programmers

  • Hackers, Start Your Engines: Facebook Opens Registration For Its Annual Hacker Cup Competition

    Hackers, Start Your Engines: Facebook Opens Registration For Its Annual Hacker Cup Competition

    Facebook today announced that it has opened registration for the Hacker Cup, its annual competition for programmers with a $5,000 top prize for the best of them all. Facebook holds the Hacker Cup in rounds, starting first online and then culminating in a final onsite round at Facebook's HQ in Menlo Park, CA for the top 25 programmers. This years preliminary rounds will be held between January 25… Read More

  • A Few Tips For Developers On How To Get Hired By A Startup

    A Few Tips For Developers On How To Get Hired By A Startup

    Not everyone is cut out to work for a startup. It involves a lot of hustling, a lot of nail-biting, pizza-eating, sleeping at your desk, tears, failure, confusion, and on and on. And wearing your startup's t-shirt. All the time. That being said, it can also be extremely rewarding and, with all the cash flying around Silicon Valley (and beyond), aspiring entrepreneurs are flocking to startups. Read More

  • Nokia: Open source developers need to embrace DRM

    Nokia: Open source developers need to embrace DRM

    According to BusinessWeek, Nokia’s Dr. Ari Jaaski told a group of open source developers on Tuesday that they need to “obey” certain business rules, such as DRM, intellectual property rights, SIM locking, and subsidized business models. Last time I checked, open source developers generally write applications that fulfill a need that’s otherwise gone unfulfilled – and… Read More

  • The great true story of the man who brought Donkey Kong to the 2600

    The entire walk-through Landon Dyer’s story of joining Atari after creating a Centipede clone was excellent but here’s a telling detail from the end of the first video game age. There were some distant purges in marketing. The little “conversion” group of 8 programmers I was in had been moved to a satellite location far away from any of Atari’s major buildings, so we… Read More