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The ends of the world

Philosophy, Ethics & Religion - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 00:00
Danowski, Déborah, author.
Categories: New Materials

Debt :

Business & Economics - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 00:00
Graeber, David.
Categories: New Materials

Java for Data Scientists Essential Training

Lynda.com - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 19:00
Learn how to use Java for two components of data science—data engineering and data analysis. Instead of poring over every facet of Java, instructor Charles Kelly focuses on a selection of valuable topics that will help you learn how to leverage Java in your data science career. This course revolves around the ingest, model, query, analyze, and visualize (IMQAV) model, which is a framework for data science workflows. Charles goes over test-driven development and object-oriented design. Using the free community edition of IntelliJ from JetBrains, he presents Java examples including Java classes, methods, operations, and libraries. Plus, Charles shares how to apply the skills that you learned in the course to create magic squares and sudoku puzzles.

Marketing Tips

Lynda.com - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 19:00
Become more productive and boost the impact of your marketing efforts with Brad Batesole's weekly marketing tips on everything from social media to digital advertising to techniques and tools. Every week you'll find a new and immediately actionable tip to help you build your community, track engagement, measure analytics, generate brand awareness, or help you accomplish other marketing goals. In addition to sharing from his bank of experience, Brad will answer questions submitted by lynda.com members. Send your question directly to him via brad@lynda.com and you might just see it in a future episode! Tune in every week to keep your marketing efforts fresh.

Final Cut Pro X Guru: Online OfflIne Workflows

Lynda.com - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 19:00
Optimize your editing workflow by learning how and when to work with proxies—low resolution copies of your files. Final Cut X is built to intelligently create and handle proxy files, so you can toggle between working with original files and compressed files with ease. In this course, Jeff Greenberg shares why you might want to embrace a proxy workflow by demonstrating the ways it streamlines and improves common post-production steps. Whether your footage is H.264 or ProRes, from a DSLR or from an iPhone, Jeff provides instructions that help you generate manageable media. He starts with a comparison of video resolutions and how it pertains to workflows. Then, he covers how to create proxies and customize your compression presets. He concludes by showing how to switch between online and offline workflows during editing, and how to make a final export. Organizing and archiving are also explored. (Author: Jeff I. Greenberg)

Chief Technology Officer Career Guide

Lynda.com - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 19:00
Chief technology officers (CTOs) shape both what a company makes and the culture in which it's made. Along with providing innovative solutions and building stellar products on time and on budget, CTOs must curate a solid engineering team and spread the good word about the technology they help to create. In this course, Drew Falkman, who has been a CTO at several companies, shares his hard-won understanding of what great CTOs are made of. Unlike other technical roles—which can be quite solitary—CTOs must excel at working with and motivating others. Drew begins the course by sharing management tips and techniques, including how to hire a great team, create a healthy corporate culture, enhance team communications, and get rid of toxic employees. Next, he covers product and project management—explaining how to guide an efficient product life cycle—and examines technology challenges like choosing a platform and supporting research and development. As many potential CTOs are more comfortable diving into the nitty-gritty of a tech issue than taking the podium at a meeting or conference, Drew makes sure to clearly and effectively cover the communication, marketing, and entrepreneurial nature of the job. Learn how to enhance your public speaking skills, run efficient meetings, help with product launches, navigate the world of finance, and more.

Universal Principles of Design

Lynda.com - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 19:00
Design is full of unspoken rules and obscure theories that, when applied, can dramatically improve one's own design. For the first time, we are documenting them all in one place. Universal Principles of Design, based on William Lidwell's award-wining books, illustrates one design principle every other week, ranging from the tried and true (the 80/20 rule) to concepts that you may not have ever heard in a design context (Ockham's razor or crowd intelligence.) These principles are critical to successful design—no matter what the discipline. Anyone who creates, designs, engineers, or illustrates will learn invaluable lessons that will take their work to the next level.

IT Service Desk: Customer Service Fundamentals

Lynda.com - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 19:00
Put the "help" in help desk and the "support" in support specialist by implementing proven techniques that both resolve issues and increase customer satisfaction. In this course, join Fancy Leigh Mills Knebel as she shares how to take your IT service desk beyond identifying and resolving problems, to also building rapport with customers by alleviating their frustrations. She discusses how to update your operations to include the customer service skills needed for today's customer.


First, Fancy provides guidance on how to use the right types of questions to gather information about an issue. Then, she explains how to professionally handle common customer service tasks, like escalating and transferring calls. Then, she shows how to hone interactions with customers by refining communications—acknowledging how tone and word choice can diffuse tension. She wraps up by covering common customer behavior scenarios in which the tools, techniques, and strategies from the course can be applied.

V-Ray: Control Color Bleed in Blender

Lynda.com - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 19:00
Overcome the color bleed phenomenon that can occur in global illumination renders. Brian Bradley shows you how in this course. First, Brian discusses what color bleed is and why it occurs. Then, he dives into measures you can take to control color bleed and produce physically accurate color. He explains how white balance, saturation, light, and geometry impact color bleed. He also demonstrates how you can work with object properties, channels, and other tools to prevent, contain, or limit color bleed.

Photo Tools Weekly

Lynda.com - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 19:00
Get a new image-editing technique every Wednesday in Photo Tools Weekly. Photographer and educator Chris Orwig shares photo editing tips and techniques to help make your photos look better in just a few minutes. He'll tackle programs like Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as plugins and mobile apps like Instagram, too.

Painting with light :

Visual & Performing Arts - Mon, 01/30/2017 - 17:00
Jacobi, Carol, author
Categories: New Materials

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