Grace Hopper and the Democratization of Computer Programming (Women in Science 35)

In a room across the hall from where I teach, a group of a dozen kids between the ages of nine and thirteen are learning how to program in Python, grasping the basics of the language with what can only be described as freakish ease and comfort. It’s quite a …

Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Augie the adventurer, dinosaur porn, LEGO female scientists and more!

It’s the Weekend Quickies! To-do lists down; surf’s up! Happy belated birthdays go out to Flying Trilobite and Artologica! The world is a better and more beautiful place thanks to you two! Augie and the Green Knight: A Children’s Adventure Book by SMBC’s Zachary Weiner is an adventure story about …

Paper dolls available in the Skepchick party room at CONvergence. Photo by @christina39ap.

A Sandbox of Scientist Paper Dolls

Did you miss SkepchickCON? Wish you could have been there with us? We wish you could have been there too! So we’ve brought a little piece of SkepchickCON back home to you: our Geek Art workshop, full of scientist paper dolls. The whole set is here, and we’re already plotting …