Finally, a Tumblr Theme Tutorial that is Useful

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Coming across the GA Dash Tumblr theme tutorial was like a Godsend.

In the past I scoured the internet for making-your-own Tumblr theme guidance but always came out empty-handed. Either it was some specific how-to on a personal Tumblr account or an outdated Youtube video that skimmed the surface.

So I was thrilled when I inadvertently stumbled on the Dash tutorial for making your own Tumblr theme from scratch. I jumped into it immediately.

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Amy Vernon: Laid Off Journalist turned Digital Marketing Expert

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After fulfilling her childhood dream by becoming a journalist, Amy Vernon was crushed when she was suddenly laid off about five and a half years ago. Fortunately, Vernon rebounded in no time – mostly thanks to her social media savvy.

Today Vernon is an online marketing expert living in NYC. She does social media marketing consulting for companies of all sizes. Moreover, she has been featured on Mashable‘s  Twitter lists of social media mavens to follow and is the top female submitter of all time on Digg.com.

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Google’s Iniative to Inspire Girls to Pursue CS

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Over the last week or so I have been seeing Google’s Made with Code (aka”Made w/ Code”) all over my social media feeds. I even saw it below the Google search bar on Google.com the day it came out. Even Mindy Kaling (who I obviously follow on Instagram) was at their launch party.

It’s blowing up.

But what is it, exactly? And what are they trying to accomplish?

Funny. The actual site doesn’t have a formal “about page”.

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Kathryn Barrett: Teaching Kids To Code Across Canada

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Kathryn Barrett, hailing from Toronto, began teaching herself how to code at only 12 years old.

Today she teaches and develops courses for Learning Labs — an online digital literacy hub. Kathryn specifically works with two of their member organizations: Girls Learning Code and Kids Learning Code.

“Learning Labs is an online digital literacy hub that we created to showcase organizations like Ladies Learning Code, Girls Learning Code,

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Python: It’s Starting To Click

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Finally it’s starting to click.

I’ve been spending about 30-45 minutes a day learning Python for the last month. Maybe even more at this point. And it’s like concepts and ideas are starting to come together.

Lately I have been working through the “Learn Python the Hard Way” book, per usual. I am more than halfway through at this point. I also began the Coursera “Programming for Everybody” online course. I just finished week 4.

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