We caught up with Dave Lester, soon-to-be graduate of UC Berkeley’s School of Information and a web developer who told us about his drone hacking project, the importance of code integration, and his upcoming foray into open source at Twitter.
Famo.us, a San Francisco-based HTML5 platform maker, is making its platform free for developers and has new technology that makes its HTML5 platform even more robust.
Demand for programmers with Scala expertise continues to grow, according to job postings on Indeed.com. But things aren’t that simple. If you cut the data other ways, you can pretty much see what you want to see.
Journalism schools have to do a much better job teaching prospective reporters about the programming skills needed to tell data-driven, visual stories on web pages, not front pages, says the executive director of Northwestern University’s Knight News Innovation Lab.
Meteor Development, the hot startup that aims to remake enterprise software development, picked up some pretty impressive coin in a $11.2 million Series A funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with contributions from Matrix Partners. Rod Johnson will join Meteor’s board.