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The Biggest Cyber Stories of 2015

Quora | Posted 12.29.2015 | Technology

What are the top 10 Cyber security breaches of 2015? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Answer by Sai Ramanan, Lead Quora...

Game Programmer and Designer John Romero Talks About Creating Games in the '90s vs. Now

Quora | Posted 12.29.2015 | Technology

"It's easier now, for sure. You not only have excellent APIs for graphics, sound, etc. but there are far better tools to make games with. In addition, there are now amazing game engines you can use to do all the hard work."

Game Programmer and Designer John Romero Talks About How to Break Into the Gaming Industry

Quora | Posted 12.24.2015 | Entertainment

First, you must know C++. Know how to properly debug your code. Be able to architect game systems intelligently, i.e., look at how other similar systems have been implemented and work that design into your game. Stay transparent in how you code. Make sure your lead knows how you are solving the current problem. Keep focus on your work. Don't get randomized - stay on target. Finish games.

The Five Reasons Girls Should Code

Sophie Roth-Douquet | Posted 12.02.2015 | Teen
Sophie Roth-Douquet

This summer I helped change the world. Well, not really, but I took part in a movement that is. I was in a summer program called Girls Who Code, which gives high school girls a crash course in how to program in order to close the gender gap in the tech world. It was a ton of fun, and I found out how important it is that girls code.

Young & Entrepreneurial: This 25-Year-Old Entrepreneur Overcame U.S. Immigration With Social Impact Gaming

David Ongchoco | Posted 11.16.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Through Arad's work in creating social impact games, he has been invited to attend national and international forums like the United Nations Conference Of State Parties, the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit and the International Anti-Corruption Conference.

How to Overcome Self-Limiting Beliefs (and Get Mindful With Your Money)

Leisa Peterson | Posted 09.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Leisa Peterson

While standing in that grocery store line, with my young son looking up at me, his innocent question still on his lips, I committed to never use the phrase, "I can't afford it," again. Now, instead, I say, "I choose not to spend my money in this way."

Hey adults, stop telling gamers to stop gaming. Instead, respect, and redirect.

Caleb Clark | Posted 09.05.2015 | Education
Caleb Clark

I hate it when I hear an adult, (especially a teacher!) react to a kid passionately playing a computer game by saying, "go outside," or in some other ...

How to Be a Good Programmer

Apryl DeLancey | Posted 08.25.2015 | Technology
Apryl DeLancey

There is more than one type of programmer. However, there are similarities and skills that translate to them all.

Coding School: When Your School Project Lands You the Job

Robin Raskin | Posted 08.19.2015 | Technology
Robin Raskin

As good ole fashioned jobs dry up faster than plants in the summer, there's a gold rush to get the 21st century skills you need to marketable. That message has not been lost on a crop of new "how to learn programming in a hurry" schools.

'Summer Of Code' Challenges Teens To Improve Their Community

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 07.10.2015 | Technology

"It doesn't have to be this dichotomy between things that are learning-centric and things that are fun. We can build something that's fun and learning-centric that can allow people to help their communities."

Alexander Howard

Behind The Scenes Of Bloomberg Businessweek's Epic Explanation Of Code | Alexander Howard | Posted 06.15.2015 | Technology

Fifty-one years after Marshall McLuhan first wrote "The Medium is the Message," Paul Ford's 38,000-word magnum opus on programming embodies that visio...

Rise of the Planet of the Apps

Amrita Venkatraman | Posted 06.12.2015 | Teen
Amrita Venkatraman

For most high school students, the incipient stages of senior year are a time of involuntary self-reflection. With college application season looming,...

This Teeny Device Lets You Make -- And Play -- Your Own Games

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 05.11.2015 | Technology

It's good fun AND good for your brain.

Programming for Kids: Way More Fun Than It Sounds

XPRIZE | Posted 06.14.2015 | Education

These types of games and activities appear to be the future of teaching computer science. Exposing kids to them at an early age, and in an imaginative way, can only help inspire them to learn more about programming and engineering.

Coding vs. Programming -- Battle of the Terms!

Kiki Prottsman | Posted 06.12.2015 | Technology
Kiki Prottsman

Whether or not you accept that there are defined differences between the words "coding" and "programming," you should at least be aware of the differences in connotation...especially if you want to keep from hurting the feelings of your friendly neighborhood software developer!

Young and Entrepreneurial: 25-Year-Old Tip'd Off CEO Akshay Oberai -- Building a Social Network for Wall Street

David Ongchoco | Posted 06.01.2015 | Small Business
David Ongchoco

Entrepreneurship runs in the blood of Akshay. His father was a Silicon Valley tech veteran who encouraged Akshay to intern in startups early on starting at 14 years old.

Demonstrating Love Through the Newest Languages Human Beings Know

Laura Wellington | Posted 04.13.2015 | Technology
Laura Wellington

"Programming" languages might seem devoid of heart when standing on their own, but put them together with the human heart and the outpouring of love that will arise is unquantifiable.

Disruptive Women: Erin Day, New York Television Festival and Indie TV

Maura Kelly | Posted 04.19.2015 | Business
Maura Kelly

Erin Day is the Festival Director of the New York Television Festival (NYTVF). Founded in 2005, the NYTVF is a pioneer of the independent television movement, connecting its community of artists with leading networks, studios and brands.

The Importance of Understanding Metadata in Modern Society

Rajat Bhageria | Posted 04.19.2015 | Technology
Rajat Bhageria

Data is the fundamental basis for our lives today. Future generations will able to look back at all our data -- via sources like Twitter, Facebook -- and paint an accurate picture us. And yet, the vast majority of us simply don't understand how data works.

This Company Wants To Be The Lego Of The Internet

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 02.12.2015 | Technology

NEW YORK -- Joachim Horn’s refrigerator is probably smarter than yours. Sensors inside of it tell him how much remains of particular foods, so he kn...

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!

What Is Wrong With Outsourcing Software?

Emmanuel Straschnov | Posted 04.07.2015 | Technology
Emmanuel Straschnov

If you're building a business, you've probably had to think about building your software solution. Very often, the way to go is outsourcing, be it onshore or offshore.

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.

How to Debug Your New Year's Resolution

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Caroline L. Arnold

The key to sustainable personal change is to learn how to debug autopilot routines so that they support, not thwart, your self-improvement goals. Follow the four step debugging process below to nail lasting self-improvement in 2015:

MakeSchool Co-Founder Ashu Desai Talks about, "The Computer Science Degree of the Future"

David Ongchoco | Posted 02.06.2015 | Education
David Ongchoco

MakeSchool, which was originally named MakeGamesWithUs, was born after Ashu Desai and Jeremy Rossmann decided that they needed to fix the educational gap in CS education.