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Studio 360

What if Mondrian Were a Programmer?

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A computer programmer tries to replicate the styles of great painters like Cassatt, Mondrian, and Magritte using code.

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The Takeaway

Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Tech

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tech is one the fastest growing sectors of the American economy, but women continue to only represent a small portion of the workforce.  

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New Tech City

Learning To Code and Losing My Mind (Reprise)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Computer coding isn't for everybody. But we should all take at least a peek inside the computers and devices that power our lives. It's empowering.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What is New York City Doing to Improve EdTech?

Monday, July 28, 2014

The future economy could be based on jobs that require advanced computer skills. So are we teaching them from a young age? Phil Weinberg, deputy chancellor for teaching and learning at New York City Department of Education, and Michael Preston, Senior Director of Digital Learning in the Office of Postsecondary Readiness at the Department of Education, discusses what New York City is doing to improve EdTech.

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Schoolbook

Students Teach New-Tech Skills to Top Brass

Thursday, May 22, 2014

WNYC

Middle schoolers were the veteran computer coders while the leader of the NYC school system and the mayor's wife were the students at a coding event. “It doesn’t matter if you fail,” a student reassured them. “Fall down seven [times], get up eight.”

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The Takeaway

Coding Literacy is The Way of the Future

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects jobs in computer programming will grow by 12 percent from 2010 to 2020. Soon, we might all have to learn code—whether we want to or not. Manoush Zomorodi of WNYC's New Tech City explains why coding literacy is the way of the future. Ali Blackwell is one of the co-founder's of Decoded, which runs workshops to teach anyone to code. He discusses why coding is so important.

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New Tech City

Learning to Code In One Day and Losing My Mind

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi's New Year's resolution was to confront her fear of coding. 

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New Tech City

Programming Families: How Kids are Like Software, and What the Government Could Learn From It

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Coders have a very specific way of working, it’s called Agile.  One family decided to apply it to their lives.  What if healthcare.gov had too?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Why Women Should Jump the Line

Monday, October 07, 2013

Drawing on her own life, Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, former banker, NYC deputy public advocate, and the author of Women Who Don't Wait in Line: Break the Mold, Lead the Way (New Harvest, 2013) urges young women to "jump the line" and follow a new model for leadership.

 

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New Tech City

#StartupCity: Venture Capitalist Fred Wilson's Advice for NYC's Next Mayor

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

The godfather of Silicon Alley explains what the next mayor needs to do to grow New York City's tech economy. Fred Wilson wants more STEM education, less regulation and upgrades to broadband and Wi-Fi. 

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The Takeaway

Closing the Gender Gap in Tech

Monday, April 01, 2013

As the tech industry grows, so do the roles women play in its expansion. Silicon Valley is no longer the only hub of start-ups and program engineers. With its collection of dominant industries like fashion, finance and publishing, New York City is becoming yet another competitor. Jessica Lawrence, managing director of the NY Tech Meetup, explains.

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New Tech City

New Tech City: Learning How to Make a Smartphone App

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Apple's App Store and Google Play have hundreds of thousands of smartphone apps. When it comes to the megabytes, however, apps are tiny things, taking up the same amount data as any 3-minute song you can buy on iTunes. So how hard is it to create one of these itsy-bitsy pieces of software?

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New Tech City

How to Build An App

Monday, December 10, 2012

In the world of business and tech, “mobile revolution” and “app economy” are the buzzwords of the moment. The meaning behind the hype: In a smartphone world, money will be made by those creating the programs that make smartphones smart: apps. For those who want to get in on the act, the good news is there are a record number of books, classes and websites to help you every step of the way. But the hype also clouds a very simple truth: It’s a lot easier to get started than it is to finish. Good luck.

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