My name's Sean. I'm 24, 5 years of development experience and am lead developer for a small company. In my spare time over the last couple of years I have managed to create an alternative to Pandora/Spotify:
Streamus is a free, open-source music player which runs off of YouTube's content and is being expanded to support SoundCloud. It has been featured on TechCrunch, LifeHacker and enjoys 80,000+ users. It's one of the Top 5 highest rated Chrome extensions of all time. While Streamus currently only exists as a Google Chrome extension I am hopeful about expanding to Firefox and mobile platforms.
You can view everything on GitHub:
I'm looking for developers who are familiar with Backbone, or at least OOP principles, and are eager to learn and write high-quality code. There's no end goal other than fulfilling a desire to make cool, useful software. :)
I have nothing to offer you other than a valuable learning experience. This project has cost me several thousand dollars and server costs continue to cost several hundred a month. Streamus is not profitable, but very rewarding to work on.
I'm willing to teach you everything I know. I have contributed to both the Chromium open-source project as well as offering contributions to the Backbone.Marionette open-source project. I'm familiar with Grunt, Require, LESS, jQuery, Backbone, Backbone.Marionette and other, lesser known libraries.
Does this sound interesting to you? PM me or comment here. Looking forward to talking.
EDIT: I'm overwhelmed with responses! AWESOME. I'm going to kick back and have a few beers and start working on the GitHub issues list and delegate out tasks to people this weekend. Please keep posting if you want to contribute. The more the merrier. Let's make an impact on the web together! :)
EDIT 2: Working on responding to everyone. Then I'm going to go through the GitHub issues and ensure that they're all understandable and able to be tackled. Then I'm going to work on generating some do... keep reading on reddit ➡
This seems the case to me? So I could send on the Iota network from my phone to my (wifi-enabled) fridge, through my neighbor's (wifi-enabled) sprinkler system, through their neighbor's (wifi-enabled) outdoor lighting system, to their laptop not just information related to the fridge, or sprinklers, or lighting system, but, say, memes.
Is there any reason this shouldn't be possible on Iota? Could Iota kill the ISPs?
Electrical Engineering student here, in my sophomore year. I'm hell bent on getting into the automotive industry. More and more I see old mechanical methods of actuation, fuel delivery, etc. being replaced with electronics-driven solutions. Now that I've finished my general education, calculus, and physics, I want to begin aggressively expanding my technical knowledge. I've been pairing my studies of electronics, mechanics, and coding with as much application as possible.
Sales pitch aside, the question I really wanted to ask was regarding the software inside ECU's today. I haven't been able to find much information online, but then again, I don't know where to look. Is it just C? Python? Some proprietary OS? Are there any texts you'd recommend?
I don't have the money to take on a project car, and I live in an apartment. So I just don't have a lot of options for getting hands-on experience. Any suggestions for projects I can do to help my technical knowledge are appreciated.
Is there a non-annoying way for me to pester dealerships to get to meet someone with a technical background? Is there an annoying way? I need mentorship but I'm having trouble networking.
Are there any technically focused subreddits, forums, or texts you'd recommend?
Sorry if this isn't an appropriate post for the SR, I'm just searching everywhere I can for help. Thanks!
Okay, first off. I play WoW and Eve. Yes, yes, I know. The heretic must die, etc. But if there is any one thing that annoys me about WoW is that in Eve, I can be in a fight with 1000+ players, in close proximity, battling it out for PvP supremacy.
WoW can't seem to handle even 10% of that. WHY? Blizzard has more money, more hardware, and, one would assume, more techs. So why cannot WoW seem to handle more than 50 or so players in the same area, interacting with each other without serious issues?
Does anyone have any recommendations? I've tried Hex and Pymol for this, but both are clumsy at best. There has to be a better way.
Where I work (enterprise org, Java/JSF-based) we're seriously looking at this for a mobile app with possibly using it in our desktop app stack in the future. Backbone seems to be the fave (internally), though we only have another proof-of-concept in Knockout/Sammy at the moment to compare.
BTW, I'm a front-end dev and am really excited about hopefully going down this road here.