Posted by Chris Barr and Nina Zenni
Above: Seattle Public Library, by Rem Koolhaas. Photo by Moody75 via Wikimedia Commons.
Today, Knight Foundation is announcing 14 winners of the 2016 Knight News Challenge on Libraries. Each winner will receive a share of $1.6 million to ...
Dec. 24, 2014, 8:19 a.m., Posted by Valerie Nahmad
During National YoungArts Week, which takes place in Miami each year, approximately 170 YoungArts Finalists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts to work with distinguished master teachers and mentors in their field. Each night these talented young artists will wow audiences through performances, film screenings, an art exhibition,...
Dec. 23, 2014, 2:47 p.m., Posted by Jenna Buehler
Above: Winners of the third Wyncode pitch showcase say they’re excited to be alumni of the nine-week code bootcamp founded by Juha Mikkola (left) and Johanna Mikkola (right). Raymond Braaf and Todd Metheny pitched Interque, a technical Q&A crowdsourcing platform, to a crowd of 200. Photo by Jenna Buehler.
Miami’s first coding bootcamp has become so successful that its founders plan to expand to Fort Lauderdale.
The pitch day introduced 21 new coders to the local tech community, the third class to complete the program. Since the launch of the nine-week code curriculum in May, the school has connected 96 percent of its graduates -- who had no previous coding experience -- with jobs in the region’s growing tech scene.
Co-founders Juha and Johanna Mikkola said that because of the success of their 51 graduates and the receptiveness of local hiring partners they plan to expand Wyncode Academy to Fort Lauderdale in 2015.
Dec. 23, 2014, 9 a.m., Posted by Susan Ruiz Patton
As people across the country shopped for bargains at big box stores and shopping malls the weekend after Thanksgiving, the Akron League of Creative Interventionists headed to a local market to capture grateful thoughts.
Akronites, it turns out, are grateful for a lot, including kittens and pancakes. But mostly, they said they are grateful for each other.
It was one of three gratitude-themed events the league organized in late November and early December.
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