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

Steven Crandell | Posted 08.28.2014 | 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 07.30.2014 | 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 07.07.2014 | 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.

Deploying PHP: mod_pp? CGI/suExec? FastCGI?

Chris_Miller | Posted 10.23.2012 | Technology
Chris_Miller

PHP is undoubtedly one of the most widely deployed scripting engines and languages used on the web today. Powering sites small and large (e.g., Facebo...

Programmer les organismes vivants

Franck Delaplace | Posted 11.17.2012 | France
Franck Delaplace

2012-09-13-TEDx1.pngUn jour, on ne fera peut-être pas la distinction entre programmer le vivant et programmer les ordinateurs. Mais une cellule n'est pas un ordinateur. Elle se multiplie, évolue, se propage; ce qui en fait tout son intérêt, mais aussi tous ses risques.

Nate C. Hindman

SXSW Insight: Yipit And Ohours Founders On Learning To Code

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 03.16.2012 | Small Business

AUSTIN, Texas -- Got an idea for a hot new Web app and need a software developer to build it? You may want to consider an alternative: Do it yourself....

Massachusetts Man: I Cracked Zodiac Killer's Code

Patch.com | Posted 09.20.2011 | Crime

Corey Starliper believes he has solved a cipher devised by the so-called "Zodiac Killer" that has remained unsolved for over 40 years....

North Korea Blamed For Cyberattack On U.S. and South Korea: Report

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 09.04.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — North Korea or its sympathizers were likely responsible for the cyberattack against South Korean government and banking websites ea...

Does God Choose When The Spirit Leaves The Body Or Do We?

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 06.16.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

Do you think that God gave us the knowledge to be able to create these technologies, and then, as humans are want to do, we use them way beyond their original intent?

Face Value: Deficits as Code for Tribal Fears

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

It's what deficits represent that matters most -- a hand out to people who are worthy of nothing but hatred and contempt, who have bespoiled "our" fragile community.