Ariane Coffin Ariane Coffin

Ariane is a programmer by day, a writer by night, and a mom somewhere in between. She is married to another programmer, and together they have a two daughters who don't stand a chance against their nerdy lineage.

New Year Resolution vs. New Year Mantra

Last year I decided to try something new. Rather than making a resolution, I would assign my new year a word. A mantra. Here's how it changed my life, one opportunity at a time!

A Thermal Camera for Your Mobile Devices

The new Seek thermal camera attaches to your smartphone and reveals an array of practical uses.

One GeekMom’s Impression of Hello Kitty Con 2014

Hello Kitty Con 2014: I went in with high hopes and left with mixed feelings.

How Popular Programming Languages Got Their Names

Ever wondered why C++ ended up with two pluses instead of one? Did the creators of Java have a particular fixation with coffee? Read on to find out!

<em>You Are Here</em>: A New Book From Astronaut Chris Hadfield

From astronaut Chris Hadfield is a new book showing us what we all have in common, our home. This is planet Earth as seen from the ISS, one picture at a time.

Happy Ada Lovelace Day! Now With More Quizzes

In honor of Ada Lovelace Day, here's a quiz about discoveries and inventions. Can you correctly identify which were made by women, and which were not?

All new Remote-Control Machines DLX building set enables you to construct remote-controlled robots.

11 Things Only Parents of Girls Will Understand

The Huff Post shared this gem about 11 things ONLY parents of boys can understand. You know, because girls are nothing but clean, poised, Star Wars-hating, manipulative glitter bombs.

Hacker School Offering Grants to Diversify the Programmer Demographic

Hacker School seeks to increase diversity in the programming industry by awarding grants to women and minorities.

4 Tips For Speaking With Someone Learning a New Language & How It Applies to Toddlers

A foreign speaker and a toddler are very similar, linguistically speaking: People with things to say and limited skills to say it with. Learn how to ease communication with these 4 tips!