Tag Archive: Adda Birnir

  1. twitterbootstrap
    by Angie Chang

    Tech Talk Thursday: What Is Twitter Bootstrap?

    A collection of CSS, JavaScript, and image files that help you to quickly build great looking web applications.

    By Adda Birnir (Co-Founder, Balance Media & Skillcrush)

    Twitter Bootstrap is a collection of CSS, JavaScript and image files that help you to quickly build great looking web applications.

    You might remember from our HTML Week that a boilerplate is a collection of code files that take care of all the pesky required stuff and allow you to focus on the features and functionality

  2. bootcamp-day06
    by Angie Chang

    Tech Talk: Frontend Vs. Backend

    The frontend is the part of a web site that you can see and interact with, while the backend is all the rest.

    By Adda Birnir (Co-Founder, Balance Media & Skillcrush)

    The frontend is the part of a web site that you can see and interact with, while the backend is all the rest.

    You know how the tip of an iceberg pokes out above the water, but they’re really hundreds of feet deep? That’s a lot like a web site. The parts you see and interact with on a web site – the buttons, the dropdown menus and big bold fonts – make up the frontend.

    The frontend of a web site has specific technologies attached to it. HTML makes up the text on the page, CSS makes it pretty, and JavaScript makes it interactive.

  3. dad
    by Angie Chang

    Confusion Is Your Friend

    The most important life lesson my mathematician father taught me.

    By Adda Birnir (Co-Founder, Balance Media & Skillcrush)

    My dad defies every stereotype of an absent minded math professor – except for the absent minded part, he is that. Otherwise he bears little resemblance to the stereotype: he is good-looking, funny, an avid surfer, and best of all, an amateur poet.

    When I graduated from high school my dad gave a toast at my graduation party.

    “I look forward to the day Adda sees how useful calculus is and finds that she can use science to help solve the world’s problems,” he said.

  4. marissamayer
    by Angie Chang

    Marissa Mayer For President

    Isn’t it funny how that “How do they do it?” question is never really “How does HE do it?” This is particularly frustrating to those women, like myself, who ARE doing it.

    By Jennifer McFadden (Co-Founder, Skillcrush)

    We, at Skillcrush, salute the inimitable Marissa Mayer as she takes on her new role as CEO of Yahoo! We can’t think of a better, more fierce, and overall awesome lady to take hold of the reins.

    She not only has some serious experience in engineering and operations; but also excels at design and product, and has deep domain expertise in location-based services and mobile.

    All skills that make her the perfect fit to lead Yahoo! back from the brink. Of course, that’s not ALL we have to say

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    by Angie Chang

    “Brogrammers”: Just One Of The Girls

    Accessibility to tech rained on by “brogramming”.

    By Adda Birnir (Co-Founder, Balance Media & Skillcrush)

    I have been following the “brogrammer” meme for months now with a mix of annoyance and exasperation. I was bummed that Twilio, a company whose product I greatly admire, helped start this “joke” and then followed the Hacker News job posting hubbub and subsequent chronicling of “brogramming” by a number of tech media outlets.

    But as I was reading about Klout’s “Want to bro down and crush code?” job recruitment poster at a recent Stanford career fair, I for the first time felt some sympathy for the guys

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    by Managing Editor

    Women 2.0 Founder Friday Roundup From Balance Media

    By Adda Birnir (Co-Founder & Front-End Developer, Balance Media)

    Last Friday, Kate and I had the pleasure of attending the first in a series of Founder Friday networking events hosted by Women 2.0. Held at Google HQ, the evening began with a short program of speeches.

    Shaherose Charania of Women 2.0 spoke

  7. adda02
    by Angie Chang

    5Q Friday with Adda Birnir, Co-Founder of Balance Media (NYC)

    By Mandy Gresh (Consultant, Six Months Off)

    5Q Friday profiles women who took a leap of faith career wise to start their own business and create the life they wanted.

    This week, Adda Birnir shares her story with us.

    5Q Friday: Why do you love it?

    Add Birnir: There are many reasons to love and to hate being in business on your own. I read a great quote by Joel Splosky, founder of Fog Creek Software which is the company responsible for Stack Overflow. Writing about when he decided to start his company he said: “I had always wanted to start