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Atlassian Boosted Its Female Technical Hires By 80% — Here’s How

Atlassian Boosted Its Female Technical Hires By 80% — Here’s How

As a diversity and inclusion leader, Aubrey Blanche is all about experiments backed up by research and data. Here, she shares what's worked and what hasn't at Atlassian.

firstround.com
Meet Mary Colter, the Architect Who Conjured the Romance of the American West

Meet Mary Colter, the Architect Who Conjured the Romance of the American West

They rise along the south rim of the Grand Canyon, rough-hewn structures built mostly of stone and timber, so elemental, so rooted in their surroundings, that many visitors have mistaken them for remnants of pioneer days or prehistory.

curbed.com
Origami algorithm will help you fold paper like a master

Origami algorithm will help you fold paper like a master

Program allows you to turn paper into nearly anything

sciencemag.org
Exploding the myths of Ada Lovelace’s mathematics | Mathematical Institute

Exploding the myths of Ada Lovelace’s mathematics | Mathematical Institute

Ada Lovelace (1815–1852) is celebrated as “the first programmer” for her remarkable 1843 paper which explained Charles Babbage’s designs for a mechanical computer.

maths.ox.ac.uk
The age of distributed truth

The age of distributed truth

Ruminations on truth and the internet and sexism in Silicon Valley

eugenewei.com
Chipmaker AMD Makes a Big Bet on Brand-New Tech

Chipmaker AMD Makes a Big Bet on Brand-New Tech

Has some interesting biographic info on her career ...

fortune.com
The Hackers Russia-Proofing Germany’s Elections

The Hackers Russia-Proofing Germany’s Elections

The Chaos Computer Club, a multigenerational army of activists, has made the country’s democracy a lot tougher to undermine.

bloomberg.com
A short exercise in middle school sets minorities on a path to college

A short exercise in middle school sets minorities on a path to college

Years later, minority students go to competitive colleges as often as whites.

arstechnica.com
CNN to Invest $40 Million in Its Video Startup Great Big Story

CNN to Invest $40 Million in Its Video Startup Great Big Story

CNN will invest $40 million over the next two years in Great Big Story, transforming the in-house social video startup into a 24-hour streaming channel.

bloomberg.com
The Incredible Legacy of Susan La Flesche, the First Native American to Earn a Medical Deg

The Incredible Legacy of Susan La Flesche, the First Native American to Earn a Medical Deg

With few rights as a woman and as an Indian, the pioneering doctor provided valuable health care and resources to her Omaha community

smithsonianmag.com
The Public Shaming of England’s First Umbrella User

The Public Shaming of England’s First Umbrella User

This pioneer of weather management was pelted with insults and trash.

atlasobscura.com
The Red Special: Brian May’s Handmade Guitar

The Red Special: Brian May’s Handmade Guitar

The guitar Brian May toured with and played through his career with Queen and beyond had very humble beginnings. It was built from scratch by Brian and his father Harold May.

hackaday.com
Robots are coming for our Ms. Pac-Man high scores

Robots are coming for our Ms. Pac-Man high scores

Robots may not take our jobs, but it appears that they will take our video game high scores. Not really feminist, except for the "Ms." :-)

news.fastcompany.com
Hate weeding? The Tertill, the latest robot from the inventor of the Roomba, will clean up

Hate weeding? The Tertill, the latest robot from the inventor of the Roomba, will clean up

The inventor of the bestselling vacuum cleaner robot has created a bot that cuts weeds.

technologyreview.com
Should the world eat more like the Cantonese?

Should the world eat more like the Cantonese?

Hong Kong is a rabbit’s warren of eateries offering all manner of dishes – some of them not for the faint-hearted. But could this adventurous eating actually be good for us?

bbc.com
Geek Mom Projects

Geek Mom Projects

A Geek Mom blogs about her electronics projects. She also has an interesting Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/GeekMomProjects

geekmomprojects.com
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