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By tigtog on February 22, 2012
Which sort of tech actually makes the most daily difference to the largest number of people?
By tigtog on February 16, 2012
Hoydens are aware of all Internet traditions! But we share our hard-won cultural knowledge! This week, we introduce you to the tradition of Internet Performance Artists
By tigtog on January 30, 2012
Canadian high school students Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad have launched a Lego man almost 25 kilometres above sea level – high enough to capture video of the plastic toy hovering above the curvature of the Earth.
By Mary on January 27, 2012
Marita Cheng is the Young Australian of the Year winner this year. In 2008, early in her undergraduate studies at the University of Melbourne, she founded Robogals, which is an engineering and computing outreach group.
By Helen on January 20, 2012
A few days ago I caught up with Tigtog, who’d flown to Melbourne from Sydney to attend the AdaCamp unconference. I also had the opportunity to meet other people I’ve “met” in the blogosphere, including Mary Gardiner. Mary is, of course, one of our Hoyden authors, and the co-founder of the Ada Initiative, besides other […]
By tigtog on January 19, 2012
livestream video of the Ada Initiative founders at Linux Conf Au
By tigtog on January 11, 2012
I’ve noticed that quite a few of the trendy designs for blog templates on the free WordPress.com site, while looking very gorgeous and all, are just not that accessible for folks – pale grey fonts, especially tiny pale grey fonts, are the worst offender. I’d like to have a list of themes good and bad…
By Mary on December 29, 2011
Hoydens are aware of all Internet traditions! But we share our hard-won cultural knowledge! This week, we introduce you to the tradition of the Status Cat.
By Chally on December 20, 2011
A teen performing groundbreaking cancer research and a new machine manufacturing affordable sanitary napkins in rural India, oh my!
By Mary on December 7, 2011
AdaCamp will be a one day “unconference” (that is, it will have free-form sessions scheduled by participants) focussed on furthering women’s work in open technology and culture. It will be held on Saturday January 14 in Melbourne, some travel funding is available.
By Jo Tamar on November 24, 2011
Professor Michelle Simmons has been named the NSW Scientist of the Year for her work in quantum computing.
By tigtog on November 2, 2011
I’m sure that there will be a work-around, but for now I am not a happy bunny. If you know of a nice shiny way to replicate the share with note function of the old Google Reader, please let me know.