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Developer

Intro to Competitive Programming

There’s a world of hackathon “athletes” out there. Fascinating stuff.

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AI Maker Robotics

How to Build Your Own Retro Toy Robot

John Kennedy, a retro computer and IoT enthusiast who has a fascination for classic robot toys from the 80s. He’s finally got his hands on the toy he wanted from his youth, but instead of being content there, he’s given it a brain.

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Career

From mechanical to software engineering: a career switch story

In a recent episode of Data Driven, I spoke with Kristen Kehrer who started her career as a statistician before making the switch to data science. This got me thinking about other people who come a “STEM” field and made the switch over to coding. Here’s an interesting story about an aerospace engineer who came […]

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AI Data Driven Ethics Natural Language Processing

Justin Harrison on Virtual Posthumous Communications

In this episode of Data Driven, Andy and I interview Justin Harrison, the founder and CEO of YOV, You Only Virtual. YOV aims to develop means to provide posthumous communications, or being able to converse with the dead. This is not done via paranormal communications, seances, or Ouija boards, this is using AI to preserve […]

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AI Data Data Science Guest Post

Data Forensics in Police Case Work

The following is a guest post by Ainsely Lawrence Digital technology has improved life in numerous ways, and we are now more connected than ever. Yet for all of their positive traits, the digital devices we rely on are highly vulnerable to cybercrime and similar nefarious activities like catfishing. If your network isn’t secure, hackers […]

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Interesting

The Brilliant Engineering of Mecanum Wheels

Mecanum wheel-fitted robots or industrial machines can make a 180 degree turn without taking much space, whereas a normal forklift takes a lot of space and time to achieve the same task. Consider this perfect sideward movement of Mecanum wheeled machines. This would be tedious to achieve using normal wheels. Mecanum wheeled machines achieve all […]

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Interesting Windows

Bliss – The Story of Windows XP’s Famous Default Wallpaper

Bliss was used as Windows XP’s default wallpaper. For most people, that is all it will ever be. But behind this green hill and blue sky lies a story of ambition, passion, and spontaneity that defined a photographer’s legacy.

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Interesting

The Bug That Created “Free Public Wifi” Networks That Didn’t Work

And I always thought it was a honey pot. While it could still be a honey pot, the fact that a SSID could propagate this way is fascinating.

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Career

Every Experience Is An Opportunity To Learn

Here’s a great talk from the recent NoVA Code Camp 2021 Keynote delivered by Jeremy Sinclair. Do you recall a time you felt a spark of excitement watching a cartoon or listening to a song that had an influenced an idea? Do you remember the first time you saw an input box on a website […]

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Interesting

The Invention That Made Streaming Video Possible – The Lightbulb Moment

The early days of online video were plagued by low resolution, stamp-sized video, and unbearable buffering times. But one day that all changed. In the late 90s one breakthrough technology revolutionized streaming video, setting the foundation for the era of Netflix, YouTube, and much more.

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