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Why Open Leadership Has Become Essential

George Bradt | Posted 02.01.2015 | Business
George Bradt

Over the next several weeks -- as we navigate mall parking lots, fill our shopping carts and test our patience in check-out lines -- let's not lose sight of what's behind this excitement. It all comes down to the simple act of giving.

Why Go Language is not Good

yager.io | Will Yager | Posted 08.30.2014 | Huffpost Code

"I like Go. I use it for a number of things (including this blog). Go is useful. With that said, Go is not a good language. It's not bad; it's just no...

The Future of Open Source: Speeding Technology Innovation

Fred Simon | Posted 08.10.2014 | Huffpost Code
Fred Simon

So what do we see as the future of open source? When it comes to software development, it will be increasingly difficult to integrate, develop, and extend closed source software--and extremely costly compared to open source alternatives.

TechView: Linus Torvalds, Inventor of Linux

Bill_Robinson | Posted 07.20.2014 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

Though he prefers to tell people he was named after the "Peanuts" character, the truth is he was named after Linus Pauling, two-time Nobel Prize-winner.

If it Doesn't Exist, Build it: An Interview With Jasper Nance

Alison Dorantes-Garcia | Posted 07.05.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alison Dorantes-Garcia

Witty, prolific hacker Jasper Nance is hard to miss. She has been one of the most active members of Arizona's first hackerspace, HeatSync labs. Prior to working at HeatSync, she worked on numerous near space balloon projects.

Why You Should Get Involved With Open-Source

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 06.22.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alex Ivanovs

Open source abdicates your flexibility as a developer to better serve the people who actually use your products. You can see that as a constraint... or you can see it as a door to iteration, innovation, and constant progress.

Introducing ScaleSimple, An Open Source CDN

http://blog.dberg.org | Adam Denenberg | Posted 07.28.2014 | Huffpost Code

I am proud to announce that today we are open sourcing our project, ScaleSimple, an open CDN platform. Head on over to GitHub to see all the code. We ...

Scandiweb: Latvia's Magento Magicians

Bill_Robinson | Posted 02.03.2014 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

Having studied at university and been fascinated with early programming classes, Antons Sapriko then went on to study IT at the University of Copenhagen, a top regional business school and there became mesmerized by Magento.

Enterprise Approach to Big Data: Interview with Think Big Analytics CEO Ron Bodkin

James Grundvig | Posted 09.08.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

Aiming to become the leader in the Big Data movement for the enterprise, Think Big Analytics closed a $3 million seed round earlier this year, which included an investment from former Cisco executive Dan Scheinman.

Hacking Chicago

Derek Eder | Posted 01.12.2013 | Chicago
Derek Eder

On August 17, 2012, Chicago Public Schools launched a new version of their School Locator. Unlike the map that came before it, this one is intuitive, easy to use, and took half the time to build. How was CPS able to accomplish this?

Penguicon Tinkers With Sci-Fi Convention Traditions

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 04.26.2012 | Detroit

Penguicon, an open-source software and science fiction gathering that expects to draw more than 1,200 fans to the Regency Hyatt hotel in Dearborn this...

WATCH: 60 Seconds of Social Media

Shawn Amos | Posted 06.13.2012 | Technology
Shawn Amos

So are we in a tech bubble? Or is social media such a different animal that we need to redefine the whole idea of what a company is worth?

What Is the Hypernet?

Roger McNamee | Posted 05.07.2012 | Technology
Roger McNamee

The world thinks about the online world in terms of a network layer (The Internet) and a software layer (The Web). It's no longer so simple. I propose that we refer to the new network layer -- the sum of the wired Internet and the mobile data infrastructure for cellular and Wi-Fi -- as the Hypernet.

Veterans Affairs Health Records approach: big step ahead for all kinds of software development

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.11.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The Dept of Vets Affairs runs VistA, which is one of the most effective, and widely-used electronic health record (EHR) systems in the world. They nee...

Next Generation Democracy: Open Web Platforms, Local Activists and the US Coastguard

Ben Berkowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ben Berkowitz

From the evolution of Linux to the distributed mechanisms of the US Coastguard, a new book shows us that inclusive decision making can reshape democracy for the 21st century.