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7 surprising books that will make your life better

I read a lot of books. I reference at least one book a week in these blog posts but I have to read a lot more than that — usually 4 to 5 times as …

Books

The 5 Clustering Algorithms Data Scientists Need to Know

Clustering is a Machine Learning technique that involves the grouping of data points. Given a set of data points, we can use a clustering algorithm …

Algorithms

10 Data Science, Machine Learning and AI Podcasts You Must Listen To

With the rapid pace at which technology is driving innovation in machine learning and artificial intelligence, it has become immensely important to …

Data Science

7 Business Books That Will Set You Apart In 2018

What are your goals for 2018?<p>Most of these books were published in 2017. One was published in 2016, but I just recently discovered it a few months back. And two of these books won't be released until 2018, but I got my paws on them early.<p>1. Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the …

12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More

A dozen simple, easy-to-remember phrases, and they'll almost always make other people react positively to you.<p>The late, great American poet Maya Angelou once said, "people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."<p>The truth is, …

450 Free Online Programming & Computer Science Courses You Can Start in December

Six years ago, universities like MIT and Stanford first opened up free online courses to the public. Today, more than 700 schools around the world …

Online Education

This Is the Only Way to Solve the Three-Body Problem

If you want to understand all the best physics jokes (yes, these do exist), you should probably know about the spherical cow and the three-body …

Dogs

AASL Post: What You Really Need to Create a Makerspace

September 04, 2017<b>in</b> MakerspacesNo Comments<p>With a changing and growing movement, many are declaring that there are right and wrong ways of doing …

Does Philly want to be a community of makers?

As you may have read earlier this month, I’m stepping down as executive director of <b>The Hacktory</b>. If you aren’t familiar with The Hacktory, we are the …

Maker Faire

Ten books every teacher should read

In the last decade, a wealth of books has brought together ideas to help teachers have the greatest impact on student learning. Here are just a few<p>Plato’s Republic, Rousseau’s Émile and Dewey’s Democracy and Education – there’s a strong case to be made, as Dennis Hayes has, that these are the only …

How to Make a Makerspace

Want to start your own?<p>Artisan’s Asylum has worked with communities and spaces across the country looking to start makerspaces or continue to grow …

#WeekofMaking: Mad About Making At Artisan’s Asylum

Part of a series about 2017 National Week of Making.<p>They don’t call it Artisan’s Asylum for nuffin. The 40,000 square foot makerspace in Somerville, …

Getting Started With Scrapy

Scrapy is a Python-based web crawler that can be used to extract information from websites. It is fast and simple, and can navigate pages just like a …

Python Programming

How to scrape websites with Python and BeautifulSoup

There is more information on the Internet than any human can absorb in a lifetime. What you need is not access to that information, but a scalable …

How to Create a Makerspace in any Space

Makerspaces are spaces for hands-on interactive learning. These spaces have become popular in many communities, schools, and libraries due to their …

Makerspaces

Free Essential eBooks for Web Designers & Web Developers

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co<p>There are thousands of books available for web designers and developers online. The great news is …

The Best Ways to Learn to Code for Free

New skills at no cost.<p>The web and our phones are playing an increasingly vital part in our lives, and that isn't going to stop any time soon. That means we're more and more at the mercy of the people who design and code on these platforms.<p>If you want to be a creator rather than a consumer of apps …

Nonprofits

Maker Spotlight: Boyd Weiger

<b>Name:</b> Boyd Weiger <b><br>City:</b> Forest Lake, Minnesota <b><br>Makerspace:</b> Chippewa Middle School Fab Lab <b><br>Day Job:</b> Science / Fab Lab Teacher<p><b>How did you get started making?</b><br>I got started making in my grandfather’s basement. He had tools, wood scraps, baby food jars full of hardware and “things that might be useful …

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WordPress

Inside Andy Rubin’s futuristic Playground hardware incubator

With titanium 3D printers, electrostatic charge tables, and a giant slide, Playground Global lives up to it’s a name. Here we take you on a tour of Android operating system inventor Andy Rubin’s hardware startup incubator that’s backed by a $300 million fund. Check out how the whimsical space lets …

Every single Machine Learning course on the internet, ranked by your reviews

A year and a half ago, I dropped out of one of the best computer science programs in Canada. I started creating my own data science master’s program …

Data Science

Ditch Facebook And Make Yourself Smarter With These 10 Hottest Learning Sites

The average person spends nearly two hours every day on social media.1<p>Think about it, what will we achieve when we spend these two hours on something …

Nonprofits

At Michael Meiner’s Hackerspace, If You Dream It, You Can Build It

We talked with Meiners, an architect and “serial creative,” about the workshop he founded outside Chicago, where all “authentic pursuits” are welcome—even burning Doritos.<p>Michael Meiners wants us all to have more grit. So in his latest endeavor, he’s outlawed quitting.<p>Last fall, the …

Startup School will soon be in session at Y Combinator

Y Combinator is improving upon its Fall 2014 Stanford course, How to Start a Startup, with a larger-scale online course called Startup School. Whether you swear by startup bibles like Both Sides of the Table or Zero to One, there’s no denying that Y Combinator, now having backed more than 1,400 …

How I’m learning “Machine Learning”

In the past year, I’ve become convinced that machine learning is not hype. Strong AI/AGI is no longer a requirement for complex tasks. It doesn’t …

Machine Learning

Training Wheels: From Replicator to Maker

See that bad boy up there? Well that bike up there looks just like the one I learned to ride on. I remember I rode that bike so hard that the wheels …

Why Learn Functional Programming in JavaScript? (Composing Software)

Note: This is part of the “Composing Software” series on learning functional programming and compositional software techniques in JavaScript ES6+ …

Google gives everyone machine learning superpowers with TensorFlow 1.0 - ExtremeTech

By on February 17, 2017 at 10:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>It wasn’t that long ago that …

Machine Learning

Books to buy for your smart friend

Fill their holiday season with reading material.<p>Need a last-minute gift for your favorite smartypants? These science and sci-fi books should do the trick.

Descriptive Analytics-Part 5: Data Visualisation (Categorical variables)

(This article was first published on <b> R-exercises</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)Descriptive Analytics is the examination of data or content, …

Data Visualization