J.P.'s Spot

J.P.'s Spot There will be no rhyme or reason for these posts. The only thing these posts will have in common is that these are things that interest me.

fastcompany:

In the 1960s women made up about 50 of all computer programmers, so what happened?
Since her 20-year-old daughter told her she was dropping her computer science major in college, Robin Hauser Reynolds has made it her mission to understand why the coding industry can be so unwelcoming to women.
Why is it that while 37% of U.S. college computer science grads in 1985 were women, today only 17% are?
Reynolds has talked to women coders, historians, neuroscientists, psychologists, and people working inside some of the biggest tech companies in Silicon Valley, looking for answers. The result is a documentary film, CODE, that recently raised more than $86,000 through an Indiegogo campaign.
Reynolds and the films coproducer, Staci Hartman, who also has a daughter in her 20s working in the tech industry, were driven by more than just personal connections. As they started investigating, the data they came across suggested this was more than just a women’s issue.
The figure to convince them: the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ projection that by 2020, there will be 1.4 million computer science jobs and only 400,000 computer scientists to fill them. “That’s a million unfilled jobs,” says Reynolds.
Why aren’t women getting more involved in an industry where the need and growth potential is so great?
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fastcompany:

In the 1960s women made up about 50 of all computer programmers, so what happened?

Since her 20-year-old daughter told her she was dropping her computer science major in college, Robin Hauser Reynolds has made it her mission to understand why the coding industry can be so unwelcoming to women.

Why is it that while 37% of U.S. college computer science grads in 1985 were women, today only 17% are?

Reynolds has talked to women coders, historians, neuroscientists, psychologists, and people working inside some of the biggest tech companies in Silicon Valley, looking for answers. The result is a documentary film, CODE, that recently raised more than $86,000 through an Indiegogo campaign.

Reynolds and the films coproducer, Staci Hartman, who also has a daughter in her 20s working in the tech industry, were driven by more than just personal connections. As they started investigating, the data they came across suggested this was more than just a women’s issue.

The figure to convince them: the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ projection that by 2020, there will be 1.4 million computer science jobs and only 400,000 computer scientists to fill them. “That’s a million unfilled jobs,” says Reynolds.

Why aren’t women getting more involved in an industry where the need and growth potential is so great?

Read More>

mentalflossr:

The 16th-Century Dance Plague

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mentalflossr:

The 16th-Century Dance Plague

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itscolossal:

Girl with the Pierced Eardrum / Banksy

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(Source: talented10th)

gamefreaksnz:

I Have the Triforce by Olipop
US $10

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gamefreaksnz:

I Have the Triforce by Olipop

US $10

jrpurelife:

lemaow:

shaqsince95:

exilethepoet:

bodhiandsoul:


Bruce Lee

you know why they make jokes about chuck norris and not bruce lee? because bruce lee ain’t no joke..

^

two fingers yo 

I often wonder what Bruce Lee would be like now if was still alive. I’d like to think he would team up with Arnie and promote fitness etc around the world.
He’d probably have made more bad ass films as well!

Two damn fingers. Wow!

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jrpurelife:

lemaow:

shaqsince95:

exilethepoet:

bodhiandsoul:

Bruce Lee

you know why they make jokes about chuck norris and not bruce lee? because bruce lee ain’t no joke..

^

two fingers yo 

I often wonder what Bruce Lee would be like now if was still alive. I’d like to think he would team up with Arnie and promote fitness etc around the world.

He’d probably have made more bad ass films as well!

Two damn fingers. Wow!

(Source: insideoutnight)

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An alternate universe where Bruce Wayne died instead of his parents. Causing his father Thomas Wayne to become Batman and his mother Martha to go insane and become the Joker.

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(Source: thecrvsh)

pascalcampion:

Mission accomplished.#pascalcampionart_You came?_I did_You are so sweet. You didn’t have to do this._ I know, that’s why I did it._I missed you._I got you flowers._Thank you._Welcome back honey._I love you._Mission accomplished!_HEY!!

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pascalcampion:

Mission accomplished.
#pascalcampionart

_You came?
_I did
_You are so sweet. You didn’t have to do this.
_ I know, that’s why I did it.
_I missed you.
_I got you flowers.
_Thank you.
_Welcome back honey.
_I love you.
_Mission accomplished!
_HEY!!