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VR Headsets, Turbine Software, and Free Video Calling
Makani was a project to develop a commercial-scale airborne wind turbine that was just defunded by Google, so they open sourced the project.
last commit: 17 hours ago, first commit: Jul 7, 2020
This one allows you to download videos from various video platforms using the command line.
last commit: 11 hours ago, first commit: Jul 21, 2008
This one is interesting because the repo is brand new, notice the last commit and first commit are the same and they are this week.
last commit: Sep 10, 2020, first commit: Sep 10, 2020
This one is probably my favorite of the week. This is such a cool project and interesting idea.
last commit: 3 hours ago, first commit: Dec 3, 2017
I haven’t had time to investigate this framework in more detail, but it looks to be a competitor to React. It seems more focused on synchronization between clients rather than between DOM elements though. This will be interesting to investigate in more detail on the Console YouTube show.
last commit: 35 minutes ago, first commit: Sep 19, 2016
It looks like this is a Python wrapper over ggplot, which is great for the Python community.
last commit: 22 hours ago, first commit: Apr 5, 2019
Django-newsfeed is a Django project that allows you to get up and running with a newsfeed style blog quickly.
last commit: 6 days ago, first commit: August 19, 2020
Talk is a free group video call app with screen sharing. I got this working in seconds.
last commit: 3 days ago, first commit: March 9, 2020
Titanoboa is a free hosted open-source alternative to Zapier or Airflow.
last commit: 8 hours ago, first commit: May 22, 2018
This is probably the biggest open source repo we’ll cover this week.
last commit: 16 hours ago, first commit: Nov 30, 2007
Interview With Maksudul the Creator of Djano-Newsfeed
What is your background?
I started writing code when I was in school. It was mostly simple HTML. But, almost 4 years ago a senior of mine recommended learning python. So, I gave it a try. I read a book named Learn Python the Hard Way. It was a great book to get started. After completing the book, I started to make small projects with it. I started reading about Django at that time built some hobby projects. When I got comfortable with it, I started contributing to Open Source Projects. Though I was a bit scared at first, but after starting I got comfortable with it. I learned a lot about best practices and writing better code by contributing to open source and reading documentations. My biggest learning point would be getting accepted as a Student developer at Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2019. I worked with the great folks at ReadtheDocs and built a CI tool for documentation. It was a great experience and a lot of fun.
Why did you start the project?
I always wanted to make a Django package that would help a lot of people. One day I had this idea to make a newsfeed and newsletter subscription package as a lot of sites nowadays have this kind of news subscriptions feature. So, I wanted to make it easy to add this kind of feature easily to a django site.
Do you intend to monetize the project if it isn’t monetized already?
I want to keep it as it is currently. I would love to get more users and contributors for this package.
Where do you see the project heading next?
I want to support more customization and more features out of the box. More flexible third-party integration would be nice to have.
Where do you see software development in general heading next?
Everything is moving towards cloud base architecture. I think we would see more things getting ported to the web.
Where do you see open source heading next?
I want to see open source being more sustainable in the future.
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