I spent a little time tweaking this blog layout last week. Just trying to make it look a little less cookie cutter. I also wanted to add the share buttons at the end of each post to make it easier for you to share posts via Facebook, Twitter, Google + and other social media. I hope you’ll take advantage of these if only to increase the conversations in the comments. Also I associated this blog with my personal domain so now you will see it as being at http://blog.acthompson.net I’m hoping that will make it easier to find and remember. The old address and any old links you may have used should still work just fine though.
The Anita Borg Institute, an organization focused on increasing women's participation in the technology workforce, is now Seeking Nominations for the 2013 Women of Vision Awards.
These awards recognize outstanding women for Leadership, Social Impact, and Innovation. See the full descriptions of these award categories online.
Do you have or know of deaf or hard of hearing students who are interested in computer science? The University of Washington is hosting a Summer Academy for Advancing Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Computing. They are looking for some top students so if you know of any good candidates please let them know about this opportunity. I found out about this though the CSTA blog at Seeking Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students Interested in Computing!
Network World says that there will be 100,000 New Jobs for Tech Industry Through Midyear 2012, according to a report from the TechAmerica Foundation.
Windows Store app samples - download code examples C#, C++, and Visual Basic. Thanks to Channel 9 for the lead.
A Passion for Math is a talk by Elly Schofield at TEDxClaremontColleges. In it she talks about what is wrong with math education. Some valuable lessons for education in a wide range of subjects though. Elly is the daughter of a friend of mind at Microsoft Research but I’d link to this even if that were not the case.