We’re super excited to be working with Silicon Straits to launch Get Hacking, a startup committed to promoting STEM education and the Maker Movement in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
Our first public event was at the Mini Maker Faire, where we helped the Sustainable Living Lab set up the electronics in their amazing (sorry) cardboard maze, and demoed our indoor HazeCast haze detection unit. We’ve now added a mini-store for littleBits at the Get Hacking website, and there’ll be more classes and kits to come in the next few months — sign up at Get Hacking to stay updated!
I’m awfully curious about what the new batch of iOS apps will look like when iOS 7 is released in a couple of months’ time — I doubt designers will be happy to just take on the default look (white background-blur navigation bar, coloured labels, flatter tab bars), so I’m waiting to see what a custom theme, that still manage to fit in iOS 7, looks like. (Much like how we ended up with coloured, textured navigation bars that kept the basic shapes in iOS 1 - 6.)
Consensus on this page seems to be: fewer textures, solid-colour navigation bars with blurry (“frosted glass”) backgrounds, elements that go edge-to-edge, and even more blurry backgrounds.
I guess you could say it all began when I took that Brogramming class in high school. To be specific, there’s one person you can blame: my Brogramming teacher. I was in need of a father-figure, and he was just that: a likable authority, a brominent brofessor.
Sass 3.2 has finally come out last week as a stable release, bringing in a slew of new features to help you write cleaner and more maintainable stylesheets. Here are some modern web development techniques that leverage these features.
For much of the course I felt like a bystander. Here I was watching a set of videos chosen by my professor. I may or may not have a quiz at the end of the week to gauge my learning. The videos were interesting, but I left feeling like I hadn’t participated. […] I can’t tell you the name of a single other person that was in this course and it started with over 40,000. I think that’s a shame and something they could improve on.
I’ve yet to pass a single Coursera course myself—I’ve failed Algorithms and HCI so far. However, I do feel like I’ve really learned something from the parts of the courses I’ve taken, and I appreciate how Coursera and other MOOCs (what a great name) have encouraged all these subject matter experts to curate and present all this useful information in brief, easily digestible chunks for teachers and students.
Khan Academy does Computer Science, courtesy of John Resig, creator of jQuery. His blog post goes into some detail about the pedagogy they’ve adopted and the technology behind it. Looks promising, and we’ll see if we can try this out with students at some point.