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The following is a good list of resources to start figuring out how to get your site optimized for search engines. If anyone has any additional tips, let us know in the comments:continue to story
If you need to really concentrate, you probably want to get rid of your social networks first. The way we block these sites and services is by redirecting the site's hostname to our local machine. That way any requests made to say, facebook or twitter, are redirected back to us instead of being sent out to their servers, effectively eliminating our ability to be distracted. It is reversible, so don't worry.continue to story
Check out the navy's railgun that is entering sea tests. It's build by General Atomics and is pretty impressive. Here is a wired article with more info.
I've never had a mentor, so I don't know if it comes naturally or should I be asking people to mentor me. How do you find people and develop that relationship? Do you just come right out and ask?
Another problem is that all the people I respect seem to not have very much time or are impossible to contact. How do I find a mentor on the level or beyond where I would like to be headed?
Recently, I was chatting with a friend about startups, investing, trends, life, and we came upon the topic of the "Internet of Things" (IoT). He smirked, and I could sense his jaded reaction before he even opened his mouth to respond.continue to story
Come check out the Robot Block Party near Stanford April 9th 1-4pm. Myself and a bunch of other interesting folks and robots will be there hanging out.
More info and free tickets here: http://www.svrobo.org/calendar/robot-block-party
I have been meaning to add this to my collection, I have heard just about every computer scientist talk about it!
This is what I personally cut my teeth on. It taught me some of the basic valuable lessons every introductory programmer should learn. Still applicable today as it was in 1978/1988 -- a true classic that everyone should read through at least once.
I had joined the 2nd cohort at MakerSquare in fall of 2013 (proof! http://blog.themakersquare.com/2013/09/11/makersquare-student-spotlight-nikhil-daftary-living-the-developer-dream/).
Prior to MakerSquare, I had tried learning Ruby and JS on my own, through countless books and online tutorials. Having completed a few guides, I realized that my ability to learn "how to code" was hindered simply by my style of learning. I love interactive q/a style learning, which is what led me to MakerSquare.
Of the different programs out there, the one thing I would urge others to consider is that they place a heavy amount of weight onto prework completed (how much work you've done ahead of time) and community-fit. If you're a solo worker and not a fan of collaborative environments, you may want to consider other programs.
Anyways, long story short, I would whole heartedly recommend this program. As classmates, I had former programmers, retail store workers, a professional photographer and even a former elementary teacher. Out of the program, each of the students were working as professional front-end engineers (junior developers) within weeks of graduating. So safe to say, MakerSquare has a great professional network, and they know how to teach code.
The classroom environment (the location on Congress ave) was a bit cramped at times. But from what I've heard the class size is now capped at 18, vs. 30 or so when I went through.
All the 'issues' I had (space constraints, less than ideal student:instructor ratio, and focus on advanced concepts (algorithms and data structures) has been completely addressed. According to the staff, Cohort 5 is operating on an almost night/day difference of curriculum than what I had.
So not only do I give the program 5 stars, I would (and likely will) retake the course to take advantage of their newest curriculum.
I teach here so I may or may not be biased, but our students have been hired by the likes of facebook and tesla. AMA
One year ago today I sat down and started a project that has changed my life. That sounds totally corny but it’s true. April 1st of last year was day one of my 180 websites in 180 days project and I was super nervous. I had no idea how to code. My computer broke and I was using a borrowed laptop. And I set up this crazy learning challenge where if I failed everyone would see it. Clearly I was nuts. I remember thinking to myself if the project did fail I could call it an elaborate April Fool’s joke.continue to story
The ideation process for entrepreneurial endeavors is often times the most glorified process of the start-up process. In movies it is seen as the 'ah-ha!' moment that magically comes said individual. But this is rarely the case, and if it is, the idea is usually lackluster at best.continue to story