I would like to start archiving attachments too, there were two messages this week that without the attachment didn't make sense but the link requires to authenticate to see them, any ideas? I would like something long term like ipfs or archive.org I'm open to suggestions
Yes, I am watching how things develop, w.r.t. one of our ongoing podcast sponsors. I'd like to wait and see how they handle this before making any decisions. If you have thoughts feel free to DM me or post a reply to this message, and I'll get back to you (within a day or two).
Here's a big one. Apologies in advance to everyone for the unbidden rabbit hole.I think we need to rename the community. Future of Coding doesn't aptly reflect what this community values, or the sort of work we do together.• We spend more time studying the past than we do dreaming about the future.
• We don't care much about code — very narrow. We care more about computation, broadly, but also so much beyond that: art and culture, social dynamics, systems and power, physics, aesthetics, time, games, and more — and how all of those things relate to the computer (though even that is too narrow). What we care about is very hard to pin down, because it's made of up of many parts that themselves aren't pinned down.
• The name (deliberately, I believe) alludes to Bret Victor's talk The Future of Programming. Like much of Bret's work, this talk is a quietly scathing critique of the dominant culture of programming. I think that that aspect of Bret's work really resonates with folks here. But the name Future of Coding doesn't capture the fact that Bret was being sardonic. I see lots of people taking the name too literally.
• Speaking of taking the name literally, it's really pretentious. There's a real problem with self-importance in startup culture, and with a name like "Future of Coding" we sound like a bunch of growth hackers. That ain't us.
This is the sort of topic where we'll probably never all agree on a single thing. Ultimately it'll have to come down to a vote, or someone will just have to pick something. It's like the "let's move the community off Slack" (which I'm still very interested in doing), which was.. a lot of work, and not fun, but important, even if we haven't actually made that move yet. I'm interested in keeping this community alive and active for a long time, so I think it's worth challenging ourselves to keep making the community itself better and truer to its own values.In particular, I'd like to use this as an opportunity to challenge any sense that this is a community primarily for white startup dudes. We have that reputation, and it's going to take effort to shake it. This is an opportunity to make that effort.I'm opening up this discussion very broadly at first. Please share your reflections on why the current name is bad (or, hell, good). If you have ideas for a better name, that'd be fun too. If you have meta-meta level thoughts about whether renaming things is a good idea, that's welcome also. This is going to be a messy process, and that's fine.
Is there a channel I can post a potentially interesting job offer from the Wikimedia Foundation?
10 months ago
Hey all! I couldn’t find the answer in the docs, so What is the process to create channels?I would like to have two new channels #of-explicit-state and #of-markup-languages . Are the names any good and understandable and in line with FoC naming tradition?
The purpose I have in mind is to have a place for detailed and concrete discussions on the mentioned topics e.g. among those especially interested; e.g. people exploring/defining/implementing new variations on state machine formalisms, mark-up languages etc; Thus topics to detailed to be of general interest for e.g. #thinking-togetherMaybe this need is already covered in an existing channel?
8 months ago
Hello, sorry in advance if this is somewhat spammy but … anyone in the community living in Lisbon ? we don’t have #C02BM6VTGUA channel but if you are interested i’d love to organise some in person meetup. PM if this is relevant 🙇
7 months ago
Does anyone else's icon for this community look like this