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Comp Sci Book Club will be discussing Chapters 4 & 5 of A People's History of Computing in the United States by Dr. Joy Lisi Rankin. See you there!
We will be rotating discussion leaders each month. Let us know if you're interested in hosting a meeting and we'll add you to the schedule.
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"Silicon Valley gets all the credit for digital creativity, but this account of the pre-PC world, when computing meant more than using mature consumer technology, challenges that triumphalism.
The invention of the personal computer liberated users from corporate mainframes and brought computing into homes. But throughout the 1960s and 1970s a diverse group of teachers and students working together on academic computing systems conducted many of the activities we now recognize as personal and social computing. Their networks were centered in New Hampshire, Minnesota, and Illinois, but they connected far-flung users. Joy Rankin draws on detailed records to explore how users exchanged messages, programmed music and poems, fostered communities, and developed computer games like The Oregon Trail. These unsung pioneers helped shape our digital world, just as much as the inventors, garage hobbyists, and eccentric billionaires of Palo Alto.
By imagining computing as an interactive commons, the early denizens of the digital realm seeded today’s debate about whether the internet should be a public utility and laid the groundwork for the concept of net neutrality. Rankin offers a radical precedent for a more democratic digital culture, and new models for the next generation of activists, educators, coders, and makers."
Women In Coding hosts a monthly meetup on the second Saturday of the month. Each month we'll be teaching and group programming in a different language/topic. Usually no previous coding experience is necessary, although some familiarity with basic HTML and CSS can be helpful.
Big thank you to Hack Upstate (hackupstate.com) and CODES (codesyracuse.org) for sponsoring our meetups.
What we'll do
- OpenHack is a casual social coding meetup with a simple purpose: Code together, on anything.
Here’s how OpenHack works:
- You can hack on anything! Any language, framework, public/open-source, personal projects, client work… anything!
- You don’t have to have an idea to hack on, you can come join someone else
- We’ll kick things off with a quick round of introductions, to say who you are, what you’re working on, and if you’d like help with your idea
- Food and drinks will be provided
- Feel free to join us - bring a laptop, a project, and a friend!
We welcome local developers and designers of all skill levels, interests, ages genders, you-name-it to get together to write code or push pixels. We’ll provide good food, good people, and creative energy.
See more at https://syracuse.io/groups/open_hack/
What to bring
- A laptop if you're bringing a project, but not required
Important to know
- Please review our Code of Conduct before attending: https://syracuse.io/code-of-conduct/
there has never better a better time to be in software. the software job market is evolving constantly. senior staff can use a refresher on interviewing and junior staff can use an introduction to applying. join us for a chat.
🕒 - 12:00 - Introductions
🕡 - 12:10 - Lightning Talk
🕡 - 12:20 - Open Discussion
## Presenting Team:
Ed Forth - TCGPlayer
Annalena Davis - Syracuse University
Mike Vormwald - StitchFix
Peter B Smith - Myth Software