Hacking

Wrapping up the Summer of Code at the Googleplex

Google Summer of Code annual Mentor Summit
Over 280 attendees representing 177 mentoring organizations gathered for a two-day, code-munity extravaganza celebrating the conclusion of Google...Read more

We all need to take it offline now and then

get offline
We're at a particularly interesting time in technology, the Internet, the open source movements, and what accessibility means. We get the ability to...Read more

How civic hackers can build apps that last

open government apps
This is a condensed version of the blog post: Hey Civic Hackers! How about leaving the ninja skills at home and building really useful applications?...Read more

Civic coding strengthens open source skills

civic hacking in government
I’ve been thinking a bit too much lately about GitHub and Drupal.org . More broadly, I’ve had my mind on open source + community. Sometimes this is...Read more

Big data in modern biology

open science beaker
There is now no question that genomics, the study of the genomes of organisms and a field that includes intensive efforts to determine the entire DNA...Read more

In Hacker Highschool, students learn to redesign the future

Knowledge is power: A hacker's curriculum
It might sound strange, but every industry and profession could benefit from an employee as creative, resourceful, and motivated as a hacker. Hackers...Read more

Open source cufflinks, space station notification, and other last-minute Father's Day ideas

Sunday is Father's Day in many parts of the world, and while it's never too late to pick up another tie for good ol' dad (the 8-bit version is always...Read more

The Facebook Generation vs. the Fortune 500

The experience of growing up online will profoundly shape the workplace expectations of “Generation F” – the Facebook Generation. At a minimum, they’...Read more