Python Bit Me and I Loved It!

Python Bit Me and I Loved It!
I recently attended an Intro To Python Workshop offered by the Philadelphia Chapter of GirlDevelopIt. Dana Bauer, the teacher, is an independent developer, mapmaker, and data analyst. The class covered the basics such as lists, if, elif, else, loops, concatenation, strings, the importance of indentation in Python, and the essence of Python syntax. Having recently ...

“Hi! My name is Yanone Kaffeesatz”

Just a quick typographic note  to mention the typeface used on this site’s theme. I absolutely love it, and I absolutely love it’s name! Yanone Kaffeesatz was designed by designer Yanone (on twitter) This from the site of the author: »Yanone Kaffeesatz« was first published in 2004 and is my first ever finished typeface. Its Bold ...

Basic git/github Concepts for Newbies

Basic git/github Concepts for Newbies
(I am posting this mostly to review key concepts discussed on evening of May 29, 2013). This is a crosspost with RubyGirlsonRails) Repository (slang: Repo): Location on github that stores a snapshot of a project. It includes: snapshots of changes and commits in a history. Names of Repos: Upstream points to the source projects on ...

I am Riding from Philly to Harrisburg for Habitat for Humanity Philly! Be a part of this journey!

I am Riding from Philly to Harrisburg for Habitat for Humanity Philly! Be a part of this journey!
UPDATE  MAY 24: INCREDIBLE!!! Because of tremendous generosity, I was able to raise $3544 for Habitat for Humanity! I am so very grateful! We leave on our 4-day, 240 mile journey. There are a total of 24 riders and we are all very excited about this challenge. Some of the highlights of our trip will ...

Inaugural Ruby on Rails Apprenticeship Program for Women in Philadelphia

Inaugural Ruby on Rails Apprenticeship Program for Women in Philadelphia
I am honored to be able to participate in the first-of-its-kind 4-month long Ruby on Rails Apprenticeship Program sponsored by the Philadelphia chapter of Girl Develop It! and Brian McElaney of Tamman Technologies, Inc. in Philadelphia. I am one of four women given an opportunity to expand our knowledge of both sides of web application ...

Rails Girls comes to Philly! Women and Technology is NOW!

Rails Girls comes to Philly! Women and Technology is NOW!
I had the privilege of spending a full Saturday on March 15th, 2013 at the inaugural Rails Girls Philly event. We got an great introduction to the Ruby on Rails Framework, got to use the tools (terminal, browser, text editor), worked toward creating an APP and had one-on-one coaching by a great group of techie ...

Google is the Big Brother You Invited and Now Refuses to Leave

Google is the Big Brother You Invited  and Now Refuses to Leave
Google just announced it’s revamping of it’s Privacy Policy: Our new Privacy Policy makes clear that, if you’re signed in, we may combine information you’ve provided from one service with information from other services,” Google privacy director for products and engineering Alma Whitten  explained. “In short, we’ll treat you as a single user across all ...

The Time for the Timeline is NOW

The Time for the Timeline is NOW
Facebook is as Facebook does: and Facebook just DID force the Timeline on all it’s users (Here is the January 24 Facebook blog update). If you have not logged  into your Facebook account for a while, you will notice some big changes. Facebook describes the new Timeline as a chronology of a users life from ...

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 ...