Pumped up today as I just heard that local West Denver Prep Director of Data & Tech Dan Carroll just got selected to head to San Fran as part of the latest Y Combinator draft … his team’s project you may ask? With the working title of “Clever,” they are jumpstarting an API solution for education. The problem and solution, as stated by Dan: ”Developing applications for education is a data nightmare. Clever’s APIs enable developers to build applications using student data.” Good on ya and Godspeed!
On this subject, here’s a good list of some of the latest edtech start-ups …
Whedon’s Avengers Initiative 3D joins Hugo 3D and Cave of Forgotten Dreams 3D as one of my best movie theater experiences EVER. Come to think of it, an unsung smaller Whedon project, Serenity, is also on the list with The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders, and Silverado (Kasdan evolution). Time to watch those again (bring em’ back to the bigscreen with solid post-production 3D) as well as become a repeat Avengers offender….I mean, an ambitous project like this could have really missed the mark. It not only worked, it really worked. Didn’t hurt that there was more to the movie than fancy tech and VIP’s, including a post rolling credits scene (wait til the very very very end, even after the first post credit scene) that made me want to save Manhattan and consume chicken shawarma with my superfriends in near silence.
Name Celebrate Poetry
Location New York
April is National Poetry Month, and Alfred A. Knopf and Tumblr are joining forces to celebrate in style. Follow this Tumblr for a stream of verse from new voices in the Tumblr community as well as established writers. Submit your own poems for a chance to be featured, or join us at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe on April 23rd to meet up and hear readings by U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine and other amazing poets. And don’t forget to check out the brand-new Poetry Spotlight for new poetry blogs to follow!
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Sam Fox’s Fox Restaurant Concepts Fam are among my favorites—and it doesn’t hurt my opinion that the folks at Zinburger in Phoenix went off menu to get me some dairy free chocolate pudding next door at True Foods. Sure, they are both part of the Fam but the gesture will keep me comin’ back—along with the many good tastes…