What does the failure of Flatiron School mean for coding bootcamps?

via GIPHY If you missed the news, New York’s AG announced a settlement with Flatiron School over operating without a license and false advertising. The news of the coding bootcamp failure splashed all over hacker news a couple of days ago. Join 37,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. With the explosion of …

Does Linux tell the Gilgamesh story of hacker culture?

Is the command line still essential? Was Stephenson right about his Linux It’s been a while since I read Stephenson’s essay on Linux. It’s one of those pieces that’s so well written, we need to go back to it now & then. Join 28,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. This quote caught …

Is Apple betting against big data?

Join 28,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. 1. Pushing privacy Apple has been pushing it’s privacy policy of late, in much of it’s marketing around the new iOS 8 and iPhone 6. In particular Tim Cook takes direct aim at Google’s collection of user data: “A few years ago, users of Internet …

A Pagerank of 5 Is Possible – Here's How

Join 4500 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. A highly trafficked website is a valuable asset indeed. For a services business it helps you build reputation and reach prospects. Here’s how to get there. 1. Longevity We’ve been around for a while, as you can see from a quick whois search below. I’ve …

Ken Auletta Gets Us Googled

Also find Sean Hull’s ramblings on twitter @hullsean. The title sounds vaguely fatalistic, the end of the world is nigh, that kind of thing. It turns out though that Auletta is a journalist having reported over the years a lot on old media. So when he says “as we know it” he’s speaking as much …

The risk of living in a filter bubble

I’ve been looking for this book for a long time. Or maybe I should rephrase that. I was pondering this topic and had been looking for a book which covered it for a while so I was pleased to come across The Filter Bubble. Digging into search engine optimization and analytics while building my own …