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Unleashing Global Community: 5 Lessons Learned From The FoldForCovid.io Project

Reposted from my LinkedIn article with the same title: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/unleashing-global-community-5-lessons-learned-from-project-st-john/?published=t A few weeks ago, foldforcovid.io launched as a community effort to help developers donate their spare compute cycles to researchers studying the COVID-19 virus. FoldForCovid.io relies on the Rosetta@Home distributed research platform produced by the University of Washington Baker Lab. Since launch, more than 3,000+ people have installed the project on their spare single-board computers and laptops in nearly every country in the world. For me, this project captures the essence…

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Webinar

Fighting COVID-19 with IoT Devices featuring Neocortix CEO Dr. Lloyd Watts

Sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fighting-covid-19-with-iot-devices-featuring-neocortix-ceo-dr-lloyd-watts-tickets-102640454362 Special Guest: Dr. Lloyd Watts, CEO of Neocortix Webinar Details: Please join us this coming Wednesday at 10am PST for a special guest presentation by Dr. Lloyd Watts, CEO of Neocortix.com on the topic of Fighting COVID-19 using IoT devices running Fold@Home and Rosetta@Home. We are also inviting guests from Balena.io and the UW Baker Lab to speak with us and share their expertise in this area. This event is organized in…

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Community Open Source

The Future of WebAssembly in Embedded & IoT

Had a great discussion on the topic of the future of WebAssembly for Embedded and IoT Devices featuring leading experts from IoT and TinyML. We covered topics relating to opportunities and challenges for WebAssembly for low-power IoT devices as well as the potential for WebAssembly as a “universal target” in MCUs. Thanks to everyone for participating. View Jonathan Beri’s talk on WebAssembly for Embedded here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oky3F…. Moderator and Organizer: * Rex St. John (twitter: @rexstjohn)…

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Remembering Intel Inventor Platforms

If you offered me a job at Intel I would have said “no” because semiconductors seemed, well, boring. That changed when Intel acquired my parent company, Mashery and then introduced the (now defunct) Intel Edison.  I am writing this to remember my time working on ecosystem and community for the Edison and the platforms that followed. The History of the Intel Inventor Platforms The Edison (released in 2014) was a response by Intel to changing…

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podcast

CTO Insight: Funnel Web Spiders and DNA Sequencing with Martin Smith

The world of rapid DNA sequencing has come a long way. I talk to Martin Smith about his work with Nanopore, building clusters of computers to process DNA data and venomous creatures from Australia. You can follow Martin Smith on Twitter: twitter.com/martinalexsmith for updates like this:  Not sure yet. We (@Hasindu2008) previously crashed our other NAS feeding this swarm. It had similar specs, but 12x HDD in RAID 1+0. Waiting on some SFP+ cables before…

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Best Practices

Extroverted versus Introverted Content

I recently wrote about my experience previously writing a lot of technical content. I wanted to come up with a concept which captures my current thinking about how content is best created: Extroverted versus Introverted Content.  When I focused all of my energy on producing “how to” type content, it was “introverted” content in my mind. Content that I wrote for myself (and the search engines) which was low cost, fast and easy to produce.…

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