Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Obama learns to code, an addictive digital spirograph, Behance's year in review and more in our weekly look at the web

1. Obama Learns to Code Last year when President Barack Obama delivered a YouTube speech encouraging young kids to learn to code, he hadn’t actually had any coding experience himself. To kick off this year’s Computer Science Education Week, Obama took on the task. While he didn’t complete the entire tutorial, Obama did build a modest program that drew a square on the screen, making …

Behance’s Year in Review

On a mission to “empower the creative world to make ideas happen,” Behance has quite the impressive online community. Their Year in Review reveals many of the amazing projects born from the digital portfolio platform. Looking back at 2014, photographers were discovered, book deals were signed, comics were commissioned and concepts were turned into reality. Take a peep at their most commented-on creations and maybe …

99U’s Make Your Mark

Notable entrepreneurs and designers share their hard-learned lessons and practical insights

While the annual 99U conference (previously known as 99%, co-founded by CH and Behance) is a two-day whirlwind affair in NYC, the conference’s daily-updated website—and now, their three-part book series—offer a way for creatives to get a more regular dose of motivation and advice. Through original essays and interviews, notable entrepreneurs and designers share their hard-learned lessons on working in a fast-paced, ever-changing world where …