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Coding Breeds Collegiality And Boosts STEM Program Success

Mark Elgart Contributor<p>Mark Elgart is president and CEO of AdvancED, a provider of improvement and accreditation services to more than 32,000 schools and school systems across the U.S. and 70 countries.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>For Students, The Future Is Now<br>• Exposing Every Student To STEM<p>To …

Education

Codecademy: From Zero Experience To A Tech Job In Three Months

Codecademy, a venture-backed company, offers free online training for tech workers. Since it opened in 2011, more than 25 million people have taken those courses, according to CEO Zach Sims.<p>Courses include how to build websites and e-commerce apps, which, said Sims, “use modern languages like Ruby …

7 Useful Git Tips for Beginners - WebpageFX

Back when I first started to use Git for version control, I wasn’t sure if all the learning I invested into it would pay off. <i>Branching, staging,</i> …

5 Weak Words Writers Should Avoid (And What to Use Instead)

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>When I first began writing, I was unsure of myself. My sentences were rife with meaningless words and fillers. What I didn’t realize is that by using them, I was sabotaging myself and my writing. Weak words can sneak into our writing anywhere, anytime …

OnKol Wants to Help Grandma Join the Internet of Things Movement

As investors and corporations pour millions of dollars into connected-home devices, tech companies have no shortage of ideas—from smart thermostats …

APIs will glue together the Internet of things

A while back, I wrote about how I learned to stop worrying and love my creepy smartphone and how data is converging to tell us more about our users, …

The Ollie: A Pretty, Smartphone-Controlled Robot You Can Smash Into Stuff

Meet the spiritual successor to the Sphero.<p>When the original Sphero launched in late 2011, plenty of folks were wowed by it. (We sure were.) The robot crammed the remote control capabilities of an RC car into a perfectly round, Apple-esque design that lit up in different colors when it rolled …

The Repository Design Pattern

The Repository Design Pattern, defined by Eric Evens in his Domain Driven Design book, is one of the most useful and most widely applicable design …

Software Development

SOLID: Part 1 - The Single Responsibility Principle

Single Responsibility (SRP), Open/Close, Liskov's Substitution, Interface Segregation, and Dependency Inversion. Five agile principles that should …

Dash Robotics's DIY robots controlled by smartphones, look like insects (video)

What could kids find more fun (and parents find more affordable) than fancy toy robots? Toy robots they build themselves that scurry around like horrifyingly gigantic insects. That's what a startup called Dash Robotics hopes to offer if it reaches its $64,000 goal on new crowdfunding site, Dragon …

Fresh Startups Program Launches To Help Health, Food And Fitness Startups Grow Their Business

Toronto-based Kinetic Café, a consulting firm aiming at startups and innovation-focused enterprises, has partnered with Freshii, a health food restaurant chain looking to shake up fast food while keeping meals healthy, to form a new startup accelerator program called Fresh Startups providing …

The “Internet of Things” Requires New Thinking on Data

In the world of tech where buzzwords come and go faster than you can say “synergy”, the “Internet of Things” is a bit of an oddity. It is an old …

Berg’s CEO on the experience of connected devices & avoiding the creep factor

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Eight-year-old London-based Berg has long straddled two hip and high-tech worlds. For years it’s been operating as one part …

The uncomfortable truth about personalized learning

Advertisement<p>15 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock<p>It’s an uncomfortable truth. Technology can improve teaching.<p>What is most interesting to me about the …

Gogobot, The Travel Site Where Friends And Experts Plan Your Vacation, Is Growing Really Fast

It now has 3.7 million registered users and has become the fastest growing travel site on the web, according to data from Comscore and eMarketeer shared with us by cofounder and CEO Travis Katz.<p>In the summer-travel month of July, Gogobot was a more popular website than AirBnB, Bing Travel or …

Mobify – Digital Experience Platform

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Drivewise.ly raises $1.3M to score your driving with smartphones

Drivewisel.y can tell you how good of a driver you are.<p>The startup has raised $1.3 million for its mobile app that collects data on your driving habits. Every time you take a trip, Drivewise.ly uses smartphone sensors to learn gather information about speed, distance, acceleration, and so on. The …

Can design help digital health records startup ElationEMR get an edge?

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Brian A Jackson<p>In case you haven’t noticed, electronic medical records are a big deal in the health world. Over the …