Coding Goûter is a monthly event where parents and kids play with a variety of programming tools, algorithmic games and puzzles, development environments, and languages. Goûter is French for a child’s afternoon snack or party, so we eat cakes and candies too!
Now there are coders experimenting with “oneliners”, programs that accomplish what they need to in a single line of C. By running the code through an 8 kHz audio channel, demoscener viznut and others discovered these raw loops of entrancingly garbled computer music...
Special effects are essential to today’s film industry. These dazzling displays are reliant on teams of talented people who are constantly looking for new ways of enthralling us, day in, day out. How do they achieve the seemingly impossible? By studying maths and science, for starters.
An open source license for academics has additional needs: (1) it should require that source and modifications used to validate scientific claims be released with those claims; and (2) more importantly, it should absolve authors of shame, embarrassment and ridicule for ugly code.