It’s Christmas-comes-early for geeks.
With the magic of Wikipedia and the science of statistics and probability, Facebook managed to turn a garbage dump of letters into remarkably well-structured data. Here’s how.
A robotic arm, equipped with audio and video hardware, provides a direct link from the supervisor to the situation and machinery. The arm also contains a projector, so the supervisor can literally draw out a plan of attack and overlay it on the onsite engineer’s view.
Robert Kahn, Vinton Cerf, Louis Pouzin, Tim Berners Lee and Marc Andreesseen win the inaugural Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.
Editor’s Pick Facebook engineers all go through six weeks of indoctrination and learning the hard way to find the teams they’ll be on for years. Here’s our look inside the bootcamp process.
Twitter has just upgraded the machinery behind its search, this time with added real-time human computation!
No obsessed-but-thwarted Captain Ahab, Twitter finally put the Fail Whale in its watery grave with this set of infrastructure tweaks.
It’s not completely uncommon in these modern and advanced times to find Thomas Friedman the-world-is-flat-style disaggregated work that is sent to various locations all over the globe to be completed, re-assembled, and sold to a customer.
But you don’t expect to find it in the construction industry.
New Facebook app updates once a month? It sounds too good to be true, but it’s the result of Facebook’s fast and furious hacker ethic for shipping code.
It’s like that ABC show Wife Swap, but with developers instead of wives and probably a bit less awkwardness and drama. Probably.
When Alice Brooks was a little girl, she asked her father for a Barbie doll. He gave her a saw, which she used to hack a dollhouse.
Three Stanford students launch Maykah to inspire the next generation of girls to love math and science.
Guest Post Node.js has been getting great press for being used to build real-time web applications and fast networking tools that help big web sites run and scale.
A recent study shows that teens are much more interested in engineering when they’re simply exposed to it.