To the Youth on National Walkout Day

To the Youth on National Walkout Day

BANNER IMAGE CREDIT: ANDREW GOMBERT/EPA-EFE/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK This is not a post about guns. This is about our future. When I was in middle school, I didn't have to worry about being shot. I clearly remember the day we had an armed intruder drill, and learned how to hide, low to the ground, along the wall closest [...]

5 History-Making African Americans in Technology

5 History-Making African Americans in Technology

The Importance of Diverse Role Models Written by: Jamie Berger American computer science Ph.D. candidate at Michigan Technological University @BergerWithASideOfCode We can all agree that role models are important for a child’s development. A dominant aspect of developmental learning is observational, so children repeat what they see. When I was a child, my role models [...]

Reflections on my Two Week Digital Detox

Reflections on my Two Week Digital Detox

This past December I did something I haven't done in years: I took a full two-week digital detox. As soon as my vacation started I deleted all my social media apps from my phone, left my laptops and tablets at home, and boarded a flight to Orlando. What I learned during my time away from [...]

Announcing Trendy Techie Contributors!

Announcing Trendy Techie Contributors!

Exciting news! Trendy Techie has just passed its 4th birthday, and to celebrate four years of geekiness I am thrilled to announce the Trendy Techie Contributor series! Over the last four years, this blog has transformed my life. When I started Trendy Techie I had no idea how instrumental it would be to my personal [...]

Out with the Old: Selling Your Old Gadgets

Out with the Old: Selling Your Old Gadgets

We techies have a tendency to chase after the new, leaving our old gadgets in our basements or the landfill. Here's how you can sell your old gadgets to save waste and earn cash!

The Fashion Week Incident that Made Me Stop Writing About Fashion

The Fashion Week Incident that Made Me Stop Writing About Fashion

When I launched Trendy Techie in 2013, it was first and foremost a fashion blog. But then I went to fashion week and everything changed.

2016 in Review: the Year Everything Changed

2016 in Review: the Year Everything Changed

Last year, I said that 2015 was a year of healing, and 2014 was the hardest year of my life. Looking back on 2016, I'm going to label it the year of change. Change is constant, and the only thing that is constant is change. If you're not changing, you're not growing, and if you're [...]