia, the importance of coding knowledge is not limited to the field of professional developers.
Thank you to Al Dia for bringing light to the very real struggle of minorities and women attempting to break into the many fields of technology.  Additionally, Al Dia spotlighted a few organizations trying to usher our new generation of girls and minorities into this new technologically-saturated world. I have been involved with Coded by Kids for a ...

Pluralsight stories, Cassi’s story

Pluralsight stories, Cassi's story
(Link to original source: http://ww2.pluralsight.com/success-stories/cassi) Cassi King UX Developer See why Cassi can’t live without Pluralsight After losing her job as a front-end developer, Cassi relied on Pluralsight to boost her resume while she searched for a better job. She spent several weeks learning new skills, often while training for races on her exercise bike, ...

MegaUpload’s Demise: Can Higher Ed Still Trust the Cloud?

MegaUpload's Demise: Can Higher Ed Still Trust the Cloud?
Many higher education institutions have come to rely on cloud services for everyday tasks. Personally, I use Dropbox almost daily to exchange files with my cross-campus colleagues; less frequently, I’ve also used Yousendit. However, with the recent demise of Megaupload, and the subsequent self-enforced neutering of FileSonic and uploaded.to ( they quickly limited their file-sharing ...

Nostalgic Moves at Facebook: Students-Only .edu Groups For Universities

Nostalgic Moves at Facebook: Students-Only .edu Groups For Universities
Back in December TechCrunch reported that Brown and Vanderbilt are testing new features for users with authenticated .edu email addresses to create groups for students at their universities. Facebook is considering rolling it out to other universities so that students can create groups for dorms, classes, clubs, parties, and other entities. Only students who have ...

Social Media LAW Milestones infographic

Social Media LAW Milestones infographic
With the recent events  of the internet SOPA blackout of January 19th in mind, this infographic from Socially Aware presents a Social Media law timeline that starts with 1984’s Sony v. Universal Studios – Wikipedia reads: Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc., 464 U.S. 417 (1984),[1] also known as the “Betamax case”, ...

Social Media Milestones Infographic from the Barbarians

Social Media Milestones Infographic from the Barbarians
In their 2011 Timeline of Social Media Milestones post the Barbarian group presents 65 of the most memorable milestones. How did your Higher Education Institution keep pace with the many lightningspeed changes in 2011?

One Law Professor Creates a Teachable Moment out of the Web Blackout of January 18, 2012

One Law Professor Creates a Teachable Moment out of the Web Blackout of January 18, 2012
Yesterday, Junuary 18, 2012, thousands of websites perticipated in a virtual anti-SOPA/PIPA sit-in: Google, Reddit, Wired, Craigslist, Wikipedia, WordPress, Mozilla, MoveOn.org, and O’Reilly to name a few. Widener University School of Law’s Professor Tonya Evans joined the list of internet sites and created a teachable moment for her students: She explains: We’re doing a law ...

The Buzz: Create Your OWN Social Network

The Buzz: Create Your OWN Social Network
I recently joined the University Webmasters Social Network (http://cuwebd.ning.com/) on NING. The flexibility that Ning, and similar (what I call) “SockNet” sites has big and positive implications for smaller Universities in particular. One-stop centralized do-it-yourself solutions like these can be leveraged in a variety of ways to bring University communities closer together: faculty and students ...

“Dot Net”, here I come!

I’m still in disbelief: I was in the office 21 days straight. That is NOT an exaggeration, and I am sometimes prone to exaggerating ( I think that is part of my Latina DNA). Seriously: 21 days in a row, 10 to 11 hour days. I look back and I had no idea I had ...

I’m In MimoLove

I'm In MimoLove
I’ve discovered Dino Alberto (discover Alberto’s art) and I am loving it! Just as tasty, I’ve also discovered mimobots and vimbots. I happily stumbled upon Alberto and Mimobots in a roundabout way: i was looking for USB flash drives, and I hit the mimobot site. WOW! This is so cool! … I am absolutely enthralled ...