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How to add a player to your Python game

19 hours 31 min ago

In the first article of this series, I explained how to use Python to create a simple, text-based dice game. In the second part, I showed you how to build a game from scratch, starting with creating the game's environment. But every game needs a player, and every player needs a playable character, so that's what we'll do next in the third part of the series.


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Getting started with a TensorFlow surgery classifier with TensorBoard data viz

19 hours 33 min ago

The most challenging part of deep learning is labeling, as you'll see in part one of this two-part series, Learn how to classify images with TensorFlow. Proper training is critical to effective future classification, and for training to work, we need lots of accurately labeled data. In part one, I skipped over this challenge by downloading 3,000 prelabeled images. I then showed you how to use this labeled data to train your classifier with TensorFlow.


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Top 5: Mining cryptocurrency, building games with Python, and more

19 hours 36 min ago

This week we look at TensorFlow and image classification, mining cryptocurrencies with the Raspberry Pi, developing your own game with Python, and more.


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14 practical resources for DevOps practitioners

19 hours 36 min ago

Are you looking for good reading material to help you implement (or strengthen) DevOps in your organization? DevOps expert Chris Short offers 14 options for your consideration in his All Things Open 2017 Lightning Talk.

Most of Chris' recommendations are books, several are websites, and a couple aren't about DevOps at all. But all of them have something important to teach you about unifying software development and operations to work better, smarter, and faster.


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Build a game framework with Python using the Pygame module

Thursday 14th of December 2017 08:05:00 AM

In my first article in this series, I explained how to use Python to create a simple, text-based dice game. This time, I'll demonstrate how to use the Python module Pygame to create a graphical game. It will take several articles to get a game that actually does anything, but by the end of the series, you will have a better understanding of how to find and learn new Python modules and how to build an application from the ground up.


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A step-by-step guide to building open culture

Thursday 14th of December 2017 08:02:00 AM

When we published The Open Organization in 2015, it ignited a spark of curiosity among companies of all shapes and sizes about what having an "open" culture really means. Even when I have the opportunity to talk to other companies about the benefits of working with our products and services, it doesn't take long for the topic of conversation to shift from technology to people and culture. It's on the mind of just about everyone interested in driving innovation and maintaining competitive advantage in their industries.


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An introduction to Joplin, an open source Evernote alternative

Thursday 14th of December 2017 08:01:00 AM

Joplin is an open source cross-platform note-taking and to-do application. It can handle a large number of notes, organized into notebooks, and can synchronize them across multiple devices. The notes can be edited in Markdown, either from within the app or with your own text editor, and each application has an option to render Markdown with formatting, images, URLs, and more. Any number of files, such as images and PDFs, can be attached to a note, and notes can also be tagged.


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Introducing the Open Organization Workbook

Thursday 14th of December 2017 08:00:00 AM

The open organization community at Opensource.com is proud to announce the immediate release of The Open Organization Workbook, the sixth book in the Open Organization book series.

The Open Organization Workbook features contributions from more than 30 managers, educators, technologists, consultants, and other experts, who offer concrete and actionable strategies for putting the principles of transparency, inclusivity, adaptability, collaboration, and community into practice.


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6 open source home automation tools

Thursday 14th of December 2017 08:00:00 AM

Editor's note: This article was originally published in March 2016 and has been updated to include additional options and information.


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Will DevOps steal my job?

Wednesday 13th of December 2017 08:03:00 AM

It's a common fear: Will DevOps be the end of my job? After all, DevOps means developers doing operations, right? DevOps is automation. What if I automate myself out of a job? Do continuous delivery and containers mean operations staff are obsolete? DevOps is all about coding: infrastructure-as-code and testing-as-code and this-or-that-as-code. What if I don’t have the skill set to be a part of this?


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Getting started with the Notepadqq Linux text editor

Wednesday 13th of December 2017 08:00:00 AM

I don't do Windows. The operating system, I mean. At least, not on my own computers and not with any of my own work.

When I was a consultant, I often had to work out of my clients' offices, which meant using their hardware, which also meant using Windows at many of those offices.


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45 ways to stay out of trouble this holiday season (an article wish list)

Tuesday 12th of December 2017 10:00:00 PM

On behalf of the Opensource.com editorial team, we wish you a fun holiday season and a Happy New Year!

If you're taking time off over the holiday break and worried about what you'll do with your free time, we've got a list of 45 article ideas for 2018. If you're interested in writing or know someone who'd be the perfect fit, email us at open@opensource.com to get started. Also, take a look at our Tips and Guides for Writers.


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Mining cryptocurrency with Raspberry Pi and Storj

Tuesday 12th of December 2017 08:03:00 AM

I'm always looking for ways to map hot technologies to fun, educational classroom use. One of the most interesting, and potentially disruptive, technologies over the past few years is cryptocurrencies. In the early days, one could profitably mine some of the most popular cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, using a home PC.


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Asynchronous decision-making: Helping remote teams succeed

Tuesday 12th of December 2017 08:00:00 AM

Asynchronous decision-making is a strategy that enables geographically and culturally distributed software teams to make decisions more efficiently. In this article, I'll discuss some of the principles and tools that make this approach possible.


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Drive your career forward by being open about your goals

Tuesday 12th of December 2017 08:00:00 AM

You may need to step out of your comfort zone if you want to advance your career in an open organization. Taking a backseat approach and letting your managers drive you where they think you should go may not always get you to the best destination.


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What is a blockchain smart contract?

Monday 11th of December 2017 08:03:00 AM

The first thing to know about blockchain smart contracts is they're not contracts, smart, or necessarily on a blockchain. They are, in fact, singularly ill-named.1 Let's address these issues in reverse order, and we should find out exactly what a smart contract actually is along the way. First, an introduction to what transactions are and things that aren't transactions.


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How to use WeKan to manage your work

Monday 11th of December 2017 08:02:00 AM

Managing your work—figuring out which tasks to carry out and scheduling them—can be difficult. Not only are other things competing for your attention, there's only so much time in the day for you to do what you need or want to do.

There are any number of tools that you can use to help manage your workflow. You've probably used or test driven as many (or maybe even more) than I have. One that I find effective is WeKan.


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Win a year of access to O'Reilly Safari eBooks, videos, and more

Monday 11th of December 2017 08:00:00 AM

We're kicking off our third straight week of holiday giveaways with a one-year subscription to O'Reilly Safari, a US $399/year membership that gives you access to thousands of technology and business ebooks, videos, live online trainings, and real-time support from experts.


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Election night hackathon supports civic engagement

Monday 11th of December 2017 08:00:00 AM

On November 7, 2017, members of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) community came together for the annual Election Night Hackathon held in the Simone Center for Student Innovation. This marked the seventh anniversary of a civic tradition for the FOSS @ MAGIC community, in which students and faculty analyze civic problems in the local community, state, or country and propose a project to address them.


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Mozilla's new voice recognition model, fixing the GPL, and more news

Saturday 9th of December 2017 08:00:00 AM

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we look at Mozilla's new speech recognition model, how big players in open source are moving to help the GPL, and more.


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