By Casey Liss
Cool Stuff to Check Out

A couple things have been brought to my attention today that you should check out.

App Camp for Girls, a truly wonderful organization that aims to get young girls writing code and into software development, just released their first app:

The Quiz Compendium includes 15 personality quizzes created by camper project teams. You’ll learn so many things about yourself, such as what your superpower is, where you should go on vacation, and even what your breakfast choices say about your personality.

It’s a fun app, and as it turns out, my super power is shape shifting, and my spirit animal is the bear.

Even if you don’t want the app, it’s a great way to make a small donation of both encouragement and money. You can find it on the app store.

For those going to WWDC, if you don’t have a ticket to the big show, there are a couple alternatives:

  • altConf, which has been around for a couple years now. I’ve never been but have heard nothing but good things.
  • A new arrival, Layers, put on by Jessie Char and Elaine Pow. I’m really happy to see a woman-fronted conference being put on during WWDC time.

Both conferences – with Layers having a slight edge – have plenty of women speakers, which is quite a welcome change from what I’m used to seeing on WWDC stages.