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Loving Hipmunk

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Hipmunk screen shot

Hipmunk Screen Shot

My new favorite flight reservation site is www.hipmunk.com.

Maybe it’s because I’m a visual person, but I find the flight display, all on one page, all on the same timeline way easier to use than the long lists that I get from other sites.

The prices look identical as well. Now, I haven’t actually used hipmunk to make any reservations — and Expedia has come through for me a couple of times when I had problems while on a trip — but I’m definitely going to give them a try and hope their UI skills carry over into their travel service skills.

I tried their hotel reservations as well. It has a great map-based interface, but the selection seems a little slim. I was looking for a place in Mexico City, so maybe they’ve yet to fully populate it. Once they do, it will be my first choice as well.

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March 6th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Project IT Girl Reviewed on Edutopia

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Maya Payne Smart reviews Project IT Girl on the Edutopia website.

Project IT Girl is a program for 60 high school girls throughout Austin to learn how to change the world through the use of Information Technology. Program participants apply technology to a global topic they are passionate about to educate and persuade their peers.

Article:  Project IT Girl Makes Computers Cool

Written by Al Stevens

January 18th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

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Impact of Cloud Computing on Education

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Thomas Bittman, A member of the Gartner Blog Network begins his November 26th post with:

Recently, I started working on a committee developing a technology plan for our school district.This has been a huge eye-opener for me. The web, social software and cloud computing will definitely have an impact on enterprise IT – but the impact on our educational system will be astounding, and many in our educational system don’t see it coming.

The post: Cloud Computing and K-12 Education

Written by Al Stevens

January 18th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

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