Hacking the Rails: The Journey So Far

Jakub Misiorny is a Software Developer for Bloomberg R&D and one of two Bloomberg mentors advising the HackTrain teams on their journey. Here he shares his experiences so far.

Originally posted on Bloomberg Now.

We’re 20 hours into our journey and the HackTrain has reached it’s second stop: the beautiful city of York.

Verizon Contest Will Ignite Students’ Interest in STEM Fields


AT&T Makes Million Dollar Contribution to Girls Who Code to Support Next Generation of Female Tech Leaders

Support Demonstrates AT&T’s Continuing Efforts to Promote STEM Education and Close the Gender Gap in Tech Industry
Press Release

New York, NY, August 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ – AT&T today announced a $1 million contribution to Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. The announcement was made at the graduation ceremony for AT&T’s Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program, a rigorous computer science course aimed at educating, inspiring and equipping high school girls with the skills, resources and confidence necessary to pursue opportunities in the technology field.

Program Draws Miami Girls into Computer Sciences


Fixing gender imbalances in the tech industry won't happen overnight, but some 40 Miami girls are looking to give it a try.

The high school students are spending their summer learning to code in an intensive workshop.

The program from the Verizon Foundation and the nonprofit Girls Who Code is part of a nationwide effort to encourage girls to pursue computer science fields. The teens learn mobile app development, web design and robotics.

Must Reads: Close Watch On New Amazon Phone, Summer Learning Online, TweetDeck Attacked, Coding in Schools


To help you keep up with what’s going on with kids, families, schools, and technology, we’ve compiled a list of stories, tips, and insights, we’ve found most useful over the past week.

This week: Close Watch On New Amazon Phone, Summer Learning Online, TweetDeck Attacked, Coding in Schools

Verizon Launches Campaign to Support Girls in STEM


Verizon is working with MAKERS and the Verizon Foundation to #InspireHerMind and encourage more girls to get involved in the high-tech STEM fields.

Jefferson School Wins App Contest

by Aim Jefferson

April 18, 2014

On Thursday, April 10, Verizon representatives joined Jefferson Township Middle School faculty at a celebratory event to recognize students from the school for winning Best in Nation in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge.

Out of nearly 1,300 submissions from across the country, the students’ "Super Science Girl" app concept was one of eight winning designs. Once built, the app will create interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) related activities to encourage young girls to pursue STEM careers.

No Species Left Behind


Originally posted on Fios1News

Students from the Biotechnology High School in Freeport, New Jersey win the Verison Innovative App Challenge.  Their app, No Species Left Behind, helps identify invasive and endangered plants.   

View the clip here


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