About.me

It’s no secret I that I spend far too much of my time online but every now and then (realistically about ten times a day) I come across websites that make me so excited. While exploring something or other some days ago I came across about.me

It does what it says in the name, it’s your own personal about me page that you can use to link to all your social media accounts, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, ect. It’s “your personal homepage”.

People have used it as an online CV, a way to market themselves, a homepage and just a central point of contact.

I really love the idea and think the concept behind it is fantastic, and while I’m a bit late to the game (it was founded in 2009), I will definitely be spending several hours on this site.

“Engineers have this reputation for believing that everything has a fix. Once it’s fixed, we can make it even better — so we’ll just keep working on it…engineers have this never-ending quest for: There’s got to be a better way.”

Ursula Burns
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Ursula Burns

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classysassyrepublican:

Turn on the app If you feel unsafe hold your finger on the screen. Once arrived to a safe location, enter your code. If your finger leaves the screen without entering the code law enforcement is notified and your location is tracked through your phone.

classysassyrepublican:

Turn on the app If you feel unsafe hold your finger on the screen. Once arrived to a safe location, enter your code. If your finger leaves the screen without entering the code law enforcement is notified and your location is tracked through your phone.

(via davyjr)

Isambard K. Brunel
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Isambard K. Brunel

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“I feel obligated to continue to help spur the interest of minorities and females in the math, science and engineering disciplines. Without diversity in all fields the United States will not remain technically competitive.”

Aprille Ericsson
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Aprille Ericsson

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Hour of code

Ages ago code.org launched HOUR of CODE.

I remember when I first came across it I thought it was a great idea and I promised myself that in the summer I will fully dedicate my time to learning how to code.

But I didn’t.

Everything is so much more exciting when you “can’t” do it for whatever reason and when you do have time there is always an excuse. 

Today I was listening to James Garvin’s Entrepreneur on Fire interview and they said two things that really made me think, both quotes, both along the same lines;

  1. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” ~ Karen Lamb
  2. "The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is today" ~ Chinese Proverb

I always say I will do things in the summer or in the holiday or anytime in the not so distant future. When that future becomes the present, I’m nowhere to be found.

Back to the HOUR of CODE. With the amount of time I spend online, on social media sites and catching up on TV I could easily fit an hour of code into my weekend.

Instead of waiting for a tomorrow, which frankly is unlikely to come, I think I’ll do what people are always telling you to do, and I’ll start today.

Do you have something you’ve been meaning to start? Something that you are always putting off? You tell yourself again and again that sometime soon you’ll do it. Have you done yet? If yes, then good for you and pat yourself on the back. If no, do it now, you are the only thing in the way (unless it is illegal, in which case I’d wait).

So, what is it that you’ve been meaning to do?

halftheskymovement:

“Big Dream is documentary film that follows the stories of seven young women in technology fields around the globe. Each story takes a look at these young women’s ambitions and how they overcome personal challenges to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields.”
Watch the trailer here. 

halftheskymovement:

Big Dream is documentary film that follows the stories of seven young women in technology fields around the globe. Each story takes a look at these young women’s ambitions and how they overcome personal challenges to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields.”

Watch the trailer here

(via tech-girls)

Claire Barratt
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Claire Barratt

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