Found this django payments app. It enables the use of multiple payment processors from a single API. A good resource to easily integrate payments with EdLab django apps.
I attended the Django testing meetup today with Megha. In the meetup Adam Nelson, CTO of Yipit demonstrated Lettuce and Splinter, two of the more famous tools used for testing Django applications. At EdLab we have used various tools for testing our existing Django applications like Selenium and Adobe browser lab etc. with very minimal satisfaction.
Lettuce is bas...
The NY TImes reports that Apollo group, which runs University of Phoenix, will pay $75 million to buy Carnegie Learning. This is great news for Carnegie Learning. I came to know about their work at the Intelligent Tutoring Systems conference last year and some of the technologies they built have been outstanding.
George and I are attending this session from GoingOn. Through the focused deployment of social network and online technologies, GoingOn provides a unique academic life platform that enriches social and intellectual dimensions of the student experience.
Angela, Jo and I represented EdLab at the Silicon Alley Talent Fair yesterday. More than 150 startups participated in the event.
Some key take aways that I had from the event -
1. Do not rely on the free wireless. Always be prepared to tether your mobile device with your laptop to demo tools.
2. Looking at the number of startups in the event no doubt New York is not far behind silicon valley.
3. I think timing of the event was not one of the best, many students have already started their internships and ne...
DonorsChoose.org is organizing "Hacking Education: A Developer and Data Cruncher Hackathon" this Saturday. This will be a really good opportunity to explore the API offered by other services such as Hunch and FourSquare and we will also get our hands dirty with the data provided by DonorsChoose.org
I came across this article in NYTimes on the use of Hashtags on Twitter and how they are interpreted and used by its users. Hashtag was not a feature originally introduced by Twitter. It was introduced by Chris Messina, a developer advocate at Google to introduce two friends over email. He wil just use #introduce in the subject of the email and later he started using it on Twitter and then it snowballed. The article goes on to explain how marketing companies are using...
Seth Godin has some interesting views about the future of the library in his recent blog post. In his words - "We need librarians more than we ever did. What we don't need are mere clerks who guard dead paper. Librarians are too important to be a dwindling voice in our culture. For the right librarian, this is the chance of a lifetime."
There are some really good design and implementation ideas here about login and signup (can we call these two things as gateway to the internet?). Also there is some passionate discussion here on hacker news. EdLab CAS (the thing that makes you login with same username and password on both Vialogues and Ednode) is not far from achieving perfection. So signup f...