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What Hootsuite Learned from Building Their API

Creating an API that is easy to use and maintain is difficult. Ask Hootsuite. They took some wrong turns at early stages and have made great strides since then so that they can offer an API that’s fast, easy-to-use and easy to maintain. David Zhang over at the Hootsuite blog explains what lessons the company has learned since the early days. 

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WP Event Aggregator – Xylus Themes

WP Event Aggregator allows you to import Events from anywhere – Facebook, Eventbrite, Meetup, iCalendar and ICS into your WordPress site and display with nice event listing page template. It also support all leading WordPress Event Calendar Plug-ins like The Events Calendar, Events Manager, All-in One Event Calender, Event Organiser, EventOn, My Calendar, Eventum (Tevolution-Events) etc.Features of WP Event AggregatorImport Events from Multiple sources into WordPress SiteImport Multiple Events from different Sources like Facebook EventBrite, Google Calendar, Meetup etcSchedule Event Importing from Different sources Auto Importing new events intro Website from multiple sourceAuto updating events from multiple sourceSupport Multiple Scheduling of Event ImportsImport Events from Facebook from Event Page, Facebook Organization page, By Event ID, Page IDIn-built Event Management (not require any other plugin for manage Events)Clean & Beautiful Event Listing & Event Detail page  (Check Screenshot)Upcoming Events widget.Import Events fromFacebook EventsFacebook PagesEventbrite EventsMeetUp EventsiCalender EventsGoogle Calendar EventsOutlook EventsApple Calendar EventsThis Plugin is works as a stand alone as well as support below listed well-known Events plugins.The Events CalendarEvents managerAll-in-One Event CalendarEvent OrganiserEventONMy CalendarEventum (Tevolution-Events)You can use this plug-in as standalone plug-in to show imported events from multiple source. This can be used as tool to import events in any of above listed plug-in.  Nice Event Listing page Template included with plug-in to show events in beautifully

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The Events Calendar — WordPress Plugins

The Events Calendar By Modern Tribe, Inc. Details Reviews Installation Support Development Description Create and manage your calendar of events with ease. Get professional-level quality and features backed by a team you can trust. The Events Calendar will help take your site to the next level. The Events Calendar is built and supported by Modern Tribe’s WordPress artisans. Looking for additional functionality including recurring events, ticket sales, publicly submitted events, new views, Facebook

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Ep. 136 – Welcome to WordPress

WordPress powers 27% of the web, with sites big and small leveraging the popular platform. Developer Ptah Dunbar, also known as “Pirate”, gives us a tour of the platform, its thriving community, and the realities of being employed as a WordPress developer.

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WordPress, BuddyPress and bbPress core contributor and web strategy consultant.

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Ep. 135 – The Michael Jordan of Tech Talks (Kim Crayton)

In just over a year, Kim’s spoken at eight meetups, ten conferences, had talks accepted at three more, and has four upcoming talks already lined up. And she’s just getting started. She shares how presenting at meetups became an accidental launchpad for her speaking career at conferences, how she uses her past career in education to create unique tech talks, and how speaking has provided her incredible opportunities, like traveling the world for free.

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Kim Crayton

Kim, a Community Engineer, has years of experience working with learners of all ages, skill levels, and abilities. She is now using her knowledge to develop technical people, ideas, organizations, and communities.

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Ep. 133 – Building Robot Vacuum Cleaners: An Intro to Embedded Systems (Chris Svec)

Chris’s job sounds impressive. After over a decade working in tech, he’s designed microprocessors and now helps build robot vacuum cleaners. He’s at the intersection of hardware and software in a space called embedded systems. We explore this field, get a solid intro to working with chips, and discuss the many ways a codenewbie can start learning more about the fascinating world of embedded systems.

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Chris Svec

Chris Svec is an embedded software engineer at iRobot where he works on the Roomba vacuuming robot and other robots. He started his career designing x86 chips and later moved up the hardware/software stack into embedded software. He knows that bugs always show up at interfaces, which is why he thinks about things like empathy and people as well as bytes and protocols. Chris has a BS in Electrical Engineering and MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University.

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Ep. 134 – Getting Into Hardware (Elecia White)

This week, we followed up our conversation about embedded systems with a focus on getting into hardware as a whole. Elecia White gave us a tour of her hardware world, complete with stories of gadgets catching fire, the responsibility of creating life-saving ICU technology, and having fun with poopy robots.

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Elecia White

Author of O’Reilly’s Making Embedded Systems and host of the Embedded podcast, Elecia White is an embedded software engineer who has worked on DNA scanners, inertial measurement units for airplanes and race cars, toys for preschoolers, a gunshot location system for catching criminals, and assorted other medical and consumer devices. She founded and currently runs Logical Elegance, a small consulting firm in California.

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Ep. 132 – The Business of Open Source (Safia Abdalla)

When we talk about open source, we focus mostly on the code and contributions. But as a crucial element of the developer ecosystem, it’s important to think about the business side of things. How does it sustain itself? Is there money in open source? If there is, who gets it? Developer and open source maintainer Safia Abdalla helps us tackle these questions to better understand how open source really works.

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Safia Abdalla

Safia is an open source developer and writer with a passion for data science and machine learning for social good and STEM education. When she is not on her computer, she can be found running, exercising, drinking tea, or watching films.