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The Real Reason Girls Don't Like to Code

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 01.26.2015 | Technology
Lisa Abeyta

I don't believe that girls are turned off by STEM because it's hard or simply because girls think they're bad at math. Girls aren't wimps or wilting flowers; they don't shrink from challenges just because something isn't a strength. We, as a culture, just aren't doing a very good job of selling tech to girls.

Texas Hackers to Fight Ebola, Fire and Water Contamination With African SMS

Maya Horgan | Posted 12.30.2014 | Impact
Maya Horgan

Your mobile phone can save a thousand lives. And now, through Developers Doing Development, Michael Henderson and Scott Akers are using SMS automation to combat issues of infrastructure and disease.

Five Ways Tech Companies Can Be More Family Friendly

Kelli Newman | Posted 12.29.2014 | Business
Kelli Newman

In honor of National Work and Family Month, the following are five suggestions for how tech companies can be more inclusive of workers with family obligations and, in the process, do a better job recruiting and retaining talented women.

How Hacking Education Has Taken Over Higher Education

Nisarg Patel | Posted 11.29.2014 | College
Nisarg Patel

The rapid growth of collegiate hackathons over just the last few years and the popularity of personal websites has converted the student resume from cardstock to LED. Any student now has the capability to complete and share their ideas with people all over the world.

Lessons Learned: 3 Requirements For Sustainable Civic Apps

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 11.16.2014 | Home
Lisa Abeyta

Here is what I believe must happen if we, as a global community, want to effectively exploit the power of mobile apps to address the growing civic demand for access to information and communication via mobile.

Georgia Tech Computer Science Wins the World Championship!

David Thielen | Posted 11.10.2014 | College
David Thielen

Georgia Tech team Yellow Jackets beat an incredibly competitive field to win the Windward Studios Code War with an impressive 102.49 points.

What Computer Geeks Taught Me About the Future of Aging

Robyn Stone | Posted 10.08.2014 | Technology
Robyn Stone

Sometime in the near future, our nation may not have enough qualified workers to serve every older American who needs services and supports. That's more than a little scary, especially for baby boomers who are turning 65 at the rate of about 10,000 a day. I am one of those baby boomers. But I'm not scared anymore.

The if's, and's & Yo's of it

Marc Shifflett | Posted 09.30.2014 | Huffpost Code
Marc Shifflett

Yes, there was a Yo Hackathon.

How to Create a Potential IMPACT in 48 Hours

Dhairya Pujara | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Dhairya Pujara

At Ycenter, we believe in three things 1. Make an impact for communities in Africa 2. Offer a hands-on learning experience for college/university stu...

National Day of Civic Hacking: An Interview with Shawn Looker

Phil Simon | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Phil Simon

Never before has technological literacy been so important, especially for those entering the workforce. I'm no sorcerer, but I just don't see that tre...

This Is What Brooklyn Could Look Like in 2030

Tucker Reed | Posted 06.18.2014 | New York
Tucker Reed

Welcome to the entrepreneurial playground known as the Brooklyn Tech Triangle. It is Downtown Brooklyn with its share of tech giants and startup stars.

Eat. Code. Sleep. Repeat.

Nina Vir | Posted 05.06.2014 | Teen
Nina Vir

Over the course of the weekend, attendees meet like minded people, ship tons of code, learn about new technologies, occasionally nap and build awesome things. Eat. Code. Sleep. Repeat. Literally.

Unlocking the Benefits of Open Data

Ariel Smilowitz | Posted 04.27.2014 | Technology
Ariel Smilowitz

As a generation that has grown up working with computers and regularly connecting online with people around the world, young people in particular have the potential to provide a unique contribution within this space.

How Video Hackathons Are Strengthening Creative Communities Nationwide

Posted 02.13.2014 | Impact

This piece is a follow-up on our coverage of the 2014 DoGooder Awards. Are you a video visionary? Read more on how to enter here. After eight years...

HBCU Hackathons Prove There's No Lack Of Innovation In Black Community

Posted 01.31.2014 | Black Voices

Last year may have been the year of the historically black hack-a-thon. Several of the nations’ most prominent black colleges welcomed students of v...

Which University Will Win the International Programming Championship?

David Thielen | Posted 03.02.2014 | College
David Thielen

Welcome to the Windward International Collegiate Programming Championship (Code War). Students at schools from Stanford to CMU to MIT participate, making this truly a competition of the best of the best.

Big Moves in Hackathon World: Intel Acquires Hacker League

Amy S. Chen | Posted 02.05.2014 | Technology
Amy S. Chen

The hackathon realm is buzzing with the news of Intel's acquisition of Hacker League, the internet hub of many hackathons.

Hack for LA Starts the Ball Rolling at LA Tech Summit

Catherine Clinch | Posted 01.26.2014 | Los Angeles
Catherine Clinch

The same code that powers Google maps could be incorporated into an app developed by two kids from Boyle Heights to create a mobile tool that is useful to individuals or a community at large.

This App Demonstrates What It's Like To Be Undocumented

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 11.23.2013 | Latino Voices

When Erick Garcia first talked to VOXXI two weeks ago about participating in a hackathon hosted by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s advocacy group FWD...

The Billionaire And The Immigrant Join Forces For Immigration Reform

Fox News Latino | Posted 11.20.2013 | Latino Voices

They were born one year apart, into vastly different worlds. Carlos Vargas, 28, began life in poverty in Puebla, Mexico, where he shared one small ...

Hackathon Seeks to Create Tech for Queer Youth

Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D.

This Nov. 22-24 is the first annual Hack 4 Queer Youth, a hackathon hosted by Maven, an interactive virtual community for LGBTQA youth to network, organize and educate for social change. I had a chance to chat with Maven's founder, Monica Ann Arrambide, to find out more.

Mark Zuckerberg To Host Hackathon For Undocumented Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.22.2013 | Latino Voices

Young undocumented immigrants and tech professionals are uniting to create immigration reform tools at a hackathon spearheaded by Mark Zuckerberg’s ...

Can Health Care Be Hacked?

Carrie Yury | Posted 11.27.2013 | Technology
Carrie Yury

As the pace of innovation is speeding up elsewhere, health care innovation lags behind. Can a hackathon help? What can health care learn from contemp...

From My Experience As CHINICT's Founder: 5 Best Practices to Build and Run a Business in China As a Foreigner

Franck Nazikian | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Franck Nazikian

Over the past few years, I have been asked what it takes to be successful as a foreigner in China. Here are a few thoughts inspired by my tales as an entrepreneur in the Internet industry in the Middle Kingdom.

Young People Use Tech to End Violence Against Women in Nepal

Ravi Kumar | Posted 09.17.2013 | Impact
Ravi Kumar

There were thunderstorms. There was a strike. And there was the hackathon to end violence against women -- all happening on the same day in Kathmandu, Nepal.