On Saturday we had our fourth annual Hour of Code event with Amazon.com. They’ve been amazingly generous and gracious sponsors of our chapter since I was back at Microsoft… Continue reading Hour of Code 2016
Fight breaks out outside National Policy Institute after neo-Nazi who was recording lunges at protester #StopNPI pic.twitter.com/h1GdqNOCye — Alexander Rubinstein (@AlexR_DC) November 19, 2016 This video of a white nationalist attacking a protester has been circulating. If you watch other Continue reading Winning the War on Hate
Those who know me know I’m somewhat anti-Apple. Most of it is because of how it treats the owners of and developers for iOS devices. But I’ve always found Mac a little annoying too. I owned one for 3 years Continue reading Would I Buy A Mac?
Programming for Parents is a series of blog posts that can be read in 5 minutes or less and explain computing terms for non-technical parents who are trying to help their children with STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, and Math) Continue reading Programming for Parents: What is Programming?
Septmber 1 through the day before my birthday makes a period of exactly 8 weeks. I have challenged myself to ride my exercise bike 200 miles in 8 weeks, targeting 25 per week spread over 3-4 workouts. Got a late Continue reading My 200 Mile Challenge
The soda vending machine on our floor got stuck while vending a soda yesterday. This morning, when the guy came in to re-stock, he took the soda out, put it on top of the machine, and unstuck the delivery caddy. Continue reading I’m a Real Engineer
I hate to start a review with a negative, but when you read “lunch will feature delicious BBQ goodness,” how many of you interpret that to mean “crumbly vegan ‘sausages’ that were cooked on a barbecue grill?” Anyone? Anyone? I Continue reading Event Review: Seattle Code Rush by IDEAA
DevRel is short for “Developer Relations” and is becoming increasingly important in technical marketing as more companies find that traditional marketing is out of touch with their developer audiences. DevRel Summit is a homegrown Seattle conference for practitioners of this Continue reading Event Review: DevRel Summit
Photo courtesy pixabay.com. Inspirational message by me. Around the time I started Seattle CoderDojo, the Atlantic published a piece titled “The Myth of ‘I’m Bad at Math’.” Boiled down, it’s about how we find ourselves confronted with people who are Continue reading The Myth of Being Bad at Success
Energy drinks have been a part of Coder culture since Jolt hit the shelves a year after the MacIntosh did (or maybe longer). But to go along with the increased energy, I found out the hard way that there is Continue reading The Hidden Cost of Energy Drinks: They Poisoned Me