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

When we started the project, we had low self confidence. Even though we have taken classes on different programming languages, when it came to working with it we thought we did not have all the knowledge it took to get the job done. Now we understand that every working experience is a great opportunity to teach ourselves new things everyday.

Tehetena and HyeSoo, Hoodie is once again participating in the Rails Girls Summer of Code

Let’s drop the unrealistic expectation of total transparency in open source

White House released open source software policy

Request For Commits (RFC) explores different perspectives in open source sustainability. It’s about the human side of code — community, governance, business, and licensing.


A two-part experiment found that different tones of voice on a website have measurable impacts on users’ perceptions of a brand’s friendliness, trustworthiness, and desirability. Casual, conversational, and enthusiastic tones performed best.

Kate Meyer, The impact of tone of voice on users

No Man’s Sky designer on new gaming horizons and never giving up

The font designer for the credit sequence of “Stranger Things”

The Web and Development

It often feels as though there’s an asymmetric level of respect between disciplines due to a belief that design is easy and therefore something everybody can have an opinion on, while development is hard and only for the specially initiated. So while designers are encouraged (sometimes expected) to involve everybody in the design process, they often aren’t afforded the same luxury.

Smashing Magazine, Developers own their code, so shouldn’t designers own the experience?

Google to push Flash closer to extinction with new version of Chrome

What every country gets wrong about developing for the emerging world, and how to do it right

The Tech World and Culture

According to 10 high-level former employees, the social network’s long history with abuse has been fraught with inaction and organizational disarray. Taken together, these interviews tell the story of a company that’s been ill-equipped to handle harassment since its beginnings.

Charlie Warzel, Inside Twitter’s 10-year failure to stop harassment

Building accountable, empathetic, algorithms

Shipping containers turned into mobile tech labs

The Business

When we were the Mac company, if we impacted 1% of our customers, it was measured in thousands. Now if we impact 1% of our customers, it’s measured in tens of millions.

Eddy Cue in Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi open up about learning from Apple’s failures

This is why you can’t switch off at the weekend

This startup requires all employees to work in a restaurant first


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

JSConf Colombia, October 7-8, Medellín, Colombia

We <3

Going Camping with the Offline First Community, listen in to this podcast from poolside Offline Camp.

DC Superheroes on Saturday Evening Post covers

This book contains puzzles you have to solve to continue reading

Morbotron, the Futurama search engine

Have a nice weekend!