Launch Academy, Weeks Five and Six

Happy Holidays! We have two weeks off before starting our final month of Launch Academy. So far, here’s what I’ve done with this strange and blissful (and sometimes stir-crazy-inducing) thing called free time: Seen Star Wars Perfected a homemade hot chocolate recipe (here) Explored the Harvard Museum of Natural History (free on Wednesdays from 3-5 PM … More Launch Academy, Weeks Five and Six

Launch Academy, winter 2015: It’s official!

“Weren’t you an English major?” Believe me, I’m just as surprised as you are. After a year and a half of taking coding classes — initially in hopes of developing more employable skills in pursuit of a communications career — I’ve discovered that I love learning and using programming languages. So much so that I began watching my engineer friends with … More Launch Academy, winter 2015: It’s official!

A tour of Yahoo’s accessibility lab in Boston

According to the World Health Organization, a billion people worldwide have some form of disability. The giant Internet service Yahoo wants to deliver information and entertainment to every one of them, not just because it’s good business, but also because it’s the right thing to do. – Hiawatha Bray, Boston Globe A week ago today, … More A tour of Yahoo’s accessibility lab in Boston