Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Alexis Ohanian at Georgia Tech

I'm very happy to say that I pulled off a huge event for the College of Computing at Georgia Tech this week!

Alexis Ohanian (co-founder of Reddit) came to speak as part of his national book tour (his book, Without Their Permission, is a national bestseller).  He spoke to a packed house in the Klaus Atrium and then stuck around for two hours to talk to students and sign books.

On top of all that, he showed up early so that we could go eat with him at Waffle House.

I can't help it, this guy is awesome.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Understanding MOOCs

Working at Georgia Tech has given me a new perspective on the changing landscape of education, especially in the realm of online education. Make no doubt about it, (much needed) change is happening. I'm continually surprised, however, at the number of individuals who are either running in fear or are in denial that change is even occurring. Regardless of your feelings or occupation, I think it's important to be informed regarding the evolving landscape of education.

One of the most important arenas where experimentation in education is occurring is in the form of MOOCS.  There are many aspects to the MOOC debate and summarizing them can be overwhelming. Luckily, Allison Morris, a writer from Online College Courses, has produced a great graphic (below) that explains MOOCs and the debate surrounding this platform.

Stay tuned as I hope to post more about MOOCs and, specifically  the College of Computing at Georgia Tech's new Online Master's of Science in Computer Science.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Best Paper Nomination at CSCW 2013!

More to come about this later, but in the meantime, here's a link to my co-authored paper that received a best paper nomination at the Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing Conference (CSCW) 2013.

Dimond J. P, Dye, M, LaRose, D, Bruckman, A.S.  ”Hollaback!: The Role of Collective Storytelling Online in a Social Movement Organization”. CSCW 2013. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Dream. Encode.

I wanted to share my latest project for work. We've been working on a re-branding of the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. Basically, our message is this: At Georgia Tech, we teach, research and learn Computing unlike any other program, because we are unlike any other program. We think bigger and bolder. We move forward with more energy and creativity. We empower our students, faculty and staff to Be More.

In this vein, we asked one of our recent grads, Connie Chen (2012 College of Computing grad and award-winning filmmaker) to create a “cinematic interpretation” of what it means to study computing and what it means to be more. The result is a poignant portrayal of inspiration and impact – the story of a small spark of interest and a healthy sense of curiosity flourishing into something more.

Check it out!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Best Photobombs Ever

Like photobombs? I sure do. You know what I like more than photobombs? Animal photobombs.
Alpaca photobomb

Homeslice does not seem very amused with his pal's photobomb

Hello there!
Note: These photos are courtesy of Reddit/aww.

Friday, March 30, 2012


I love my dog. That is all.