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Learn to Code: the Open Source way

  There are many ways to get started with programming. Some people choose an education at a University, some people take (online) programming courses, and others read many, many books. However, there are other ways. Let’s call this way the Open Source Way. What I call The Open Source Way of

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Making music with Ruby & Sonic Pi

A couple of weeks ago I went to one of my favorite conferences: Euruko. Besides from having a great time meeting new & old friends, I got to see some amazing and inspiring talks! One of them was from Joseph Wilk: Programming as a Performance (There’s a video of this

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Enabling the Future: the magic of 3D printing

  A couple of weeks ago, I received an email about Enabling the Future and I’d really like to spend a few words on this amazing initiative. e-NABLE volunteers donate their time, skills and the use 3D printers to help others by printing 3D prosthetic hands. From their website: “What

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Videos We Love: Docker for Developers

 In cooperation with Videos We Love, a platform for sharing excellent technical videos, we will share their best rated monthly video. This week, we  will  share the video of June 2015, which was chosen by a small jury as the highest rated video.   This time, we’re recommending the video ‘Docker

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Pencil Code: A Programming Primer

Last month, I was in Boston to attend the Google RISE Summit 2015.  As some of you may know, I work for VHTO, the Dutch national expert organization on girls and women in science and technology. We attended the summit, because VHTO received a Google RISE Award for their DigiVita

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5 resources to learn AngularJS

Today I’ll share another great ‘list of 5’.  Five resources to learn AngularJS. I hope these recourses will help you with building some awesome Web applications. Enjoy reading! According to their website: “AngularJS is a structural framework for dynamic web apps. It lets you use HTML as your template language

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Kickstarter: Makey Makey GO

The creators of the original Makey Makey,  the invention kit that turns everyday objects into input devices, have launched a new Kickstarter Campaign a few days ago, to create a new device: the Makey Makey GO. It’s clear that this project is having just as much interest from the community as

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Bomberbot, the Review

Some time ago, we reviewed Lightbot, a platform to learn how understand the basics of programming. Today, we are reviewing another of those platforms, named Bomberbot. Bomberbot, like Lightbot, is another game in which you have to program your robot to walk through a maze, in which you get challenges

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Let Lightbot Help You Understand Programming

Today, I was on the road and didn’t have access to my computer. However, I was asked to explain some coffee concepts. Having only limited time, I searched the Play store instead, and found this cute application called Lightbot. Lightbot, available on Android and iOS (and even in Flash), is one

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Code Monkeys Will Make You a Great Programmer

Everyone has to start somewhere, and why not start with with the basics of programming by playing an easy online game! Currently, there are more and more games available to play online which will teach you how to program, and CodeMonkey is one of them. Created by the awesome people from

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