Category Archives: Inspiring!

Food for senses!

Leonard Bernstein discusses several aspects of Ludwig Van Beethoven’s famous 5th Symphony. He also provides some of the original sketches that Beethoven had considered putting into the Symphony.

IHeart

“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. Nelson Mandela”

A tribute to an Angel of Mercy – Angelina Jolie – UN Goodwill Ambassador and recipient of the 2003 Citizen of the World Award. I’ve been wanting to do one honoring Angie’s humanitarian efforts and I finally did. 
Thanks to all those wonderful AJ fans who have shared videos & pics that helped make this video montage possible.

Screaming Angie – YOU ROCK!!!
Music: Celine Dion “Prayer”

Genius

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What an amazing guy!

Fifteen-year-old Jack Andraka wins the top award at Intel ISEF 2012 for his creation of a new, non-invasive method to detect early-stage pancreatic cancer.

What an amazing guy! A role modeling ditto. Analysing a problem and then dedicating his time to find a solution! A pride for humanity!

Kahlil Gibran

“A man’s merit lies in his knowledge and in his deeds, not in his color, faith, or descent. For remember, my friend, the son of a shepherd who possesses knowledge is of greater worth to a nation that the heir to a throne, if he be ignorant. Knowledge is your true patent of nobility, no matter who your father or what your race may be.”
~ Kahlil Gibran
“A man’s merit lies in his knowledge and in his deeds, not in his color, faith, or descent.  For remember, my friend, the son of a shepherd who possesses knowledge is of greater worth to a nation that the heir to a throne, if he be ignorant.  Knowledge is your true patent of nobility, no matter who your father or what your race may be.” ~ Kahlil Gibran <3

Jonathon Stalls at TEDxYouth

What if we all lived life at 3 mph? Wayfarer Jonathon has walked thousands of miles over the last few years in response to that question, including an across-country walk to raise support for Kiva.org. In this riveting talk, Jonathon asks us to question the design of our cities, and implores the audience to get out of the car, off the bike, and into a slower state of mind.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

GoGirl!

Watch the video below to see what she has to say about building a culture of coding in Palestine, and ensuring that women get involved in the tech scene in Palestine.

Rasha Hussein is one of the Arab world’s women entrepreneurs to watch. She’s won “Most Innovative” in the Udacity HTML 5 Game Development Contest, for an augmented-reality mobile game called Coin Run, and is now launching a coding community in Ramallah.

Rasha Hussein is one of the Arab world’s women entrepreneurs to watch. The first time I met her, she was leading a room full of tech geeks towards the completion of the first Startup Weekend in Palestine, as one of the co-founders of Bazinga Ramallah.

She hasn’t stopped leading since. Last night, she won “Most Innovative” in the Udacity HTML 5 Game Development Contest, for an augmented-reality mobile game called Coin Run, which works like Google’s Ingress, asking players to run around their city and unlock specific locations to gain territory.

After graduating from Birzeit University this year, she’s continued her education online, taking courses on Udacity’s massive open online courseware platform. She’s now applied to Fast Forward, Palestine’s first tech startup accelerator, to continue developing to game, and is now pioneering a new coding meetup in Ramallah, starting with her female friends who code.

Source: wamda.com