We hope you enjoy this Digi International throwback video straight from the ’90s. We present to you “Here’s Digi” circa 1994.
Yes, you read it correctly, Pinterest. Think Pinterest is only for foodies and event planners? You’ll see how pins and tech can go hand-in-hand and after checking out these boards, and you’ll be a believer if you aren’t already. Pinterest has become an awesome resource for everything from DIY projects to collections of tech gadgets. Here are 5 awesome boards you should be following.
1. “Geeks Only” by CNET
A collection that will please all types of geeks.
2. “Quotes” by The Next Web
Inspiring quotes about technology and the future.
3. “Making Data Work” by GE
Data visualizations are a powerful way to simplify complexity. GE shares visualizations that advance the conversation about issues that shape our lives.
4. “High tech – always on the edge” by PCMag
High tech gadgets, web trends, software, photography, audio and video.
5. XBee Projects by Digi International
XBee projects big and small, from a wireless sheep herding machine to a “gas cap” the measures methane output.
Share the boards that you love in the comments section below or on Twitter so we can continue to update this list.
The Internet has changed our lives in so many ways, including the way we experience in-real-life events. It can enhance our experiences, or allow us take part in an event we may never have been able to attend in person, but that doesn’t mean the latest and greatest technology does come without down falls.
Here are 5 articles, all of different sentiments, that exhibit how the Internet has changed our experience of the Olympics– for better or for worse.
“Over the years, NBC also didn’t want to make too much available online for fear of cutting into its television audiences. That mentality changed this year…”
“You can be on Twitter, or you can enjoy the Olympics on NBC, but you cannot do both.”
“NBC’s decision to livestream every event on the Web and via apps is a big improvement. Not for everyone! You need a cable or satellite subscription, which ain’t cheap; if your cable company is not part of the deal you’re out of luck…”
“In 2008, only 6 million people were bothering to condense their thoughts into 140 characters to share on online and micro-blogging service, Twitter. Fast-forward from Beijing to London, and Twitter has morphed into a global behemoth, now sporting more than 500 million users.”
“The London Olympics will be the most connected ever. Not only in terms of media coverage sent digitally across the world, but also the countless devices behind the scenes we’d never think of as requiring an internet connection…”
What have you enjoyed or disliked about having the Internet at your fingertips during the Olympics? Did you watch the US Women’s Gymnastics team win the Gold medal in real-time via live video-stream? Were you upset that your Twitter streamed ruined your plans to watch your Olympics after work? We want to know what you think. Tell us in the comments section below or on Twitter.
Something that we love– the Internet has not only changed the games and viewing experience, it’s enabled amazing projects in celebration of the Olympics. You can see a list on the London Festival’s Website here.
Are you a woman in tech? Here are 5 things you need to know. This is a list of resources, events and inspiring groups that support women who are in tech now and provide information for those who are thinking about entering the field.
Etsy will be hosting the Summer 2012 session of Hacker School in their headquarters. The scholarship program will provide grants of $5,000 each — a total of $50,000 — to women who want to apply but need financial support to attend. Their goal is to bring 20 women to New York to participate in hopes that this will be the first of many steps that encourage more women to join the engineering industry.
Get involved with the Etsy Hacker Grants Program:
Want to learn how to code? Have a great idea? Don’t be shy. Develop it.
Girl Develop It knows it can be intimidating for women to learn and ask questions when they are in an extreme minority. While open and welcoming, today’s budding developer community is up to 91% male. Girl Develop It believes if they can empower more females with the confidence in their technological capabilities we can begin to change this landscape.
Women in Tech, a series from HuffPostTech, features breaking news, photos and video about and for women in tech. Women in Tech showcases profiles of innovative female pioneers, from CEOs to scientists, entrepreneurs to engineers, who are changing the way we think about and engage with technology.
Women Who Hack hosts casual weekend hacking get togethers for women. All types of projects, languages, platforms and experience levels welcome. Even though Women Who Hack specifically serves the Portland, Oregon area we wanted to share as an inspiration. If you’re in the area, we encourage you to join. If you’re not, Women Who Hack is a great example– start your own local group!
Women Who Tech brings together talented and renowned women breaking new ground in technology who use their tech savvy skills to transform the world and inspire change.
The 4th annual Women Who Tech TeleSummit will take place on May 23 from 11AM to 6PM ET. The TeleSummit will offer thought provoking discussions led by passionate and talented women in tech, startups, and social media including startup investor Joanne Wilson, WordPress usability expert Jane Wells of Automattic, Shaherose Charania, of Founders Labs and Women 2, Shireen Mitchell of Digital Sistas, Elisa Camahort Paige, of BlogHer, Kaliya Hamlin of She’s Geeky.
Like this list? Keep an eye out for next week’s post, Women in Tech: 5 Women You Need to Know. If you know of a resource or woman that needs to be represented on our list let us know in the comments section or on Twitter.