Edward Snowden: Brilliant “Dropout”

Edward Snowden's extensive, competent knowledge of surveillance, sophisticated technology, and programming is what landed him that job, diploma or no.

In GeekMom Book Dish, author Melissa Wiley talks shop with other writers and artists. This episode's guest: author Quinn Cummings.

This Week With the GeekMoms

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Review: Python for Kids

Python for Kids is a book from No Starch Press that aims to teach kids ages 10 and up and their parents about the Python programming language. I happen to have an 11 year old daughter for convenient review purposes, ...

Want to cause a ruckus? Criticize attention-deficit meds. Over three million U.S. kids take these drugs to help them stay calm and attentive. Parents may not be thrilled to dose their children but they are following ...

I received lots of kudos for getting to interview Joy Hakim. Maybe this is because most of my friends are geeks of some sort, most homeschool their kids, and we all have read Joy’s books, amazed at how she ...

This past summer Siena College held robotics camps for children ages 7 – 12. They were a huge success, with children learning how to build and program robots, plus, understand the physics behind the movements. ...

  We like spending time with people who delight in the same things that fascinate us. That might be playing bagpipes, understanding Civil War strategy, making homemade cheese, or brewing beer. Who doesn’t ...

GeekMom Debate: My Kids Hated School. So We Dropped Out (Temporarily).

Welcome to the first edition of GeekMom Debate! GeekMoms are nothing if not opinionated, so we’re giving them a chance to present different sides of the same topic. For another take on the question of dealing ...