Top 5 articles for the week of December 15, 2017

Top 5: Mining cryptocurrency, building games with Python, and more

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Top 5 articles for the week of December 15, 2017
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This week we look at TensorFlow and image classification, mining cryptocurrencies with the Raspberry Pi, developing your own game with Python, and more.

5. Getting started with a TensorFlow surgery classifier with TensorBoard data viz

In part two of his series, Adam Monsen trains TensorFlow with a new dataset and introduces the TensorBoard suite of data visualization tools to make it easier to understand, debug, and optimize TensorFlow code.

4. Mining cryptocurrency with Raspberry Pi and Storj

Are you looking for a way to monetize your Raspberry Pi? This article is for you. David Egts of Red Hat is always looking for ways to map hot technologies to fun, educational classroom use. You will be fascinated with his ideas for mining cryptocurrencies.

3. Build a game framework with Python using the Pygame module

Are you interested in game development with Python? The first part of this series explored Python by creating a simple dice game. Now, it's time to make your own game from scratch. Seth Kenlon of Red Hat will have you developing your own game after you read this excellent article.

2. 6 open source home automation tools

The Internet of Things isn't just a buzzword, it's a rapidly expanding reality. Editor Jason Baker explores six new open source home automation technologies. Are you thinking about using an open source home automation system? Or perhaps you already have one in place. What advice would you have to a newcomer to home automation, and what system or systems would you recommend?

1. Getting started with the Notepadqq Linux text editor

Community moderator Scott Nesbitt uses open source software even when using Microsoft Windows. Long an admirer of Notepad++, Scott was looking for its equivalent on Linux. Notepadqq is the application he was hoping for. His excellent review might give you a reason to try Notepadqq yourself.

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About the author

Don Watkins - Educator, education technology specialist,  entrepreneur, open source advocate. M.A. in Educational Psychology, MSED in Educational Leadership, Linux system administrator, CCNA, virtualization using Virtual Box. Follow me at @Don_Watkins .