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Dear Wired, Women Go to Hackathons, Too

Dear Wired, Women Go to Hackathons, Too

Dear Wired Magazine, I want to thank you for sending a photographer to PennApps. PennApps is the University of Pennsylvania’s biannual, student-run hackathon. It was a big honor to be featured visually in “The Hackathon Is On,” and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing photographs of my friends in your magazine. Some of my classmates are upset that you didn’t mention PennApps anywhere in the article, but this doesn’t really bother me. I understand that you’re trying …

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Good Enough to Blog

I’m trying to blog more this year. But it’s hard. And it’s not even that I don’t have anything to write about–it’s that I just don’t feel qualified to write about those things. I have a mental checklist of things which I could write about. But I always stop myself before I begin. For instance, is anyone really going to take me seriously if I share my thoughts on why there aren’t more women in …

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A Teary Perspective On Sheryl Sandberg’s “Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders”

[Link] I’d heard about Sheryl Sandberg’s TED Talk, but put it off because it seemed long, and I was prepared for more blahblahblah about women being underrepresented, whatever. I finally watched it tonight. And I found myself tearing up at moments. I am probably especially prone to this, because I am a 17-year-old girl with a lot of ambition, and the world sometimes seems daunting. I confess the moment that hit me hardest was when …

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If I were a wildly successful iPhone developer…

…well, there are many things which I suspect I wouldn’t be concerned about, the least of which being where I’m going to go to college. However, I suspect I might be concerned about income from my apps. As a cheap student, I simply don’t purchase paid iPhone apps (the one exception would be the marvelous WolframAlpha app) and I don’t want to make an app that I myself wouldn’t use. Even the freemium model–which is …

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