Async Emojis Go Offline Camp TGIF (90)

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TGIF! – Thank Grohl, Gauss, Glob, Galileo and Science it’s Friday, and again it’s time for our weekly reading recommendations, prepared to help you get some good reading time on your weekend. This week, they’re curated for you by Gregor. Enjoy!

Open Source

After years of working to make it possible for people from all backgrounds to program hardware with JavaScript, we’ve collaborated with the good people at Sparkfun to put together the best possible user experience for getting started! The Johnny-Five Inventor’s kit includes the brand-new Tessel 2 and all the parts you need to complete 14 guided experiments, along with along with a comprehensive getting started guide crafted here with love by Bocoupers Rick Waldron and Lyza Danger Gardner. Introducing the Johnny-Five Inventor’s Kit

Emojis in the command line!

Do-it-yourself electricity generation is still difficult and expensive. The inventors of the SunZilla project aim to make it easier, cleaner, portable, quiet, and completely open source. Build your own open source solar panels


Our friend Maria Matveeva runs Design Art Pracitce, a weekly newsletter on art and design. We don’t want to pick favorites, all 38 episodes are fantastic, and we highly recommend you sign up :)

Improving Color on the Web

The Web and Development

async-append: A way to create DOM and add it to the document without blocking the main thread. Via @kangax

Chrome 52 has a trial of the Persistent Storage API via Nolan

Go Offline with Ember. And with Ionic 2.

The Twitter heart explosion animation—with CSS only!

Debugging Node.js Applications

Rails 5.0 is out 👏👏👏

The Tech World and Culture

Offline Camp happened and there is a growing list of blog posts being released, check them out!

The recording of Gregor’s Welcoming Communities from EmpireJS is now online.

Rails Girls Summer of Code started: Day One. Team Rookies started their work on a native Hoodie app!

As I understand it, UI/UX designers come up with how things should look and front-end developers implement their vision. What if I can design and code? Jonathan Z. White on Craftmanship, design, and code

The Business

Getting More Black Women into the C-Suite

Managing Unconcious Bias

How to tell when a spark of inspiration is worth pursuing

Crafting community events that leave them wanting s’more. Teri Chadbourne from IBM on her experience on “the most impactful tech event I’ve ever attended or organized.”

The world’s most popular computer programs are becoming less boring


We <3

Events around camp fires

Have a nice weekend!