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Testing D3 Transitions – Wealthfront Engineering Blog

Transitions are an important tool in our D3 arsenal that we can leverage to relate understanding of visualizations to others. They can be used to draw attention to some representation of the data, emphasize change, or highlight the effects of user interaction, among other things. Given these benefits, it’s critical in a test-driven culture like ours that tests be able to handle transitions. This blog has touched extensively on our journey with D3, which can be read about here: The…

REACH Pilot Results in 80% Conversion: Making Strides in Cultivating Talent from Non-traditional Backgrounds

Our REACH program is designed to give highly determined individuals with strong technical skills the opportunity to gain on-the-job experience they need to become full-time software engineers. It also helps us hire more talent to join our engineering team. I’m thrilled to report, now that our first REACH cohort has finished, the program is a success on both fronts. Eighty-three percent of the 29 program participants successfully landed a software engineering role at LinkedIn or at another company. Of the…

Blockchain for Enterprise: Foundation, Key Modules & Structure

The hottest topic of this season is Blockchain and a mission to seek functional solution design to scale enterprise requirements. There are numerous designs for private blockchain, but all look for one single cryptographic mathematical solution to furnish all the key requirements. Solutions to the different applications may vary but they all share same infrastructural design, hence, this blog will list down a systematic approach to an enterprise blockchain solution. It will address foundation pillars involved and key modules for…

Enhance Gaming Experience Using Wireless Headsets

When it comes to playing games, sound plays an important role in creating the actual ambience of the gaming world. Without the proper sound, the virtual world loses its realism in a great way. From the sound of footsteps of a man coming from a distance to the banging sound of a firearm, the background sound of games can heavily impact the whole gaming experience. Although at one point of time the sound or audio was regarded as a rather…

Simple and Cheap Security Camera with 2 Way Audio and Backup to Cloud via Wifi » Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog

Simple and Cheap Security Camera with 2 Way Audio and Backup to Cloud via Wifi Posted on October 25, 2017  Comments (0) This is a cool product at a very reasonable price: $30. The device offers a 1080p HD smart home camera with 14 days of free rolling cloud storage, wide-angle lens, two-way audio and the ability to send alerts to your phone. You setup the device to use a local wifi network and control it via a smartphone application.…

An Example Using NLP to Identify Similar Products |

At Wayfair, technology and data expertise enable data scientists to transform new web datasets into intelligent machine algorithms that re-imagine how traditional commerce works. In this post, we introduce how visual tools like Violin Plots amplify our data acumen to unlock deep insights. The savvy data scientist recognizes the value of a Violin Plot when engineering new model features. We share how this method is applied in an e-commerce example where fuzzy text matching systems are developed to identify similar…

Trump OKs test program to expand domestic drone flights

In this Jan. 5, 2017 file photo, an exhibitor demonstrates a drone flight at CES International, in Las Vegas. White House officials said Trump will sign a memorandum Wednesday permitting states, localities and tribes to craft their own pilot programs to test drones. There is no limit on the number of communities that can participate. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Some Americans could see a lot more drones flying around their communities as the result of a Trump administration test program…

fork it for your next project

Earlier this year, Cloudflare Apps was launched so app developers may leverage our global network of 6 million+ websites, applications, and APIs. I’d like to take a moment to highlight Spotify, which was a launch partner for Cloudflare Apps, especially since they have elected to open source the code to their Cloudflare App. Spotify Github repo » About Spotify Spotify is the leading digital service for streaming music, serving more than 140 million listeners. What does the Spotify app do?…

How virtual reality can defuse conflicts over building projects

The Immersive Engineering Lab is a modern working and presentation environment that allows immersive 3D displays for realistic, detailed, accurately rendered real-time visualization. Furthermore, the laboratory’s large media wall means it is ideally equipped for collaborative, multimedia work sessions. Credit: Uwe Voelkner / Fotoagentur FOX Fun, effective and easy to understand: New digital visualization technologies offer an excellent opportunity to improve communication with citizens on large building projects. Titled “Visualizing Building Projects,” the practical guidelines give planners, architects and public…

5 Game Worlds of 2017 You Need to Explore

2017 is soon coming to an end, and although there are many games that are yet to be released in the upcoming couple of months, there have been quite a number of amazing games already this past year. It’s been a big year for Nintendo especially, with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey both being launched to world-wide critical acclaim. There have also been a number of impressive game world concepts brought to life…