posted by Cecily

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 Cecily. Enjoy!

Open Source

In a world where there is less Open Source, there’s less opportunity to participate in the construction of the Web in an open, inclusive manner.

John Maeda, Global Head of Computational Design and Inclusion, Automattic, on Why Automattic?

Mozilla Initiates Open Source Logo Design

The Open Source School Redefines Education In Italy


As a visual artist in general I can tell you when I see something that doesn’t work. And I can tell you when something is being done to death. The current web design trend is incredibly over-saturated.

Chris Flanagan in What happened to web design?

Nine Nasty UX Truths

How Netflix Does A/B Testing

The Web and Development

Mimo’s New App Teaches You To Code On Your Phone

Building Pokémon Go In Pure HTML, Javascript And Css

You’re The Best Developer On Your Team - Why It’ll Cost You Your Job

The Tech World and Culture

When workers get hurt and are instantly pushed out for someone new and healthy, it’s easy to miss the number of people nursing chronic pain and injuries as a result of their jobs.

Eira A. Erke in The Physical Risks of Tech Work

A New AI Is Detecting Depression Using Instagram

Thank Heaven For Email Clichés

The Business

Rather than accepting that a company like Facebook, which knows more about our personal lives than any entity that’s ever existed, is simply “tech”, we should talk about it as an information broker, as an agent of government surveillance, as a media publisher, as a producer of unmanned drones, or in any other specific description that will assign appropriate accountability and context to their actions.

Anil Dash, in There Is No Tech Industry

Nobody Cares How Hard You Work

Two Big Reasons Why Work Culture Is Overrated


Meet the Hoodie community at one or more of these fine events:

JSConf Iceland August 25, Reykjavik, Iceland

Events from our friends

JSConf China, September 3-4, Nanjing, China

NationJS Browser Day, September 12, Washington, D.C., US

Northeast Javascript Conference, September 15-16, Stamford (CT), US

Liberty JS, September 30 - October 1, Philadelphia (PA), US

JSConf Colombia, October 7-8, Medellín, Colombia

We <3

The Man Behind The Last Bookstore In Los Angeles

11 Of The Cutest Kids Who Kept It Way Too Real

Have a nice weekend!