11th avenue from phase three of the high line. #muchFilter  (at The High Line)

11th avenue from phase three of the high line. #muchFilter (at The High Line)

Front car of the C train on the #MTA #hyperlapse

I caught a big clam in the Hudson River today when pulling up an anchor! Don’t worry. I didn’t eat it.  (at Hudson River)

I caught a big clam in the Hudson River today when pulling up an anchor! Don’t worry. I didn’t eat it. (at Hudson River)

#latergram the coming and goings of ants. #hyperlapse

Cool sunrise and almost new moon.  (at North Ferry Passenger Terminal, Shelter Island)

Cool sunrise and almost new moon. (at North Ferry Passenger Terminal, Shelter Island)

Code History Lesson: Ada Lovelace

flatironschool:

Even though she didn’t have access to the Internet (or, you know, light bulbs, antibiotics, refrigerators, or telephones), we always talk about Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) when we start teaching code at Flatiron School. Here are three reasons why.

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Flatiron School At New York Tech Meetup

flatironschool:

Last night’s New York Tech Meetup was a really great time. Not only did we get to see awesome demos from Makr and Bubble, we totally got to see Mayor de Blasio introduce New York City’s first ever CTO Minerva Tantoco. Crazy, right? Here are some highlights:

1. Flatiron Co-founder Avi explained why we’ve started teaching high schoolers to code.


In a nutshell, coding is a skill that can transcend all sorts of boundaries and empower high schoolers with new ways to engage with the things they love. Avi also shared this video and announced Flatiron After School, our new coding program for high schoolers.

Interested in enrolling? Learn more or post why you love programming on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with #WhyICode for a chance to win two free spots! More contest info right here.

2. The amazing Julia Taitz, a senior in high school and Flatiron grad, talked about why she learned to code and demoed her app.


Julia demoed the app her project team built while they were students at Flatiron School. Modern Mind is a collaborative drawing app based on the game Exquisite Corpse that lets users make art together. She also took this selfie, and made everyone smile.

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Bull (at Parque Nacional Rincón De La Vieja)

Bull (at Parque Nacional Rincón De La Vieja)

A hermit crab flipping himself over. #hyperlapse