If you perhaps did not catch Paul Ford’s Business Week essay, What is Code? in your end of semester haze, it is worth reading.
In particular, I was about to send Stephen to read Section 3.4 on Object Orientation when I realized the rest of you could read it, too.
Tumblr has an interesting Captcha up these days. If you try to log in with a bad password too many times, you have to select all the photos of soup from a little gallery:
Definitely made me think of #nycfashionindex’s game ideas.
Guidelines for your final papers (group and individual) are as follows: Continue reading
A few of you have shown some interest in doing cool things with CartoDB — consider coming to this. I’m pretty sure that I have some $0 discount codes somewhere, too, so let me know if you need one of those.
To support our growing group of cartographers in newsrooms, we’re hosting a two-day conference in two weeks and you’re invited!
GeoJourNews is a two-day conference and hackday, focused on showcasing and building maps in news reporting and investigative journalism. We’d like to invite you and provide you with 90% discount passes for your colleagues and friends who might be interested!
Date: May 15, 2015
Location: Parsons: The New School
Hosts: CartoDB, Knight-Mozilla: Open News, and Parsons: The New School
Please share the event and the following discount code. If you can’t be in NYC you should share this with your friends and collaborators who will be!
RSVP at: https://nvite.com/GeoJourNews/ab4d
Discount Code: mapsftw
Spread the word on Twitter via the hashtag #geojournews and @cartodb!
If you want to learn more about the event, read our blog post.
Thanks so much and looking forward to seeing you there,
Aurelia & the Community Team @CartoDB
Folks, we’ll add another post with pointers for the remaining groups, but since HUAC’s task list is fresh in my mind I wanted to get it posted. And…for all of you who are thinking about learning to code, this might be a helpful frame.
A lot of you are building out your HTML sites and using Bootstrap to manage the basic CSS. Bootstrap is an “HTML and CSS Framework” which just means that it provides you with a handful of really useful pre-defined CSS classes and definitions that you can use to make a good looking, responsive website. Continue reading
If you’ve got a couple of different folks working on the same code base, you need some version control. Emailing files back and forth is not going to work for very long. Trust me. Git is a distributed version control system that allows multiple users to work on the same code and resolve conflicts (like two people editing the same file at the same time.) Even if it is just you, version control is your friend. This used to work, and then you did … something … and now it doesn’t? Roll back to the version that worked.
Git is a free and open protocol. Anyone can implement it. And there are people who will tell you that what makes git great is that it doesn’t depend on a central hub. Which is true. That is pretty cool. It is also more or less irrelevant to you because you are going to use a central hub. Probably github, that’s what most people use.