This is my story, one like many other women’s stories. It is the story of what happened to me — and what happened to you. You and I know how it was:



Meet Johanna Brewer, CEO & Co-Founder of frestyl.

Interviewed by Sophie Hechinger.

Let’s start with a short elevator pitch about yourself.

I’m a developer, designer, ethnographer and long-suffering vegetarian. I grew up in an old school, do-it-yourself, Connecticut family….



Mind Map #32: [The things we hate about ourselves/The things that others love about us]




Mind Map #32: [The things we hate about ourselves/The things that others love about us]


More people 287/365 by carE. on Flickr.


Photograph by Thomas Bonte

Meet Amelie Anglade, Music Information Retrieval & Sound Software Engineer at SoundCloud

Interviewed by Jess Erickson

Can you tell me a little bit about your background?

I have a background in Music Information Retrieval (MIR), which is the…

DIY Wallflowers Scented Plugin


i’m about to get hippie on you all. plugin air fresheners (and tons of other stuff) have something called  VOC in them. VOC stands for “volatile organic compounds” and they are highly toxic. they are chemicals with a low boiling point.

VOC cause all sorts of problems in your body: infertility (some of you may like that!), headaches, nervous system disorders, memory loss and cancer for both your pet and you…. lots of things. 

i was bummed when i learned about this and unplugged mine. being a packrat i couldn’t bring myself to toss it out and thought, maybe i’ll just plug it in for the holidays and poison my loved ones only a few times a year.

then i had a bright idea:
replace the bad stuff with good stuff: essential oils, which are awesome for you and, sometimes a lot cheaper than the liquid cancer bath and body works sells. 

here’s how you do it.

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So maybe you saw my Twitter going nuts tonight. Or you saw Gizmodo’s Twitter account blow up. Or you saw this in AllThingsD. Or this in the DailyDot. Although embarrassing, Twitter was the least of it. In short, someone gained entry to my iCloud account, used it to remote wipe all of my…


Or How to Sew Your Way Into the Computing Sciences

A Lilypad Arduino powered tic-tac-toe board. Via Rainycatz

When I tell people that one of my personal goals is to bring more women into tech, and that I plan to do so by making tech learning fun and accessible, a lot of people -…