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.
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”.
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,
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.
Rebecca Rachmany is on a mission to get more girls into tech-based fields. But, beyond that, she hopes to inspire younger generations by revealing their full potential and breaking stereotypes often portrayed by mass media.
After seeing the dismal figures of women in Computer Science programs across the US, Rachmany wanted to take action. But, instead of the many programs targeting those in high school or older, Rachmany is reaching out to a younger demographic.
One of the ways Rachmany is connecting with girls (and boys) aged 8 –