Reader is the number two referrer to TechCrunch, behind just Google Search. Yes, over the past three years, Reader has driven more traffic to the site than Facebook, Twitter, or Aol. In fact, it has driven more than Twitter and Aol combined over that span (though, to be fair, some of Twitter’s traffic was “dark social” at points before they wrapped every link in t.co). Reader has accounted for over seven percent of all TechCrunch visits in the past three years.
In our recent Code War competition, something struck me about the schools participating. The contest is a very good measure of the depth of community within a school. And not just community, but also the depth of love of programming for the pure joy of programming to be found in these schools. If you’re looking to attend a school where the students love programming, and where the students have a strong sense of community, these 9 schools should absolutely be on your list.
My alma mater, UVic, is on the list. Recruiting from UVic is recommended :)
The talk will explain various aspects of a virtual presence, i.e. the deep integration of business systems into online channels, and why it can make sense for you to look at content management with fresh eyes, seeing CMSs as less as a system to write and publish content, and more as a platform to bring services online.
That’s from a talk proposal that Zak Greant is putting together. It’s sort of the “other half” of API first design - in the sense that you still need to put content online, and it needs to flow in and around APIs and integrate with many business systems.
Composable data and composable APIs is where the “CMS” is heading.