Artist R Luke DuBois’ Eye-Opening Data Portraits

At this year’s TED conference, artist R Luke DuBois shared with the audience a few of his latest works. While he doesn’t paint, draw or take photos, DuBois can weave together incredibly complex portraits of his subjects through unconventional applications of programming and code. In one project, he downloads millions of dating profiles to map out the way people speak about themselves across the country. …

Eight Ways to Encourage Girls to Code

Many people understand there are a lot fewer women in computer science, but don’t know what to do about it—or, worse yet, just fall into acceptance. For those who wish to help but aren’t sure where to start, Mashable has published a simple list of steps to encourage girls to take up coding and other engineering subjects at an early age—like leading a coding club …

All of Facebook’s Free Design Tools are Now Available in One Place

Facebook has just unleashed a stack of free design tools to help budding software engineers build more beautiful apps. Posted in the social media giant’s Github account, the collection of online resources includes iOS 9 GUI elements for quick mock-ups, a download link to the user interface-prototyping “Origami” tool and even in-depth articles from the company’s own designers. If you’re just getting into the business …