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Adda Birnir
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Adda is CEO and co-founder of Skillcrush, an interactive, community-driven tech-learning platform to increase your digital literacy and achieve your goals with technology. Prior to founding Skillcrush, Adda worked as a developer, building web applications for the New York Times, WNYC and ProPublica.

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For Everyone Tired of Hearing That Learning to Code Is Easy, the Real Scoop

(2) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 2:43 PM

Editor's Note: This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affecting women in science, technology, engineering and math.

Last week, the man himself, Fred Wilson published a blog post about the importance...

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5 Killer Web Design Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier

(2) Comments | Posted October 3, 2013 | 5:09 PM


Illustration by Kristina Zmaic

We all want to have a beautifully designed website and yet, it's surprisingly hard. So what is it that great designers know that the rest of us don't?

The key to great web design is really very simple: you've got to understand...

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Eat Cheesecake

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2013 | 3:14 PM

Eat Cheesecake

The simple trick that saved our company (and our blood pressure)

Before Kate and I began Skillcrush, we ran a web design and development company. In that company we built websites for clients big and small.

If you have ever worked...

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You've Just Had a Brilliant Idea...

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 5:29 PM

Quick! What's your next step? Write a user story! And if possible, some business objectives.

There is nothing as exciting as the spark of a new idea. On goes that lightbulb and your head fills with a hundred and one ways that this new app / feature / website will...

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The Best Money Decision You Can Make Today: Start Learning to Code

(5) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 11:55 AM

You heard me right, the best career move any woman (or man) can make is to learn to code. And believe or not, I think that you will enjoy it. Let me tell you why.

Tech skills are lucrative and seriously marketable:

Tons of opportunity:
According to the...

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Lilypad Arduino

(6) Comments | Posted May 10, 2012 | 6:17 PM

When I tell people that one of my personal goals is to bring more women into tech, and that I plan to do so by making tech learning fun and accessible, a lot of people -- usually men -- worry that what I am doing is patronizing. They worry that...

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