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Interview with the “Fabulous Five,” a Team of High School Girl Programmers

Fabulous Five

Left to right: Jasmine Hall, Megan Prass, Gelsey Jian, Maryam Ermin Sinanovic, and Heritage Weems. Last week I interviewed the “Fabulous Five,” an all-female team of high school juniors who were one of ten winners of the Verizon Innovative App Challenge. I ended the interview by asking if there was anything else they wanted to mention. “The… Read more »

Meet 16-Year-Old iPhone App Developer Jason Chitla [INTERVIEW]


We’re chatting at 4 pm – after 16-year-old Jason Chitla comes home from school – and he’s rambling about things that most high schoolers don’t ramble about. He throws around phrases like “indie” developer, “appreneur,” and app store optimization strategy. He recalls struggling with the decision of freemium vs. paid and learning cocos2d, something I’ve… Read more »

Olympic Skater Sasha Cohen on Snoxx, Her New Startup [INTERVIEW]

Sasha Cohen

After winning a silver medal in the 2006 Olympics, figure skater Sasha Cohen is chasing after a new badge of honor: successful startup entrepreneur. She and cofounder Scott Annan are raising $25,000 on Kickstarter for Snoxx, socks that snap together. They’re inspired by Cohen’s days on tour, when she lost tons of socks. After less… Read more »