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Liz Krane
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Calling all designers, hackers and engineers: Build stuff that matters! (plus $300,000 in prizes)

I'm super excited to be on the +HACKADAY team (yay, new job!) helping out with this awesome initiative! Last year's grand prize went to an eye-controlled wheelchair project, and this year 105 innovative projects can win prizes across five different categories, including citizen science and assistive technologies. See all the details here: http://hackaday.io/prize

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A spherical video (virtual reality style!) that demonstrates spherical video editing with Möbius transformations!

It gets pretty trippy when you basically find yourself standing in the middle of Vi Hart's face, lol! Read +Henry Segerman's awesome blog post here: 
http://elevr.com/spherical-video-editing-effects-with-mobius-transformations/

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Weekly self-therapy vlog (2016, Week 2)
learningnerd.com/2016/self-therapy-vlog-2/ Every week, I'm making an appointment with myself to reflect on my challenges, review my progress, and try to make deliberate, incremental improvements to my life.

The first week of January was eventful! I finished 100 video blogs in 100 days, gave a talk at a local high school, and started a course to learn computer science from first principles. But the focus of this week’s self-therapy session is my anxiety – more specifically, adult separation anxiety. I made some good progress, though! The strategy I came up with last week was a success, and I had a fun and short visit with my family and stuck with my original plan.

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My last daily video blog! (Daily Learning Vlog #100)
learningnerd.com/daily-learning-100/ This is it! A quick vlog to reflect on what I learned from making 100 videos in 100 days. Thanks to everyone who shared this crazy journey with me, because our conversations are what made this all worthwhile! As for what's next... I'll still make 3 videos next week and I hope to gradually transition away from thrown-together vlogs and towards more polished videos again. For right now, though, I just can't wait to experience a day without doing any filming or video editing -- I forgot what that feels like!

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Being confused is fun and good for learning! (Daily Vlog #99)
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Just a quick personal check-in, plus a couple thoughts on my learning process and why I'm nervous about the talk I'm giving at a high school tomorrow. Eeek, teenagers! Nah, I'm sure it will be fun once I get over my nerves.

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Playing with truth tables and Boolean algebra (Daily Learning Vlog #98)
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Today I finally started exploring what I've learned so far from the NAND2Tetris course. I had fun matching up the logic gate names to their truth tables and then checked my understanding of Boolean algebra by reducing an expression down to its simplest form. It was a fun few minutes!

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Checking my understanding (Daily Learning Vlog #97)
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When you only have 5 minutes to spare and you're half-asleep, how can you still make progress towards a learning goal? Do a quick review, of course! I hadn't looked at NAND2Tetris (nand2tetris.org) in a while so I gave myself a tiny challenge: see how much I could remember from Chapter 1 off the top of my head.

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Thoughts on my programming workshops (Daily Learning Vlog #96)
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Today I taught the first Learn to Code LA (http://learntocodela.org) workshop of the year, and as we approach our one-year anniversary (with over 2000 videos!), I reflect for a moment on how I feel about it at the moment. I may have come across as a bit more pessimistic than I really feel, probably just because I was really tired when I recorded this.

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I really enjoyed this little article on serendipity. Next time someone asks me what I've been up to the last 3 months, I'll say: "gathering string!" =P

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Join me for a live-streamed interview with +Saramoira Shields, a researcher at Cornell University with a background in both mathematics and film production! Check out her blog: mathematigal.com and website: saramoira.com. You might know her from her video, "A math major talks about fear": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs9aGVUZ3YA

All questions are welcome -- please post them on the event page!
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