Open Sourcing Polijuice Potion

Have you ever heard of the phrase “contribute to the open source”? What comes to your mind when you hear it? For me it used to be the question of “how do you get time to do this on top of your regular job?” I was a full-time student working 20 hours a week. I just did not have time for contributing to open source. I knew what it was, but never got to experience it, plus I did not really know how to get started. However, last week I realized something: Continue reading “Open Sourcing Polijuice Potion”

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Open Sourcing Polijuice Potion

Hobbits and Aussies: How to teach your computer to learn new things?

Happy Hour of Code week! Today I am going to talk about a really fun topic. Machine learning! What is machine learning?

Have you ever seen a Google car? Have you looked in your email and noticed that some of your emails go directly to your inbox, while others are classified as spam?  These are all examples of machine learning in action.

Your computer is not very smart without you. It does what you tell it to do, well and very fast. But can it learn to do other things? To recognize patterns, just as humans do? Continue reading “Hobbits and Aussies: How to teach your computer to learn new things?”

Hobbits and Aussies: How to teach your computer to learn new things?

Being a Time Lord: Life-long learning

It may be just my Whovian mind, but I see the career of a software developer somewhat being like a Time Lord. You travel through space and time, meet a ton of cool people who you build software for and with, but most importantly you learn, you learn always. Unless you are in a job where you are stuck developing ancient software (very few of those left), odds are the technologies you work with change. A lot. And you have to keep learning them to stay cool and current. How? Continue reading “Being a Time Lord: Life-long learning”

Being a Time Lord: Life-long learning