• RubenSandwich

    RubenSandwich

    1 year ago
    I figure folks here will likely enjoy a light hearted joke I just made about how "reinventing programming" is starting to fall into a few common visual categories: https://twitter.com/RubensSandwich/status/1404112988924170240?s=20
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  • Cole

    Cole

    1 year ago
    Hey everyone, I lead the architecture and UX design for our product at story.ai, and we’re developing a text-oriented low-code platform in alpha-testing. We have two customers we’ve built bespoke automations for using our editor and runtime. We would like to help you automate a task that is currently a pain in the butt that you might turn towards something like Zapier for. Perhaps your current choice of services have a limitation you can’t get around, and you think it would be possible to fix with a more flexible tool. We are open to building exactly the integrations you need, even if they are a bit obscure. Any help in this regard would be invaluable to validate use-cases for our current product. ❤️ I’m open to answering questions, and if you’re interested in us building you something, DM me 🙂
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  • Tyler Adams

    Tyler Adams

    1 year ago
    I want to know what kind of crazy systems they run into with weird file names, because other than music, this NEVER happens to me
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    Kartik Agaram
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  • Sylwia Brodacka

    Sylwia Brodacka

    1 year ago
    Hi guys! I'd like to ask for advice ❤️ Our user base growth is slow. We discovered that 90% of people downloading it don't get through the first steps – our onboarding and guidance sucks and we are working on it right now. Fixing it will take us a few weeks. So, we come to an idea to manually onboard users by building any data analytics / data-driven process automation for companies that they need (for free and with no additional license cost - our product is Open Source and Free on Desktop usage). Our product, Enso (https://enso.org) is really powerful - think of it like about Alteryx (https://alteryx.com, $500M ARR), but more interactive, with better visualisations, and worse onboarding. I would be very, very thankful for any advice on how to find / reach out to companies who might benefit from using Enso and would allow us to grow the user base faster. Would you mind sharing some ideas? 😃
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  • Cole

    Cole

    1 year ago
    Does anyone have recommendations for motion design "coding" guidance. I'm interested in making a little FRP-oriented library for managing motion designs and fluid transitions. My implementation will be for web, but I suspect there are a lot of ideas from other ecosystems as well (like data viz, and game dev) Right now, I have some foundational "spring" physics to manage my input "t" step values. Next, I'm planning on designing a basic API for describing the property value mapping mathematics.
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  • Mariano Guerra

    Mariano Guerra

    1 year ago
    Have you ever seen/generated tabular data in JSON? If it wasn't one of the formats below, could you tell me? Thanks!
    listOfObjects = [{col1: 1, col2, true, col3: "text"}, ....]
    
    csvArrayWithCols = [["col1", "col2", "col3"], [1, true, "text], ...]
    
    csvArrayWithColsNoHeaders = [[1, true, "text], ...]
    
    csvObject = {cols: ["col1", "col2", "col3"], rows: [[1, true, "text], ...]}
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    Chris Knott
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  • Tony Fortunato

    Tony Fortunato

    1 year ago
    Hey all! The company I work for, Ginkgo Bioworks (ginkgobioworks.com), is currently looking for software engineers, data engineers, automation engineers, and many other positions! I'm going to try my best not to sounds like a spammy recruiter here, but I've personally been a long term geek on the future of programming related things, and I can honestly say that this is one of the most exciting places I've ever worked! So why am I posting about a synthetic biology company in the Future of Coding slack? Because at Ginkgo, our mission is to "Make Biology Easier To Engineer", and for us that means developing new tools and techniques to allow people to someday program cells the same way computers are programmed today. But instead of programming a computer to process data, we are programming cells to produce physical goods. Everything from living medicines, to food, to fragrances, and a million other things as well. Obviously an ambitious goal, but there is plenty of exciting work to be done, and we are looking for good software, automation and UX folks to help, even if they don't necessarily have a biology background. For example, I came from a robotics background, and am learning a lot of the biology side myself! I'm currently working on a platform for large scale automation of lab experiments, including exploring new ways of "biological intent declaration, e.g. investigating DSL's for turning a biologists lab protocol into instructions that run in our robotics labs! We also have teams building graphical tools for designing genes, teams working on data pipelines and ML, teams building databases and tools to organize all of our knowledge of cell engineering, etc....plus all sorts of other interesting stuff! And for the super computer language nerds (like myself!), you'll also be working at a company co-founded by Tom Knight. As in famous MIT Professor / Lisp Hacker Tom Knight, now known as the "Godfather of Synthetic Biology" 😄 Please feel free to reach out to me if you are interested or want to ask any questions! I'll also try to post some interesting stuff in the 🧵shortly
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  • daltonb

    daltonb

    1 year ago
    Hey, looking for some advice! I’ve been chipping away (mostly solo) for a while on a FoC-related project for people with disabilities, based on some personal connections to the issues we’re solving & frustrations with available technology. The core concepts have benefited a lot from gleanings from this chat and others in this space, and it looks like we (me + cofounder) have a good shot to take it from prototype to production aided by NSF grant funding. The big question right now is we’re considering taking it in a much more open source direction for the next phase, with the hypothesis that this will be a better bet for the long term success & growth of our project (not just the “right thing to do”). If anyone has experience you think would inform this decision - open source maintenance/community development, commercialization models, massive flameouts, etc - let me know if you’d be up for a chat to either egg me on or try & talk me out of it. 🙂 Many thanks!
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    Ivan Reese

    1 year ago
    What are some neat tools for working with JSON in a visual / spatial way? I’ve got a few thousand DB records with cross-references, and I’d like to be able to dig through them interactively.
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    Tak Tran

    1 year ago
    Hiya, I’m interested in doing some R&D in spatial software, but I’m wondering what are some good tech stacks for prototyping and iterating on ideas? Should I build out my own rendering/layout engine? At the moment, my main skillset is in JavaScript, and I have some knowledge in Unity but am generally open to learning other tech stacks if it makes sense. My current feeling is to prototype in React/DOM, even though I don’t think it’s necessarily the best tool for the job, but it’s what I know best, and it’d make it cross platform to an extent. The domain is language learning, so text rendering is important - I don’t really want to be building text wrapping/layout, if I don’t need to 😬 Anyone have thoughts on this? Thanks!
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