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Why Should You Learn to Program?

As a professor in the iSchool who teaches programming to our undergraduates, I’m writing to tell why you should learn to program. Before I do, I’d like to start with a story from Saturday morning: At our kitchen table, my 10-year-old son was busy planning out this summer’s entrepreneurial endeavor: his lemonade stand. I’m certain… Read the full article…



Programming: What Makes a Good First Language?

My adventures in programming began in the Fall of 2011 when I took Nancy McCracken’s IST 256: Application Programming for Information Systems course. I was almost instantaneously hooked. I had taken only a handful of School of Information Studies courses at that point and had yet to find a concentration area that truly clicked. I… Read the full article…


My Top Five Favorite Features of CSS3

CSS3 is probably one of the coolest things to hit the web design scene since, I don’t know, HTML5. And here’s why: CSS3 has a lot of new features that simply take web site styling to the next level.


Why HTML is Not a Programming Language

HTML is great. It defines the structure of webpages and it determines how data is displayed online. What you’re looking at right now is HTML code, read and interpreted by your browser. But this doesn’t make HTML a programming language. A Markup Language HTML is a type of markup language. It encapsulates, or “marks up”… Read the full article…



14 Online Resources to Learn iOS Development

Mobile development, specifically iOS development or development for the iPhone and iPad, is becoming an increasingly in demand skill. Last year Apple sold a record number of iPhones, and sold out of the iPhone 4S pre-orders before it even hit the market. Therefore, it’s not surprising that we are seeing solicitations from a variety of sources, like family-owned convenience stores and local newspapers, looking for Objective C programming talent to develop their very own iPhone app.


Top 5 Reasons to Learn to Code in the Student Sandbox

Ever wanted to learn how to build a website, create a mobile app or just edit your WordPress blog without waiting weeks for the IT guy to do it? Then, come #Learn2code in the Student Sandbox every Friday from 3pm – 5pm at the Tech Garden!


Rounded Resources: Where Do I Go For Great Answers?

Today, I’m sharing my resource list with you. The sites below are communities we lean on to do our jobs at Rounded. If you’ve done reading about startups before, you’ll likely recognize many of these if not all. The goal, however, was not to give you a bunch of obscurities. The goal was to answer the question: Where do I go for great answers to good questions?