With the end of 2018 upon up, we can reflect on the historical events that occurred this year for the teaching profession. In six states, tens of thousands of teachers walked out of their classrooms to protest low salaries and cuts to school funding. In the State of Arizona, the #RedForEd movement had over 50,000 people […]

Readers: Last week, I took some time off from work to visit family in La Crosse, Wisconsin. I am a big history buff, so we visited the La Crosse Riverside Museum. The Riverside Museum is filled with the history of logging, steamboats, pearl button making, settlers, prehistory artifacts from the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center, and more. […]

Readers: I had the good fortune to attend my first Tableau Fringe Festival yesterday. The Tableau Fringe Festival (TFF) is a virtual conference designed to collaborate, mentor and showcase the breadth of knowledge within the Tableau community around the world. Key Objectives Deliver great additional content by those community members who will not be Subject Matter Expert (SME) presenters […]

What Happened to Women in Computer Science Infographic A lot of computing pioneers — the people who programmed the first digital computers — were women. And for decades, the number of women studying computer science was growing faster than the number of men. However, in the mid-1980s, while the number of women entering medicine, law […]

Cartoonist, Lynda Barry, aka Professor Chewbacca, aka The Near Sighted Monkey is no secret. I hope to one day to be able to attend one of her classes or at least a lecture or presentation by her. Until that time, I follow her Tumblr page, follow her homework assignments, writing exercises and lesson plans intended for students who take […]