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Silicon Valley Goes Hollywood: Top Coders Can Now Get Agents - Businessweek (An earlier version of this story ran online.) Max Nanis’s website prominently features about two dozen head shots of the skinny, scruffy 22-year-old Southern Californian with his shirt off. At the top of his “About” page, there’s a personalized contact number (936-CALL-MAX) and a link to 10X Management, his professional representation. Minecraft for Educators - Canvas Network Starts January 26, 2015 The course will introduce you to Minecraft and MinecraftEDU, setting up your own server, Managing classes, creating context and subject specific materials and contain example lesson and curriculum plans for you to use. Our course is for anyone who is interested in using Minecraft on your platform of choice to help others to learn. You could be a Teacher in Primary school looking to get kids interested in History, or a High School Teacher looking to run lunch clubs in coding and crafting, or maybe you are a parent who is home-schooling their child and would like to use the power of their favourite game to get them interested in writing fiction. Whatever your background we are here to help you get started with using Minecraft in an educational context. Joel Mills

Learning Google Script: 5 Best Sites & Tutorials to Bookmark How often do you use Google services? If you’re like me, the answer is “all the time”. I use Google Drive to store files. Sometimes, I use Google Docs to write articles (although I prefer Apple’s Pages and iA Writer more). Data-binding Revolutions with Object.observe() In November 2015, it was announced on esdiscuss that the Object.observe() proposal is being withdrawn from TC39. Introduction A revolution is coming. About An overview of Kodu. (Click to play) Kodu lets kids create games on the PC and Xbox via a simple visual programming language. Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming. Anyone can use Kodu to make a game, young children as well as adults with no design or programming skills.

Cascade: fighting Alzheimer's disease through gameplay When building Cascade, once we decided how to represent the brain, we then had to work out how to navigate it. We had been back and forth over this issue. Ideally we wanted a fully navigable 3d Space, but had almost resolved to make a planar environment that had a limited number of Cells to explore. Again this was not the intended representation, we wanted the landscape to be vast, a near everlasting space of brain cells, to convey the magnitude of the brain. Each of the cells in an individual battle ground against Alzheimer’s disease. But they are all interconnected and when one falls it effects the integrity of its neighbours.

Teach Coding in the Classroom: Resources from ISTE '14 I was super excited to attend Hack Education (originally called “EdubloggerCon”), an all-day unconference held the Friday before the formal start of ISTE 2014. This interactive day of learning, now in its eighth year, was touted to me as the event to attend in Atlanta, and it did not disappoint. The informal, small-group conversations were inclusive and welcoming. 8 free sites that teach you how to program Developed in 2011, the main focus of Code Academy is to teach you how to code so that you can transform your career. It features a number of success stories from individuals who knew little to nothing about coding and went on to have fruitful careers as programmers. Code Academy covers a lot of ground, including how to make interactive websites. You can take courses in Rails, Angularjs, Rails Auth, The Command Line, HTML & CSS, JavaScript, iQuery, PHP, Python and Ruby. They are constantly adding new programs as well, so if nothing piques your interest now, you can always check back in a few months to see what they have added to their course load. The courses on Code Academy are free and it has become a well-known and respected resource for anyone yearning to learn how to code.

Glitchspace Glitchspace is a first person programming game that's centred around a visual programming mechanic. Set in a cyberspace world, you are trying to find a place known as Glitchspace - a by-product of cyberspace and its various glitches. A world that would allow for infinite possibilities, and access across all systems in cyberspace through exploitation. Through problem solving, it's up to you how you approach the in-game challenges; find glitches in the cyberspace world, and exploit them in various different ways, allowing for a emergent play experience. Glitchspace is available on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, and was developed with the Oculus Rift in mind.

10 Best Responsive Parallax WordPress Themes Parallax is when things look to be at a different position when viewed along different sightlines. It’s one of the biggest trends in 2013, gaining immense popularity after Apple announced iOS 7 with parallax backgrounds. Now, the trend continues with iOS 8 and Mac OS X Yosemite. This concept is also popular in web design, which is slightly different but holds the same principle. Parallax scrolling is a really cool way to set your website apart from the regular design that your competition is probably using. This special scrolling technique in web design creates an illusion of depth wherein background images move by the camera slower than foreground images. CodeDay Dallas Is this a "hackathon"? CodeDay is a place for people who are interested in learning something new and meeting new people. It is not focused on winning awards or getting jobs, so we do not call CodeDay a hackathon. Do I need to come with a team?

Echochrome The game was first announced at E3 2007.[7] The game was released in Japan on March 19, 2008[1] on UMD and for download on the PlayStation Store with a demo released on the Japanese PlayStation Network on March 6, 2008. The North American release of Echochrome is only available on the PlayStation Network.[8] A demo was released in North America on April 24, 2008. It was followed by the full version on May 1, 2008.[9] Updates that rotate the set of user created levels occur periodically.[10][11] PlayStation 3 Trophies were made available for the console version in North America via a patch on December 11, 2008, which features 10 trophies. It includes 2 gold trophies, 1 silver trophy, and 7 bronze trophies.

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