National Museum of the American Indian Announces a Call for Entries for Veterans Memorial

Students, Architects, Artists, Designers and More Can Submit Designs Veterans Day 2017 Through Jan. 9, 2018 August 7, 2017 The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian is conducting an international design competition to build the National Native American Veterans Memorial slated to open in 2020. The Veterans Memorial will …

Endangered Kiwi Chick Hatches at Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

August 7, 2017 An endangered brown kiwi chick kicked her way out of her egg at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, Va., between Saturday, July 29, and Sunday, July 30. Keepers had been monitoring the egg closely during the past week after it pipped or showed …

Projects of the Week, August 7, 2017

Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: Peace Equalizer, UI for Equalizer APO Peace equalizer is a user interface for Equalizer APO http://sourceforge.net/projects/equalizerapo by Jonas Thedering. Besides a Windows equalizer, Peace has an effects panel, a graph window and more. In …

Why you should always do documentation before development

Programmers and project managers sometimes think the phrase “doc-driven development” means putting a lot of comments in code or working closely with doc writers as development happens. That’s because it’s hard to imagine how development can possibly happen after documentation, because surely documentation can’t happen until there’s something to actually …

New report highlights OpenStack’s gender diversity and retention

Communities are strengthened through environments that encourage open dialogue and invite a diversity of ideas, experiences, and talent. Knowing this, technology companies have strived to increase diversity within their ranks; however, the numbers remain troublesome, and this disparity becomes even more pronounced within the open source world. read more