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Watch Zuck, Bill Gates, Jack Dorsey, & Others In Short Film To Inspire Kids To Learn How To Code
Colleen Taylor, techcrunch.com
Code.org, the new non-profit aimed at encour­ag­ing com­put­er sci­ence edu­ca­tion launched last month by entre­pre­neur and investor broth­ers Ali and Hadi Par­tovi, has assem­bled an all-star group of the world’s most well-known and suc­cess­fu…

Great video. Great message. I wish someone had introduced coding to me when I was a kid.

Watch Zuck, Bill Gates, Jack Dorsey, & Others In Short Film To Inspire Kids To Learn How To Code
Colleen Taylor, techcrunch.com

Code.org, the new non-profit aimed at encour­ag­ing com­put­er sci­ence edu­ca­tion launched last month by entre­pre­neur and investor broth­ers Ali and Hadi Par­tovi, has assem­bled an all-star group of the world’s most well-known and suc­cess­fu…

Great video. Great message. I wish someone had introduced coding to me when I was a kid.

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thenextweb:

(via Nielsen: In 2012, US smartphone and tablet owners attended 9% and 20% more movies, respectively - The Next Web)

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fastcompany:

Hate Small Talk? These 5 Questions Will Help You Work Any Room
Do you love going to events, but find yourself stranded during happy hour, tongue-tied and tucked in a corner? Initiating and maintaining conversations while networking is a necessary skill, and one you can easily improve with these simple tips.


When looking for a conversation partner, look for:


—Fun, inviting groups
—White-knuckled loners who look uncomfortable and will welcome your attempt to initiate dialogue
—Familiar faces
Questions to get the conversations flowing:
“What’s your connection to the event?”This question can uncover mutual contacts and usually leads to a more robust answer than if you asked the typical “Have you been to this event before?”
“What’s keeping you busy when you’re not at events like this or at work?” This question gives the encouragement necessary for the person to share his/her passions and outside interests. It is an excellent way to add some enthusiasm into a conversation that has hit a lull, especially if he/she would prefer to be doing that activity at that moment.
“Are you getting away this summer?” This question can lead to conversations about family, reveal special interests and, if you like talking about travel, it’s a sure-fire way to keep a conversation interesting.
“Are you working on any charity initiatives?” This question makes it easy to launch into a deeper connection. If they’re not involved with any projects, they often share reasons which is usually revealing, and if they are doing something of value they will be more than happy to share.
“How did you come to be in your line of work?” For some, the path to where they are today can be quite an interesting ordeal. Having a chance to revisit their story to success can leave helpful clues along the way as to who they are and what makes them tick.
Ideally small talk will uncover common interests, business alignments, the six degrees that separate you, potential need for your product or service, and basically whether or not you enjoy each other’s company. 



The goal of conversation at functions is to establish enough common ground to determine a reason to connect again.

[Image: Flickr user Aquila]



Why, yes. I do hate small talk. I definitely like these tips, though.

fastcompany:

Hate Small Talk? These 5 Questions Will Help You Work Any Room

Do you love going to events, but find yourself stranded during happy hour, tongue-tied and tucked in a corner? Initiating and maintaining conversations while networking is a necessary skill, and one you can easily improve with these simple tips.

When looking for a conversation partner, look for:

—Fun, inviting groups

—White-knuckled loners who look uncomfortable and will welcome your attempt to initiate dialogue

—Familiar faces

Questions to get the conversations flowing:

“What’s your connection to the event?”This question can uncover mutual contacts and usually leads to a more robust answer than if you asked the typical “Have you been to this event before?”

“What’s keeping you busy when you’re not at events like this or at work?” This question gives the encouragement necessary for the person to share his/her passions and outside interests. It is an excellent way to add some enthusiasm into a conversation that has hit a lull, especially if he/she would prefer to be doing that activity at that moment.

“Are you getting away this summer?” This question can lead to conversations about family, reveal special interests and, if you like talking about travel, it’s a sure-fire way to keep a conversation interesting.

“Are you working on any charity initiatives?” This question makes it easy to launch into a deeper connection. If they’re not involved with any projects, they often share reasons which is usually revealing, and if they are doing something of value they will be more than happy to share.

“How did you come to be in your line of work?” For some, the path to where they are today can be quite an interesting ordeal. Having a chance to revisit their story to success can leave helpful clues along the way as to who they are and what makes them tick.

Ideally small talk will uncover common interests, business alignments, the six degrees that separate you, potential need for your product or service, and basically whether or not you enjoy each other’s company. 

The goal of conversation at functions is to establish enough common ground to determine a reason to connect again.


[Image: Flickr user Aquila]

Why, yes. I do hate small talk. I definitely like these tips, though.

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With the 4Afrika Initiative, Microsoft hopes to engage in Africa’s economic development in order to improve its global competitiveness. It estimates that by 2016, the initiative will help place tens of millions of smart devices in the hands of African youth, bring 1 million African small and medium-sized businesses online, upskill 100,000 members of the continent’s existing workforce, and help an additional 100,000 graduates develop employable skills. It also says it hopes to help 75 percent be placed in jobs.

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thenextweb:

(via Shoebox » Chuck & beans)

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fastcompany:

That Toyota spot with Kaley Cuoco was the most shared Super Bowl ad, pre-game.

Probably my favorite ad from SB47.

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thenextweb:

(via The Joy of Tech comic… because somebody has to make fun of our new computer overlords.)

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parislemon:

devidsketchbook:

JAILHOUSES BY  FELIPE LUCHI

Brazil, Sao Paulo-based Art Director Felipe Luchi

(Print campaign for Go Outside Magazine)

Clever.

This gives jail breaking your phone a whole new meaning.

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