Andrew Delikat, Tae-Hwan Jo, and Brian Weidenbaum built their Honey Badger stock picker at Hack Reactor, a 12-week bootcamp for programmers. All three had backgrounds in economics and technology, and they joined the program to shore up their programming skills. Hack Reactor students work 11 hours a day, six days a week on projects meant to further their understanding of computer science — such as massive peer-to-peer systems that set new records for solving weird math puzzles.
I've been following the progress of OpenShot, an open source video editor, for the past few years. I think it achieves just the right balance between ease-of-use and a rich feature set. When I heard about the OpenShot Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, I was one of the first to contribute. By the deadline, their intended fund raising goal was more than doubled at $45,000+. This success also meant that OpenShot 2.0 will become available on Windows and Macintosh. Considering that video consumers constitute more than 50% of all Internet traffic and that every passing year this figure continues to rise, a free, high-quality video editing program for Linux, Macintosh and Windows is sure to cause quite a stir. The possibilities are endless for new authors of documentaries, narrative films, and personal video projects.
The Free Software Foundation today has come out for "the first time we've ever been able to encourage people to buy and use a laptop as-is." The Free Software Foundation now backs one laptop model as respecting the customer's freedoms, but are the hardware specs any good?
Open-source magic is not about slapping magical secrets up on YouTube; there are more than enough eager teenagers and fun-ruiners willing to do that. Instead, it takes a lesson from the open-source technology activists who believe that better innovation comes through collaboration.
WebODF is a new open-source projet that allows ODF document files to be displayed within a web-browser. WebODF is used by the new OwnCloud release for its collaborative, web-based ODF file editing.
Governments Increasingly Leaning Towards Free Software in the Wake of NSA Scandals and Economic PressuresSubmitted by Roy Schestowitz on Wednesday 18th of December 2013 03:15:25 PM Filed under
Given these slow strides towards software freedom it is easier to become optimists and hope that within a few years taxpayers will get to see (and use or even redistribute) the software that are paying for. For the public sector the rules should be very different from whatever applies to private businesses.
Being stuck in the neighbourhood between Russian and Europe, Hungary has suffered much conflict. The latest is over software. The government has identified that it’s IT is 15 years out of date and seeks to come up to speed ASAP.
Bringing together people with high-energy and motivation to create startups that have the potential to make a positive impact on society is a great endeavour. It takes vision to bring together inspiring leaders on one platform and create an environment where their best skills are put to use for a larger cause. C3 Inspire is one of those organizations and thrives on such a vision.
The University of Washington (UW) has deployed Kuali Student, a student information system built on Kuali open source platform. The SIS includes modules for student academic planning as well as course and program development.
The institution selected rSmart to lead the implementation of the new SIS. The company develops enterprise-level open source software for colleges and universities.