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Re: Video Of The Week: Computer Science Is A Liberal Art - http://avc.com/2014...
"the other thing about programming and related stuff (robotics, 3d modeling/printing, etc) is that kids who come from disadvantaged schools, neighborhoods, and homes have trouble relating their classes to the real world. but programming and robotics and 3d modeling and all of this stuff are very real and tangible to them. they understand why its important and they enjoy making things. it gets them to come to school on time, to stay awake in class, and to do their work on time. all of those things may seem like givens to folks who have more advantages in life, but they are most certainly not givens in the NYC public school system and i have seen the power of programming to wake a kid up from a slumber. it is powerful." - Fred Wilson
Re: Video Of The Week: Computer Science Is A Liberal Art - http://avc.com/2014...
"yes. Chicago is leading all the major cities in the US because the mayor just decided to mandate this. LA was leading five years ago because of the amazing work that Jane Margolis did in their inner city schools as documented in this book http://www.amazon.com/Stuck-Sh... Seattle is doing very well too because of efforts like TEALS and the like CSNYC is all about getting NYC there with private sector investment because we can't wait for the city to do it" - Fred Wilson
Re: Video Of The Week: Computer Science Is A Liberal Art - http://avc.com/2014...
"yeah. me too." - Fred Wilson
Re: Video Of The Week: Computer Science Is A Liberal Art - http://avc.com/2014...
"here are some stats: 4mm kids per grade in HS in the US currently 30k kids took the AP CS exam in 2013. i think that number went up a lot in 2014. maybe 50k to 60k in 2014 assume 20% of kids who take CS in high school decide to take the AP CS exam that means that maybe 250k to 300k kids are taking CS in high school so that means we have maybe 10% penetration i think that number is high though. my gut says it is more like 5%" - Fred Wilson
Re: Feature Friday: Etsy In Real Life - http://avc.com/2014...
"they wanted to get this out. i think shipping on time is a routine that companies should adopt. it builds rhythm and confidence. the next version will support a lot of new stuff." - Fred Wilson
Re: Feature Friday: Etsy In Real Life - http://avc.com/2014...
"i think you may have missed the memo where i laid out that cheerleading our portfolio is native revenue model for AVC" - Fred Wilson
Re: Feature Friday: Etsy In Real Life - http://avc.com/2014...
"they have a product called Direct Checkout. it's a big part of their revenue model and user experience. this allows them to extend Direct Checkout to the real world. using Square would mean giving Square all of the payment business. not a good move for a bunch of reasons." - Fred Wilson
Re: Feature Friday: Etsy In Real Life - http://avc.com/2014...
"yupppppp" - Fred Wilson
Re: Feature Friday: Etsy In Real Life - http://avc.com/2014...
"i am sure it can and will in time" - Fred Wilson
Re: Getting Feedback and Listening To It - http://avc.com/2014...
"feld.com is closest to avc i think suster is a machine. that guy never met another paragraph he wanted to add. but his posts are really good. gurley and horowitz are the best of silicon valley. both are people i admire greatly. my friend bijansabet (.com) is the soul of the VC business. he oozes empathy. both on his blog and in real life. those are the best VC bloggers out there in my opinion On Thursday, October 23, 2014, Disqus" - Fred Wilson
Re: This is what an Internet Candidate looks like - http://www.nickgrossman.is/2014...
"she takes bitcoins! i am so pumped to make my first political donation via BTC" - Fred Wilson
Re: Getting Feedback and Listening To It - http://avc.com/2014...
"mostly my friends blogs i keep up with their lives and their passions" - Fred Wilson
Re: The Second Coming Of Sign In With Twitter - http://avc.com/2014...
"i am not twitter i am fred" - Fred Wilson
Re: The Second Coming Of Sign In With Twitter - http://avc.com/2014...
"google and twitter are two companies i trust" - Fred Wilson
Re: The Second Coming Of Sign In With Twitter - http://avc.com/2014...
"fuck the mobile carriers" - Fred Wilson
Re: The Second Coming Of Sign In With Twitter - http://avc.com/2014...
"yup but when you are on android you are signed into google even if you aren't using any of their apps" - Fred Wilson
Re: The Second Coming Of Sign In With Twitter - http://avc.com/2014...
"not sure" - Fred Wilson
Re: Firebase - http://avc.com/2014...
"Nope. We don't do that. The entrepreneurs largely decide when it's time to exit" - Fred Wilson
Re: Firebase - http://avc.com/2014...
"I'm not entirely sure but unknown that they need to up their game vs Amazon in cloud svcs for devs" - Fred Wilson
Re: Firebase - http://avc.com/2014...
"It's times like this that you have to remind yourself that VC is a service business and the entrepreneur is your client" - Fred Wilson
Re: Firebase - http://avc.com/2014...
"For them it was. Nothing better than watching entrepreneurs get paid" - Fred Wilson
Re: Getting Feedback and Listening To It - http://avc.com/2014...
"that's exactly right" - Fred Wilson
Re: Getting Feedback and Listening To It - http://avc.com/2014...
"thank you." - Fred Wilson
Re: Getting Feedback and Listening To It - http://avc.com/2014...
"yes. very much so." - Fred Wilson
Re: Getting Feedback and Listening To It - http://avc.com/2014...
"wow. that is so nice to hear about emily. and thank you for taking the time to let her interview you!" - Fred Wilson
Re: Getting Feedback and Listening To It - http://avc.com/2014...
"ooh, i love that" - Fred Wilson
Re: Getting Feedback and Listening To It - http://avc.com/2014...
"yeah, i missed that one. he's a good push backer too." - Fred Wilson
Re: Getting Feedback and Listening To It - http://avc.com/2014...
"he does that? i am not a fan of blocking people" - Fred Wilson
Re: Video Of The Week: The YC Startup School Fireside Chat - http://avc.com/2014...
"This list is not complete. Just what comes to mind immediately In the US in no particular order: Seattle Portland SF LA Austin Boulder Chicago Boston NYC Washington DC Atlanta Outside the US in no particular order: Toronto London Berlin Mumbai Bangalore Shanghai Beijing" - Fred Wilson
Re: Getting Feedback and Listening To It - http://avc.com/2014...
"hell no. i love it" - Fred Wilson
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