Josh Triplett, an Intel employee and fervent open source hacker detailed how he and his team have created a working implementation of Python without an operating system. This talk is just awesome, and had he been holding […]
Do you like learning new things? I do, and I’m hoping you do too. I believe the best way to truly learn is to jump right in, get your hands dirty, and just start doing something. In education, this type of learning is called experiential learning but to me it’s called learning by doing and we’ve all been learning this way since the day we were born.
It is because of my passion for learning by doing that I am profoundly excited by the growth of the maker movement and the push by people, companies, and non-profits to get more accessible technology in the hands of the people who can use it best.
If you agree that learning by doing is the best way to learn then join me here as I explore some of the topics that are most tightly related to making things. If I feel that I understand a topic well enough to explain it clearly then I will share that here. If I find something new to learn along the way then I will share my learning adventure so that you too can benefit from it. If you want to learn about something but don’t know where to start then submit an article request or even contact me personally.
The topics I will focus on most are going to be:
The Maker Movement
This is the central focus of the site and will generally lead the discussion.
I’m an Electrical Engineer by training and I am excited to share some of what I’ve learned in a way that is easy to understand.
Programming is another passion of mine and it happens to be a very important component of the maker movement, I will be sharing some of my techniques for how to become a better programmer.
The fast changing world of technology is exciting and really provides a backdrop for the rest of the maker movement.
This will be an exciting journey; I look forward to sharing what I know and learning what I don’t.
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Keep doing. Keep learning.
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