Relevant money nature deficit mouse pilot: TGIF (93)
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 Jenn, enjoy!
…the same question came up again and again: why would an open source project need money? It’s a fair question to ask. After all, so many open source projects have been thriving without money. Not to mention that adding money into a volunteer based community can have a negative effect. Xavier Damman, Money and Open Source Communities
Don’t Make Me Code: amazing podcast on developer experience, something at the very core of Hoodie. Recommended for everyone who wants to help make the Hoodie (or other Open Source projects) experience great for developers!
Commit to Contribute, via A List Apart
In a general sense, the front end developer is positioned in the middle of lots of other jobs. Everybody involved in a web team ends up talking with the front end developers. That makes sense. The front end developers create the actual thing people interact with. Everything comes together with the front end developer. Chris Coyier, A Front End Developer is Aware, via CSS-Tricks
The Metro Project certainly presents railway systems as awe-inspiring, focusing on their form rather than simply the function of transportation that they serve. A suggestion perhaps that public transport ordinarily associated with monotony, repetition and the daily grind can in fact be a thing of beauty.
The Web and Development
Parents have increased concerns for their children’s safety. They are less willing to let their children play outdoors without direct supervision. As a result, children spend most of their free time in organized sports, music and arts activities. This results in less time for unstructured play than in previous generations. Richard Louv, writer and nature-time advocate, describes this condition as a “nature deficit disorder.” Connecting Children With Nature Through Smart Toy Design, Smashing Magazine
The Tech World and Culture
Rewarding Disobedience, MIT Media Lab
Where did all the good jobs go? They didn’t head to other countries or even down the street. The good jobs I’m talking about are the ones that our parents were used to. Steady, consistent factory work. The sort of middle class job you could build a life around. Jobs where you do what you’re told, an honest day’s work, and get rewarded for it. Those jobs. Where did they go? Seth Godin, The computer, the network and the economy
Do you ever wonder what your subscribers look at when they open and read your email? Where do their eyes go? Are they drawn to visuals over text? Eye tracking studies can answer all these questions. 4 email marketing lessons an eye tracking study can teach you, via Campaign Monitor
AP and Chicago on Sexist Language, via Conscious Style Guide
Meet the Hoodie community at one or more of these fine events:
npm camp, July 30, Oakland (CA), US
Cascadia Fest August 3-5, Semiahmoo (WA), US
JSConf Iceland August 25, Reykjavik, Iceland
Events from our friends
Open Source and Feelings, July 22-23, Seattle (WA), US
JSConf China, September 3-4, Nanjing, China
NationJS Browser Day, September 12, Washington, D.C., US
JSConf Colombia, October 7-8, Medellín, Colombia
ffconf 2016, November 10-11, Brighton, United Kingdom
JSConf Buenos Aires November 29, Buenos Aires, Argentina
We <3 (these tweets)
Reading the instruction manual for the elephant you’ve just bought. We’ve all been there! pic.twitter.com/Rnm9DP1JGL— Fascinating Pictures (@Fascinatingpics) July 18, 2016
[mouse plane]— spacegirl incognito (@iamspacegirl) March 28, 2016
mouse pilot: hello folks, this is your captain squeaking-
*mouse passengers squeal with delight*
Late at night I get to thinking... pic.twitter.com/rUzTmtZXzs— Rachel Nabors (@rachelnabors) July 21, 2016
Have a nice weekend!