Wired.com just launched a overhauled site. Here is the new tech stack:
Stylus for CSS
Coming soon: React.js
Development and Deployment:
Gulp for task automation
Linting (check out stylint written by our own Ross Patton)
I wonder what they are using for testing.
You can read more about it in this article from Kathleen Vignos, Wired.com's Director of Engineering.
If you are looking for a feel good story to read this Thanksgiving check out this story from Sports Illustrated about the South Bronx United soccer program.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
Loose cables of EdLab have finally met their match. Check out the GaffGun:
Learn more here.
Looking for primary sources to use in your teaching of 9/11? Check out over 3,000 hours of news coverage from September 11, 2001 to September 17, 2011 at the Understanding 9/11 TV News Collection. It contains broadcasts from major U.S. news outlets as well as international news channels (e.g., BBC, CCTV3, CBC, AZT, NHK).
There are also some Vialogues that were created back in 2011 for the 10 Year Commemoration:
September 11, 2001 - As It Happened - The South Tower Attack
Check out this article from Ars Technica about a new HTML element that will make browsing the web much faster.
It's a great story of how a small group of developers (at the Boston Globe) engaged a broader community of developers and then some established institutions (as well a crowd funded campaign) to solve the problem of slow loading responsively design websites.
Here is how it w...
Did you graduate college in 2008?
According to a story from Vox the Class of 2008 had the misfortune of graduating right in the midst of the Great Recession. For example, they have higher unemployment and lower incomes than other college graduates.
Class of 2008 Unemployment Rate
Class of 2008 Salary
The situation is even worse if you were a social science or humanities major:
I was invited at the last minute to participate in the following workshop:
Fostering Innovation and Improvement in Education: the Contribution of Longitudinal Information Systems
An international workshop organised by the
OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI)
New York City, United States, 30 June — 1 July 2014
Specifically, I was asked to moderate a session on "next-generation systems and promising features in the R&D pipeline."
Nelson Gonzalez, Declara
Gerri Burton, New Learning Ventures
Chris Lohse, Renaissance Learning
Manav introduced me to this paper on the Chinese Restaurant Process (CRP) in the context of recommendation of learning resources across multiple EdLab resources:
Blei, David M., Thomas L. Griffiths, and Michael I. Jordan. "The nested chinese restaurant process and bayesian nonparametric inference of topic hierarchies." Journal of the ACM (JACM) 57.2 (2010): 7
I think it provide a nice overview of supervised learning methods and unsupervised learning methods, as well as parametric and non-parametric mode...
Check out Malik, Reindorf, and I engaged in on-the-job-training at the Services Desk.
Watch the video below featuring Surabhi Gupta, a software engineer at Airbnb. She explains that she left her job at Google because she was so impressed with the Airbnb site and services. She also states that the best software engineers have a "beginner's mind" and are always seeking to learn more. This orientation seems important for everyone in an organization.