Using Pygame to move your game character around

Full Article : Opensource.com – https://opensource.com/article/17/12/game-python-moving-player In the first article in this series, I explained how to use Python to create a simple, text-based dice game. In the second part, we began building a game from scratch, starting with creating the game’s environment. And, in the third installment, we created … Read more

4 successful open source business models to consider

Full Article : Opensource.com – https://opensource.com/article/17/12/open-source-business-models When I first discovered open source, the idea of building a business around it seemed counterintuitive. However, as I grew more familiar with the movement, I realized that open source software companies were not an anomaly, rather a result of the freedoms open source … Read more

Getting started with a TensorFlow surgery classifier with TensorBoard data viz

Full Article : Opensource.com – https://opensource.com/article/17/12/how-to-tensorboard The most challenging part of deep learning is labeling, as you’ll see in part one of this two-part series, Learn how to classify images with TensorFlow. Proper training is critical to effective future classification, and for training to work, we need lots of accurately … Read more

14 practical resources for DevOps practitioners

Full Article : Opensource.com – https://opensource.com/article/17/12/devops-reads Are you looking for good reading material to help you implement (or strengthen) DevOps in your organization? DevOps expert Chris Short offers 14 options for your consideration in his All Things Open 2017 Lightning Talk. Most of Chris’ recommendations are books, several are websites, … Read more

Build a game framework with Python using the Pygame module

Full Article : Opensource.com – https://opensource.com/article/17/12/game-framework-python In my first article in this series, I explained how to use Python to create a simple, text-based dice game. This time, I’ll demonstrate how to use the Python module Pygame to create a graphical game. It will take several articles to get a game … Read more

A step-by-step guide to building open culture

Full Article : Opensource.com – https://opensource.com/open-organization/17/12/whitehurst-workbook-introduction When we published The Open Organization in 2015, it ignited a spark of curiosity among companies of all shapes and sizes about what having an “open” culture really means. Even when I have the opportunity to talk to other companies about the benefits of … Read more

An introduction to Joplin, an open source Evernote alternative

Full Article : Opensource.com – https://opensource.com/article/17/12/joplin-open-source-evernote-alternative Joplin is an open source cross-platform note-taking and to-do application. It can handle a large number of notes, organized into notebooks, and can synchronize them across multiple devices. The notes can be edited in Markdown, either from within the app or with your own … Read more

Introducing the Open Organization Workbook

Full Article : Opensource.com – https://opensource.com/open-organization/17/12/openorg-workbook-release The open organization community at Opensource.com is proud to announce the immediate release of The Open Organization Workbook, the sixth book in the Open Organization book series. The Open Organization Workbook features contributions from more than 30 managers, educators, technologists, consultants, and other experts, … Read more

45 ways to stay out of trouble this holiday season (an article wish list)

Full Article : Opensource.com – https://opensource.com/article/17/12/article-wish-list On behalf of the Opensource.com editorial team, we wish you a fun holiday season and a Happy New Year! If you’re taking time off over the holiday break and worried about what you’ll do with your free time, we’ve got a list of 45 article … Read more

Mining cryptocurrency with Raspberry Pi and Storj

Full Article : Opensource.com – https://opensource.com/article/17/12/raspberry-pi-cryptocurrency-mining I’m always looking for ways to map hot technologies to fun, educational classroom use. One of the most interesting, and potentially disruptive, technologies over the past few years is cryptocurrencies. In the early days, one could profitably mine some of the most popular cryptocurrencies, … Read more

Asynchronous decision-making: Helping remote teams succeed

Full Article : Opensource.com – https://opensource.com/article/17/12/asynchronous-decision-making Asynchronous decision-making is a strategy that enables geographically and culturally distributed software teams to make decisions more efficiently. In this article, I’ll discuss some of the principles and tools that make this approach possible. read more

Win a year of access to O'Reilly Safari eBooks, videos, and more

Full Article : Opensource.com – https://opensource.com/article/17/12/holiday-oreilly-safari-giveaway We’re kicking off our third straight week of holiday giveaways with a one-year subscription to O’Reilly Safari, a US $399/year membership that gives you access to thousands of technology and business ebooks, videos, live online trainings, and real-time support from experts. read more

What is a blockchain smart contract?

Full Article : Opensource.com – https://opensource.com/article/17/12/whats-blockchain-smart-contract The first thing to know about blockchain smart contracts is they’re not contracts, smart, or necessarily on a blockchain. They are, in fact, singularly ill-named.1 Let’s address these issues in reverse order, and we should find out exactly what a smart contract actually is along the … Read more

Election night hackathon supports civic engagement

Full Article : Opensource.com – https://opensource.com/article/17/12/rit-election-night-hackathon On November 7, 2017, members of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) community came together for the annual Election Night Hackathon held in the Simone Center for Student Innovation. This marked the seventh anniversary of a civic tradition for the FOSS @ MAGIC community, … Read more

Learn how to classify images with TensorFlow

Full Article : Opensource.com – https://opensource.com/article/17/12/tensorflow-image-classification-part-1 Recent advancements in deep learning algorithms and hardware performance have enabled researchers and companies to make giant strides in areas such as image recognition, speech recognition, recommendation engines, and machine translation. Six years ago, the first superhuman performance in visual pattern recognition was achieved. read … Read more