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AdaCamp DC: A learning environment for women in open source

http://xkcd.com/385/

Everyone has been a minority in a larger group. You lived overseas and were the only American. You were the only tattooed person visiting the senior center. You were the only woman at a software conference. At those times, whether you wanted to be or not, you 'represent.' Your actions and words would set a standard, good or bad, by which others like you would be judged.

If you were in a foul mood, then all teenagers are rude. And if you sucked at math, then all girls suck at math. This is why AdaCamp DC this year was such a joy.

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The democratization of comics

While the print comics industry has been slowly shriveling, an interesting new world of comics has emerged on the Internet. Known as webcomics, these new comics range from those professionally illustrated to those, well, not. Whether geek-inspired, or erotica (I'll let you Google that one), webcomics give us an idea of what an industry looks like when its content becomes democratized.

It's not all good, but it's not all bad, either. » Read more

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