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Thank you, NYC

flatironschool:

Flatiron Loves NYC

We are thrilled that The New York Times chatted with recent alum Jahmil Eady about her experience with the NYC Web Development Fellowship. The program is incredibly special to us, and it’s awesome to comb through tweets to see Jahmil’s story excite and inspire people—mostly because…

Feb 9

gsbeauchamp:

Speedrun: Back to the Future I in 60 seconds. 

I <3 the internet

What the fuck has NASA done to make your life awesome?

We really need to stop cutting NASA’s budget

jtotheizzoe:

Meet Brittany Wenger, Google Science Fair 2012 Winner and All-Around Awesome Person
Florida teen develops artificial intelligence breast cancer detection tool
If we lived in a just world, 17 year-old Brittany Wenger would have endorsement contracts, too many cars and an assistant. You know, if she wanted them. Because this is what a role model looks like. She’s this year’s winner of the Google Science Fair, and must add that I’m jealous of that Lego trophy.
Far from being an exception, Brittany exemplifies the quality of her fellow finalists. Looking through this year’s list of top projects, I can’t help but notice how stunningly intelligent and confident all the competitors are.
Brittany developed an artificial neural network (a “software brain” of sorts) to help doctors take what used to be a safer but less reliable form of biopsy and turn it into a highly successful tool for detecting breast cancer.
Seem out of reach? Brittany explains where she got her inspiration:

In school we were researching the future, and my part of the future that I was researching was future technologies. I grew fascinated by artificial intelligence, which I came across. I went home that night, and I bought a computer programming book and, with no experience, decided that was what I was going to do with the rest of my life. 

Congrats to her and all this year’s finalists. And congrats to everyone who was inspired to do projects this year and will be inspired in years to come.
I’m with Neil, I’m not worried about young people. This proves why.
(↬ Budding Scientist)

jtotheizzoe:

Meet Brittany Wenger, Google Science Fair 2012 Winner and All-Around Awesome Person

Florida teen develops artificial intelligence breast cancer detection tool

If we lived in a just world, 17 year-old Brittany Wenger would have endorsement contracts, too many cars and an assistant. You know, if she wanted them. Because this is what a role model looks like. She’s this year’s winner of the Google Science Fair, and must add that I’m jealous of that Lego trophy.

Far from being an exception, Brittany exemplifies the quality of her fellow finalists. Looking through this year’s list of top projects, I can’t help but notice how stunningly intelligent and confident all the competitors are.

Brittany developed an artificial neural network (a “software brain” of sorts) to help doctors take what used to be a safer but less reliable form of biopsy and turn it into a highly successful tool for detecting breast cancer.

Seem out of reach? Brittany explains where she got her inspiration:

In school we were researching the future, and my part of the future that I was researching was future technologies. I grew fascinated by artificial intelligence, which I came across. I went home that night, and I bought a computer programming book and, with no experience, decided that was what I was going to do with the rest of my life.

Congrats to her and all this year’s finalists. And congrats to everyone who was inspired to do projects this year and will be inspired in years to come.

I’m with Neil, I’m not worried about young people. This proves why.

( Budding Scientist)

The Flatiron School: Announcing The Flatiron School

flatironschool:

Hello World,

Adam and Avi here. We’re excited to tell you about a new adventure we’re embarking on. While the “who, what, when, where, and how” can be found at www.flatironschool.com, we feel its important to share the “why,” so for those of
you interested, read on.

In March, I…

giantrobotlasers:

Caine’s Arcade: 5 lessons for entrepreneurs

giantrobotlasers:

Caine’s Arcade: 5 lessons for entrepreneurs

John Cleese on Creativity

Tupac Hologram Full Performance at Coachella 2012. #weliveinthefuture

The epitome of passion in entrepreneurship… by a 9 year old.

Census Bureau Releases 1940 Data. America Has Changed.

mattstiles:

After 72 years, the U.S. Census Bureau today released data from its decennial count in 1940. The release includes a fascinating graphic about how Americans have changed over time. Here’s just one section, comparing our workforce: 

There’s much more in the graphic: housing, demographics, etc. Check it out

(Source: mattstiles)

The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think.

- Albert Einstein

"I prayed to Jesus, Mohammed, Moses, Buddah… ‘someone get my ass out of here" - Amazing story of American Heron Tibor Rubin. - via @vrikhter

Mar 8

The Theory and Practice of Selling the Aga Cooker

Written by David Oglivy in 1935 - he sold ovens door-to-door before founding Oglivy & Mather. Easily one of the best sales guides I’ve ever read.

Mar 2
Another reason to love twitter- customer service.

Another reason to love twitter- customer service.

A few random gems from Warren Buffett’s letter to shareholders in the 2011 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Report (in no particular order). What I would give to compete in the Newspaper Tossing Challenge.

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