Relevant money nature deficit mouse pilot: TGIF (93)

posted by Jenn

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!

Open Source

…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

Age + Design: Staying Relevant in This Crazy, Digital World

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.

PUNK: An exhibition of vintage press prints documenting the rise of punk culture in 1970s Britain

The Web and Development

V8 JavaScript perf improvements 🔥

Stack Overflow Documentation Tour

Creating EmberJS - Part I and Creating EmberJS - Part II CodeNewbie podcast with Yehuda Katz


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 Computational Complexity of Arranging Music

Climate Change Is Making It Too Hot to Work

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

The History of the URL: Domain, Protocol, and Port

The Business

So you want to build a hardware company, and you’re a software engineer….(Part 6)

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

Five Creative Ways To Power Through The Afternoon Slump


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

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

JSConf Colombia, October 7-8, Medellín, Colombia

ffconf 2016, November 10-11, Brighton, United Kingdom

JSConf Buenos Aires November 29, Buenos Aires, Argentina

CSSConf Australia & JSConf Australia, November 30 - December 1, Melbourne, Australia

We <3 (these tweets)

Have a nice weekend!