Weekend Wisdom: Distributed Network Data by Alasdair Allan and Kipp Bradford (O’Reilly Media)

When I pick up a cookbook to try a new recipe, I want to know that the recipe has been tested and works. If the recipe doesn’t work out, the cookbook gets tossed on a bottom shelf to gather dust. I hold my technical books to a similar standard. If you want to create a network of multi-sensor Arduino modules that share information, this book delivers. The authors’ extensive “hands on” experience produces a practical recipe for success. Beginners throughRead more

Moving Forward Monday: Meaningful, Mindful, Mental Health Resources

[Note: The links to other sites and this post may have triggers to those healing] “Lean In” is a popular saying these days. Yes, I think it is great to get more women (and underrepresented groups) into higher levels of management and more equity in tech. It’s a change that I hope I see in my lifetime. While we are “leaning”, let’s end the stigma about mental health. From mental health education to suicide prevention to mental health care accessibility,Read more

Learn: MIT OpenCourseWare OCW

Thinking about returning to work after an extended absence? Contemplating a career change? Want to brush up or stay current on a technology? MIT OpenCourseWare OCW would be an excellent starting point. Since its announcement in 2001, MIT OCW has delivered MIT undergraduate and graduate courses to people around the world. As of June 2013, MIT OCW has 2,169 courses available. MIT OCW averages 1,000,000 site visits a month.  [Source: http://ocw.mit.edu/about/site-statistics/] The idea is simple: to publish all of our course materialsRead more