All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘programming’

Google Summer Of Code Gets Over 1,000 Student Participants

Now that summer has begun for all those kids still in college, it’s high time to find a summer job. If you’re a programmer or developer in college, chances are you already have that summer job. Google Summer of Code exploded this year with over 1,000 students representing countries from all around the world. In its eighth year running, Summer …

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NASA Taps App Developers to Improve Access to Planetary Data System

Even if you do happen to be NASA, sorting through 100 terabytes of data and images amassed over the past thirty years of planetary exploration is still a daunting task. NASA, however, had decided to make the best of the situation and announced an open competition for developers to build mobile and web-based apps that will increase the general public’s …

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Project Glass Engineer Teaches You How To Program Driverless Cars

Sebastian Thrun is a Google Fellow and VP, a Stanford Professor, and the co-founder fo Udacity.com. He’s also on the Project Glass team, which last week, unveiled the much talked about Google glasses. He was one of the names that signed the initial announcement post for Project Glass on Google+. It just so happens that he is also involved with …

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Computer Science Training A Must For Teachers

We reported last week that there’s a movement among adults to learn programming languages. It would seem that people from every profession was interesting in learning programming, because they’re not content in just knowing how to use computers. While it’s important for adults to learn a bit of programming, it’s even more important that we begin teaching our children these …

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Google Code Jam 2012 Now Accepting Challengers

Code Jams are kind of like the Olympics for developers and programmers. It’s a grueling days long competition to see who can solve the most challenging algorithms that the organizer of the event can throw at them. If that sounds like your kind of thing, Google wants to you to compete in their event. Google announced yesterday on their blog …

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GDC 2012: Ubisoft Creates Engine Room, Blog For Developers By Developers

GDC is a great place for developers to share insights and ideas with each other for one week a year. Ubisoft wants to create the GDC experience year round with a new blog directed at developers. The new blog is called Engine Room and it was created “as a result of the employees’ desire to spread their knowledge and expertise …

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Computer Programs That Think Like Humans

In the 1800s, “intelligence” meant that you were good at memorizing things. Today “intelligence” is measured through IQ tests where the average score for humans is 100. Researchers at the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have created a computer program that can score 150. IQ tests are based on two types …

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Google Announces DartBox 2D

Google announced the release of DartBox 2D, a Dart port for Box2D, the 2D physics engine for games. Dart, for the uninitiated, is a web programming language Google developed, and revealed last year at the GOTO conference. “At Google we’ve written our share of web apps, and we’ve tried in many ways to make improvements to that development process, short …

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