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2015 Daughter Hack Day

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in Blog Posts | 14 comments

   Two wonderful daughter hack days were organized by Sara Clipps founder of JewelBots this past weekend.  One was held in San Francisco (a sold out event) and the other one in NYC.  Refer to the website for more. Aarti and I had privilege of taking our two daughters, Sachi (12) and Maansi (10), to the event.  It was well executed event that I believe would make a big impact in the lives of all the girls that participated and encourage them to seek careers in technology and science.   All the participants were provided with an Arduino Gemma 2 kit for their hacks.  Check my #stellar...

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Dust Or Magic App Camp’15

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 in Blog, Blog Posts, Industry News | 2 comments

A couple of weeks ago, I attended Dust or Magic AppCamp 2015 in Asilomar, CA hosted by Children’s Technology Review.  I had a pleasure of meeting Warren Buckleitner, Editor of CTR as well as leaders from several children’s app developers like Toca Boca, StoryToys, TouchPress, Ocean House Media, Schell Games, 360KID,  and others.  I created visual story about my AppCamp experience via Stellar app on iPhone,  you read it...

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A Remarkable 1st Week with Prosper Women Entrepreneurs

Posted by on Jan 25, 2015 in Blog, Blog Posts | 1 comment

Here’s to Strong Women, May we Know Them, May we Be Them, May we Raise Them. L ast week I joined the inaugural class of 6 women chosen from 200+ applicants by Prosper Women’s Accelerator to join their 13 week program in St. Louis Missouri. Prosper, led by Jennifer Ehlen and Dr. Mary Jo Gorman, will be helping women entrepreneurs not only through investment, but also through mentoring with successful women entrepreneurs, providing training on how to scale businesses and raise follow-on capital. I flew to St. Louis on Monday to join the class. I was...

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National Young Readers Day: Our Favorite Bedtime Stories

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Blog, Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

For National Young Readers Day, we have put together a list of our favorite bedtime stories. Sofia’s Dream: In this magically illustrated bedtime story, little Sofia befriends the Moon and sets off on a dreamy adventure to visit her friend. She sees our planet from the Moon’s point of view and is inspired to do whatever she can to protect the Earth and to encourage others to do the same. Stellaluna: When Stellaluna is separated from her mother before she is old enough to fly, she finds out that not all winged creatures eat fruit. Swallowing food that crawls is just one of the many...

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What I Learned Making My First App : by Sachi, 6th grade

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Blog Posts, Our News | 1 comment

[Note: This is a guest blog post by Sachi, daughter of KiteReaders' founders] Hi, my name is Sachi, I’m now a sixth grader, and I made an iOS app over the summer break.  My mom (she’s a software engineer) taught me, my sister, and my friends how to program over the summer.   It’s a simple math app with basic functions, animations and audio. The app is called “Math With Mikko” and it is available for download in the Apple App Store here: download link and you can watch the app trailer below. I learned a bit of Ruby programming language two years ago using a...

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Sweet Summer Reads: Pinky Pye by Eleanor Estes

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

Gentle and sweet story about the Pye family’s summer adventure on Fire island. The language is excellent and appropriate for 3rd-5th grade. There are lot’s of little anecdote’s to amuse the kids, about animals, birds along the way as the story builds up to a nice climax. The characters are entertaining with distinct personalities. I thought it was funny that the author even wrote from the point of view of the cat, she must be a cat owner. A delightful book that my daughter and I read this summer. This is what she had to say “I think this book should be read with lots...

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