Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

On Programming as a Profession

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The author of Learn Python The Hard Way has some great advice in “Advice from an Old Programmer. Programming as an intellectual activity is the only art form that allows you to create interactive art. You can create projects that other people can play with, and you can talk to them indirectly. No other art form is […]

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India’s IT and ITeS Services

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From India Budget Services Sector: India’s IT and ITeS services with exponential growth are a unique export-led success story which has put India on the global map. While India has achieved a brand identity in this sector, other developing countries are trying to emulate India’s example. Besides its impact on growth (both direct and indirect), it is also a provider […]

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TiE Chennai Super Saturday Mar 2013

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This event is something you cannot afford to miss. There are several reasons: A few companies from Chennai – OrangeScape, FreshDesk etc. benefitted from Sramana’s 1M/1M program. The advice and the PR they received from her were very valuable. We thought that we should make it available for a few entrepreneurs in Chennai. So we went ahead and […]

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Multiple Roles of a Teacher

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From Fixing The Schools a Sketchbook from Kauffman Foundation. Teachers need to play multiple roles since they have a mix of students coming from very different backgrounds. Students have: Different levels of knowledge Different learning styles Different levels and different types of intelligence (see multiple intelligences by Howard Gardner) Come from different family backgrounds, resulting in different […]

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Tools for Computational Molecular Biology

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  The Biopython Project is a collection of freely available Python tools for computational molecular biology. The web site provides an online resource for modules, scripts, and web links for developers of Python-based software for life science research. From the Tutorial and Cookbook on Biopython:     The ability to parse bioinformatics files into Python utilizable […]

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App Log: IBM Watson, BIg Data and Treatment for Cancer

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It is heartening to see emerging technologies like Big Data Analytics, Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence combined into powerful tools to solve real problems. IBM Watson is an example. From Wikipedia Watson is an artificial intelligence computer system capable of answering questions posed in natural language, developed in IBM‘s DeepQA project by a research team led by principal investigator David Ferrucci. From Watson […]