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 [...]

Inside Seattle’s Historic Underground Walking Tour

Inside Seattle’s Historic Underground Walking Tour

20 feet beneath the Seattle we know lie the remnants of the city as it used to be. Back in the days of horse-drawn carriages, Seattle was more rough-and-tumble than rock-and-roll. The old city flooded, burned down, and washed away and, as tides rode, the citizens of old Seattle took on a daunting task: raising [...]

Climbing the Castello di Arco

Climbing the Castello di Arco

Ciao from bella Italia! It is so beautiful and warm here. This is my first Italian spring, so even though I've been here many times it's a whole new experience. The flora are different, the air smells fresher, and the clouds sit low in between the green mountains in the evenings. One sunny day this week, [...]

Must-See in Seattle: Living Computer Museum

Must-See in Seattle: Living Computer Museum

There are two types of people in this world: geeks and people who hate being called geeks. To me, "geek" means dedication, bordering on obsession, to a concept or idea whether that be music, gaming, art, or whatever else you get excited about. Personally, I'm a tech geek, and I wear that title proudly! I'm [...]

Happy 30th Birthday, Macintosh!

Happy 30th Birthday, Macintosh!

January 24th marked the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh computer, originally released in 1984. Looking at the bulky box, it's hard to believe that we've come so far in so little time! 30 years ago, computers displayed in black and white, ran programs from floppy disks, and were mainly used by the average person to play games and write documents - now [...]

Redpath Waterfront Festival!

Redpath Waterfront Festival!

This past weekend, as part of my vacation in my own city, I went to the Redpath Waterfront Festival celebrating the 200th anniversary of the war of 1812. We watched the hubbub from our hotel room and decided to go check it out - I'm so glad we did! This South American band was awesome [...]

Beautiful Vienna

Beautiful Vienna

Vienna, Austria's largest city, is absolutely beautiful and so rich in history. The architecture is grand and reflects the high society that thrived there throughout history. Vienna, I miss you! ~Sage PS: I just submitted this post in IFB's summer project! Wish me luck! http://heartifb.com/2013/06/01/ifb-project-98-whats-your-summer-style/