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code-for-a-living May 11, 2021

Network protocols in orbit: Building a space-based ISP

There are requirements that make software engineers sweat. Massive distribution to thousands of nodes. High reliability and availability. Multiple distinct platforms. Rapid network growth. This is the world SpaceX’s Starlink program, which has set a goal to provide high-speed broadband internet to locations where access has been unreliable, expensive, or completely unavailable.
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code-for-a-living May 8, 2021

Level Up: Creative Coding with p5.js – part 8

In our last session, we will learn how to create audio visualizations with the p5.sound.js library. We will start by learning how to upload and play a sound file in the p5.js web editor. We will first talk about what amplitude is and how we can program a p5.js sketch to react to the amplitude…
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code-for-a-living April 27, 2021

Level Up: Creative Coding with p5.js – part 7

Machine learning might sound complicated, but with the help of p5.js, we can make interactive visualizations to help wrap our head around these algorithms. In this session, we make a visualization of the popular K-Nearest Neighbor algorithm. Join us as we discuss how this algorithm can be applied to real data and track down bugs…
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code-for-a-living April 17, 2021

Level Up: Creative Coding with p5.js – part 6

During our second session, we learned how to transform arrays into Bouncing Balls. In this session, we will take the principles of loops and arrays we used to create 100 ellipses bouncing around the canvas and learn how to adapt them to fit within in an object-oriented approach. We will start from the basics and…
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code-for-a-living April 13, 2021

Level Up: Creative Coding with p5.js – parts 4 and 5

Part 4 In this session, we will make our p5.js sketches interactive! Together with Morgan, we will work on the Generative Art Creator project using the p5.js web editor! We will make a tool to create, control, and combine generative works of art inspired by early media artists, such as John Whitney and Vera Molnar.…