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  •  Girl Power! Yes! This made me smile and say (8+ / 0-)

    "right on!" out loud, even though I'm by myself. Well, actually Harriet the cat is here too. anywho, check it out! ...

    This 17-Year-Old Coder Is Saving Twitter From TV Spoilers (Spoiler: She's a Girl)

    Imagine you forget to watch a new episode of Game of Thrones the night it airs. Even if coworkers stay mum about important plot points, Twitter is abuzz with spoilers. Fortunately, there's Twivo, a new program that allows Twitter users to censor their feeds from mentioning a certain TV show (and its characters) for a set time period. Jennie Lamere, a 17-year-old girl, invented the software last month—and won the grand prize at a national coding competition where Lamere was the only female who presented a project, and the only developer to work alone. Internet: Meet the reason we need more women in tech.

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    She beat out professional developers sent by the event's sponsors, including ESPN, the Echo Nest, and Klout. She came up with the idea for Twivo the night before the competition, and it took her 10 hours and 150 lines of code to complete. It works as an extension to the Google Chrome browser: A user can type in the key words she would like to block, and for how long, and make those Tweets disappear. (my emphasis)

    Wow! She's an amazing person, read the whole article and feel your heart soar!

    There are moments when the body is as numinous as words, days that are the good flesh continuing. -- Robert Hass

    by srkp23 on Wed May 08, 2013 at 06:39:34 AM PDT

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