GitHub For Beginners: Commit, Push And Go [PART 2 of 2] | ReadWrite


In Part 1 of this two-part GitHub tutorial, we examined the main uses for GitHub and began the process of signing up for a GitHub account and creating our own local repository for code. Now that these steps have been accomplished, let’s add the first part of your project now by making your first commit to GitHub.

Read: GitHub For Beginners: Commit, Push And Go [PART 2 of 2] | ReadWrite

Related: GitHub For Beginners: Don’t Get Scared, Get Started [PART 1 of 2] | ReadWrite

GitHub For Beginners: Don’t Get Scared, Get Started [PART 1 of 2] | ReadWrite


It’s 2013, and there’s no way around it: you need to learn how to use GitHub. 

Why? Because it’s a social network that has completely changed the way we work. Having started as a developer’s collaborative platform, GitHub is now the largest online storage space of collaborative works that exists in the world. Whether you’re interested in participating in this global mind meld or in researching this massive file dump of human knowledge, you need to be here.

Read: GitHub For Beginners: Don’t Get Scared, Get Started  [PART 1 of 2] | ReadWrite.

CodeBender.CC Makes It Crazy Easy To Program Your Arduino Board From Your Browser | TechCrunch


The official Arduino IDE is a dour piece of software designed for uploading code to the ubiquitous and super-cool micro controller. It is a standalone, non-networked app that isn’t very pretty to look at. But what if you want to share code and upload programs right from your browser? That’s where CodeBender.cc comes in.

CodeBender is a browser-based IDE that supports uploading to nearly any Arduino board. You can use the program to copy sample code, browse code uploaded by other users, and even store private snippets. Because it is collaborative you can clone bits of code and use it in your own projects and there is even a curated list of cool snippets.

Full Post: CodeBender.CC Makes It Crazy Easy To Program Your Arduino Board From Your Browser | TechCrunch.

You may also like: 10 Arduino Projects That Blow Our Mind | Stephen’s Lighthouse | The Modern MLIS

What is reddit? | YouTube


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From Collaborative Coding to Wedding Invitations: GitHub Is Going Mainstream | Wired.com


“The open, collaborative workflow we have created for software development is so appealing that it’s gaining traction for non-software projects that require significant collaboration,” says GitHub cofounder and CEO Tom Preston-Werner.

With 3.4 million users, the five-year-old site is a runaway hit in the hacker community, the go-to place for coders to show off pet projects and crowdsource any improvements. But the company has grander ambitions: It wants to change the way people work. It’s starting with software developers for sure, but maybe one day anyone who edits text in one form or another — lawyers, writers, and civil servants — will do it the GitHub way.

See the full story: From Collaborative Coding to Wedding Invitations: GitHub Is Going Mainstream | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com.

Curious Brings Its “Learn Anything” Marketplace And Video Lesson Library To The iPad | TechCrunch


Perusing the Web, one quickly finds that learning platforms lean toward more academic subjects and mastery — online classes and courses — but what about more practical learning content and instruction? Sure, YouTube is rife with “how-to” videos, but separating the signal from the noise can take a lot of time.

It’s this problem (or opportunity) that led Justin Kitch to launch Curious back in May…Kitch saw an opportunity to capitalize on the rise of video-based education and offer curious minds, hobbyists and lifelong learners a place to peruse and find how-to content on any subject.

Like a combination of Skillshare and Udemy, Curious essentially aims to be a marketplace of how-to videos, allowing those experts and those who want to teach with those eager to learn from them…in a way that’s more targeted, navigable and interactive than YouTube.

Curious for iPad and Curious on the web.

Curious

via Curious Brings Its “Learn Anything” Marketplace And Video Lesson Library To The iPad | TechCrunch.

Mapping Creative Spaces Around The World | Co.Exist


If you’re looking for a creative space–a place to work that truly fosters collaboration, a place to learn new skills, a community of like-minded artists and entrepreneurs–you probably look on Yelp or do a Google search. That won’t yield much. These spaces are scattered across Yelp categories, and a Google search for “creative spaces” shows just a smattering of local spots. That’s what Berlin-based consulting studio ignore gravity discovered while researching creative spaces around the world.

So the studio pulled together data on hundreds of creative spaces and presented them in the Creative Space Explorer, a tool that lets users pinpoint creative spaces on a global map–and add their own. ” We define ‘creative space’ as an enviro that consciously is set up to trigger collaboration in a creative way,'” explains Max Krüger, one of the creators of Creative Space Explorer.

See the full article: Mapping Creative Spaces Around The World | Co.Exist | ideas + impact.

Mapping Creative Spaces Around The World | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

14 Fantastic Free Tools for Design Collaboration | Mashable


There’s a wealth of excellent collaboration tools to make it easier to get feedback and approve artwork in a timely, professional manner. For freelancers or small agencies on a tight budget, these free tools can make sharing design concepts in real time a breeze, without breaking the bank. via 14 Fantastic Free Tools for Design Collaboration | Mashable

The 14 tools reviewed are:

  1. Red Pen
  2. Bounce
  3. Flatsies
  4. Prevue
  5. Marqueed
  6. GoVisually
  7. Invision App
  8. Design Drop
  9. Framebench
  10. Concept Inbox
  11. Skwibl
  12. EasyProof
  13. Apollo
  14. Redmark

Top Ten (10) Social Media Competencies for Information Professionals | The Search Principle


Top Ten (10) Social Media Competencies for Information Professionals | The Search Principle

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Top Ten (10) Social Media Competencies for Information Professionals (2013)

  1. Understand, explain and teach others about the principles and trends of social mediaweb 2.0 (and library 2.0 / archives 2.0)
  2. List major tools, categories and affordances of social media
  3. Apply social media to solve information problems, and communicate digitally with users
  4. Use social networking sites for promotional, reference and instructional services in libraries
  5. Navigate, evaluate and create content on social networking sites
  6. Follow netiquette, conform to ethical standards and interact appropriately with others online
  7. Explain copyright, security and privacy issues on social media to colleagues and user communities
  8. Understand the importance of digital identity and reputation management in a social media age
  9. Explain related terminology such as collaboration 2.0, remix and open source
  10. Renew social media competencies, advocate for institutional strategies and policiesand build evidence base in social media