• stevekrouse

    stevekrouse

    2 years ago
    Hey <!everyone>, big news! There's a leadership transition in the works here. Read all about it: https://www.patreon.com/posts/32445075. Comments and questions welcome 😃
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    Adriaan Leijnse
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  • Mariano Guerra

    Mariano Guerra

    2 years ago
    hi, new experiment! 🎉 Future of Coding Weekly Newsletter, subscribe here: https://tinyletter.com/marianoguerra/ want to collaborate? check instructions here: https://github.com/marianoguerra/future-of-coding-weekly collaborate to the first edition here: https://github.com/marianoguerra/future-of-coding-weekly/issues/1 feedback/promotion more than welcome!
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    shalabh
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    Ivan Reese

    2 years ago
    PODCAST I'm working on new episodes! The first will come out in January. I'm hoping to keep a monthly cadence thereafter. The biggest constraint will be time — it currently takes me over 20 hours to make each episode — so I might adjust plans or process as we go. That said, I'm going to do everything in my power (as a music-person who owns a lot of microphones and fancy editing software, haha) to push the production quality of the podcast up to "professional" levels. (If you someday hear theme music, don't bristle — it's going to happen.) I'm also interested in trying out other formats, in addition to the "interview" and "research recap" episode styles Steve patterned. If you have suggestions for programming, production, formatting, ideal episode length, etc — I'm all ears. I've got a slate of guests lined up that I'm really excited to share with you, but I'd also like to keep the podcast very closely associated with our community. If you would like to come on the podcast to talk about your FoC project, shoot me a DM and I'll add your name to the list. Like many of you, I came to this community in the first place because of the podcast, and I'm honoured that Steve asked me to take up the torch. I'll do my best to keep the spirit intact while improving the things I can improve and despite losing Steve's unique perspective. Yes, that means more talk of visual programming than before. Yes, I will make a sincere effort to give static typing its due 🙂
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    ogadaki
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    Ivan Reese

    2 years ago
    COMMUNITY Just this morning, Jonathan Edwards wrote something that's stuck in my mind like a burr:
    Slack is a terrible place to have conversations that last more than a day
    This resonates with me, and I know a lot of you feel similarly. We've all been in other communities hosted on other platforms, and we constantly feel the comparative weaknesses of Slack. At the same time, moving the community will lose good people, and I'm not sure we can survive that sort of a seismic shift. We could also introduce a second platform as a complement to Slack, but that doubles the effort needed to keep up. And besides, this community has remote colonies on other platforms already — Lobsters, Lambda the Ultimate, Twitter, HN, Lines, XRA's Discord, and countless others. What we have right here is what it is because of Slack. The aggressiveness with which Slack forces us to lose touch with past discussions and miss out on things happening in threads has the Twitter-like consequence of restricting how much time you can spend reading. For some that's a blessing, not a curse. If we moved to a platform with better support for long-form posts and rich threads, that would surely make it easier to read everything everyone writes, but I don't know how many of us could afford to spend that sort of time. All said, I'm very sympathetic to the position of Jonathan (et al.), and want to keep the search for alternatives alive. I like the idea of starting up a shadow community on another platform just to get a feel for it, so please keep posting suggestions for that in #meta. If enough of us are serious about moving, and we manage to agree on a spot, and we try it out and it feels good, I'd be happy to make it an official home of the community. I'm excited that Mariano Guerra is starting a community newsletter — I really hope that takes off, as it'll probably help any eventual change to the platform our community calls home. If you have any similar project you'd like to try out on behalf of the community, I have a stamp of Official Blessing that Steve left on my desk and I'm eager to use it. Of course, if you have concerns about anything that you'd rather not discuss openly, please send me a DM. I don't have any plans to explicitly change anything about how the community functions, but I am very open to new ideas. I love the energy and activity we have here. I love the split between academic research and industry practice. I love that folks are organizing meetups and helping each other find jobs. I love that many of us are working away on our own FoC projects that will take many years to come to fruition, and we'll get to share that difficult process together. Thanks everyone for making this place what it is, and I hope that we can keep it going and growing for years to come.
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    jonathoda
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    David Piepgrass

    2 years ago
    So VS Code is going to be more than a text editor... if I were going to make a custom editor, living in VS Code would be attractive. Looks like one must write it in TS/JS. "We continued to work on the custom editor proposal this iteration. (https://github.com/microsoft/vscode/issues/77131) As a reminder, custom editors are webview-based views that can be used in place of VS Code's normal text editor for specific file types. As of VS Code 1.41, Custom editors can now integrate with VS Code's Undo/Redo and Save functionality, which enables many interesting use cases including using them as visual and WYSIWYG editors. You can find the current API proposal in 
    vscode.proposed.d.ts
    (https://github.com/microsoft/vscode/blob/master/src/vs/vscode.proposed.d.ts) and we have also put together some very simple extension samples that demonstrate using custom editors for text and for binary files. (https://github.com/mjbvz/vscode-experimental-webview-editor-extension) If you are interested in custom editors, please share your feedback on the current proposal and let us know if you would be able to implement it."
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    wtaysom

    2 years ago
    Just met up with @irvin on https://hubs.mozilla.com/ to talk about visual programming languages. The VR was good for being delivered over the web. The sense of presence was great. The world was full of weird.
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    Dan Cook
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  • Mariano Guerra

    Mariano Guerra

    2 years ago
    Reminder! tomorrow the first issue of Future of Coding Weekly Newsletter goes out!, subscribe here: https://tinyletter.com/marianoguerra/ want to collaborate? check instructions here: https://github.com/marianoguerra/future-of-coding-weekly collaborate to the first edition here: https://github.com/marianoguerra/future-of-coding-weekly/issues/1
    Mariano Guerra
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  • Mariano Guerra

    Mariano Guerra

    2 years ago
    First newsletter is out! it should arrive to your mailbox soon, you can check it here if you are impatient or tinyletter doesn't work 😛 https://tinyletter.com/marianoguerra/letters/future-of-coding-newsletter-2019-12-week-4
    Mariano Guerra
    shalabh
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  • Mariano Guerra

    Mariano Guerra

    2 years ago
    feedback more than welcome, I want to maximize its utility, let me know if it display correctly, if the content makes sense etc.
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  • Mariano Guerra

    Mariano Guerra

    2 years ago
    It’s important because it’s a way to conceptualize why neural networks are in a way better than classical ML algorithms. Because this lack of leaks means that anyone can play around with them without breaking the whole thing and being thrown one level down. Want to change the shape ? Sure. Want to change the activation function ? Sure. Want to add a state function to certain elements ? Go ahead. Want to add random connections between various elements ? Don’t see why not… etc.
    I truly think that they are among the first of a "new" type of mathematical abstractions. They allow people that don't have the dozen+ years background of learning applied mathematics, to do applied mathematics.
    Mariano Guerra
    Alex Ellis
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