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How to Land a Job in a Technology Startup

Rajesh Setty | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

Technology startup or not, the ideal way to land a job in any company is via a trusted referral - building and nurturing your network that will make s...

Introducing ScaleSimple, An Open Source CDN | 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 ...

A Call for Meaningful Innovation and the Frontiers of Open Source

Alison Dorantes-Garcia | Posted 03.05.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alison Dorantes-Garcia

Co-authored by Mitch Altman, co-founder of Noisebridge, and Sébastien Bourdeauducq, chairman of EHSM. "Hacking" has become part of the mainstream le...

Tech Surge to Fix Healthcare Needed to Fix Our Broken Election Systems

Christine Pelosi | Posted 12.21.2013 | Technology
Christine Pelosi

While there's a bandwagon to build a more transparent healthcare website, today's movement to open source the American healthcare platform can be a moment to open source our country's elections platforms as well. Government IT Project Failure at its Finest

Phil Simon | Posted 12.18.2013 | Business
Phil Simon

The BusinessWeek article on the failure is nothing if not instructive. From the piece: isn't just a website; it's more l...

7 Ways to Travel Spontaneously Like a Savvy Digital Native

Triposo | Posted 11.13.2013 | Travel

Mobile technology has changed our lives in a myriad of ways, including completely transforming the way we travel. Ttoday's smartphone-savvy mobile traveler is much more spontaneous than the guidebook-reliant travelers of yore, for example.

Huffington Post Engineering and Erlang

Adam Denenberg | Posted 11.06.2013 | Technology
Adam Denenberg

Why is Erlang important? To put it simply, the world of CPU computing and the impact to the applications that run on them has changed, somewhat drastically.

Back to School, Back to Sky-High Textbook Prices

Ethan Senack | Posted 10.30.2013 | College
Ethan Senack

It's that time of year again. Students and families are packing up their cars and heading off in pursuit of higher education. Here's some advice from a former college student: Visit the college bookstore before your parents leave.

USAID Invests in Open-Source Mobile Tech for Water Sanitation Monitoring

Amanda Sperber | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
Amanda Sperber

USAID just announced its investment in mWater, a non-profit tech startup, whose phone app can instantly test and analyze water quality from local sources and share this information on their global, open-source water monitoring database.

Open Source Collaboration in Museum Exhibit Design

Lilia Ziamou | Posted 10.15.2013 | Arts
Lilia Ziamou

Emerging technologies and the open source movement provide an opportunity for new forms of collaboration, namely collaboration among individuals with different areas of expertise using an online platform.

Hacking van Gogh: Is the Master's 'Fingerprint' Missing From a MET Painting?

James Grundvig | Posted 09.09.2013 | Arts
James Grundvig

After enduring the Great Recession, the public has shown a backlash against the $25 admission fee for the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, which charges it as a "donation."

Shining a Bright Light on Government Spending

John C. Liu | Posted 09.09.2013 | New York
John C. Liu

Some say the West Coast has the best beaches, the Midwest has the friendliest people, and that you can't beat the cheesesteaks in Philly. But financial transparency? Fugghedaboudit. New York City's got everyone beaten by a mile.

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.

Macs No More: After Edward Snowden, Time to Come to the Penguin

Nathan Schneider | Posted 08.11.2013 | Technology
Nathan Schneider

The personal computer is political. The time for liberation has kind of come.

Five Ways Teachers Can Use Technology to Help Students

Darrell West | Posted 07.07.2013 | Technology
Darrell West

Technology has failed to transform our schools because the education governance system insulates them from the disruptions that technology creates in other organizations.

Miner Mike, the Bitcoin Minter

John Pavley | Posted 06.27.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

In 2009, my friend Mike was getting into bitcoin and I remember him explaining the whole concept to me: A virtual currency managed by a peer-to-peer network open to anyone with a computer and uncontrolled by any bank or government.

What Do You Want To Do With D.C.'s Laws?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.09.2013 | DC

Until recently, getting a full digital copy of D.C.'s laws was surprisingly difficult to do. The official version of the laws was available in an ...

5 Steps to Cutting Costs Through Open Source: DIY Drones

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.06.2013 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

I asked DIY Drones founder Chris Anderson to outline how a community can reduce the cost of product development by one or two orders of magnitude -- what are the advantages and pitfalls. Here's Anderson's list of five areas to keep in mind.

The DIY Revolution -- How to Remove 99 Percent of the Cost from Your Product

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.05.2013 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

Chris Anderson started the DIY Drones community fueled by his enthusiasm around what he had discovered and what he hoped to do. Chief among his learning on making the community work was his willingness to be open, authentic and intimate.

Renting, Buying, and Stealing: The Future of Software Applications

John Pavley | Posted 04.18.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

It's never been harder, or easier, for a developer of software applications to make an honest living. And it's never been more confusing, or simpler, for consumers to figure out how to get access to cool new tools and critical old ones for their computers, phones, and pads.

Open Source Design Tools for Human Rights Activists

Deji Olukotun | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Deji Olukotun

The world's premier human rights organizations often have entire communications teams with dedicated graphic designers to celebrate their work. But not every organization can afford to have a designer. Not to worry!

The Cost vs. Quality Conundrum: Top Higher Ed Tech Trends for 2013

Sean Devine | Posted 02.20.2013 | Education
Sean Devine

Technology has transformed a variety of industries over the past decade, from ecommerce to entertainment. One could argue that 2012 was the year that technology accelerated its march to transforming education as well.

Kohere Launch!

Chris_Miller | Posted 02.17.2013 | Technology

The Huffington Post Tech Team is proud to have Kohere as our first open source project. We look forward to launching more open source products as well as working with the community in improving and extending our code.

The Power of Crowds on the TED Radio Hour

Eric Nuzum | Posted 01.23.2013 | TED Weekends
Eric Nuzum

This past May, the TED Radio Hour explored the fascinating ideas behind mass-collaboration. Crowd-based actions on the Internet, open-source city building, virtual music composition and performance... the journey into the world of shared expression is uplifting and powerful.

Do We Want An Efficient Economy?

Marcin Jakubowski | Posted 01.23.2013 | TED Weekends
Marcin Jakubowski

In 2008, I dropped my theoretical physicist's chalkboard and began developing the Global Village Construction Set -- an open source, collaborative project. Today, we are showing the results that come from having zero competitive waste. Our approach is collaborative. Our business model is helping others replicate our enterprise.