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How hackathons can become more female-friendly

Women seem particularly scarce at hackathons; this nonscientific survey offers suggestions for making them feel more welcome.


For the Bitcoin app builder comes a toolkit from BitPay

An open-source library makes it easier for developers to connect to the Bitcoin network.

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IDC: Hobbyist programmers on the rise

Amateur programmers are becoming increasingly more prevalent in the IT landscape, a new IDC study has found.

So you want to be a coder! These tools can get you there

Interactive tutorials can provide instant feedback on your work, and turn learning into a fun game. Many are Web-based, and most are free.