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A Few Cups of Java: Thinking Like a Programmer

Ahsan Zahid | Posted 04.17.2014 | 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 04.16.2014 | 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?"

Silicon Valley Meets Hollywood: Computer Screens Hit the Big Screen

Danny Groner | Posted 03.26.2014 | Technology
Danny Groner

As the lines between different industries continue to blur in our society, one of the more interesting combinations that's come out is between tech and culture. I thought this would be a fitting time to check in with a tech person on the frontlines of these cultural changes.

The Best Arts Job in the World

Michael Kaiser | Posted 03.17.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The Kennedy Center recently announced that Deborah Rutter will become its new president in September. It is with great ambivalence that I leave my job to Deborah.

3 Secrets to Building Billion-Dollar Apps

Brian Hanley | Posted 03.12.2014 | Technology
Brian Hanley

As you navigate the process of app development, consider the following lessons.

Who's Your Spirit Hacker?

Alexandra Berke | Posted 02.27.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alexandra Berke

Use our scientific algorithm to determine your inner hacker.

Scientists Begin Looking at Programmers' Brains: The Neuroscience of Programming

Chris Parnin | Posted 02.21.2014 | Huffpost Code
Chris Parnin

Scientists are finding that there may be a deeper connection between programming languages and other languages then previously thought. Brain-imaging techniques, such as fMRI allow scientists to compare and contrast different cognitive tasks by analyzing differences in brain locations that are activated by the tasks.

Hacking for Good

Ian Cinnamon | Posted 02.20.2014 | Technology
Ian Cinnamon

Everybody wants to create the next Facebook. Or Snapchat. Or Candy Crush. There's nothing wrong with that. But so many entrepreneurs idolize founders ...

What I Wish I Knew About Working in Tech Two Years Ago

Cedric Cogell | Posted 04.14.2014 | Huffpost Code
Cedric Cogell

This week I gave a short talk at Columbia University about a few things that surprised me over the past two years that I've been working in the tech i...

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.

Make a New Year's Resolution to Learn a New Professional Skill

Danny Groner | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology
Danny Groner

ReadWrite's Lauren Orsini provides an excellent summary of how, in 2013, more people flocked to Web-based resources to learn the basics to coding. Not...

This Robot Can Teach Programming To Your 5-Year-Old | Posted 10.28.2013 | Huffpost Code

A friend of mine, well into his thirties, remembers going to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Penn., while growing up. There, he and his brothe...

5 Signs That You Should Hire a Programmer on the Spot

Brian M. Kelly | Posted 10.26.2013 | Business
Brian M. Kelly

If the candidate passes technical muster and all other signs point to "hire," why wait? If you do, you may lose the candidate to another employer who knows how to read the same signs faster than you can.

What Is the Worst Mistake Ever Made in Computer Programming?

Quora | Posted 10.12.2013 | Technology

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Costya Perepelitsa, Software Developer Over-reliance on the von Neumann model in our design ...

A Letter to CBS and TWC

Lynn Isenberg | Posted 10.07.2013 | Media
Lynn Isenberg

Just how much is CBS asking Time Warner Cable to pay them to carry their programming? Just how much does TWC already pay? TWC makes money off of monthly subscription fees. CBS makes money off of TWC for a portion of those fees, plus advertising fees.

What to Do if a Season Is Boring

Michael Kaiser | Posted 08.10.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

It is the mark of the well managed institution that it addresses its problems head on, and refocuses the attention of its family members on the exciting programming to come. It is when we ignore our problems that our family members tend to drift away.

Empowering America's Rising Workforce--Latina Girls--in Computing and Innovation

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 10.11.2013 | Impact
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

It recently came to my attention, that throughout the nation, young men and women who are Latino are, unfortunately, caught on the wrong side of the digital divide.

How A 17-Year-Old Girl Won a Hackathon -- And What It Means for Women in Tech

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 07.14.2013 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

The question of how to interest more women in technology fields is one of the most important questions facing us today, for many reasons.

Placing More Value On Creating Technology Instead of Using It

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 06.30.2013 | Technology
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Youth Radio's Christina So thinks schools should teach computer programming. Photo Credit: Brett Myers/Youth Radio By Christina So “I&rsquo...

Computing as a Science

Paul S. Rosenbloom | Posted 05.21.2013 | College
Paul S. Rosenbloom

Computer science can't seem to get any respect as a stand-alone science. To students, it's simply programming. To scientists in other fields, it's a tool that helps them in their research. To the public, it's a source of productivity in the workplace and entertainment apps.

What I Hope My Search Committee Thinks About

Michael Kaiser | Posted 04.21.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

I hope the Search Committee finds a remarkable person to run the Kennedy Center, someone who can take the institution to new places and can educate and entertain our audience in ways I could not even imagine.

I Voted for Libraries

Rachael Berkey | Posted 01.06.2013 | Books
Rachael Berkey

It's Election Day in the U.S. and it's pretty much the only thing on my mind. I even stepped out of the house without a book in my purse. I know. I don't understand this either.

How I Reprogrammed My Brain

Daniel Fein | Posted 12.04.2012 | Technology
Daniel Fein

Learn to program and you'll learn to think, extract your own opinions, and form your own hypotheses for the relationship between your brain, your body and your behavior.

Jews Should Lead The Battle Against Technological Illiteracy

Posted 04.30.2012 | Religion

By Liel Leibovitz Tablet Magazine Next month, more than 1.5 million American college students will graduate with bachelor degrees. Nearly all of t...

America's Best Jobs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.13.2012 | Business

In today's market, landing the best jobs takes having the right skill set. It's having an aptitude for math, science and healthcare that's most lik...