Hack Hack Hack Hack It Apart
Remember back in the day, when you had to jerry-rig your Myspace layout with sloppy HTML in order to stand out from the crowd? Kids these days have it so much easier.
As of this morning, General Assembly (GA) is partnering with Tumblr to offer free lessons in how to build Tumblr themes. Tumblr has always offered its mostly-young userbase themes to customize their layouts, but now Tumblr users can to dig into the actual code that drives those layouts.
On October 19th, Onswipe is holding its first ever 48-hour hackathon at the company’s Union Square-based HQ. The startup assures us, in bolded font, that there will be beer. The theme of the hackathon is HTML5–unsurprising given Onswipe’s own underlying code infrastructure.
Program or be Programmed
Microsoft invited a rapper named “Machine Gun Kelly” to performer at one of its stores and then got butthurt when he acted like someone named “Machine Gun Kelly.” [BuzzFeed]
Here comes that mini iPad. [Wall Street Journal]
When the TODAY Show asked Zuck if he wears the same thing everyday he responded, “I have one drawer. Like men everywhere. Like men everywhere.” Smoke then began to rise from his neural computer as it neared malfunction. [TODAY]
Oh good, here’s that Microsoft phone nobody wanted. [WP Central]
The fun thing about writing this headline is that more than 100 people are currently signing up to learn to code this year with Codecademy’s new email program. So expect that number to grow rapidly. It’s at 14,011 right now, we’ll let you know where its at when we end this post.
Codecademy is a service that hopes to teach users to program over the web. They graduated from Y Combinator and raised $2.5 million from an impressive group of investors.
Today they introduced a new feature pegged to New Years. It’s called Code Year, and it’s a year long cycle of lessons that arrive in a weekly email.