The Real Reason Girls Don’t Want to Code

I recently sat down for a visit with friend who is running a program focused on STEM, and his insights into the boy/girl ratio were discouraging. “We offer coding camps and courses and work hard to get the word out to everyone. We send invitations to all of the girl-focused organizations. But last time, we only hadContinue reading “The Real Reason Girls Don’t Want to Code”

Addressing the Downside of Civic Hacking: Creating A Financially Sustainable Model

One of the best known civic mobile app contests is the NYC BigApps Challenge. The competition has attracted hundreds of teams from around the world, all vying for high dollar prizes and the promise of a coveted contract with the City of New York. Since the contest’s inception five years ago, hundreds of apps have beenContinue reading “Addressing the Downside of Civic Hacking: Creating A Financially Sustainable Model”