GitHub Launches Bot-Powered Learning Lab for New Developers

An anonymous reader quotes VentureBeat:
GitHub is launching a new bot-powered learning lab to help budding developers get up to speed on all things GitHub… The GitHub Learning Lab, which officially launched Thursday, builds on GitHub’s prior history of training people, except this time GitHub is using bots to expedite the learning process. There is no videoconferencing or webcasts here. “After training thousands of people to use Git and GitHub, the GitHub Training Team has established a tried-and-true method for helping new developers retain more information and ramp up quickly as they begin their software journeys,” the company said in a blog post. “And now, we’re making those experiences accessible to developers everywhere with GitHub Learning Lab.”
The bot helps users work through issues in a repository environment, passing comment on any work that you do while checking over pull requests — notifications of changes you’ve made — in a similar


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Eventbrite Claims The Right To Film Your Events — And Keep the Copyright

Eventbrite lets you sell tickets online for your events. An anonymous reader reports on Eventbrite’s newly-updated merchant agreement.
The merchant agreement specifies that you “grant permission to Eventbrite and its agents to enter onto and remain on the premises (including real property, fixtures, equipment, or other personal property) where your event is hosted…with personnel and equipment for the purpose of photographing and recording the Premises, both internally and externally in connection with the production of digital content on the date of your event(s) and any other dates reasonably requested by Eventbrite (for example, during setup and breakdown for the event) (the ‘Shoot’).”
But in addition, you’re also granting them permission to record and use footage of all your attendees and speakers, “in any manner, in any medium or context now known or hereafter developed, without further authorization from, or compensation to.” And after that Eventbrite “will own all rights of every


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Linux Fun – How to Create ASCII Text Banners in Terminal

Recently, we have explained about how to randomly display predefined ASCII art on the Linux terminal, using a program called ASCII-Art-Splash-Screen. In this article, we will show how to create your own appealing ASCII…
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SmugMug buys Flickr for undisclosed sum

Photo-sharing site SmugMug — used by consumers and professionals alike — has agreed to acquire Flickr from Yahoo-owner Oath. The deal will see Flickr continuing to operate as a separate entity. The aim is to create what’s described as “the world’s best home for photography”, building on Flickr’s existing 100 million-strong userbase. But what does the acquisition mean for Flickr users, and what does it mean for SmugMug’s customers? Both companies are eager to stress that nothing is going to change. That said, SmugMug does say that it will be migrating Flickr onto SmugMug’s technology infrastructure, but it does not… [Continue Reading]


Original URL: https://betanews.com/2018/04/21/smugmug-acquires-flickr/

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