@flatironschool field trip to @governorsisland to celebrate an amazing #ScienceFair (at Governors Island)

@flatironschool field trip to @governorsisland to celebrate an amazing #ScienceFair (at Governors Island)

Sunflower bee. #nofilter (at Sound Shore Market)

Sunflower bee. #nofilter (at Sound Shore Market)

Announcing Flatiron School After School, A Coding Program for High Schoolers

flatironschool:


We had so much fun teaching more than 100 high schoolers how to code with The Flatiron School Summer Program that we want to do it all year long. Today we’re happy to announce that enrollment is open for Flatiron After School—a 12-week-long coding program where high school students…

sherlocarryonmywaywardoctor asked
Hi, I'm going to be taking flying lessons next year for my 18th. I was just wondering how it is and what it's like. (Also if there's anything I should take into consideration or be prepared for?) Sorry if these are daft questions, I just don't really know what to expect.

Learning to fly is both amazing and challenging at the same time. I found taking off and flying around pretty easy to pick up, but had a really hard time learning to land consistently. I still have bad landings. Whatever you find challenging though wont take as long as you expect to start to get proficient at. You just have to stick it though the lessons when it’s not fun. I spent probably 10 lessons in a row doing nothing but taking off and landing, which was exhausting and frustrating, but in the end really fun and rewarding when I finally got it. 

As far as preparing, just read ahead in the book once you get it and take the time to really familiarize yourself with the plane and how it works. If you aren’t familiar with how engines work, it might be helpful to study that a little.

Anyway, flying is an amazing feeling, especially when you start going to other airports and flying on your own. 

Herd of mountain sheep. 🐏#latergram

Herd of mountain sheep. 🐏#latergram

A meadow at 7,444 feet in the Canadian Rockies in Canmore, Alberta.

A meadow at 7,444 feet in the Canadian Rockies in Canmore, Alberta.

With @ericavirtue on our way to @writingpaper wedding hike.

With @ericavirtue on our way to @writingpaper wedding hike.

Using the Twitter Streaming API

liz-baillie:

For my upcoming Flatiron Presents Meetup presentation (which is TONIGHT, eek!), my presentation partner Luke and I went through a number of ideas before settling on the topic of Using the Ruby-Processing Gem. After explaining how the gem works and what it does, we initially wanted to reenact a…