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… 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… 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… 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… Read More