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Laser Cutting = Magic

Wellesley Magnets

I made a set of four Wellesley-inspired magnets based on the saying: “Look like a girl. Act like a lady. Think like a man. Work like a boss.” This language is problematically gendered and condescending, not truly expressing the full potential of what it would mean to look, act, think, and work like an amazing being. In my experience, when I think about what it means to be the best, I think about Wellesley…so I modified the quote.

#OurTimeToLead – Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

Be Bold - Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

Last month I flew to Houston, TX to attend my first Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. Grace Hopper Celebration felt like home. My Wellesley home, that is. Being in a room filled with brilliant, passionate women is a very comfortable space for me and I wish it wasn’t such an anomaly.

Glyphicons Pro + WordPress Child Themes

I recently decided to upgrade to the Glyphicons Pro to take advantage of 500+ beautiful, web-friendly icons. Twitter Bootstrap (the framework my current Wordpress theme is built upon) has limited access to a starter-portion of the Glyphicons. After several months of heavy use (and overall yearning for the full set), I decided to make an investment in an upgrade.

Maker Faire Atlanta 2015

Laser Cut Wooden Robots

The Maker Faire in Downtown Decatur is the perfect opportunity to satisfy all of my craft and hobby-fantasy needs. At the Maker Faire, I want and am encouraged to see, touch, do, and create everything in sight. I found myself making paper from cotton fibers and shredded dollar bills, solving a community crossword puzzle, assembling wooden robots from laser-cut pieces, and building simple circuits. As fascinating as it is to be an adult at a Maker Faire, it’s far more entertaining to observe the children both attending and presenting at the faire.