Happy Sunday bookbabes. Today is rainy and cold. I love watching the rain clean away the everyday and leaving behind a clean slate. Rain and thunder has always been cathartic for me- wiping away the dirt and grim of every day life- How do you spend rainy days? Do you love or dislike rainy days?
Today I am partnering with @penguinteen to feature Screen Queens -which is getting some love from Barnes & Noble this week! It’s being featured in a stepladder display case from 6/11-6/17. To celebrate, the author is giving away an awesome #GirlPower tote bag! Just take a pic of yourself and SCREEN QUEENS with any B&N SCREEN QUEENS display case, follow the rules on @lorigoldsteinbooks , and be entered to win!
Thanks so much to @razorbillbooks For sending me a gorgeous copy! Check out the synopsis-
Three thousand applicants. An acceptance rate of two percent. A dream internship for the winning team. ValleyStart is the most prestigious high school tech incubator competition in the country. Lucy Katz, Maddie Li, and Delia Meyer have secured their spots. And they've come to win.
Meet the Screen Queens.
Lucy Katz was born and raised in Palo Alto, so tech, well, it runs in her blood. A social butterfly and CEO in-the-making, Lucy is ready to win and party.
East Coast designer, Maddie Li left her home and small business behind for a summer at ValleyStart. Maddie thinks she's only there to bolster her graphic design portfolio, not to make friends.
Delia Meyer taught herself how to code on a hand-me-down computer in her tiny Midwestern town. Now, it's time for the big leagues--ValleyStart--but super shy Delia isn't sure if she can hack it (pun intended). When the competition kicks off, Lucy, Maddie, and Delia realize just how challenging the next five weeks will be. As if there wasn't enough pressure already, the girls learn that they would be the only all-female team to win ever. Add in one first love, a two-faced mentor, and an ex-boyfriend turned nemesis and things get...complicated
📚⭐️📚 #ScreenQueensTour#ScreenQueens#LoriGoldstein#womenintech ; #girlswhocode ; #womeninstem#src2019#storygramtours#bookshivers#readingandrelaxation#rainydayreads ...
When you are excited to hold in your hands New York Times best-selling author @tamaraistone second book release Swap’d, currently available in stores and online, about Allie who is determined to redeem herself after her Click’d catastrophe. She pairs up with her best friend from CodeGirls camp, Courtney, to create the perfect app where kids buy, sell and trade stuff at school💖
As school is coming to an end, Swap’d is the perfect summer reading recommended for ages 9+ and your middle grader is in for a fun fast paced STEM adventure following Allie and her peers because my girls did🤩 #Swapd#ya#yalit#bookstoread#tamarairelandstone#yaliterature#yabooks#STEM#reading#girlswhocode#coding#middlegradebooks#summerreading ...
[#partner with @razorbillbooks And @booksparks#src2019 ] Happy Friday, folks! I talked a little about this book before because I think it’s a super cute read for the summer. It’s called SCREEN QUEENS by @lorigoldsteinbooks and it’s not about movies, but computer science.
The Bold Type meets The Social Network when three girls vying for prestigious summer internships through a startup incubator program uncover the truth about what it means to succeed in the male-dominated world of tech.
I can’t wait because it’s about women in tech (a subject I know well from my day job days) and hopefully will inspire many young people to follow in STEM. Are you excited about this one? I know I am. ...
Happy Monday! ☕✨ What project ideas would you recommend for beginner programmers or people learning new languages?
I'm creating a guide to help out new programmers with this process and I'd love to hear what has worked for you! 😎👩💻 .
I'm so excited for all of this collective wisdom and creativity! Make sure to save this post for future project ideas 👩💻✨
Ignore the gatekeepers, coding is for everyone. 👩💻👩🏽💻👩🏿💻 ...
Sunday fun, let's get even closer to hardware:
Very High Speed Integrated Circuit Hardware Description Language...or: VHDL 😄
(If you think Assembly is scary better look away now 😁)
I'm definitely not a VHDL pro (as you can see in the pic. I had fun with it for only one semester so far 😏) but I thought it might be interesting, it doesn't get that much attention on Instagram 😄
VHDL is a hardware description language used for digital circuit design (for example FPGAs) 🙃 It describes the structure and behaviour of digital electronic hardware designs. In simple terms: the text version of a circuit 😉 (for example flip-flops, MUX, AND-Gates...)
Instead of (for example) drawing circuits in a schematic editor, you use VHDL to describe the circuit's behaviour. Afterwards it's converted into a schematic by a synthesis tool.
An advantage of VHDL in systems design is that you can describe (model) and verify (simulate) the behaviour of a system before it's translated to hardware by a synthesis tool.
By the way: (of course) Emacs has a wonderful VHDL mode 😍
Okay, hope that wasn't too disturbing 😄 Enjoy your Sunday! How was your weekend? 🙂