Welcome to soNerd!

Try things despite being afraid. Embrace the feelings of looking like an oddball, the weirdo, the dumb one, the inexperienced. Because no matter what we do, we all have to start there. With the challenge, the imperfection, the uncomfortable, the ugly. Ever tried going to the gym, write a paper, do a math problem, dance and just feel like a complete idiot? Everyone does, but if you want to make it pretty you have to work at it. Chipping away at the ugliness, until it and you become awesome! Because the ugly is just temporary, it is the beginning of the path to beautiful. It allows us to stop dreaming and create something, to learn about what works and what doesn’t. Then you can start all over, because ugly is where we find progress in life. After all, everything we do is simply practice for the next thing. It gives us a chance to grow, and why would you want it any other way?

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Lately there's been a lot of buzz about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is going to take over the world! But how likely is this to happen? And do these (very smart) people talking about AI really believe robots will rule the world in the near future? To be honest I'm not sure where I stand on this subject just yet, but the article The AI Revoltion: The Road to Superintelligence by Tim Urban is an awesome place to start developing your own opinion.

What is Programming

If you're new to programming or just interested in how the heck a bunch of random words on a computer screen accomplish anything, check out the article What Is Code? by Paul Ford. I promise you its a hilariously fun and informative read.