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GitHub Starts Investigations After Julie Horvath's Departure, Puts One Founder on Leave

GitHub Starts Investigations After Julie Horvath's Departure
An erstwhile employee of GitHub, Julie Horvath has leveled accusations of sexual harassment at the startup. She felt discriminated against by several of her male counterparts while on the job. GitHub now starts investigation of the matter and also puts one founder on leave amid his wife's media comments.
Read more Mar 17 2014, 11:26am CDT
 

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Microsoft Might Finally Be Committing to Open Source

Source: NextGov

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Addresses Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference
Late last year Microsoft finally made itself an account on Github, now the de-facto platform that software writers use for sharing and working ...
Full article at: NextGov 6 hours ago, 3:51pm CDT
 

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The Best Programming Language to Learn in 2014: Mid-Year Update

Source: SitePoint

We last looked at the best languages to learn in February 2014. The results were collated from data obtained from: Jobs Tractor; a company which analyzes job adverts on Twitter Lynda.com; an online video training course provider, and the RedMonk survey which examined the frequency of projects on GitHub and questions on StackOverflow. The IEEE Spectrum Survey IEEE Spectrum has recently completed their own survey which uses no less than ten sources to rank the popularity of programming lan ...
Full article at: SitePoint 1 day ago, 12:00pm CDT
 

Social Network Authentication: Twitter and Facebook

Source: SitePoint

Google Hosts Its Annual I/O Developers Conference
In the previous parts of this series, we created our initial interfaces, set up our Google+ login functionality and talked about how we can merge our accounts together. In this article, we will integrate Twitter and Facebook within our application. You will see a lot of similarities with the Google+ article, so if you could follow that one easily, you won’t have much trouble with this one. If you haven’t read that article yet, I suggest you read it first before continuing th ...
Full article at: SitePoint 5 days ago, 11:00am CDT
 

Former Valve contributor and VR specialist warns against the tech's future

Source: Eurogamer

Former VR specialist and Valve contributor Fabian Giesen has seen where this emerging technology is going and he's none too pleased about it."I'm deeply ambivalent about it, for several reasons," the developer wrote on his GitHub page. Giesen worked with Valve on this sort of tech for nine months between January through September of 2012 and for another three months from February through April of this year, so why the change of heart?Ultimately, Giesen has no qua ...
Full article at: Eurogamer Jul 14 2014, 4:14pm CDT
 

Bot Tweets Anonymous Wikipedia Edits From Capitol Hill

Source: AppleSlashdot

mpicpp writes about a new Twitter bot that reports all of the anonymous Wikipedia edits being made from the US Senate and House of Representatives. Ed Summers, an open source Web developer, recently saw a friend tweet about Parliament WikiEdits, a UK Twitter "bot" that watched for anonymous Wikipedia edits coming from within the British Parliament's internal networks. Summers was immediately inspired to do the same thi ...
Full article at: AppleSlashdot Jul 14 2014, 7:03am CDT
 

This Is What It's Like To Be A Woman CEO In The Male-Dominated Open-Source Software World

Source: Business Insider

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Jane Silber is the CEO of Canonical, a 650-employee software company best known for two things. Its Linux operating system, named Ubuntu, that competes with Windows and Macs, and its bold plan to take on Apple, Google, and Microsoft with soon-to-be released phones/tablets/internet TV devices. Note that Silber is a woman. And we point that out because the world of open-source software is even more male than the general tech industry. (Yes, that's possible.) This is sur ...
Full article at: Business Insider Jul 13 2014, 7:17am CDT
 

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Take a Picture Just By Thinking About It, Using Google Glass With MindRDR App

Source: AppleSlashdot

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rtoz (2530056) writes A London based company, This Place, is launching a new app "MindRDR" for providing one more way for controlling Google Glass. It will allow the users to control the Google Glass with their thoughts. This MindRDR application bridges the Neurosky EEG biosensor and Google Glass. It allows users to take photos and share them on Twitter and Facebook by simply using brainwaves alone. This Place has put the code of this app on GitHub for other ...
Full article at: AppleSlashdot Jul 12 2014, 11:18am CDT
 

@Congressedits tweets anonymous Wikipedia edits from Capitol Hill

Source: Ars Technica

The @congressedits Twitter feed. Ed Summers, an IT specialist at the Library of Congress and an open source Web developer, recently saw a friend tweet about Parliament WikiEdits, a UK Twitter “bot” that watched for anonymous Wikipedia edits coming from within the British Parliament’s internal networks. Summers was immediately inspired to do the same thing for the US Congress. “The ...
Full article at: Ars Technica Jul 11 2014, 9:40am CDT
 

Attackers Scrape GitHub For Cloud Service Credentials, Hijack Account To Mine Virtual Currency

Attackers Scrape GitHub For Cloud Service Credentials, Hijack Account To Mine Virtual Currency
Rich Mogull, CEO at information security research and advisory firm Securosis, was working on a piece of code to...
Read more Jan 14 2014, 11:26am CST
 


 

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