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Women in Tech

A Brief History of Computer Icons

I was never one for Apple products. I remember using them in middle school. I bought an iPad in 2011 to FaceTime with my now husband. Occasionally my husband lets me borrow his iPhone so I experiment with apps that use it’s AR Kit like Adobe Aero. Despite my preference for PC and Android over […]

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Women in History Women in Tech

This Is Not A Computer

When you think of a computer, what do you envision? I see a clunky 90’s desktop with a big, CRT monitor. One of the most interesting things I learned watching Hidden Figures and reading Code Girls, was that the first computers were people. Many were women. A “computer” was someone who did mathematical calculations with […]

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Women in Tech

National Women’s History Month Challenge

Welcome to March, the best month of the year! Why is March the best month of the year you ask? Well, my birthday is this month! Ok, that’s pretty cool but March is also National Women’s History Month. I thought what better way to celebrate this month-long recognition than a daily post about women in […]

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Culture

Reading on the Weekend

Today is one of those days that should be spent outside. It’s 60 degrees in February. Even in a Southern state like Tennessee that’s kind of a fluke. Winter in Tennessee is cold and rainy. Not cold enough to turn the rain into snow but cold enough for the rain to send a chill through […]

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Culture Virtual Reality

My First Trip to a VR Arcade

This husband surprised me with a date night visit to a virtual reality arcade. We visited the Rabbit Hole VR in Nashville. I was excited to visit a VR arcade even though I have a virtual reality headset at home because of the promise of more room to move around and the chance to play […]

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Culture Technology

Everything You Want To Know About The IowaReporterApp

“You should write a blog post about the Iowa Caucus app.” My mom told me over the phone. She didn’t understand what went wrong with the app and if the Iowa Democratic Party had a backup count on paper, why we didn’t have the results yet. I won’t try to guess why we don’t have […]