Hype Driven Development – DaftCode Blog Software development teams often make decisions about software architecture or technological stack based on inaccurate opinions, social media, and in general on what is considered to be “hot”, rather than solid research and any serious consideration of expected impact on their projects. I call this trend Hype Driven Development, perceive it harmful and advocate for a more professional approach I call “Solid Software Engineering”. Learn more about how it works and find out what you can do instead. New technology — new hope Welcome to Hackpad: Quick Intro Welcome to Hackpad: Quick Intro Hackpad is a simple way to capture, share and organize knowledge with your team. A Pad is an editable content page. A Collection is a label you can use with your team to stay organized.
John Maeda John Maeda (born 1966 in Seattle, Washington) is a Japanese-American graphic designer, computer scientist, academic, and author. His work in design, technology and leadership explores the area where the fields merge. He was the President of the Rhode Island School of Design from 2008 to 2013.  He is currently a Design Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Maeda was originally a software engineering student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, when he became fascinated with the work of Paul Rand and Muriel Cooper. Cooper was a director of MIT's Visual Language Workshop.
Open Data companies - 8 video case studies - Open Data Now#.U75QYemKC9I#.U75QYemKC9I#.U75QYemKC9I#.U75QYemKC9I#.U75QYemKC9I#.U75QYemKC9I Follow this site on Twitter and subscribe to biweekly Open Data Now Insights Over the last two months I’ve been fortunate to participate in several events that have featured some of the most innovative Open Data companies around today. We’ve collected hundreds of examples of these companies through the Open Data 500 study at the GovLab.
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Traynor's Eye: Meeting A Troll... I'm back on Twitter. I can imagine the cries of 'I knew he wouldn't last!' from the Twitterati. The Transition US Team Richard Heinberg is author of ten books, including The Party’s Over, Peak Everything, and the soon-to-be-released The End of Growth, Richard Heinberg is widely regarded as one of the world’s most effective communicators of the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels. With a wry, unflinching approach based on facts and realism, Richard exposes the tenuousness of our current way of life and offers a vision for a truly sustainable future. Senior Fellow-in-Residence at Post Carbon Institute, Richard is best known as a leading educator on Peak Oil—the point at which we reach maximum global oil production—and the resulting, devastating impact it will have on our economic, food, and transportation systems. But his expertise is far ranging, covering critical issues including the current economic crisis, food and agriculture, community resilience, and global climate change.
Lev Manovich Lev Manovich is an author of books on new media theory, professor in Computer Science program at City University of New York, Graduate Center, U.S. and visiting professor European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. Manovich's research and teaching focuses on digital humanities, new media art and theory, and software studies His best known book is The Language of New Media, which has been widely reviewed and translated into eight languages. According to two reviewers, this book offers "the first rigorous and far-reaching theorization of the subject" and "it places new media within the most suggestive and broad ranging media history since Marshall McLuhan". Manovich's new book Software Takes Command was published in 2013 by Bloomsbury and also released under a Creative Commons license.
What Can Open Data Entrepreneurs Do for Development? Four years ago the World Bank Group opened its data to the public hoping innovators would find new ways to use the data. At the same time, a growing number of governments were also opening up their data – to be more accountable, and to spur economic activity around the data. Today, the open data entrepreneur has emerged. About 500 companies that use open data in their business have sprung up in the United States alone, and similar businesses are cropping up all over the world, even in countries with limited data — let alone open data.