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The word charrette is French for “cart” or “chariot”. In the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in the 19th century, it was not unusual for student architects to continue working furiously in teams at the end of the allotted term, up until a deadline, when a charrette would be wheeled among the students to pick up their work for review while they, each working furiously to apply the finishing touches, were said to be working en charrette, in the cart. Émile Zola depicted such a scene of feverish activity, a nuit de charrette or charrette night, in L’Œuvre (serialized 1885, published 1886), his fictionalized account of his friendship with Paul Cézanne. The term metamorphosed into the current design-related usage in conjunction with working right up until a deadline.
Charrette | Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Apr 16, 2014

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Code Thief!

A low-fi game meant to teach some basic concepts about variables, objects, and arrays in JavaScript.

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A statement from the Mayor of Stafford (by James Billington)

This is awesome. More about this here

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Open Badges Secured for the Future | Jisc Inform

Good to see the work that Grainne Hamilton, et al. has been doing in the UK with badges come to fruition. :-)

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Because I write a lot and hack a bit, my “one application”, in the Joel Spolsky sense, is a text editor. And because I am a “the computer is a door, not a box” guy, I’ve always treated Save, Distribute, and Backup as a single operation.
The Setup | Clay Shirky
Apr 14, 2014

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Earth to Mozilla: Come back home | Doc Searls Weblog

I’m not sure how workable some of the ideas in this post are, but it’s good to see part of the wider Mozilla community thinking hard about them. The best thing about this post is Searls’ commitment to help Mozilla via an upcoming conference. :-)

Apr 12, 2014

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Mozilla Webmaker presentation at #oppi

I’m currently in Helsinki for the Oppi Festival, which has been on for the past couple of days. I’ve been running workshops with my colleagues Melissa Romaine and Emily Goligoski.

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To introduce Webmaker, I decided to put together a presentation using Thimble, one of the Webmaker tools. It’s a 3D effort that’s built on the power of CSS3 transformations using the impress.js framework. Check it out:

https://bit.ly/oppi-mozilla 

I’m really pleased with how it turned out and learned some things along the way! If you want to remix it (and please do - make it better!) then just hit the green ‘Remix!’ button at the top right after you’ve clicked through. 

Useful links from our sessions can be found here: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/OPPI-links

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