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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 Cecily. Enjoy!

Open Source

As more open source projects start raising money, is there a role for an Open Source Product Manager? Assem Sood, Wanted: A Project Manager for Open Source Projects

Open Source iOS and Android Controls

Facebook releases open source software for its surround 360 camera


Complexity in product design tends to rear its head in two ways 1) the complexity of managing people and opinions. And 2) the complexity of designing the product itself. It’s not always intuitive how to keep your head above water in a sea of features, users and stakeholders. I’ve certainly fallen on my face in the past, so I’d like to share some insights I’ve gleaned about tackling these big design projects. Erik Klimczak in Designing Complex Products

The popular graphic design trends to watch for now

Hover is dead. Long live hover.

The Web and Development

Yeah, we would often discuss Jason’s struggle to deliver knowledge. We started playing with the idea of throwing in a swear word. It may seem stupid or trivial, but it’s amazing how much power a hook like that has. It really cuts through and grabs attention. Brian Buirge, Profanely Profound: A Conversation with GFDA

Why you should make the worst parts of web development even worse

This GitHub repo teaches you basic web design in 4 minutes

The Tech World and Culture

My observation is that they are inspired by a hands-on approach with practical use cases. They like to code with other girls, and they feel uncomfortable in an environment that’s too “geeky” (such as a coding classroom filled with “Star Wars” posters and robots — you get it). They love collaboration and, above all, they are very fast learners when they see what technology can do for them. In this sense, it is like a Montessori approach to teaching coding. Ebba Blitz, What my daughters learned at summer coding camp

Regulators around Europe are saying Pokémon ‘Stop’

How cellphone camera images can fool machine vision

The Business

How to be a non-threatening woman (SATIRE)

The rise and fall of Yahoo


We <3

Vancouver (BC)’s first open source brewery

How many times did Prince perform “Purple Rain” and actually make it rain?

Have a nice weekend!