Chris Hyer

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18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do anything, do this first …

Entrepreneurship

The Stars of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival

See photographer Caitlin Cronenberg’s portraits of the actors, actresses, and filmmakers to know—and hear what they have to say. Photos taken in Nkpr's IT Lounge Portrait Studio at TIFF's Bell Lightbox. A donation is made to director Paul Haggis's Artists for Peace and Justice for every celebrity …

Film Festivals

The Biggest Upcoming Console MMOs

Seven games to watch.<p>As long as video game consoles have had internet connections, enterprising studios have been creating massively multiplayer …

New Female Superhero Movie from Marvel!! - ETC

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

That’s not autism: It’s simply a brainy, introverted boy

Autism spectrum diagnoses are up 78 percent in 10 years. We’re dramatically overdiagnosing it in everyday behavior<p>I have followed William in my therapy practice for close to a decade. His story is a prime example of the type of brainy, mentally gifted, single-minded, willful boys who often are …

Pizza, programming, and starting an industry: Bill Gates, the college years

Bill Gates' presence as a titan of the computing industry is now taken for granted, but before all that he was just a (rather extraordinary) college student. Biographer Walter Isaacson takes a look at the software mogul's earlier years at Harvard for the <i>Harvard Gazette</i>. It's a look back at a human …

The Top 100 Websites For Your Career

Last year we inaugurated our first-ever list of the best websites for your career. We took nominations from readers and combed through some 700 sites in order to compile our list of the top 75. This August we put out another call for nominations and got a flood of 2,000 comments, emails and tweets …

To my daughter's high school programming teacher

<b>Update 2 (wherein my daughter chimes in):</b> As I said, my daughter is in India for a year, so she didn't see this article until Wednesday, September …

35 Questions That Will Change Your Life

<i>“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.”</i> – Voltaire<p><i>“We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers.”</i> – Carl Sagan<p><i>“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”</i> – Ayn Rand<p>As I turn 35 and think of my life so …

The STEM Crisis Is a Myth

<b>You must have seen the warning</b> a thousand times: Too few young people study scientific or technical subjects, businesses can’t find enough workers in …

National Science Foundation

Algorithmic Interviewing

Optimizing to Hire the Wrong Developer<p>I was recently interviewed for a front end web development position. In a technical interview (after the …

Hacking the coding interview

The technical interview process used to hire software engineers/developers hasn't changed much over the years. A couple of coding problems to solve …

DIY Smart Television with RaspberryPi and Node.js

<b>Hardware Components:</b><p>The RaspberryPi (Tested on Raspberry Pi model I-B, I-B+ and II-B)<br>• A USB WiFi dongle or Ethernet cable (Tested on Edimax WiFi …

Forget sex: how the idea behind Bang with Friends could revolutionize social interaction

Apple's Find My Friends, a mostly-unrelated concept.<p>Perhaps you've heard of Bang With Friends. It's a rather controversial thing. Simply put, it's a Facebook and mobile app that lets you pick which of your friends you'd like to "bang." Oh, but it's more clever than that: the app won't reveal your …