Kitchen table conversations

This election cycle much has been made out of what should be left to families to discuss over “kitchen table” conversations. Should it be racism? Should it be sex education? Should it be New Jersey’s LGBTQ inclusive curriculum? Here are the topics we discuss in my family with our two kids — one in middle school, the other in high school.

Collaborative work in the cloud: what I learned teaching my daughter how to code

Whether my third grader becomes a software engineer when she grows up remains to be seen. The ability to customize and extend the behavior of a computer is a skill that is going to remain with her for the lifetime. If she wants to be an educator she can make educational apps. If she becomes a business person or a scientist she will be able to use computers to her advantage. This is what being a citizen developer is all about.