Project Highlight: SaveURPlanet Uses APIs to Calculate Carbon Footprint

Climate change is a serious issue on a lot of people’s minds these days. But we can’t all pull a Leonardo DiCaprio and make a record-breaking documentary on the subject. How does an everyday person make a difference? Enter SaveUrPlanet.  This app, built in just 24 hours at MLHPrime’s Southwest Regional hackathon, measures a user’s carbon footprint in …

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Moderate NSFW Images and Video with Clarifai API [Tutorial]

Let’s face it: nudity is an inevitable part of the internet. Spend enough time online and you’re bound to come across some raunchy imagery (whether you intend to or not!). If you’re building an app or website, it’s important to filter out any “not safe for work” (NSFW) images or video that may be uploaded. …

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Why the Yarn Release Generated SO Much Buzz

If you’re a JavaScript programmer, you’ve heard something about Yarn these last few weeks. Yarn’s release generated a lot of conversation and activity very quickly. Just look at Node Source’s chart tracking the amount of activity on GitHub around Yarn the first three days it was out: Most tools don’t usually generate this much adoption …

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Easy Developer Halloween Costumes

It’s always a drag to come up with fun costumes for Halloween. Especially if you’re a developer and you’re lazy. Luckily, we have some ideas that should be pretty painless to pull off. Click the images for the original source link.

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Project Highlight: Contextual Billboards With APIs

Billboards, or out of home (OOH) advertising, generate more than $7.3 billion in ad revenue a year.  What if developers could use APIs to make them a lot more relevant? Today, we’re highlighting Karunanidhi Devanidhi and Ganeshbabu Thavasimuthu for their HackTX project around contextual billboards. To better visualize their project, imagine this scenario: You’re walking by a billboard in …

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How to Connect to the Twilio API

TL;DR: Twilio’s API lets you make calls, send texts or send multi-media messages en masse. By connecting to the API, you can add appointment reminders, two-factor verification or ETA alerts to your app. We recently added the Twilio API package to our website and we’ve got to admit, it’s pretty cool. This is the same API allows Uber to …

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Project Highlights: DubHacks Fall 2016

We just wrapped up a great hackathon at University of Washington! Thank you to the amazing DubHacks organizers for putting on a truly memorable event.  Our founders, Iddo and Mickey, definitely enjoyed themselves 😝

Overall, we were blown away by some of the projects we saw built in just 24 hours. The theme of the event was “accessibility.” Here’s how some teams brought that mission to life with the power of APIs.

7 Ways to Celebrate Ada Lovelace Day

Ada Lovelace wrote the first computer program in 1843…one hundred years before a computer was actually invented. Ada Lovelace Day, on the other hand, was founded in 2009 by Suw Charman-Anderson to celebrate the achievements of this programmer and other women in STEM fields. The birth of this programmer-specific holiday rose awareness around this somewhat unknown …

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Amazon Alexa Tutorial: Build Google Translate Skill

We just got our hands on the Amazon Echo – a new Alexa-powered voice assistant device from Amazon. Let’s see what we can do with it. The Amazon Alexa platform is based on skills. Skills are the equivalent of apps for this voice-powered platform. While there are countless skills we could potentially build for Alexa, …

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