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  • Gabriel Serafini 3:03 pm on March 12, 2014 Permalink  

    Another productive evening of coding, almost ready to share! 

    We had another excellent and productive evening of coding, once again meeting at Twitter’s HQ in San Francisco (one of the benefits of having two Twitter engineers on our team!)  Our goal was to to try to get the project launched but there remain a few outstanding issues to finish resolving.  Stay tuned!  (Want to keep up on the progress?  Follow our commits on Github).

  • Gabriel Serafini 10:25 am on March 11, 2014 Permalink  

    CS Hackathon meet up tonight at Twitter again, 6pm. Hoping to launch the translation project live tonight! Email Cameron if you want to be added to the list.

  • Gabriel Serafini 10:19 am on February 5, 2014 Permalink  

    CS Hackathon at Twitter HQ “Can we translate Science and Health into Chinese?” – February 4, 2014 

    CS Hackathon at Twitter

    We were blessed to be able to meet at Twitter HQ (in their main community meeting area) for our hackathon on Feb 4.  The space was quite neat, the food was delicious and we made some excellent progress on the Ruby on Rails app we’re building to help translate Science and Health into Chinese.  The app isn’t ready for release yet, but if you want to see what we’ve been up to on it, you can git pull it from here: https://github.com/CSKit/cskit-translator

  • Gabriel Serafini 1:44 am on December 16, 2013 Permalink  

    2nd CS Hackathon Results 

    Participants gathered on December 14, 2013 at the Berkeley CSO to work on Pleasant Viewer and other ideas.  Bugs were fixed and a new project was started that aims to help translate Science and Health into Chinese.  Gabriel, Julian, Cameron and James from Twitter, Cristi, Michael, Ansley, Alan from Oracle and Chris from Google all contributed.

  • Gabriel Serafini 4:45 pm on December 2, 2013 Permalink

    2nd CS Hackathon at Berkeley CSO 

    Please join us on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 6pm through Saturday, December 14 at 1pm for the second Christian Science Hackathon event.

    UC Berkeley CSO
    2601 Durant Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94704, USA

    We’ll be working on the code for Pleasant Viewer, including the backend Ruby API as well as frontend PHP and Javascript code.  Pizza, food, fun.  Bring your computer and sleeping bag.

  • Gabriel Serafini 2:26 pm on May 29, 2013 Permalink |
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    Pleasant Viewer WordPress plugin is now live – Easily publish and share Wednesday readings on your site 

    Pleasant Viewer 1.0

    Want to share Wednesday Readings or your other citation research on specific topics? If you have a WordPress site you can now install the Pleasant Viewer plugin. It will let you and others easily publish and share citations online. It is Open Source (GPL licensed) and free to use and distribute.

    It is the result of the “Hack Your Church” hackathon at the U.C. Berkeley CSO this past weekend. Julian, Cameron, James and Gabriel all worked on the ideas. It uses Cameron’s cskit-rb library to retrieve citations. It’s still a little rough around the edges but works nonetheless. Check it out!


    (Originally published on Share The Practice here)

  • Gabriel Serafini 3:11 pm on May 27, 2013 Permalink  

    First CS Hackathon a success! (Pictures) 

    The first hackathon (hopefully of many to come) was held at the Berkeley CSO (thanks for letting us use the building!)  We ended up working on a new project called Pleasant Viewer, an Open Source WordPress plugin built on top of Cameron’s cskit framework.

  • Gabriel Serafini 2:32 pm on May 17, 2013 Permalink
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    Open Source Christian Science – cskit-rb is pretty sweet! 

    Open Source Christian Science

    {“number”:”1″,”lines”:[{“text”:”THE prayer that reforms the sinner and heals the”,”flyout_text”:null,”paragraph_start”:true},{“text”:”sick is an absolute faith that all things are”,”flyout_text”:null,”paragraph_start”:false},{“text”:”possible to God,- a spiritual understanding of Him,”,”flyout_text”:null,”paragraph_start”:false},{“text”:”an unselfed love. Regardless of what another may say”,”flyout_text”:null,”paragraph_start”:false},{“text”:”or think on this subject, I speak from experience.”,”flyout_text”:null,”paragraph_start”:false},

    We’re really excited about Cameron’s work on writing an open source set of tools that will allow for studying, sharing and building new interfaces to the world of Christian Science text.

    Check it out on his cskit-rb Github page. If you’re adventurous and nerdy, you might even see what you can contribute to the project. He’ll be presenting his work so far at the upcoming CS Hackathon at the UC Berkeley CSO, which we’re also going to be participating in. See you there?

    (Originally published here: http://sharethepractice.org/blog/2013/05/17/open-source-christian-science-cskit-rb-is-pretty-sweet/)

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