Archive for the ‘Software Development’ Category

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Killer App Hackathon (in St. Charles, IL)

May 24th, 2012 Comments off

Bring your game: Three sessions, two days, one objective: Create the world’s first killer M2M app!

June 11-13, 2012 during the Connected World Conference at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL

Hackers nationwide are invited to participate in the first ever M2M app Hackathon-with fame and fortune as the reward for your creativity and skills! We provide the energy drinks, snacks, developer kits, and the room to code-all day and all night. The winners will receive not only cash, but a secure place in the history of hacking-guaranteed by a cover story in the nationally distributed Connected World magazine.

Drop your mouse and check out these incentives:
1st place: $3,000 plus be featured on the cover of Connected World magazine and mentioned in the cover story
2nd place: $1,500
3rd place: an iPad
4th place: a cellular signal booster

About the Hackathons:
Join us June 11 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., and grab some free food and drink, as well as your developer kit to get started. You may participate in one or all three Hackathon sessions-either as an individual or as a team. Space is limited so sign up to participate today.

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Programming Languages

October 14th, 2011 1 comment

So anyone want to guess at how many different programming languages exist? And have been used at least a couple of times? I discovered the following interesting URL: Basically it lists a large number (>100) of different programming tasks and algorithms . You pick your algorithm, then they show you contributions coded in different programming languages. Granted there are occasionally holes in the matrix, yet it is amazing how much programming languages are similar and yet different.

Alternately you can go to the language tab on the left and look at all the algorithms contributed in that language.

Hopefully you find it useful.  —John Emrich

Why Software Is Eating the World

October 7th, 2011 Comments off

Marc Andreesen, creator of Netscape, discusses in the Wall Street Journal why he believes that the business giants of the future will be whoever has the best software; it’s well worth a read… Marc Andreessen on Why Software Is Eating the World –