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

September 2015, Boston: She Geeks Out

On Tuesday, I attended September’s She Geeks Out event, hosted by O’Reilly Media, an innovative media company that publishes technology books, provides online services, and produces tech conferences. First things first: There was a cupcake tree! Three speakers each presented on a unique topic. The highlight of the night, for me, was a talk given by Monica Guzman, … More September 2015, Boston: She Geeks Out

Ruby: Decisions made by my grumbling stomach

I’ve read several chapters of Chris Pine’s “Learn to Program.” It’s a great book, easy to understand and full of humorous anecdotes and references. I still have a long way to go, but I’ve gone from learning how to define a variable to writing my own methods, which feels incredible! There’s one aspect of programming that’s … More Ruby: Decisions made by my grumbling stomach

The liberal arts and the U.S. economy: Never, ever getting back together?

In my senior year of high school, I was admitted to my first choice of college, a small, beautiful, expensive institution where I could study creative writing with caring and accomplished professors. Located in a tiny town nestled in Ohio’s cornfields, it was a great place to read Shakespeare, appear in a campus production of the Vagina Monologues, … More The liberal arts and the U.S. economy: Never, ever getting back together?

As the ball drops…

2014 brought some good things my way: Great friends, steady income, a camping trip. But, at midnight, 366 days ago, I’d raised my glass and said “Good riddance!” to 2013. I was done with it. Fed up with the unluckiest number. Indignant about the stretch of unemployment handed me by my second year out of college. I’d spent … More As the ball drops…