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Check out our Events page! Lots coming up. Especially stoked on the NodeSchool event. 

http://nerdsummit.org/nodeschool

Be sure to register. Space is limited.
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"The applicants had equal skills, but managers of both genders were more likely to hire men."

Being someone who hires people often, bias sneaking in at the "gut" level of reasoning is very concerning.

http://www.inc.com/will-yakowicz/how-to-help-end-gender-bias-while-hiring.html
A new study finds that when equally qualified male and female candidates apply for a job, managers are much more likely to hire the man.
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Got some swag in the mail! Let me know if you want some flyers to hand out.

I'm thinking Community Sponsors should get a couple NERD mugs!
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For those interested in planning and producing!
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+Andrew Pasquale  Thanks for reaching out to the Literacy Project and Girls, Inc. Their response is great news! I do want NERDs to develop into something that can meet that desire for learning coding and design.
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Due to the ongoing storm, we need to cancel NERDs in the Forbes Community Room for tomorrow. We are working to reschedule to the same time next week.
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Looking at https://www.edx.org/ as a tool to offer courses.  There's a sandbox available to try out the course experience.  This link has details:  https://github.com/edx/edx-platform/wiki/Open-edx-sandbox-website

It seems like this could fit in with the NERDs community vision to provide learning and mentoring opportunities.  Any thoughts?
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Wow. Very slick! I'm in the sandbox demo taking a course right now.
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Interesting discussion about teaching coding and issues of accessibility and diversity on science friday yesterday:

http://www.sciencefriday.com/#path/segment/01/24/2014/is-coding-the-language-of-the-digital-age.html
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For some reason that link didn't work. Looks interesting! Here it is again: http://www.sciencefriday.com/segment/01/24/2014/is-coding-the-language-of-the-digital-age.html 
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NERDs has been formed to organize, educate and advance the skills of web designers and developers in the New England region.

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Come to Session Practice!

Forbes Library 3/31 5:30pm

See more: http://nerdsummit.org/event/session-practice
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https://www.facebook.com/beth.kanter/posts/10152313028332700?comment_id=233570931&notif_t=like 

 This is a huge, long, publicly-readable conversation with my colleague Beth Kanter and a bunch of people after some frustrations with the NTEN NTC last week. I think it may be helpful for us as we figure out how to curate curriculum and sessions for NERDs. Just wanted to reference it here.
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Please make sure you are registered here: http://nerdsummit.org/user/register
and pass it on.
It only takes a few seconds and helps us gauge momentum.
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Downpayment was made today and the summit is now official!
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Check out the NERDs project starting to blast off: 

http://nerdsummit.org/user/register

Sign up if you haven't yet! Tell everyone!

We are soon to officially announce Summit dates for Sept. 12-14 at the UMASS Campus Center. We will be opening up very soon for session submissions regarding the online web design and digital media industry. 
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Rescheduled meeting time confirmed!

The next NERDs meeting will be at the Forbes Library in Northampton at 10am on 2/21/2014!

Agenda: http://lstcl.me/espEG
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Ok! Me n' Matthew are here. See you soon!
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After some downtime, the Project site is back up. Sorry for the inconvenience. https://pm.nerdsummit.org
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The next NERDs meeting will be at the Forbes Library in Northampton at 10am on 2/14/2014!

See: http://lstcl.me/7L90o

Agenda: http://lstcl.me/jeror
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