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Slumber Party at Google: Mindy Kaling, Chelsea Clinton and Icona Pop Coax Girls Into Coding

Teens, celebs, coders and pop singers onstage at Made w/ Code. (Photo by Getty)

Yesterday, Google packed 150 girls, their chaperones and a slew of celebrities into the Skylight Modern for their inaugural Made w/ Code event. The young ladies enjoyed a light-up dance show, a make-your-own bracelet station, free candy and popcorn, a three-song Icona Pop performance, and talks from three badass female coders.

The vibe vacillated from slumber party to coding camp to TED talk to pop concert. It was awesome. Read More

Visiting Dignitaries

Chelsea Clinton, Tech Advisor? The Former First Daughter Joins the Board of IAC

Board members say ay-oh! (via Wikimedia)

It looks like companies like College Humor, Vimeo, Match.com, and Newsweek/Daily Beast could soon be getting business advice from American royalty.

The Financial Times reports that 31-year-old Chelsea Clinton isn’t too busy with her graduate studies at Oxford or work at the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative to join the board at digital media powerhouse IAC over at the “big white frosty” building on West 18th. She’ll be the youngest member of IAC’s board by seven years, joining heavyweights like Michael Eisner and Edgar Bronfman Jr., chairman of Warner Music Group or as we like to think of him, MIA’s future father-in-law.

We’d also like to wish the former hedgie, who worked at both McKinsey and Avenue Capital, a warm welcome to startupland–and business caz. Read More