Scans are on the way. Thank you, Bee and Anna, for letting Erik and me into your classroom! And to all those kids who said I look like Edward from Twilight... uggh...
These kids are all kinds of awesome.
Erik is chatting with 5th graders about what the Internet looks like.
Thanks, skidder! I don't have a clue what newspaper this was in, but let us if you ever see a hipmunk in a newspaper. Those deadtree versions of the news are hard to track via Google News Alerts.
Orbitz sucks, Edreams sucks, Expedia sucks, Kayak sucks. Introducing the future of internet flight search: Hipmunk.com!
Besides being cuter than a bag of puppies, Hipmunk is incredibly functional for the average user. (Here’s where I brag again about living in Europe, being able to travel all the time): I’m fed up with the other options for online flight booking. They either leave out the taxes, or present the data in an unreadable manner, or bombard you with ads for crap you’re not looking for. Sometimes I don’t need a hotel, AND a car AND restaurant suggestions, or whatever revenue stream the site has signed up with. Sometimes I know where I’m going, when I want to get there, and I just want to see my best options. That’s why I’m thankful I found Hipmunk.
Sort flights by various criteria such as price, number of stops, departure time, and something hilariously called “agony”
We love all the great press we've been getting. Thanks for keeping the hipmunk love parade going, Topher. All of you who've ever written/tweeted/talked about hipmunk.com are doing us a huge favor. For that we're grateful.
How did you get started hacking?
My dad got me started with BASIC programming when I was 8 or so. I learned most from programming magazines. One of the formative books I read was "The Super Computer Snooper" by Dr. Isaac Malitz. It was geared towards children, but covered fairly advanced topics (like writing self-modifying programs), all in BASIC.
What advice would you give to kids interested in programming?
I feel like kids don't need advice as much as they need guidance. Unfortunately, it seems harder to learn how to program these days than when I was a kid. I hope there's a great Python-tutorial-for-kids out there, but it's been a while since I learned :)
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Fresh off the presses! Thanks to Duane at Silverlineprepress.