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In Emerging Tech, Artists Should Lead

Roddy Schrock | Posted 11.30.2015 | Arts
Roddy Schrock

When I was invited to sign a petition requesting that Apple add an art category to the app store, my first reaction was one of surprise. I whipped out my phone, swiped through, and found that indeed, there was no art category.

This 500-Person Town is Leading on Education

Ethan Senack | Posted 09.16.2015 | Education
Ethan Senack

Now, in the sphere of higher education, we often talk about the potential for OER to save students billions of dollars in textbook costs, but what's happened at Williamsfield since the switch reveals that the value of OER over traditional learning materials extends far beyond the difference in price.

White House Responds To Remaining 'We The People' E-Petitions

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics

The White House responded on Tuesday to all of the unanswered online petitions that have met the minimum requirement of 100,000 signatures on its... Makes It Easier To Email Your Representatives

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.16.2015 | Technology

In 2015, emailing your U.S. representative and senators is still far harder than it should be. The appropriately titled was designed...

Alexander Howard

This Social Network You've Never Heard Of Has Nearly 1 Million Users, Its CEO Says | Alexander Howard | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology

A new social network that uses a points-based system to encourage people to interact with content is closing in on 1 million registered users since it...

Tim O'Reilly: Changing the World by Spreading the Knowledge of Innovators

Vala Afshar | Posted 06.01.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

The combination of innovative technology and new business models underlie the most exciting developments coming out of start-ups and large organizations, and the innovators creating these disruptions have influence that extends into the global economy.

Big Data Can Drive SDGs With Improved Accountability and Transparency: A Question of Trust

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 05.19.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

The rise of big data can help build a framework, shifting away from macro-analysis and demographics to individualized targeting.

We Could Save Students a Billion Dollars on Textbooks

Ethan Senack | Posted 05.02.2015 | College
Ethan Senack

We need faculty to make the switch and drop their traditional textbook for an open textbook. It's not hard, but it's not easy, and institutions can make a huge impact by providing training and resources for interested faculty to make the switch.

Matt Sheehan

This Chinese City Is Becoming The Silicon Valley Of Hardware | Matt Sheehan | Posted 11.21.2014 | World

SHENZHEN, China -- Chinese technology is chock-full of awkward analogies and misfit metaphors. The social network formerly known as "the Facebook of C...

3 Ways to Create a Documentation for Any Project

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 12.08.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alex Ivanovs

The idea of creating a documentation and/or readme files for your projects is nothing new, in many cases - it's essential, because without a good over...

Gov 2.0 Has Reached Criticality

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 11.14.2014 | Business
Alan W. Silberberg

As they say, we have come a long way. Whether in government or out; whether an inventor, an engineer, an app designer, a government official, a new media department head; whether in business, government or academia.

10 Reasons To Use Open Source Software Defined Networking [Slideshare]

Vala Afshar | Posted 11.04.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

10 Reasons To Use Open Source Software-Defined Networking from Vala Afshar Open source software (OSS) now has a permanent role in the enterpris...

4 Back-to-School Myths About College Textbooks

Ethan Senack | Posted 10.28.2014 | College
Ethan Senack

As students and families begin the school year, let's take a second to dispel some myths about college textbooks. Before we debunk some myths around ...

Making the Internet Work for Democracy

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 10.01.2014 | Technology
Lorelei Kelly

Political space -- the time and interest of elected leaders -- is not guaranteed to last. We need to make the benefits of an Internet-connected society more visible and permanent.

How Code Empowers Social Good: The Warby Parker Story

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 09.20.2014 | Home
Saeed Jabbar

"Our thinking here is aligned with support for scale, rapid prototyping and agility."

Why Go Language is not Good | 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...

Tesla's Patent Release Isn't Crazy or Altruistic

Andrew Cherwenka | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Andrew Cherwenka

Tesla Motors is freeing up its 200 patents to electric car competitors, throwing automotive analysts into a frenzy. But CEO Elon Musk is just following the profitable open source road paved by Salesforce, Facebook and Apple.

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.

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.

Developers Need to Broaden Their Range

Mike Loukides | Posted 06.14.2014 | Huffpost Code
Mike Loukides

While I agree that a full-stack developer and a senior engineer aren't necessarily the same people, I resist the idea that full-stack developers have near-magical skills in many different areas. (So does Gellert; he asks for "familiarity in each layer, if not mastery.") At the same time, I'd add several items to the list that he only hints at: source control, data infrastructure, distributed computing, etc.

AngularJS: One Framework to Rule Them All?

The Huffington Post | Katelyn Bogucki | Posted 03.25.2014 | Huffpost Code

Last week, Brad Green, Director of Engineering and manager of AngularJS at Google published a blog post about the upcoming AngularJS 2.0 design and ch...

Erlang: From WhatsApp To Outerspace

The Huffington Post | Katelyn Bogucki | Posted 03.17.2014 | Huffpost Code

In February, Facebook acquired the company WhatsApp for $19 billion. WhatsApp serves over 465 million users and there are over 40 billion messages sen...

Software Design & Trustworthiness

Howard Chu | Posted 05.10.2014 | Huffpost Code
Howard Chu

GnuTLS was all over the news last week, but shouldn't have been. In the OpenLDAP Project we'd discussed its problems with the GnuTLS authors back in 2008...

VIDEO: Richard Stallman Discusses A Free Digital Society

The Huffington Post | Katelyn Bogucki | Posted 02.28.2014 | Huffpost Code

On Thursday, February 20th, HuffPost Code hosted Dr. Richard Stallman in collaboration with The New York Tech Meetup and Cooper Union. Stallman is...

This Company Can Help You Build Yourself A Car In Just 1 Hour

Gregory Fink | Posted 02.11.2014 | Technology

If you're a full-grown adult who misses the days of playing with Legos, this may be the car for you. The OSVehicle Tabby is a build-it-yourself rid...