Programming – Fun With Justin http://funwithjustin.com/ Sat, 09 Oct 2021 22:50:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://funwithjustin.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/fun-with-justin-icon-150x150.png Programming – Fun With Justin http://funwithjustin.com/ 32 32 New Perspectives Theater Company presents COUNT PARTINAPULES as part of its ON HER SHOULDERS programming https://funwithjustin.com/new-perspectives-theater-company-presents-count-partinapules-as-part-of-its-on-her-shoulders-programming/ Sat, 09 Oct 2021 17:09:11 +0000 https://funwithjustin.com/new-perspectives-theater-company-presents-count-partinapules-as-part-of-its-on-her-shoulders-programming/

On Her Shoulders will present a virtual reading of El Conde Partinuplés (circa 1640) by Ana Caro, translated by Hardley Eardman, and directed by Lynn Marie Macy, via NPTC’s YouTube channel: NewPerspectivesTC. Melody Brooks offers dramaturgy via The Play in Context, which situates the script in its historical time and place.

The broadcast begins at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday October 23 and will be available until midnight on October 27, 2021.

Admission is by donation. Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/182910027817.

ANA MARÍA CARO DE MALLEN was born between 1590 and 1600 and is one of the first professional women writers in Europe, as there are records of payments made to her for specific pieces. Her year of birth is unknown as she was a Moorish slave (child of parents forcibly converted to Christianity from Islam) and was probably 9 or 10 years old when she was adopted by Gabriel Caro de Mallén and his wife Ana María de Torres. Her adoptive family was important; they were hereditary advisers to the court and thus were able to give Caro a first-class education and an elite lifestyle regardless of her beginnings. With a few exceptions, de Mallén published only under the name Ana Caro; her first book of poetry and some “relaciones” (commentaries on major public events considered a precursor of journalism) were published in Seville in 1628. She then moved to Madrid and established her reputation as a renowned writer. Many of his male counterparts, including Juan de Matos Fragoso and Luis Vélez de Guevara, praised his works. Caro was also a close friend of novelist Maria de Zaya. El conde partinuplés (Count Partinapulé) and Valor, agravio y mujer (The courage to right a woman’s wrongs) are the only two full-length pieces by Caro that are still known today. She died of the plague in November 1646 and was buried in Seville.

COUNT PARTINAPULES was written around 1640; it was first printed in 1653 after Caro’s death. The script uses an “invisible mistress” plot as a parody (and subversion) of some elements of the typical “murder of woman” drama popular at the time. The screenplay is part of the tradition of Spanish comedy – one of the defining characteristics of the legendary Golden Age of Spanish Literature – which arose out of the more improvised Commedia dell’Arte, but it was about more works artistically rigorous. The play is further classified as a comedia de apariencias or a “play of appearances”, a genre calling for magical events and special effects.

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UNITAR resumes programs in Afghanistan https://funwithjustin.com/unitar-resumes-programs-in-afghanistan/ Fri, 08 Oct 2021 14:46:00 +0000 https://funwithjustin.com/unitar-resumes-programs-in-afghanistan/

Hiroshima, Japan – UNITAR’s Prosperity Division is re-launching a program in Afghanistan that had been halted due to the unrest in the country. This program will mobilize women entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs to fight against local food insecurity, public health challenges and unemployment.

With the ever-changing situation in Afghanistan, women find it difficult to access learning opportunities. After consulting with local coordinators, UNITAR believes that the training is not only necessary but will be well received by beneficiaries.

“UNITAR has supported Afghan women for years. Many have been able to start their own businesses here thanks to these programs, ”explains a local coordinator. “As [organizations and businesses] are starting to reopen, these trainings are urgent and necessary.

Supported by the Government of Japan, the program will equip women entrepreneurs with the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to transform their ideas into self-sustaining businesses and projects. The training will enable women to play a role in their rapidly changing society and support the country’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program will train participants on the full cycle of entrepreneurship, from idea to market. It will include self-paced online lessons and a self-directed project. Participants will also participate in webinars and peer discussions, and will benefit from coaching and mentoring. The program will also connect participants with experts and networks from Afghanistan and around the world.

When the program was initially opened for applications in July 2021, more than 150 applicants had been accepted. UNITAR hopes they will all join, now that the learning can begin.

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Disney + hires Fox Networks executive as vice president of programming in EMEA – Digital TV Europe https://funwithjustin.com/disney-hires-fox-networks-executive-as-vice-president-of-programming-in-emea-digital-tv-europe/ Thu, 07 Oct 2021 07:30:02 +0000 https://funwithjustin.com/disney-hires-fox-networks-executive-as-vice-president-of-programming-in-emea-digital-tv-europe/

Evert van der Veer

Disney + in the EMEA region has hired former Fox Networks Group (FNG) director Evert van der Veer to oversee programming in the region.

Van der Veer, who started this week, becomes vice president of programming for Disney + EMEA and will be responsible for programming strategy, as well as managing content planning, operations and regulatory compliance.

He was previously FNG’s Managing Director for Sub-Saharan Africa, a position he held in 2019 following a business disruption following Disney’s acquisition of Fox.

Prior to that, Van der Veer worked at streamer Iflix, where he was responsible for content for Africa and the Middle East. He also worked at Viacom, working on linear and OTT platforms, and will be based in Amsterdam in his new role, with regular trips to London and other EMEA markets.

The appointment is the latest EMEA expansion for Disney +, which revealed in August that it plans to produce 60 originals in the region by 2024.

Jan Koeppen, president of Disney for the EMEA region, said the Mouse House was focusing on the “afterburning” of its production efforts in Europe and was now “much more focused and much more invested” in telling stories of the region.

Slate shows include Kaiser Karl from the French prodco Gaumont, Nautilus British prodcos Moonriver TV and Seven Stories, and The city of the sultan, a German series from Two Moons Pictures.

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Greek National Opera announces alternative stage lineup https://funwithjustin.com/greek-national-opera-announces-alternative-stage-lineup/ Wed, 06 Oct 2021 04:11:37 +0000 https://funwithjustin.com/greek-national-opera-announces-alternative-stage-lineup/

The Greek National Opera has announced its 2021 lineup for the alternative scene.

For the purposes of this article, we will focus on vocal and lyrical performances.

It all started with the monodrama “Capodistrias” by Calliope Tsoupaki. The work will be directed by Nicolas Vassiliou and the stars Timos Sirlantzis and Marilena Germanou.

Performance dates: October 1-3, 2021

The next stop will be “Hebrew Melodies” with Lenia Safiropoulou, Vassilis Kavayas and pianist Apoostolos Palios.

Release dates: 12 Oct – 31 Dec 2021

Marc Monnet and Arno Fabre’s “Bibilolo” is an “opera without singers and a“ ballet ”without dancers”.

Date of performance: November 5-7, 2021

“Martha, A story from Missolonghi” will be broadcast via GNOTV. The work will feature Irini Derebei and Tassis Christoyannis.

Release dates: November 9 – December 31, 2021

The next step will be “A Greek Songbook”. “Comprising of songs, instrumental compositions and video artwork, the Songbook emphasizes musical heterogeneity, both in terms of the diverse styles of its creators and in terms of the sound of the work itself, ”says the official press release of the Greek National Opera.

Performance dates: November 5-7, 2021

Yannis Dionisiou and Estudiantina by Nea Ionia will perform the cycle of songs “Asikiko Poulaki” by Mikis Theodorakis.

Performance dates: December 4 and 5, 2021

The end of the autumn season will be “Silence, the king of listening” by Nikos Kypourgos. The “little musical” will star Haris Andrianos, Dimitris Nalbantis, Vassia Zacharopoulou and will be directed by Theo Abazis.

Performance dates: December 12, 2021 – January 2, 2022

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ESPN suspends Sage Steele from programming after controversial comments https://funwithjustin.com/espn-suspends-sage-steele-from-programming-after-controversial-comments/ Tue, 05 Oct 2021 17:31:11 +0000 https://funwithjustin.com/espn-suspends-sage-steele-from-programming-after-controversial-comments/

ESPN took the Sage Steele personality off the lineup for a week after making controversial remarks during a podcast appearance, including calling the company’s coronavirus vaccine tenure ‘sick’ and saying it ‘it was’ fascinating’ that the old president obamaBarack Hussein ObamaHillicon Valley – Brought to you by American Edge Project – Facebook experiences widespread outage Debt Ceiling Compromise Should Be Made for Taxpayers, Not Against Them Former Georgia Senate Candidate Says Seeds of “Big Lie” “were sown” for many years “before November 2020 CONTINUED identifies as Black “considering that his black father was nowhere to be found”.

A source said Front Office Sports Tuesday that Steele will not be appearing in her regular “Sportscenter” lunchtime slot for a week and that she will no longer host the 2021 “espnW: Women + Sports Summit”, which will take place October 18-20.

“At ESPN, we take different points of view – dialogue and discussion makes this place great,” ESPN said in a statement. “That said, we expect these views to be expressed with respect, in a manner consistent with our values ​​and in accordance with our internal policies.”

ESPN also conveyed an apology from Steele.

“I know my recent comments have created controversy for the company, and I apologize for it,” Steele said. “We are in the midst of an extremely difficult time that affects us all, and it is more important than ever that we communicate in a constructive and thoughtful manner.”

The source also said Steele had tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days, according to Front Sports Office.

Steele, who has been with the network for about 15 years, made a series of controversial remarks during an appearance on former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler’s podcast “Uncut with Jay Cutler”, where she shared her thoughts on her company’s vaccine tenure, sexism in the sports journalism industry and questioned the ethnicity of former President Obama.

Discussing how Obama chose “Black” as his ethnicity on the census, she said: “I’m like, ‘Well, congratulations to the president. This is his thing. I think it’s fascinating considering his black dad was nowhere to be found, but his white mum and grandmother raised him, but hey you do. I will do myself. “

Steele also said she rejected mentorship requests from aspiring sports reporters who present themselves in an overly sexualized manner.

“So when you dress like that, I’m not saying you deserve the rude comments, but you also know what you’re doing when you put on that outfit,” Steele said. “Like, women are smart so don’t be shy and put it all on guys.”

And she criticized ESPN’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, saying she only received the vaccine because she didn’t want to be removed from programming.

“I respect everyone’s decision. I really do. But the mandate is sick, and that scares me in a lot of ways, ”Steele told Cutler. “I’m not surprised to get this far, especially with Disney. I mean, a global company like that.

Former ESPN presenters Keith Olbermann and Jemele Hill criticized their former colleague for his remarks.

“3) Unfortunately @sagesteele has a long reputation there for trying to blow up the careers of co-hosts and other colleagues,” Olbermann said in a tweet on Sunday. “Spirit of a murderer, no aim, always hurting himself. But this thing, especially the Obama part, is intolerable. They have to take it off the air, immediately.

Hill described Steele’s podcast appearance as “clowning behavior.”

“So besides thinking that former President Obama shouldn’t identify as black because he didn’t have a relationship with his black father, Sage Steele also believes that women journalists who dress in somehow ‘know what you’re doing when you’re putting on that outfit,’ ”Hill said Sunday in a tweet.

The Hill has reached out to ESPN for comment.

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Learn Java, a Simple and Researched Programming Language https://funwithjustin.com/learn-java-a-simple-and-researched-programming-language/ Mon, 04 Oct 2021 22:18:00 +0000 https://funwithjustin.com/learn-java-a-simple-and-researched-programming-language/ Not only are there still employment opportunities for Java skills, but now you can learn them easily and quickly without leaving your job.

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Java is so versatile and popular that it is likely to be one of the best programming languages ​​in the world for quite some time to come. It also happens to be a favorite of Android app developers. Of course, one of the main reasons for all of this is that it’s so much easier to learn than some of the other programming languages. So, if you have dreamed of having a high paying tech career, but programming is beyond you, the Premium Java Programming Certification Bundle will demystify that idea in no time. This will not only teach you skills, but also teach you how to go through job interviews with ease.

You do not need any prior knowledge or experience, and you will be amazed at how much you will learn during the one hour course on “Java Foundations”. This course is a crowd favorite, and students rated it 4.9 out of 5 stars. Although this is not unusual for the courses offered by Zenva Academy. The company is a leading online learning platform, and developers around the world look to it for the most advanced professional training.

This is followed by the full course “Complete Java Tutorial Step by Step – Become a Programmer”, which is also specially designed for novices. It will take you from the basics to expert skills, including the Android platform, and provide you with what you need to confidently handle job interviews. Then, “Java Programming: Learn Core Java & Improve Java Skills” will give you much more practice in several hands-on projects, as well as 50 coding exercises, just like “Java: A Complete tutorial from ZERO to JDBC”.

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Think you like Python? Wait to meet Rust https://funwithjustin.com/think-you-like-python-wait-to-meet-rust/ Sun, 03 Oct 2021 09:39:00 +0000 https://funwithjustin.com/think-you-like-python-wait-to-meet-rust/

“The technology of the past comes to save the future of itself. This is how Graydon Hoare, the creator of Rust, describes what he wants to accomplish.

This is one of the key characteristics of Rust: using technologies well known in academia but rarely implemented in contemporary programming languages. Old, reliable and sometimes forgotten technologies. But which, above all, work extremely well.

These technologies are primarily used for one thing: security.

Does it sound boring? This is not the case, if you ask the community. A whopping 87% of Rust developers love this language above all else, making it the most popular language since 2016 according to this year’s StackOverflow Developer Survey.

You would think that software developers are some of the most innovative humans on this planet. Rust, however, is the exact opposite of the “go fast and break things” mantra. Still, Rust developers are almost guaranteed to learn concepts they’ve never heard of before.

From the novelty of systems programming for some developers to algebraic data types to Rust’s own approach to memory security: every developer can find something new and incredibly useful to learn. And there are more reasons to fall in love with Rust.

More memory security without garbage collection

One of the challenges of every programming language is to manage computer memory safely and efficiently. Python, for example, has a garbage collector that constantly searches for memory that is no longer in use and cleans it up while the program is running.

In other languages, like C and C ++, the programmer must explicitly allocate and free memory as they go. Since all memory related issues are therefore resolved before the program is run, this approach is much better for optimizing performance.

On the flip side, memory is yet another thing that developers have to think about all the time. This is one of the reasons it takes a lot longer to write a program in C than in Python, even though it ultimately does the same.

Rust takes another route: memory is allocated through a property system at compile time. This is a neat hack to ensure that unused data is cleaned up without forcing the programmer to think about allocating and freeing memory all the time.

Basically the property is a set of three rules:

  1. Every value in Rust has a variable called owner.
  2. There can only be one owner at a time.
  3. When the owner goes out of scope, the value will be deleted, freeing memory.

A simple example is to assign a vector in Rust:

In the second line, the vector [1, 2, 3] with the owner a is created. After that, b becomes the owner of the vector. Since the correct owner is called in the print statement, this program compiles and returns the expected result when executed:

On the other hand, you can try to call the vector with its previous owner, A, like this:

In this case, the compiler returns an error because has already been deleted in the third line. There’s a lot more depth to the subject, but that’s the basic idea.

In comparison, Python would work in the second case. Its garbage collector would only delete A after the last time it was called, which is good for the developer but not so good in terms of memory space.

In C, things would be a little more complicated: we would have to allocate memory space for a, then point it to the vector, then allocate more memory space for B, point B to A, and finally free the space occupied by A and B when finished.

In this sense, Rust’s approach to memory is a compromise between speed of development and performance. While it’s not as easy to write as Python, it’s not as clunky as C once you understand the concept of ownership.

On the other hand, the efficiency is pretty amazing: Tilde’s developer team, for example, managed to reduce their memory usage by 90% after rewriting some JavaHTTP parts in Rust.

Static input without getting ugly

It’s almost a religious war between fans of dynamic typing and static typing. Although it is much easier to produce software in dynamically-typed languages, the code can become impossible to maintain quite quickly. This is one of the reasons that Python code can be quite difficult to maintain, compared to C for example.

On the other hand, having to declare the type of each C-style variable can get pretty annoying. If you’ve ever tried using a [double] in a function that returns a [float] type C, you know what I mean.

Rust goes halfway: it’s a static type system, but it only requires the programmer to specify higher-level types like function arguments and constants. Inside function bodies, Python type inference is allowed.

A particularly useful characteristic of Rust is that it also has a type of None. This allows you to handle exceptions at compile time so that the program can be assured that it will work properly for the end user. Consider this example, where we can get a person’s full name whether or not they have a middle name:

While versions of the None workaround exist in other languages ​​as well, it does introduce Rust’s ambition in a neat way: not to make things too hard to write while still keeping the code as durable and maintainable as possible.

While Python is a general-purpose programming language, Rust is, like C, decidedly for system programming. While Rust is not the ideal language if you are building an application for your end user, it is perfect for building software that provides services to other software.

A smart approach to system programming

As such, efficiency is at the heart of Rust. This is best demonstrated by zero cost abstractions, which interpret code while minimizing memory usage. As Bjarne Stroustrup, the inventor of C ++, says: “What you don’t use, you don’t pay for. And further: what you use, you could not code better by hand.

For example, consider adding all integers up to 1000 in Python:

That’s 1,000 iterations and additions with each code execution – and you can imagine how much that can slow down the code. In contrast, consider the same in Rust:

It comes down to the constant 499500. This is because memory usage has just been reduced by a factor of 1000.

While these abstractions also exist in C, Rust makes heavy use of them – in fact, one of the goals is to add as many zero-cost abstractions as possible to the language. In that sense, Rust is kind of like the next C level.

C has been around for over 40 years and Rust aims to do the same. Rust places such importance on backward compatibility that you can still run code in Rust 1.0 today. Likewise, if you write Rust code today, you should still be able to run it in twenty years. Rust will not rust!

A small but amazing community

With the emphasis on safety and durability and all its nifty details talking about it, it’s no wonder Dropbox has rewritten much of its basic structure in Rust. Mozilla, Rust’s first major sponsor, wrote vital parts of Firefox there. Microsoft considers C and C ++ no longer secure for critical software and is investing more and more in Rust.

And it’s not just big business – the love for Rust translates into the individual programmer. Even though only five percent of StackOverflow survey respondents use Rust so far, these developers are extremely enthusiastic about the language.

And there are reasons for this. Not only the language specification and the compiler are very well thought out. There is rust to install and manage the tool chains. There’s Cargo, a command line tool that comes with every Rust installation that helps manage dependencies, run tests, and generate documentation.

There is crates.io where users can share and discover libraries, and docs.rs where they are documented. There are Clippy’s compiler lints and rustfmt automatic formatting.

Beyond that, there are official and unofficial chats, subtitles, user forums, StackOverflow questions, and conferences all over the world. With a community that puts usability above all else, is there anything else to ask?

The downside: the need to run before knowing how to walk

The only disheartening thing about Rust is the high start-up cost. While you would need a day or two to be productive in most languages, it is more like a week or two in Rust.

This is due to the many new concepts that other languages ​​do not use and the fact that there are usually a lot of errors at compile time. You have to handle all exceptions from day one, and you can’t just write working code that runs and add exceptions later like you would in Python.

Also, since Rust is still fairly new, not all of the libraries you might want are there yet. Other than the official documentation and various questions about StackOverflow, there aren’t many tutorials either.

The good news is that once you’ve learned the concepts and your program is compiled, it runs like a charm. In addition, it should still work in twenty years due to backward compatibility.

Considering the durability of your code, and the fact that Rust is backed by a number of large companies, a week or two of initial learning might well be worth it, despite the downsides.

The bottom line: hack without fear

Rust is more than safety. But it’s hard to deny that many of its core concepts are aimed at eliminating memory leaks and other security issues. And in an age when software is everything, security is a must.

There is probably a space for every language to come: Go increasingly populates the Python and Java space, Julia is tackling Python in data science, and Rust thrives in Python and C ++. What makes Rust special is its amazing community, innovative features, and the fact that it’s built to work for decades.

There is still a lot of work to be done, and only a fraction of it can and will be done in Rust. New languages ​​today are likely to stay for a while, although other languages ​​will emerge in the next few years as well. But if I had to place my chips on just one language, Rust would be a safe bet.

This article was written by Rhea Moutafis and was originally published on Towards data science. You can read it here.

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Set aside screen time this week for non-stop poker lineup https://funwithjustin.com/set-aside-screen-time-this-week-for-non-stop-poker-lineup/ Sat, 02 Oct 2021 19:18:17 +0000 https://funwithjustin.com/set-aside-screen-time-this-week-for-non-stop-poker-lineup/
Poker is not lacking to see this week.

It wasn’t that long ago that poker fans were running out of content. Wait for the next EPT live stream or set up their TiVos to pick up the latest replay of an old WSOP episode. But those times are over and today we live in an era of non-stop poker content frenzy. This week the eye buffet will only get bigger as the World Series of Poker, Poker world tour, and Triton Poker all have brand new programming directed to a screen near you.

WSOP on PokerGO

In case you haven’t heard, the World Series of Poker 2021 is underway and as thousands flock to the Rio to shoot a gold bracelet, tens of thousands at home want to get a glimpse of the action.

The WSOP live stream will begin on October 4 with the final table of Event # 6 ($ 25,000 No Limit Hold’em High Roller), an event set to host some of the biggest names in the game. doesn’t end there with 25 days of streaming running throughout the series – and that doesn’t include the Main Event. The final tables of all the biggest events with the aim of bringing you the sights and sounds of the Amazon Room.

Here’s the kicker, all that poker action comes at a price. If you want all of these, you will need a PokerGO membership. Yearly subscriptions cost around $ 100, with discount codes readily available all over the internet.

Sundays are for the World Poker Tour

This Sunday, October 2, season XVIII of the World Poker Tour begins on the Bally Sports Network with the Gardens Poker Championship final table. Chance Kornuth title the final six as they vie for their share of the over $ 2.4 million prize pool.

“Our fans have been very patient while waiting for the episodes of Season XVIII and we are thrilled for Sunday Night,” said the CEO of WPT. Adam pliska “The action of Season XVIII promises to live up to our audience’s expectations.”

Brand new episodes can be seen each of the next three Sundays – on live TV – with big three hour episodes. The Gardens Poker Championship is the first of four final tables that can be viewed through December 19.

This should be interesting as this is the first COVID-delayed content to come out and the whole gang – Vince, Tony and Lynn are all back in action. While the Bally Sports Network isn’t one of the most well-known networks, a quick Google search will help you sort it out.

Triton Million Charity is waiting for your opinion

Do you want some action? Triton gives you action. Highligths. They are also shipping a 10-game streak of their £ 1,050,000 buy-in Triton Million – A helping hand for charity. This event took place in London in 2019.

You may remember the event, the one that set the record for the biggest live tournament buy-in in history. £ 50,000 of each buy-in has been donated to a number of worthy organizations while some of the biggest names in the game – including Tom dwan, Bryn kenney, Fedor Holz, and Dan ‘Jungleman’ Cates – made the trip to be part of history.

Can’t remember who won? Well, no spoilers here. Go take a look at how some of the elite compete against each other as well as some more recreational businessmen. This 10-part series, available on Triton’s YouTube channel, previously aired on a number of major TV channels but the real bonus is that it’s now available on the small screen in your pocket. Can’t you wait? Here’s episode one right here:

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ASU Center Celebrates 5 Years of Successful STEM Programming Initiatives https://funwithjustin.com/asu-center-celebrates-5-years-of-successful-stem-programming-initiatives/ Fri, 01 Oct 2021 20:29:00 +0000 https://funwithjustin.com/asu-center-celebrates-5-years-of-successful-stem-programming-initiatives/ February 24, 2014

CompuGirls Founder Kimberly A. Scott will be named the White House STEM Access Change Champion at an event on February 26 to honor those who work to support and accelerate STEM (science, technology, technology, STEM) opportunities. engineering and mathematics) for African American students, schools and communities.

Scott, associate professor of women and gender studies at Arizona State University’s School of Social Transformation, founded and directs CompuGirls. The program combines learning advanced computer skills with key areas of social justice to develop adolescent girls’ skills and interest in technology and computers.

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The girls are using technology as a tool in the program to address complex issues such as child abuse, loss of indigenous language and culture, and gentrification. Beginning in eighth grade, the girls participating come from underserved school districts and are predominantly Hispanic, African-American, and Native American.

“Being named the STEM Access Change Champion is not only a separate honor, but also a recognition of the need to teach girls tech skills in an engaging and transformative way,” said Scott. “Bringing girls from underserved communities into the digital world will ultimately add intellectual diversity and talent to our country’s workforce. ”

The Champions for Change program began in 2011 when President Barack Obama called for recognition of citizens doing extraordinary things at the local level. Champion of Change winners are chosen through a rigorous nomination and selection process.

Scott saw the need for a program to teach girls advanced technological skills in 2007 when she launched CompuGirls. At that time, only 10% of college girls considered the computer profession a “very good” choice for them, according to the National Science Foundation.

A new analysis of the test data, recently published in Education Week, found that no female student, African American or Hispanic had taken the Advanced Placement exam in computer science in Mississippi and Montana. Overall, of the 30,000 students who took the exam last year, less than 20 percent of those students were women.

A 2012 study by the National Center for Women and Information Technology found that African American and Hispanic women make up only 3% and 1% of the IT workforce in the United States. Native American women specializing in computer and information science represent less than 1%.

Part of the problem is that girls view programming or other tech careers as culturally irrelevant, and not as a tool to achieve their goals, Scott said. When engaged in social justice issues that are important to them, girls learn about technology as a way to build their projects.

By providing fun programs where participants learn the latest technology in digital media, game development and virtual worlds, girls learn skills such as digital media production with photo editing software, movie making documentaries, game design and simulations with Scratch and the creation of virtual worlds with open-sim technology.

Self-esteem is boosted through the program, as Mitzi Vilchis discovered when she overcame her fear of giving public presentations through the program.

“The culture at CompuGirls is really positive,” Vilchis said. “It was really a challenge, but we all felt really empowered on our topics. ”

CompuGirls has empowered her to fight domestic violence and taught her technological skills that have given her confidence to help others when they have a problem with computers – something she never would have done before. Currently a first year student at ASU, Vilchis is preparing a diploma in secondary education and English.

Scott originally developed CompuGirls with support from the Arizona Community Foundation. Recently, the National Science Foundation made several large grants to deliver the program to girls in school districts in the Phoenix metro area, including the Gila River Boys & Girls Club in Sacaton and Komatke, Arizona, which is part of the community. Gila River Indian. . The program has since expanded to Colorado.

Scott is also co-lead of STEM For All, along with Kevin Clark of George Mason University, which brings together a diverse group of researchers, practitioners, funding agencies and policy analysts to work on the development of ” a forum where an interdisciplinary team shares knowledge and develops programs. and actions that lead to broadening understanding and pragmatic solutions for traditionally underserved students to enter and persist in STEM fields.

The School of Social Transformation is an academic unit of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ASU.

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What to watch: The scary TV that made a generation of horror fans. In addition, the Halloween lineup, “Maid” and “Billions” https://funwithjustin.com/what-to-watch-the-scary-tv-that-made-a-generation-of-horror-fans-in-addition-the-halloween-lineup-maid-and-billions/ Fri, 01 Oct 2021 19:46:00 +0000 https://funwithjustin.com/what-to-watch-the-scary-tv-that-made-a-generation-of-horror-fans-in-addition-the-halloween-lineup-maid-and-billions/ At the risk of sounding like your average base witch: I love October. I know Halloween isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and if it’s not yours … your tea sucks. (Just kidding.) But for those of you celebrating, there’s no better time for TV than this.

These people who still know the value of the underrated art of TV programming are this season’s true MVPs. The screams served to us in the form of scary movies are a good reminder that can still watch and enjoy things together without using a third-party app to stream something at the same time.

Give me ghosts, demons, zombies, scary clowns, psychopathic killers with clearly defined goals, and vampires but not the glowy ones. (You can keep your torture / gore, werewolves because they are mostly boring and all kind of sexually violent material disguised as horror. The people who write and produce the latter should really be on some watch list of some sort. .)

Weirdly, movies help us get back to the roots of television.

But maybe the best part of October TV (aside from October baseball) is that there is an opportunity to invite a new generation of horror fans to some spooky but fun festivities.

Born in the late 1980s, I had the supreme pleasure of growing up in the heyday of young adult horror television, with shows like “Are You Afraid of the Dark” (1990-96, 1999- 2000), “Goosebumps” (1995-98) and, for those with a cable subscription and cool parents, “Tales from the Crypt” (1989-96) and the “Tales from the Cryptkeeper” animation (1993- 1994; 1999). (I was a little young for the mysterious horror anthology “The Hitchhiker,” which aired for six seasons starting in 1983, but my older sister told me I should shout. Shout over.)

I don’t consider “Ahhh! Real Monsters” (1994-97) or “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” (1996-2002) to be horror, but I think they spoke at the time. Scary things had to be appreciated and appreciated. I would add “The Simpsons” to this stack, which has done a lot to build a generation’s love for horror with its annual Treehouse of Horror episodes, which premiered in 1990. I have a sister youngest I’m close to, so I kept the cartoons a bit longer than some and didn’t quite graduate from “The X-Files” in time to count this among my first horror influences personal, but I know many who do.

You could even say this was the opening of all the horror-related TV shows designed for teenagers, like “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Charmed.”

All of this to say that if we are looking to favor Hallo-queens and kings of the future, now is the time to shine a light on the things that happen in the night. As you can see from a timeline below, the opportunities are plentiful. Cries of joy.

One month celebrations:

Firsts:

October 1st

  • “Under Wraps” (Disney Channel)
  • “Terrifying Lego Star Wars Tales” (Disney +)

October 2

  • Premiere of the series “The Haunted Museum” (Discovery +)

October 7

  • Premiere of the series “Ghosts” (CBS)

October 8

  • “Muppets Haunted Mansion” (Disney +)

October 10

  • “Killer Camp” season 2 (The CW)

12 october

  • Premiere of the series “Chucky” (USA Network / Syfy)

October 13

  • Premiere of the series “Just Beyond” (Disney +)

October 15

  • Premiere of the series “I know what you did last summer” (Amazon)
  • “Halloween Kills” (theaters / Peacock)
  • Premiere of the series “Day of the Dead” (Syfy)
  • “You” Season 3 (Netflix)

October 17

  • “Fear the Living Dead” season 7 (AMC)

‘Maid’ to order for Netflix

Then CNN’s Brian Lowry watched “Maid” and with his review helped me clear my queue.

“Inspired by Stéphane Land’s memoir, ‘Maid’ talks about the drudgery and obstacles that its central character, Alex, endures after fleeing an abusive relationship and struggling to retain custody of his young daughter. As well done as this series. Limited Netflix is ​​- with an excellent central performance from Margaret Qualley – it’s also a bit of a chore to watch, for understandable reasons, plot Alex’s heroic struggles in a dark and understated way.

Qualley – whose credits include “Once Upon a Time in … Hollywood” – is the revelation here, and in the footnote, his real mother, Andie MacDowell, stars as his free-spirited mother. The show also features strong production auspices, coming from “ER” producer John Wells and showrunner Mollie Smith Metzler, with Qualley’s “Hollywood” co-star Margot Robbie on the list of executive producers. ”

‘Godfather: the miniseries’> ‘Sopranos: the movie’

Marlon Brando in

Meanwhile, has a movie marathon ever looked like a great miniseries? Lowry thinks so.

“How are things upside down right now, content-wise?” The Sopranos ”is emerging as a movie – OK, a prequel to the original series, which is set in late ’60s and early’ 70s – while “The Godfather” is one of the best mini-series on TV. sometimes turn to AMC and get drawn into their frequent “Godfather” marathons, which involve showing the first two films (and sometimes the third) back to back.

Of course, Paramount was way ahead of everyone else on this point. In 1977, the same year that the historic “Roots” miniseries premiered, the studio edited the first two films together in chronological order in “The Godfather Saga” for NBC. In addition, another limited series on the making of the film, “The Offer”, is in the works for Paramount +.

In other words, movie snobs, even with what is widely regarded as one of the greatest movies of all time, television all roads. “

Perhaps unpopular opinion

Scott Speedman, seen here in a 2018 episode of

I ate the ghost beach parade last year on “Grey’s Anatomy”. McDreamy, McSteamy, George, Lexi – all of their feedback has filled my heart with joy. I like a good blast from the past, but Thursday’s season premiere and Scott Speedman’s secret comeback until it aired kind of went flat for me.

The first problem was that even though I watched the show several times throughout, I barely remembered the character. The second problem was, last year was so full of Great returns, the bar has been raised. Kate Walsh’s upcoming return, for example, is exciting. Bar exceeded. Dude, can’t I really remember? Bar not respected. But maybe the scenario will appeal to me.

For future reference, “Grey’s”, the next bar? It’s Cristina Yang. Only Cristina will do.

One more thing…

“Billions” on Showtime.

Lowry gets the closing word this week, with a reflection on “Billions” and its diminishing returns.

“’Billions’ wraps up its fifth season on Sunday, and for some reason, I just don’t feel it the way I did in the past, and I can’t really decide why. Which evolves, or the forked season, or the simple fact that “Succession” eclipsed it in terms of rich and horrible people playing Monopoly with real buildings. The penultimate episode set up a pretty juicy cliffhanger, so the finish could still pay off. stage, give what was once a strong ‘buy’ a ‘keep’ rating, with the possibility of ‘selling’ in the very near future. “

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