Win a year of access to O'Reilly Safari eBooks, videos, and more
Dec11

Win a year of access to O'Reilly Safari eBooks, videos, and more

We’re kicking off our third straight week of holiday giveaways with a one-year subscription to O’Reilly Safari, a US $399/year membership that gives you access to thousands of technology and business ebooks, videos, live online trainings, and real-time support from experts. read...

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What is a blockchain smart contract?
Dec11

What is a blockchain smart contract?

The first thing to know about blockchain smart contracts is they’re not contracts, smart, or necessarily on a blockchain. They are, in fact, singularly ill-named.1 Let’s address these issues in reverse order, and we should find out exactly what a smart contract actually is along the way. First, an introduction to what transactions are and things that aren’t transactions. read...

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How to use WeKan to manage your work
Dec11

How to use WeKan to manage your work

Managing your work—figuring out which tasks to carry out and scheduling them—can be difficult. Not only are other things competing for your attention, there’s only so much time in the day for you to do what you need or want to do. There are any number of tools that you can use to help manage your workflow. You’ve probably used or test driven as many (or maybe even more) than I have. One that I find effective is...

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Election night hackathon supports civic engagement
Dec11

Election night hackathon supports civic engagement

On November 7, 2017, members of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) community came together for the annual Election Night Hackathon held in the Simone Center for Student Innovation. This marked the seventh anniversary of a civic tradition for the FOSS @ MAGIC community, in which students and faculty analyze civic problems in the local community, state, or country and propose a project to address them. read...

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Mozilla's new voice recognition model, fixing the GPL, and more news
Dec09

Mozilla's new voice recognition model, fixing the GPL, and more news

In this week’s edition of our open source news roundup, we look at Mozilla’s new speech recognition model, how big players in open source are moving to help the GPL, and more. read...

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Learn how to classify images with TensorFlow
Dec08

Learn how to classify images with TensorFlow

Recent advancements in deep learning algorithms and hardware performance have enabled researchers and companies to make giant strides in areas such as image recognition, speech recognition, recommendation engines, and machine translation. Six years ago, the first superhuman performance in visual pattern recognition was achieved. read...

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