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What’s So Great About Hackathons?

Hackathon? What’s That? I’m sure many folks unfamiliar with the phrase “hackathon” will wonder whether it involves breaking in to a computer or telecommunications system and “hacking” passwords or some such security thing. Mass media and other government / special … Continue reading

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A Short Screenplay About Your Life

This Is Your Life And You Don’t Even Realize It [Cue Twilight Zone sounding music. FADE IN to a Rod Serling style NARRATOR standing in the foreground of a LIVING ROOM, lights dim. In the background, softly lit, is a … Continue reading

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Hackathons, For Love And Money

If you work in software development, you’ve no doubt heard of the concept of a hackathon: a marathon event (sometimes continuing through the night, with little to no sleep) where participants attempt to cobble (or hack, or jerry-rig) together a … Continue reading

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Douglas Hofstadter’s Impact On My Life – A Strange Feedback Loop

Douglas Hofstadter is one of those people who is known but to a few, yet is celebrated greatly among that small number. He is a professor of cognitive science, and learned in physics and philosophy, but he is a celebrity … Continue reading

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On Teaching And Inspiration

Several weeks ago I decided I would try to piggyback on the “codeyear” movement that’s received so much momentum and attention since the start of this year. It’s actually something I’ve wanted to do for some time myself – to … Continue reading

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