I had the privilege of attending several events at the Fast Company Innovation Festival – held here in New York City last week – and my hat is off to FC for a job really well done! Sessions ran smoothly and on-time; well-curated panels were packed with interesting discussions; and the Convene space in midtown Manhattan proved an excellent, impressive venue.
It’s been quite a while, a long while in fact, since I was a Girl Scout, and I was surprised and super excited when I learned that the Girl Scouts have incorporated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) into their badge program.
The new merit badges include everything from robotics, to app development to cybersecurity. It’s great to see that girls, from a young age, are being encouraged to learn more about the sciences and technology. You go girl(s)!
Read more about the STEM program here:
I’m always keeping an eye out for STEM toys during Toy Fair. Over the years, I’ve seen an influx of toys that help children learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. There are tons of kits that show kids how to get started in anything from robotics to game development. Today I’ve rounded up three toys that I think might be a hit for future engineers and devs. Continue reading
This past Wednesday evening, at our HQ in New York, Boyle Software’s VP of R&D Lev Gimelfarb gave an excellent TechTalk on his latest development effort: Stacy. It was a fantastic way to reinvigorate our TechTalk series after a long hiatus! We had a good turn out of Boyle Software employees as well as several colleagues, clients, and friends. Pizza was consumed, beverages were imbibed, and we all learned some new things…
In the past couple of years I’ve seen lots of companies and products moving from monolithic applications to microservices world. As large, heavy web services are being replaced, I’ve started looking into products for REST services integration.
Mulesoft seems to be a good place to go for REST services integration and implementation. RAML is racing Swagger to become #1 solution for API design. Their Anypoint platform is making the integration of third party API’s simple and efficient. Using the ability to connect to SAP or ServiceNow platforms makes this solution perfect for wide variety for consumers. Mapping and transforming data capabilities are great bonuses as well.
Noto stands for “No Tofu” or “No More Tofo.” While you might think it’s my latest frustration with a healthy diet, it’s actually the name for Google’s latest attempt to wrestle over 800 natural languages into a single, universal font.
On Wednesday, October 26th, Boyle Software’s VP of Research & Development Lev Gimelfarb will discuss and demo his latest project, called simply Stacy:
Stacy allows creating websites that are served from Amazon S3 cloud service as if they are static websites, while having the site content managed in Contentful CMS. The authors edit the content in the CMS and their edits are automatically published to the statically hosted website without any participation from the site developers. Once the system is setup, for regular content changes there is no need to run any site generators or manually upload any content to the S3. [Source]
The BBC is running an interesting story today about a new study coming out that suggests that women write better code than men. The study – conducted by Comp Sci Department researchers at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and North Carolina State University – has yet to be scrutinized via peer review, but the initial data points to some interesting possibilities as well as some weary, familiar indications of gender-bias.