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First, Do No Harm: A Hippocratic Oath for Software Developers

What's wrong with taking our profession a little more seriously?<p>Phillip A. Laplante, Penn State University<p>When asked about the Hippocratic Oath, most …

Computer Science

The Obligation of the Programmer.

We rule the world.We programmers. We rule the world. We write the rules that make our society work.Think about it; and think about it carefully.</i> …

Should Software Engineers Care About Ethics?

It’s time for engineers to hold themselves accountable.<p>In his essay, “Design’s Lost Generation,” Mike Monteiro describes how he shocked a crowd of …

Cambridge Analytica

Human scale technology

<i>This is an approximate transcript of a talk I gave at Eyeo Festival on June 8, 2016. You can</i> <i>watch the video</i> <i>if you’d rather.</i><p><i>It’s an expansion on some</i> …

hobbyist

My struggle to learn React

I’m going to be honest: I’ve had a hell of a time getting my head around React. More than any other technology I’ve touched over the last 10 years of …

JavaScript

Effective Snapshot Testing

Photo by Paul Skorupskas on Unsplash<i>Snapshot testing can be useless, or super useful. Your choice. Let’s talk about how to make them useful.</i><b>NOTE:</b> …

Software Development

Build a Slack Bot that Mimics Your Colleagues

In this post, we're going to explore building a bot for Slack. Rather than having this bot respond to simple commands, though, let's do something …

Chatbots

How Much Hard Disk Space Do You Need If You Shoot In 4K?

Planning your feature film production is essential. In fact, one of the most important aspects that you should take into consideration is the hard …

How to Calculate a Camera's Crop Factor

The term crop factor refers to the ratio of a specific sensor to a 35mm full frame sensor. This factor determines the equivalent field of view of a …

Cameras

Disasters Don’t Have to End in Dystopias

My new novel, <i>Walkaway</i>, is about a world where the super­rich create immortal life-forms (corporations) so effective at automating away labor that the …

Nifty MIT Software Lets You Design and Test Your Very Own Drone

If you're a drone pilot who doesn't wear an Air Force uniform, chances are your aircraft looks something like a square with four rotors, a battery, …

Post Production News, Websites, Articles, Videos, Blogs & More! For Film and Video, Editing, VFX, Sound, Colour, and Animation

April 1, 2018, 8:23 am<br>What are the biggest mistakes of most student films? This "Science of Editing" episode may just have the answer.<p>Report<br>• Save<p>March …

Comment on 13 Industries Other Than Auto That Driverless Cars Could Turn Upside Down by Micky Allen

As always these discussions assume that the civilized world only exists in North America.World population is 7 billion people, the USA, Europe and …

Autonomous Cars

How I Became a Better Programmer

Several people at React Conf asked me for advice on becoming a better programmer. For some reason, people see me as a pretty advanced programmer …

Self-improvement

Keynote: Build Good Software: Of Politics and Methods - Brian L. Troutwine (Lambda Days 2017)

Build Good Software: Of Politics and Methods

This essay is the companion to my Lambda Days 2017 talk. It is very long. If you'd like an ePub version of this essay or have comments please email …

Whooping Cough

My RØDE Reel Short Film Competition

Congratulations Dawson Heistad!<p>Dawson Heistad is the winner of the My RØDE Reel Script Competition. Dawson will be flown to Sydney next month to turn …

Millimeter-Scale Computers: Now With Deep-Learning Neural Networks on Board

University of Michigan "micromotes" aim to make the Internet of Things smarter without consuming more power Photo: University of Michigan and TSMCOne …

Yes, You Can Use Tax Incentives to Help Pay for Your Documentary

Sundance’s Doc Film Money Map details the documentary tax incentives offered by 31 states in the US.<p>It’s well documented that there are tax …

Filmmaking

Inside 'Before Mars': Nat Geo and Variable’s Groundbreaking Collaboration

Next month, National Geographic will premiere <i>Mars</i>, a six-part series created by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard. The show is a narrative exploration of …

Space

Friday Q & A: J.P. Toto and Roz Duffy of BarCamp Philly

Last November, 180 people awoke on a Saturday afternoon and gathered at the University of the Arts to attend a conference. Except not one person had …

Interview with Roz Duffy, Organizer of Barcamp Philly

Coding 101: Getting Started as an Adult

<b>Technology continues to play a greater role in everyday life, but those who weren’t exposed to computers or programming languages in school are</b> …

Here's Why You Should (Almost) Never Shoot Your Shots in Order

It may seem logical, but shooting your scene in order can waste precious time.<p>It takes a long, long, long—very long time to shoot a film project, but …

Setup

Canon Finally Competes with the Mirrorless M5 with a Great Entry-Level Camera

Canon's new mirrorless M5 signals that the company is finally taking the segment seriously, long after Sony and Panasonic.<p>The mirrorless camera has a …

Cameras

Death By Williamsburg: Director of 'Goodnight, Brooklyn' on the DIY Life and How to Not Be Like VICE

The true story behind the true story of VICE's takeover of a beloved DIY institution.<p>For a brief period of time in the middle aughts, Williamsburg, …

Music Videos

Economist says uploaded brains will take over all jobs within 100 years

Robin Hanson predicts in "The Age of Em" that we'll develop cheap technology for emulating brains on computers in the next 100 years.<p>He expects emulations, or ems, to be like human brains but able to run 1,000 times faster and be copied. He predicts they will quickly put every human out of work and …

Every Filmmaking Form You'll Ever Need in 99 Free Templates

Ease your workload (and your mind) with these free templates for everything from storyboarding to contracts to accounting.<p><i>[Editor's Note: No Film</i> …

CIFF Launches Points North Institute with Year-Round Programs for Doc Filmmakers

This might be the most exciting and busy year for emerging documentary filmmakers thanks to the Camden International Film Festival.<p>CIFF is giving …

Filmmaking