Aysha Khan

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Aysha Khan is a freelance journalist based between Baltimore and D.C. She covers digital culture and underrepresented communities. Her reporting and essays have been published in The Washington Post, USA Today, Religion News Service, American Journalism Review and more.

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#WeNeedDiverseBooks meets #dctech with Kickstarter hit ‘Sasha Tech Savvy Loves to Code’

Feb. 13, 2017 11:39 am

#WeNeedDiverseBooks meets #dctech with Kickstarter hit ‘Sasha Tech Savvy Loves to Code’

Meet Sasha Ariel, the 19-year-old Black woman who wants to teach your daughter that she, too, can code.
This is how to build an Instagram creative community

Jan. 27, 2017 11:06 am

This is how to build an Instagram creative community

“This is all about exploring your city and getting to know people,” a Walk With Locals organizer said.
How Project Sidewalk is making DC more accessible

Nov. 30, 2016 9:57 am

How Project Sidewalk is making DC more accessible

With your help, researchers can use computer vision and machine learning to flag accessibility issues across the District.
10 projects from Technica, the world’s biggest female hackathon

Nov. 7, 2016 11:09 am

10 projects from Technica, the world’s biggest female hackathon

An app that suggests the best birth control for you, a movie database with trigger warnings and a version of Github and Stack Overflow that seeks to do away with imposter syndrome were among the projects at last weekend's event.
Why these digital humanists spent hours poring over KKK accounts

Oct. 18, 2016 11:09 am

Why these digital humanists spent hours poring over KKK accounts

The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities hosted a “Night Against Hate,” where participants built a database of online hate groups.
UMD College Park’s Technica is angling to be the biggest female hackathon in the US

Oct. 17, 2016 12:10 pm

UMD College Park’s Technica is angling to be the biggest female hackathon in the US

Now in its second year, Technica hopes to double in size, to 800 attendees. The event will be on Nov. 5-6.
How @bymariandrew went from doodles to Instagram fame in one short year

Sep. 21, 2016 7:30 am

How @bymariandrew went from doodles to Instagram fame in one short year

The D.C. illustrator on being vulnerable, finding her community and “the dark place” that led her to drawing.