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rgordon
    @spacekatgal I have the good fortune to be teaching an all-girls Intro to Comp Sci high school class this year. They are super keen and especially curious about what it's like to work as a dev. Would you have any interest / availability to do a vid chat?
    rgordon
      New premier of my home province, Ontario, is female, a lesbian, and in my mind, the best person for the job. Runner up candidate? Also female. It’s about time… next, would love to see true gender balance in Canadian and Ontario politics.
      cstromme
        This last year has just been a constant reminder that we ARE living in a very different world than just a few years ago. We have some crazy years to look forward to. "Mars Colonists Wanted" http://gizmodo.com/5974437/mars-colonists-wanted-+-apply-here
        rgordon
          @spacekatgal What you said. A thousand times over. Reputations are built through in-the-trenches experience and successes. Many professional certifications are test-based. I know how I’d build a team, if I had to.
          rgordon
            @spacekatgal You’re not alone there. Stayed up til 2 last few nights. Starting Monday, I’ll need to be up at 5:45 AM each morning to take my daughter to daycare and get to school to start teaching by 8:30 AM. Uggghh.
            rgordon
              Previously undiscovered hole in fabric carrying bag led to dropping, and subsequent destruction of, what looked like a really nice bottle of red wine today; a Christmas gift from a student. Very sad – but were it scotch, I actually may have cried.
              rgordon
                @aphroditesw Two devices suddenly having WiFi problems? Wonder if it’s the base station then? Anything change there?
                rgordon
                  @spacekatgal Think you’re on to something. Does one of the female actors in that teaser look at least a little like Elizabeth Dehner? http://t.co/nhX39xzG
                  rgordon
                    @aphroditesw Big games can be fun in public – hit a bar! 😃 I cut cable a couple of years ago. No regrets. I just go see my #Jays live from the cheap seats when the mood strikes.
                    rgordon
                      @kirschen Thanks Kirschen! I will get back in touch in Dec. We start project in Jan 2013. Video conference maybe early to mid January is tentative idea.
                      rgordon
                        @aphroditesw Thanks for interest Janene. This project won’t be getting started until January – will get back in touch in December to plan a possible date for video conference.
                        rgordon
                          @marcozehe So, not teaching UIAccessibility but will speak to and teach accessible design through use of correct HTML/CSS.
                          rgordon
                            @marcozehe If this project is a successful learning experience it will hopefully help launch senior CS courses at my school. In those courses, native ObjC dev would be more practical. For grade 9 course working w/ HTML/CSS/JS-ObjC bridge (Nimblekit).
                            rgordon
                              @swhitley The socio-economic background of students at my school is such that iOS does not limit things. I’m also using Nimblekit as an intermediate layer. So Android support is not out of the question, as we’re not working in native ObjC.
                              rgordon
                                @spacekatgal thanks so much – that would be superb – will contact you again soon to talk further / look at details. Again much appreciated re: willingness to help out here.
                                rgordon
                                  @kylepauley @petripulkkinen No write up as of yet, but we’ll likely publicly blog about our work and/or share our source code, once the project begins in January.
                                  rgordon
                                    @dalton @orian Yes, email is good. Can you pull the address from my app.net account info? Or is there a public address I can reach you at? Would like to avoid publicly posting my own email address.
                                    rgordon
                                      @dalton @orian When my grade 9 class starts active development in Jan 2013, a couple of time-limited accounts to test with would be appreciated, if possible.
                                      rgordon
                                        @dalton @orian I teach at an all-girls school. Could you ask whether any female colleagues would be willing to speak to my class by FaceTime or Skype? A few words from women in the SW industry could mean a lot.