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Ninety Days on Github

Ninety days ago, I unknowingly started my first real Github streak. I didn’t really decide to start a streak until I was about 17 days in, but since then I’ve been very conscious to keep it going. I’ve thought about … Continue reading

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Github streak days 31-60: What I’ve learned

About two months ago I started writing some lessons for an Introduction to Programming class I was about to teach. I was using IPython Notebook to write those lessons, so I decided to put the notebooks on GitHub. I worked … Continue reading

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What I’ve learned from my first 30-day GitHub streak

Today marks the end of my first 30-day streak of making contributions on GitHub. I had no intentions of starting a streak, but now that I’ve got one going, it’s addictive. More importantly, I find I am learning a great … Continue reading

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Intro to Programming, Fall 2013

This page includes some links we are using in Introduction to Programming (using Python), for fall 2013. The index page for class lessons is here. From that page, you can get to any of our class lessons. We are writing … Continue reading

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Gittip is About People, not Products

Why “Distributed Genius Grants” is the perfect tagline for Gittip In case you haven’t heard, Gittip is a crowdfunding platform that allows you to make anonymous, recurring donations to people whose work you value.┬áThe tagline for Gittip recently changed from … Continue reading

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Interpreting the Common Core Standards “Public License”

As a teacher with strong ties to the open source software community, I view the Common Core standards with a bit of skepticism. I see many benefits to having a common set of standards, but I also see some serious … Continue reading

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A Gittip Milestone: $100k per year in distributions

Many people have been watching Gittip, wondering if it will grow to have a significant impact on the open source ecosystem. ┬áHere is an interesting calculation I punched into my phone this morning: $1933.14 x 52 = $100,523.28 Gittip is … Continue reading

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