Alfred’s Monday Morning Links

Alfred Thompson posts a set of links each week that are a great source of information.  A few of these that are particularly relevant, find the full article here or follow Alfred on Twitter.

Got girls? Live in Texas? UT Austin has a girls tech camp called FirstBytes that is a summer outreach program for girls. This program is designed to dispel myths and interest young women about computer science. There is a great video on the program at this first bytes video link. I’ve been invited to participate in this each year, but have had conflicts  (This year I’m expecting my second baby).  I’d love to hear from you if you’ve participated.

Steve Clayton had an interesting post about presenting while people are Twittering. It is a follow up on a great post form about How to Present While People are Twittering by Pistachio recently. Industry is being forced to learn to accept and adapt to Twitter, IM, IRC and other forms of “back channel” discussion during presentations and meetings. There is good and bad to back channels and I think educators need to learn about this.

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