Pre-Compiler

14 01, 2017

Functional Programming 101

By |2017-01-14T09:10:36-05:00January 14th, 2017|

As an advocate of functional programming, I'm regularly asked "I've tried to learn functional programming a number of times, but how do I apply this to my everyday work?". One of the hardest parts about learning a new technical skill or concept can be finding ways to apply those skills in our daily practice, especially when constrained by time or money to achieve a specific goal. Sometimes, one of the best ways to learn is to break away from what we're used to and learn in a totally new environment, the better to bring those new experiences and ideas back [...]

14 01, 2017

Git Hands-On Workshop

By |2017-01-14T09:10:37-05:00January 14th, 2017|

No matter how long you've been using Git, it becomes much easier to use once you approach it with the understanding that it's fundamentally different from a centralized VCS, and grok just enough of its internals to wipe away those scary "will it break? what just happened?" feelings. Act I of this precompiler will focus on how Git works under the hood, from content to configuration. To develop a mental model of how Git works and why, we'll introduce its core concepts with "The Git Parable" by Tom Preston-Warner. Around that core model we will build a more complete understanding [...]

14 01, 2017

Hands-on Techno-Fashion

By |2017-01-14T09:10:37-05:00January 14th, 2017|

A morphing of technology, convenience and aesthetics results in a wide range of possibilities in the world of wearables and techno-fashion. According to a recent ABI Research report, wearable health and fitness devices are expected to hit 169.5 million in five years, a huge jump from the nearly 21 million devices sold in 2013. This hands on workshop will immerse participants into the world of programmable e-textiles through a simple development board. Join in collaborating to invent and create your own techno-fashion project. Dream up a GPS dog collar or make a dazzling tiara. The technology is as easy as [...]

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