The Secret History of Women in Coding Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature Computer programming once had much better gender balance than it does today. What went wrong? Mary Allen Wilkes with a LINC at M.I.T., where she was a programmer. Credit Credit Joseph C. Towler, Jr. Supported by ByClive Thompson Feb. 13, 2019 As a teenager in Maryland in the 1950s, Mary Allen Wilkes had no plans to become a software pioneer — she dreamed of being a litigator. One day in junior high in 1950, though, her geography teacher surprised her with a comment: “Mary Allen, when you grow up, you should be a computer programmer!” Wilkes had no idea what a programmer was; she wasn’t even sure what a computer was. Relatively few Americans were. The first digital computers had been built barely a decade earlier at universities and in government labs. By the time she was graduating from Wellesley College in … [Read more...] about The Secret History of Women in Coding
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Laurie Black is director of Onondaga County’s Early Childhood Alliance.Before that, Black led Syracuse 20/20, a non-profit group dedicated to modernizing government and improving the region’s quality of life. Her interest was in education and early childhood development. 20/20’s conversations and evaluations of educational studies and state test scores, made it apparent that too many children were not ready for kindergarten. That can lead to failure in school, choking children’s future and ultimately perpetuating poverty.What can parents do? The simplest solution is for parents to read to their child from birth on. Turn off screens, sing to children, talk directly to children, and read to them often.The first year of life is critical. Black says studies show that the human brain’s wiring for language is well underway by eight months of age. To some extent, effective brain development depends on adult behaviors with children. In too many families, Black … [Read more...] about Laurie Black on leadership: Be genuine, dig deep for facts, care about people
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index World Cup Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement World Cup 2018 Supported by ByRory Smith July 6, 2018 MOSCOW — Each dossier holds close to 300 sheets of paper, so thin they are almost transparent, some filled with precise, clipped handwriting, others with symmetrical rows of type. Some contain allegations and accusations, but most are transcripts of interrogations carried out at the height of Stalin’s Great Terror by the feared agents of the secret police. For 75 years, the files have remained locked away in the archives of Russia’s state security service: The country’s laws dictate that only after that amount of time can classified documents be released. In the last few months, the first two of nine volumes related to this case have been declassified. The remaining seven are scheduled to be opened next year. Yet even when those thousands of … [Read more...] about In Russia’s Archives, a Soccer History Cloaked in Contradictions
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Times Insider Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by A New York Times obituary writer for 14 years, Margalit Fox takes a crack at her own epitaph. ByMargalit Fox June 28, 2018 Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. For this obituary writer, the end has come. I don’t mean, thankfully, the undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns — the “end” I’ve written about in more than 1,400 obituaries for The New York Times. I mean the end of my career at this newspaper. My new book, “Conan Doyle for the Defense: The True Story of a Sensational British Murder, a Quest for Justice, and the World’s Most Famous Detective Writer,” was published this week, and in what may be the most foolhardy decision of a foolhardy life, I … [Read more...] about She Knows How to Make an Exit. You’re Reading It.
Matt Lakin Knoxville News Sentinel Published 7:20 p.m. UTC Jun 26, 2018 Editor's Note: June 27 marks 115 years since Harry Logan, who was known as "Kid Curry" escaped from a Knoxville jail. This article, which recounts his time in Knoxville, was first published on Jan. 29, 2012. Bad guys can't stand a camera, then or now. The man in handcuffs balked as soon as he saw the photographer waiting for him in the jail office. "You have got no use for my picture," he snapped. The man, who called himself Charles Johnson, turned his back and threatened to do worse when the Sentinel photographer wouldn't take no for an answer. "When something was said about taking a rear view of him, he glanced rather wisely toward the instrument, as much as to say that if a picture was taken he would kick the thing to pieces," the Sentinel's reporter wrote. "And that's just what he would have done." The newspaper didn't give up. Local artist Lloyd Branson slipped into the jail and scribbled a portrait of … [Read more...] about Archive: Notorious outlaw, notable invention among biggest stories for Sentinel in new century