¿Qué motivadores consideras más importantes en tu vida?
By admin on 2015-07-19
Agile, Management, Productividad, management, motivación, práctica
Me encantó el libro Workout de Jurgen Appelo. Expone claramente por qué deberíamos tener otra perspectiva del management, con más gente que se auto-dirija y menos directores. Esto permite un incremento de productividad, creatividad y motivación […]
Visualizing Indego bike share usage patterns in Philadelphia
By Randy Olson on 2015-07-19
analysis, data visualization, bike share, Indego, machine learning, modeling, Philadelphia
One of the many things that I love about my new home town of Philadelphia is that the government openly shares curated data sets covering most of the governmental functions. Since I recently joined Philadelphia’s Indego bike share program, I…Read more ›
Microsoft's big bets on GigJam, HoloLens, Cortana Analytics, and more from WPC 2015
By Janakiram MSV on 2015-07-20
Microsoft showcased Project GigJam, the Cortana Analytics Suite, uses of HoloLens, and more at its 2015 Worldwide Partner Conference. Get the details.
Google's participation in OpenStack doesn't solve a major problem
By Keith Townsend on 2015-07-20
Keith Townsend isn't convinced that Google's sponsorship of OpenStack offers many benefits to enterprise customers. Find out the main reason he's not excited about this news.
By Miguel Ángel García on 2015-07-21
La vida de un DevOps está llena de palabros raros. Uno que suena mucho últimamente es el de Docker, pero... ¿qué es exactamente? ¿Por qué está tan de moda?
En este post contaré cómo lo veo yo y por qué no sólo que los Docker han venido para quedarse, sino que están revolucionando la industria.
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Django Girls Portland: A Retrospective
By laceywill on 2015-07-21
django djangogirls python womenintech womenwhocode djangogirlspdx
I had a moment of panic at Chipotle, wondering if all these boxes of taco fixings were going to fit in my Honda, especially since the box of t-shirts was still in the trunk. After swiping my card to pay for the installation party dinner, the chef started making trip after trip out of the kitchen with boxes and bags of Mexican food. This is never going to work, I thought. I needn’t have worried; my backseat is surprisingly spacious, and the whole way back to Treehouse my mouth watered from the smell of roasted chicken and sofritas. When I got to the event space and walked in the door, arms laden with bags of salsa and tortillas, the room was already filling up.
Django Girls 1st Birthday!
By sitarskaola on 2015-07-21
A year ago today, we opened the door for 45 women who attended our very first workshop at EuroPython in Berlin.
During this year, hundreds of volunteers taught Python and Django to 1 646 women, literally all over the world. Django Girls madness has been spread to 6 continents and 34 countries. 70 workshops have been planned in all different parts of the world — from Canada, to Australia, Django Girls have been everywhere.
Introducing 8th Light London
When I moved from Chicago to open 8th Light’s London office in January of 2014, 8th Light already had a couple of clients in the UK. We had been working alongside IDEO, a design firm, for several months to build a new website for the Royal Academy of Arts, and we were prepared to stay on the project to help support and extend the application after its launch. However, it was going to take more than a single client to establish a new outpost for 8th Light’s brand of software craftsmanship. We were going to need to get more clients in order to sustain ourselves.
8th Light does not engage in any true outbound sales or marketing. From the beginning, our client base has been built through relationship selling. We foster personal relationships that lay the groundwork for our productive professional partnerships. Starting these relationships requires getting out there and meeting new people, and it can be terrifying to walk into a room full of strangers knowing that you need to talk about yourself to as many of them as possible. I’ve been fortunate that the people I’ve met in London have been extremely welcoming. In my 18 months in the UK, I’ve met some amazing people and made some great personal and professional relationships.
Google's handling of new top level domains
By Google Webmaster Central (firstname.lastname@example.org) on 2015-07-21
geotargeting, TLDs, webmaster guidelines
With the coming of many new generic top level domains (gTLDs), we'd like to give some insight into how these are handled in Google's search. We’ve heard and seen questions and misconceptions about the way we treat new top level domains (TLDs), like .guru, .how, or any of the .BRAND gTLDs, for example:
Q: How will new gTLDs affect search? Is Google changing the search algorithm to favor these TLDs? How important are they really in search?
Why promises about cloud security make me uneasy
By Naked CIO on 2015-07-22
A security breach in the cloud could be more of a problem than a problem on an internal network.
Mini-glossary: Cloud computing terms you should know
By James Sanders on 2015-07-22
A familiarity with cloud computing terminology will help you follow the industry's developments. This glossary offers a rundown of more than 40 cloud terms.
If DjangoGirls makes you uncomfortable, maybe that's a good thing
By sitarskaola on 2015-07-22
Monday was the first day of Europython, and the first keynote was by Ola Sendecka & Ola Sitarska, the founders of Django Girls. They gave a wonderful talk leading us through their journey in creating the Django Girls tutorial, its viral-like spread in introducing over 1600 women worldwide to Python programming, leading to a Django Girls Foundation with a paid employee, and their plans to expand the tutorial to a book, Yay Python!. This was all illustrated with an incredibly charming squirrel-centred parable, hand-drawn by Sendecka. The two Olas are clearly a formidable team.
Google+: A case study on App Download Interstitials
By Google Webmaster Central (email@example.com) on 2015-07-23
apps, interstitials, mobile, UX
Many mobile sites use promotional app interstitials to encourage users to download their native mobile apps. For some apps, native can provide richer user experiences, and use features of the device that are currently not easy to access on a browser. Because of this, many app owners believe that they should encourage users to install the native version of their online property or service. It’s not clear how aggressively to promote the apps, and a full page interstitial can interrupt the user from reaching their desired content.
On Google+ mobile web, we decided to take a closer look at our own use of interstitials. Internal user experience studies identified them as poor experiences, and Jennifer Gove gave a great talk at IO last year which highlights this user frustration.
Remove data structures noise from your tests with builders
By Carlos Ble on 2015-07-23
Clean code, Test Driven Development, Testing
Among other qualities good tests should be easy to read, quick to understand. When the test requires complex data structures to be sent to the SUT or to be part of a stubbed answer, it takes longer to read. Moreover those structures use to evolve as the production code does causing too many changes in […]
Update on the Autocomplete API
By Google Webmaster Central (firstname.lastname@example.org) on 2015-07-24
Google Search provides an autocomplete service that attempts to predict a query before a user finishes typing. For years, a number of developers have integrated the results of autocomplete within their own services using a non-official, non-published API that also had no restrictions on it. Developers who discovered the autocomplete API were then able to incorporate autocomplete services, independent of Google Search.
There have been multiple times in which the developer community’s reverse-engineering of a Google service via an unpublished API has led to great things. The Google Maps API, for example, became a formal supported API months after seeing what creative engineers could do combining map data with other data sources. We currently support more than 80 APIs that developers can use to integrate Google services and data into their applications.
Django Girls EuroPython 2015: Retrospective
By thatdocslady on 2015-07-25
It’s Saturday, July 25th 2015. Bilbao, Spain. I am sitting in the Bizkaia Aretoa building along with 10 Django Girls participants, coaches, and organizers, and we’re all sprinting on various Django Girls-related tasks.
Some are editing or translating the tutorial, others are improving the websites they built during the workshop. And me? I’m blogging about the amazing workshop and conference that preceded this weekend.