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Francine Hardaway
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AZTechBeat made me this collage of things I missed at #PhxStartupWeek because I can't be everywhere at once. Although I totally tried this week. Thanks Tishin Donkersley​ http://goo.gl/MvDatY
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Watching Scott Jordan​ guesting on G3​ http://goo.gl/TZVEW6
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Every day is devoted to events in a different area of the Valley, removing the usual
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India is so random. This is my fourth trip, although my first to Bombay (Mumbai). I also hit Delhi, Faridabad and Vrindavan, which is one of my favorite places. On every trip things “happen” that I never expect and couldn't plan for. India is still best if you don't plan.
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Things I've found out this morning: I have over 28,000 followers on Facebook! My Amazon Echo won't arrive until June. And people on LinkedIn liked my post about smartwatches best. #socialmedia #holiday
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When I come back from India +Esther Schindler <****@**> I will.
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If you have children in the US, they're likely to be poor.
The explosion in the number of needy children in classrooms has profound implications for the nation.
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Appreciate your posting... +Francine Hardaway  my sentiments are aligned with your statements.
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I've been advising Stat Social. Here's what it can do: Stat Social exclusively tracked Twitter Audience Ratings from the 87th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 22 for Cynopsis. Key findings: Top Advertiser Buzz: Samsung: 150,000 tweet mentions - 7% increase on Oscar day Coca-Cola: 50,000 tweet mentions - 15% decrease on Oscar day Hyundai: 4,781 tweet mentions - 28% decrease on Oscar day American Express: 6,506 tweet mentions - 64% increase on Oscar day J.C. Penney: 2,004 tweet mentions - 78% increase on Oscar day Demographics: Age: 47% millennials (between the ages 18-34) Gender: 64% women Location: 11% live in California Income: 67% earn less than $50K Audience Favorites: Interests: Clothing, Celebrity Gossip, Pop Music, Fashion, Humor, Classic Rock, Country Music, Alternative Rock, Sci-fi & fantasy and TV Brands: New York Times, Twitter, Huffington Post, One Direction, MTV, BuzzFeed, Instagram, E!, YouTube and Hollywood Reporter Celebrities: Emma Watson, Ellen Degeneres, Barack Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake, Neil Patrick Harris, Anna Kendrick, Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande TV Shows: Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Pretty Little Liars, Ellen Degeneres Show, Glee, Modern Family, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, How I Met Your Mother, Doctor Who and American Horror Story Source: StatSocial is the leader in Twitter analytics, to segment and target audiences like never before. Through our patented data mining and matching technology, we have identified over 50 million Twitter users and their attributes as defined by 30,000 variables. So what does it mean? “The Oscars are often referred to as the Super Bowl for women because advertising spots start at $2 million,” Stat Social’s Audrey Hungerman told Cynopsis. “Samsung and American Express saw an increase in mentions on Sunday, with Twitter users loving Amex’s use of Mindy Kaling and Aretha Franklin. Dove launched the #SpeakBeautiful campaign with more than 40,000 mentions of the brand on Oscar day. The audience was mainly female (64 percent) and socially savvy; Twitter, Instagram and YouTube were among their favorite brands.” The top five advertisers were determined by Kantar Media. Check out the infographic at www.cynopsis.com. Twitter also recorded the top moments at the Oscars on Sunday, as host Neil Patrick Harris and A-list celebs took the stage. The biggest moments during the broadcast that generated peak use on Twitter, measured in Tweets per minute (TPM), include: - Lady Gaga (@LadyGaga) performs, is joined by Julie Andrews - Alejandro Iñárritu wins Best Picture for Birdman - Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) gives acceptance speech for winning Best Supporting Actress The most tweeted about nominees and performers were: 1. Lady Gaga 2. Patricia Arquette 3. John Legend (@JohnLegend) Facebook accounted for 58 million interactions (posts, likes, shares) from 21 million unique people. Top ten moments posted on FB are: 1. Lady Gaga’s The Sound of Music medley and Julie Andrews’ appearance onstage for the 50th anniversary of the musical, which topped 214K People Per Minute (PPM) globally and 154K PPM in the U.S. 2. The Imitation Game wins Best Adapted Screenplay. 3. Birdman wins Best Original Screenplay. 4. Eddie Redmayne wins Best Actor. 5. Birdman wins Best Picture. 6. Alejandro González Iñárritu wins Best Director for Birdman. 7. Patricia Arquette wins Best Supporting Actress. 8. John Legend and Common’s song “Glory” wins Best Original Song. 9. Julianne Moore wins Best Actress. 10. Adam Levine and Maroon 5 perform “Lost Stars” from Begin Again. http://goo.gl/nuUV
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My Shine quit syncing with my iPhone6+ so yesterday I bought a new Shine. Now I can't get that one to link with the 6+. The batteries light up, so I know it's not a hardware issue; it's a software or sync issue as near as I can tell. Is it the IOS8 software?
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Dear City of Phoenix, I've lived here for 46 years, brought my children up here, and fought to make this a world-class entrepreneurial community. I'm a futurist and a change agent. But things in the City of Phoenix police department are out of control, with everyone scurrying to cover their asses. I have a couple of suggestions, but bear with me until the end. I'm a dangerous outlaw according to City of Phoenix police, who have had somewhat of a vendetta against me for a couple of years for walking my dogs off leash in the early mornings at a couple of city parks. They've harassed me, stalked me, and ticketed me. I went to court and won because the ordinance I "violate" is far from clear. It applies to "dogs at large." My dogs are never "at large." I walk them off leash because when I had my hip replacement the surgeon told me I should let them pull me around anymore. I've got back issues from a lifetime of running, and had scoliosis from birth. But I'm not an idiot. My dogs are on electronic collars, they're AKC Canine Good Citizens, and they are always under voice control and within easy reach of me. When asked, I leash them. But every once in a while, some law-abiding dude calls the police on me and the three other older women who walk with me This is the second park in the same precinct at which this has happened, and the same "Community Relations Officer," is always the one who warns me, tickets me, and indeed stalks me both undercover and in uniform. He has a thick file on me. He's very proud of it; I've seen it. Yesterday things hit a tipping point: another woman and I had scheduled a meeting with the Commander of the Precinct and the officer. Before the meeting, we noticed that not one, not two, but three uniformed bicycle cops were prowling the park. That never happened before; clearly they were doing their meeting prep. In the meeting, the Commander told us we interpreted the ordinance wrong, and that what the prosecutor did wasn't his business. "If you want to keep taking your chances with the prosecutors, that's your business," he said. Every time I talk to those people they interpret the ordinance with less and less leeway. And one City department doesn't care what the other does. This morning, walking my dogs on leash, I once again saw many other dogs in the park without leashes. For me this is a dilemma: do I really call the police on them so the law is enforced for all? Or do I continue to allow myself to be singled out, harassed, and stalked. I realize this is a complicated problem. So let me suggest some potentially more progressive solutions: 1)require dog owners to take personal responsibility for their dogs by requiring insurance of dog owners, which is what they do in Europe, or 2)declare off leash hours in parks at posted times, like they do in New York, where 9PM-9AM is off leash every evening and the population expects it. 3)Use the resources of the police department to deal with real crime, rather than trivial complaints of people who have nothing better to do than repeatedly call the police or the mayor. Anything is better than what we have now, which is tiny dog parks crowded with untrained and unregistered dogs to which responsible dog owners wouldn't take their pets, or the unsatisfying walk on a leash (which for me is dangerous). Anybody else got a solution? 
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This is a good one!
The Gillmor Gang — Benedict Evans, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Topics include the future of sunglasses, why iWatch is the..
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Why Women Shouldn’t Code

Women shouldn’t code.

Or at least we should not be teaching every little girl to code in the hope of attracting more women to the technology business that way. Of course if a woman is actually interested in code, she should be encouraged. But our current initiative to try to teach girls to code is misguided.

Yes, this goes against the diversity goals, because everyone knows that tech companies don’t have enough women on their boards, in their management, or on their staffs. But that isn’t necessarily cured by teaching more women to code. It’s cured by hiring more women and promoting them from other parts of the organization. The person who codes is not often the person who rises to CEO.

First of all, coding itself is a narrow function in which you write instructions to tell a computer what to do. People are fond of saying code is the next language, and that’s all fine, but there’s a difference between language and syntax. Coding is syntax. It is finely detailed work in a binary world, and it requires both attention to detail. When you write a line of code, you have to close the parentheses and make sure you put in the semi-colon or the code won’t run. It requires enormous concentration, and it is exacting. It’s often done in a dark room with no interruptions. But the most important people in the company don’t write the code, they tell the coders what to write. Coders don’t make the big decisions.
Women don’t seem to want to code. They don’t choose it as a career, despite all the job openings and the high pay. In general, women are more intuitive and more perceptive. There’s mountains of research about that. They’re also more nurturing. That’s hard-coded into them for the preservation of the race. I’ve got grandchildren of both sexes and I have about sixteen data points from which I draw this conclusion. But PET scans of the brain have led scientists to similar conclusions. The girls are not drawn to the same pursuits the boys are, no matter how hard you try to bring them up with gender equality.
Scientists working at Johns Hopkins University, recently reporting in the “Cerebral Cortex” scholarly journal (1), have discovered that there is a brain region in the cortex, called inferior-parietal lobule (IPL) which is significantly larger in men than in women. This area is bilateral and is located just above the level of the ears (parietal cortex).
Furthermore, the left side IPL is larger in men than the right side. In women, this asymmetry is reversed, although the difference between left and right sides is not so large as in men, noted the JHU researchers. This is the same area which was shown to be larger in the brain of Albert Einstein, as well as in other physicists and mathematicians. So, it seems that IPL’s size correlates highly with mental mathematical abilities. Morphological brain differences in intellectual skills were suspected to exist by neurologists since the times of phrenology (although this was proved to be a wrong approach), in the 19th century. The end of the 20th century has witnessed the first scientific proofs for that.
3. There will be plenty of coders in the future. We happen to be in a period in which software rules, or as somebody once said, “software is eating the world.” But we’re fighting the last war here; we will eventually do the same thing with coders that we did with every other occupation where we identified a shortage: create a glut. We’ve done it with doctors, physical therapists, nail technicians, and lawyers. And then who will make the robots?

4. The difference between good and bad code is like the difference between grammar and writing. Writing requires much more than just a knowledge of grammar and syntax. It also requires organization, imagination, creativity and experience. The analogue to writing in software development, IMHO, isn’t coding per se, it is system architecture and user interface.

So here’s what I propose. Stop trying to coerce women to code. Instead, hire them for the talents they have that tech companies sorely need: marketing, leadership, human capital attraction, and negotiating skills. And then don’t sideline them by calling those “staff” instead of “line” functions. Instead, recognize that a product does not make a company, and that even in a company whose product is software, many other skills are required at which women have always excelled.

In other words, stop forcing women into the male mold and accept them for who they are.

—with gratitude to Tishin Donkersley and the AZTechWriters
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This discussion has helped me in many ways. :) I woman, have always thought coding was off limits for me. The only people I saw coding were men. In this day and age, that's a travesty! I don't think I would be a very good coder as my math skills IMO are underdeveloped. :) (only took up to geometry in high school and College algebra). Having said that I seem to have intuition and creativity as my strengths. Therefore I bet I could learn how to code with some remedial math courses with the best of them!

First and foremost though, you must have a passion for the career you are pursuing to be really good at it. I would not want to be a coder because it's not my passion. However, I do feel frustration at not understanding anything about it. I do think more women should be encouraged to pursue this field if it is their passion. We would all be better off with women in the picture. :)

Thanks for listening to my 2 cents. I still would like to understand the basic concepts of coding so I'm considering on taking a class on it now. LOL


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Education
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  • Columbia University
  • Syracuse University
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I'm a kickass coach for early stage businesses who also need a good evangelist.
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I'm an extrovert for whom social media was made. Three time entrepreneur, angel investor, and mentor to over 600 businesses. Now coaching and mentoring all over the world.

I've also been an English Professor, an author, a mother, a foster mom, a yoga practitioner, a world traveler, and a catalyst for business growth.

Oh, and I built a geodesic dome home in the 70's. That probably says it all.
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I raised three foster kids to be taxpayers
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Accelerator for tech businesses
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