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52 Weeks of Code

By Nate LaClaire —  January 21, 2010 — 2 Comments

I read in the January issue of Dream.In.Code‘s newsletter about a challenge called “52 Weeks of Code” that the site has launched. From the site:

For the next 52 weeks we will challenge you, and you will challenge yourself, to become a better programmer. The goal is to broaden your knowledge and understanding of various languages, programming concepts, and techniques. This is not a competition between members. There are no winners or losers. It is simply meant to expose you to new languages, new concepts, and bleeding edge technologies and help you learn.

A new challenge will be posted to the forum each Monday and will be designed to encourage exploration of the topics covered. The challenges will not be limited to any specific area of development (such as Web, games, etc.). The site is inviting programmers to submit their own challenges. In fact, it looks like this week’s challenge is one that was submitted in this manner.

This looks like a fun way to explore some new technologies and to re-familiarize myself with (or further explore) some technologies that aren’t so new to me. I probably won’t be able to participate on a weekly basis, but look forward to participating throughout the year. If you’re so inclined, post a comment and let me know that you’re doing the same so that we can keep in touch about it!

PubSubHubbub

By Nate LaClaire —  December 28, 2009 — 3 Comments

A brief overview of the PubSubHubbub protocol.

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Google Maps Navigation

By Nate LaClaire —  October 28, 2009 — Leave a comment

Sounds like another super Google product!

Back-to-School usually means preparing new courses and topics. Educators as well as students are looking for exciting and fresh content. We are happy to announce that we are able to share some new additions to Google Code University‘s repository of CS course materials just in time for the fall semester. As always, all of these course materials are Creative Commons licensed and can be reused and adapted to curricula at universities everywhere:

Please also check out our CS Resources page for updates on useful training materials.

But that’s not all! We want to encourage educators to contribute their great content to Google Code University. By implementing a submission form we hope to make the process easy and convenient. Just follow the big blue button on the homepage and tell us about your materials. We look forward to hearing from you!

By Andrea Held, Google Code University Team

A great site for computer science students and educators from Google!

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15 Minute SEO List

By Nate LaClaire —  November 29, 2008 — Leave a comment

Kelvin Chan clued me into a fantastic page from webconfs.com that lists the best and worst practices for search engine optimization. Check it out here:
15 Minute SEO List – Learn how to SEO

links for 2006-06-18

By Nate LaClaire —  June 18, 2006 — Leave a comment

Explore Mars

By Nate LaClaire —  March 15, 2006 — Leave a comment

I can’t find any information regarding when they did it, but Google has released a service called Google Mars. This new service allows visitors to travel the surface of Mars using the familiar Google Maps interface. Talk about a neat tool!

Google acquires Measure Map

By Nate LaClaire —  February 15, 2006 — Leave a comment

Google announced on Tuesday that it has acquired Measure Map. Measure Map is a neat statistics tool for blogs. It’s exciting news – I am sure that Measure Map will be good for Google and that Google will be good for Measure Map. Personally, I’m still waiting for an invitation to Google Analytics.

Googled Out

By Nate LaClaire —  February 14, 2006 — Leave a comment

I recently commented to a friend that I sometimes feel like I spend my entire life on Google. Until I saw my Google Trends today, though, I didn’t realize how right that statement was.

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It appears that I have made over 2000 searches on Google since last May. That doesn’t include all of the searches I have made when I wasn’t logged in to Google. Yikes! I need a life…