Diversity in Tech

7 Tips for Women in Tech to Stand Out

26 Feb , 2015  

Code Berkeley

Michael Choi, founder and chief instructor of Coding Dojo, a coding bootcamp in Seattle and San Francisco, wrote a commentary for Fortune with tips for women in tech to break through the male-dominated programming and developing fields. In writing about the tech gender gap, Choi noted: As Google… recently revealed, women make up only 17% […]

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Diversity in Tech

50 Tech Women Changing Silicon Valley

19 Feb , 2015  

Code Berkeley

Code Berkeley applauds Tech.co’s latest article by Will Schmidt about “50 Women in Tech Dominating Silicon Valley.” As Schmidt writes: Consider what an array of diverse viewpoints does in terms of the collaborative process, idea generation, and company culture. It spawns success. And that success is evident in Tech Cocktail’s impressive list, which includes “50 […]

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Tech Life

TableAir Rises to Attention

13 Feb , 2015   Video

If Apple CEO Tim Cook is correct that “sitting is the new cancer,” as MarketWatch reported he said at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, you might want to take a look at the TableAir from London-based designer Lukas Lukoševičius. Yes, it costs the princely sum of $2,146 (while the IKEA low-tech version costs […]

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Around the Bay, Diversity in Tech

A Room of One’s Own…To Code

13 Feb , 2015  

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The Oakland Public Library’s Dimond Branch now has Girls Who Code, a free weekly program for girls in 6th to 12th grade. Instructor Ian McKellar, a Google Senior Software Engineer, teaches skills to create websites and apps as well as develop leadership and marketing skills. The Girls Who Code Club meets Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. […]

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Tech Life

Is This The Virtual Reality Future?

12 Feb , 2015   Video

As the San Francisco Chronicle reports, River, the new virtual reality (VR) accelerator led by venture capitalist Mike Rothenberg, has announced its first class. Are these startups a sneak peek into the future of VR? Here are some of the 13 accelerator projects that caught Code Berkeley’s eye: Fove is helping kids who can’t use […]

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Diversity in Tech, Tech Life

Stitch Fix

6 Feb , 2015  

Stitch Fix

Gone are the days of personal styling for only the rich and famous. Thanks to a new start up in San Francisco, Stitch Fix, is giving women around the country the chance to have their very own personal shopper. Combining tech and fashion Katrina Lake, the companies CEO, has found a way to bring fashion […]

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Around the Bay

Photoshop Wizard John Lund to Speak in SF Feb. 19

6 Feb , 2015  

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Is the stork really in danger of losing his job to a drone? How can an elephant ride a mid-air unicycle? In stock photographer John Lund‘s world, all of these scenarios can become a reality by compositing images in Photoshop. Lund, known for his conceptual imagery, will speak at the American Photographic Artists (APA) San Francisco Creative […]

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Education

6 Alternative Social Media Tools for Teaching and Learning

6 Feb , 2015  

Move over Facebook and Twitter. There are alternative social media tools to use in the classroom. Leila Meyer, who writes for Campus Technology, has collected 6 social media tools and their uses for the hybrid and online classroom teachers. (click here for her complete article) Diigo lets users bookmark Web pages from any browser or […]

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Education

9 Ed Tech Trends To Watch in 2015

6 Feb , 2015  

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Five IT leaders identify the hottest trends in higher education technology today. From analytics to badges for MOOCs, to gamification, to 3D printing, here’s what should be on teacher and student radar this year. (read more…)

Around the Bay

Bart: What Could Have Been

6 Feb , 2015  

Bart: What could have been

The original 1956 plan for the Bay Area Rapid Transit system was way more complex on paper than it is in reality. Designer Jake Coolidge has imagined a universe in which this full plan was implemented. And even though it doesn’t involve filling in the Bay or underground rocket trainsor pyramids, it does complement world-building […]