Author Archive

I’m on github

Yazan: Candace | 19 May 2012 | No Comments
Categories: code, Programming, School, Technology, Tools

I joined github and my first repository is out there, ready for action. I joined github because although I’ve been writing code since high school, there’s precious little of it to be found. Joining github has given me a place to archive, motivation to create, and an opportunity to participate in a culture of sharing. […]

There is a such thing as SUP Yoga?

Yazan: Candace | 02 March 2012 | No Comments
Categories: Conferences, Life

I got to try Stand Up Paddling (SUP) for the first time last fall while in Hawaii. We were told that stand up paddling was a traditional means of transportation between the islands – and from where I was on the coast of Maui, in the Makena area, it didn’t seem inconceivable that I might […]

Robo-Sam wants you to guess the number

Yazan: Candace | 11 March 2011 | 1 Comment
Categories: code, Family, Kids, Programming, Technology

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been spending Friday evenings programming with my 10-year-old, while his older sibling practices with his soccer team. We started out with python, did some work with Google Fusion Tables, and last week and this week again we’re back to Python. Someone at a recent THATcamp shared a link to Invent […]

Mapping with the kid

Yazan: Candace | 26 February 2011 | 1 Comment
Categories: code, Family, Fusion Tables, Google, Life, Maps, Tools, Uncategorized

On Friday nights while my middle kid practices with his soccer team, my youngest and I go to the nearby coffee shop and work on code. He’s 10 years old. Our first project was a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure program in Python, then we moved to a random generator (again in Python), and last night he mapped some […]

Morning Overload

Yazan: Candace | 23 February 2011 | No Comments
Categories: Family

Woke up to a freezing cold house this morning. Apparently when the batteries go in an electronic thermostat the furnace no longer cycles. 18.5 C (65 F) is not my idea of a comfortable working temperature. It’s been working for the last hour trying to catch up. I’m much cozier at a balmy 21 C […]

City of Windsor’s Open Data: Map of Libraries, Arenas, Community Centres & Heritage Sites

Yazan: Candace | 20 February 2011 | 1 Comment
Categories: Activism, code, Google, Maps, OpenData, Technology, Uncategorized

This map uses open data from the City of Windsor Open Data Catalogue. If you’re interested in the process used to make this map I’ve included step-by-steps at the bottom of the page. Drag and zoom to explore. Key to icons: Large red = Community Centres Large purple = Libraries Large blue = Arenas Small […]

UBB, grandfathering, and monopolies

Yazan: Candace | 19 February 2011 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Canadiana, Culture, Cyberspace, Technology

I’ve been a Teksavvy customer for a looooong time. I came late to the internets ~ 2001 or so and I started out with those free discs from the post office. I moved up to NetZero and got my netz five minutes at a time – as long as I continuously clicked on ads. I […]

Augmented Reality at THATcamp Bay Area

Yazan: Candace | 10 November 2010 | No Comments
Categories: Conferences, Gadgets, Technology, Tools

The best session I went to all weekend was Gene Becker’s Augmented Reality 4 Poets. It was exactly what I’d hoped for in a Bootcamp: intriguing, informative, hands-on, and fun. Gene was very helpful and took his time going through what we needed to know to author our first AR using Layar and Hoppala. He […]

THATcamp SF Bootcamp: Everything Google with Mano Marks

Yazan: Candace | 12 October 2010 | No Comments
Categories: code, Uncategorized

In the spirit of THATcamp and trying new things, I’m trying something new here. If all goes well, my notes from the “Everything Google” Bootcamp this past weekend at THATcamp Bay Area should be embedded below. The session was run by Mano Marks, a developer advocate (DA) at Google. My reflection on the session is […]

An intro to text mining

Yazan: Candace | 11 October 2010 | 3 Comments
Categories: code, Uncategorized

I started my THATcamp Bay Area weekend in a bootcamp session on Text Mining with Aditi Muralidharan, a graduate student at UC Berkely. (@silverasm & Links to the slides from the session are here. The session was geared for people who collect the data then ask “what do I do with all this stuff?!?” […]

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