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A Survey Of Skulls, Death And Memento Mori In Street Art

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.21.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Oh death, the world simply brims with it. Naturally so do the streets.

Breaking the Code: How Pencils of Promise Uses Tech for Social Good

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Saeed Jabbar

Pencils of Promise (PoP) is a passionate for-purpose organization that delivers quality education to impoverished children. They've built over 300 schools and impacted over 340,000 lives all while pioneering the for-purpose driven organization.

Young and Entrepreneurial: HackMatch Founder Dave Fontenot is leading the Hacker Renaissance

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.01.2015 | Technology
David Ongchoco

Hackathons are taking the world by storm, and at the forefront of this movement is former MHacks Organizer Dave Fontenot.

Seven Manners Through Which Schools Are Killing Creativity

Rajat Bhageria | Posted 04.09.2015 | Education
Rajat Bhageria

Schools are killing creativity. But rather than just sharing articles and liking pages, let's actually do something about it; educators, implement some of these ideas, and comment on how they go. Let's bring on the education revolution, together!

Should We Require Computer Science Classes?

Rajat Bhageria | Posted 03.07.2015 | Technology
Rajat Bhageria

it is precisely because we live in this modern world that this recent subject is so incredibly important; everything around us was in some sense affected by code, and yet most of us cannot even write a simple program that calculates how much gas we use in a year.

What Can You Do With Code?

Jeremy Pesner | Posted 01.31.2015 | Technology
Jeremy Pesner

While there is no shortage of schools, tutorials and other means to learn code (and even other resources extolling the benefits), its inherent value has not been communicated well.

Why the Creators' Kids Have 'Low-Tech' Parents

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 11.15.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Jackson

This week, parents learned that Steve Jobs was a "low tech" dad at home. His children didn't spend the evenings hopping from one glorious iPad to another. They had a regular family dinner and (gasp) read books.

Are You Driving Your Data? Or Is Your Data Driving You?

Steven Crandell | Posted 10.27.2014 | Technology
Steven Crandell

Leaders parade decision-making as rational and strategic because they "have the numbers" to support it. The tech revolution with its miraculous information-processing seems to support the idea of data as king.

Top 10 YouTube Channels for Leaders

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
Larry P. Thomas

Over the last year I've subscribed to a number of YouTube channels that have consistently helped me identify new trends, understand best practices, and spot high-impact opportunities. Here is a list of my favorites.

Reacting to the 9/11 Memorial and Other Recommended Readings

Matthew Israel | Posted 09.05.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Adam Gopnik on the 9/11 Memorial: "The site contains more contradictions, unresolved and perhaps unresolvable, than any other eight acres in Manhattan."

A Few Cups of Java: Setting Up the Environment

Ahsan Zahid | Posted 08.27.2014 | Huffpost Code
Ahsan Zahid

Before we can jump straight into writing code and seeing what it does, we need a place to write code, and a way to run it.

NO SECURITY: Gif Horse

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 08.18.2014 | Huffpost Code
Michael Nirenberg

Outlaw hacker John Threat (aka John Lee, who operated under the handle Corrupt in another lifetime) recently unveiled a program called Music Pack.

Recommended Reading No. 1

Matthew Israel | Posted 08.12.2014 | Education
Matthew Israel

Akin to sources listed on syllabi below the required reading lists that are usually more interesting than the required readings. Usually five suggestions. Subjects covered: art, art history, art education, and art and technology.

NO SECURITY: Action/ Time/ Vision

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 08.10.2014 | Huffpost Code
Michael Nirenberg

Artists are using code to consider the nature of reality, which of course has been a philosophical quest since the beginning of time. Coding not only influences content, but also form.

Why Elegance Doesn't Make A Language

Ezra Brooks | Posted 08.05.2014 | Huffpost Code
Ezra Brooks

With the internet all abuzz about Apple's new Swift programming language, it seems we've forgotten what language design is about. While Swift may be simpler and more elegant than other languages, it also lacks some very important parts of a programming language - parts that make or break long-term support of the community.

A Few Cups of Java: Thinking Like a Programmer

Ahsan Zahid | Posted 06.17.2014 | Huffpost Code
Ahsan Zahid

It is also an 'object-oriented' language (more on that later). It's totally free, has lots of support on the internet, and comes with good documentation.

No, Not Everyone Needs to Learn to Code - But Here's What They Should Know

Gregg Pollack | Posted 06.16.2014 | Huffpost Code
Gregg Pollack

Not everyone is meant to be a coder though--or has the motivation to code. This has left a huge part of the population wondering how to respond to the "learn to code" movement, and what actually makes sense for them to do. It's one of the reasons why I believe the "learn to code" conversation is distracting us from a much more important question, which is this: "What should everyone know about code, even if they don't learn to program?"

Should Barcodes Be Penguin-Shaped? (We Think The Answer Is Clear)

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 02.05.2014 | Huffpost Code

Maybe they didn't stand out so much when their primary purpose was to line the shelves of supermarkets, but with the advent of smartphones, barcodes a...

My Time as a HuffPost Labs Fellow: Week 1

Cedric Cogell | Posted 04.02.2014 | Huffpost Code
Cedric Cogell

I happily moved down to NYC this week to join the Huffington Post team as a Labs Fellow. With 6 other colleagues the small, wonderfully sarcastic team...

Raising a Hacker: Cool Tools to Help Kids Learn to Code

Common Sense Media | Posted 03.26.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Some forecasters are calling coding the new literacy because of what kids learn in the process. Coding helps kids develop essential skills such as problem solving and critical thinking. Plus, it encourages them to become creators, not just consumers, of the technology they use.

How to Automate Your Home

Michael Renz | Posted 02.18.2014 | Huffpost Code
Michael Renz

First: build a server that is capable of virtualization -XenServer works well.

Make Coding Cool: Hour of Code

Jo-Ann Fox | Posted 02.10.2014 | Education
Jo-Ann Fox

Do your students think coding is cool? This week, all across the United States, kids are discovering the joy of coding.

Breaking Silicon Valley's Glass Ceiling

Sen. Richard Blumenthal | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics
Sen. Richard Blumenthal

Companies across America face few if any obstacles in ensuring women have paths to leadership. That is why it is shocking and deeply disappointing to see more and more evidence that the boardrooms of corporate America remain exclusively a men's club.

For Everyone Tired of Hearing That Learning to Code Is Easy, the Real Scoop

Adda Birnir | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Adda Birnir

If you feel like learning to code is hard, you are NOT alone! Learning to code IS hard. And frustrating. Sometimes, you will get stuck on a problem for hours and then be annoyed when you finally discover a relatively simple solution.

E-lit Plays With Language

Illya Szilak | Posted 02.07.2013 | Books
Illya Szilak

Media, like language, are processes through which information is stored, accessed and presented in certain ways to the relative exclusion (mastery) of others.