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WeeChat 0.4.2 is now in Cygwin!

Note: Guile plugin is missing, since it requires guile >= 2.0, which is not yet available in Cygwin.

Enjoy :)

#weechat   #cygwin  
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PyconFr is coming soon!
I can't wait to be there! (only Saturday 15th unfortunately)
Pycon fest ahead - will be talking about Circus mainly

* Pycon France - 13/14 sept.  *talk accepted*
* Pycon Ireland - *talk accepted*
* Pycon Brazil -  *proposal submitted*
* Pycon US -  *proposal not yet submitted*

Looking forward for all these events  \o/
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Et oui ! un bon week end en perspective !
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7 new courses from +Coursera and +Udacity start today (June 25th)

Coursera (3)

Health Policy and the Affordable Care Act
8 weeks long

5 weeks long

Fundamentals of Pharmacology
10 weeks long

Udacity (4)

Each Udacity course is 7 weeks long.

ST101 - Introduction to Statistics - Making Decisions based on Data

CS215 - Algorithms - Crunching Social Networks

CS258 - Software Testing - How to Make Software Fail

PH100 - Intro to Physics - Landmarks in Physics
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+Coursera explodes. Adds 26 new courses. Makes Class Central's homepage really long.

#coursera #stanford #upenn #princeton #berkeley #umich

The number of universities offering courses through the Coursera platform has also been expanded. The participating universities include Stanford, Princeton, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania and University of California, Berkeley.

The breadth of courses has also been expanded beyond Computer Science and include courses belonging to the fields of Medicine, Mathematics, Economics, Finance, Humanities to name a few.

You can found the complete list of new courses offered below. These courses have also been added to the list of courses from other universities at

Mathematics and Statistics
Calculus: Single Variable
Introduction to Analytic Combinatorics, Part I
Introduction to Analytic Combinatorics, Part II
Statistics One

Society, Networks and Information
Internet History, Technology, and Security
Networked Life
Securing Digital Democracy
Social Network Analysis

Computer Science
Algorithms, Part I
Algorithms, Part II
Computer Architecture
Computer Vision: From 3D Reconstruction to Visual Recognition

Economics, Finance, and Business
Health Policy and the Affordable Care Act
Introduction to Finance

Healthcare, Medicine, and Biology
Basic Behavioral Neurology
Cardiac Arrest, Hypothermia, and Resuscitation Science
Fundamentals of Pharmacology
Introduction to Genome Science

Humanities and Social Sciences
A History of the World since 1300
Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World
Greek and Roman Mythology
Introduction to Sociology
Listening to World Music
Modern & Contemporary American Poetry

P.S. Let us know if you find any information that is incorrect or incomplete on
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I'll keep an eye on this for sure!
Adrien Lemaire originally shared:
That is an awesome news !!!! Can't wait to see where Udacity, the new khan academy, will bring us :)

Classes start February 20th!
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It's amazing how quickly they expend!
+Coursera adds 17 new universities and 62 new courses. Complete list embedded in the post below

Courses will be added to Class Central ( shortly

Here's a list of 62 Coursera courses that were added today:

Exploring Quantum Physics
Animal Behaviour
Epigenetic Control of Gene Expression
Discrete Optimization
Principles of Macroeconomics
Software Defined Networking
The Modern and the Postmodern
Introduction to Systems Biology
Network Analysis in Systems Biology
Dynamical Modeling Methods for Systems Biology
Introduction to Tissue Engineering
Climate Change
Generating the Wealth of Nations
Exercise Physiology: Understanding the Athlete Within
Passion Driven Statistics
Introduction to Pharmacy
Principles of Public Health
Generation Rx: The Science Behind Prescription Drug Abuse
The Ancient Greeks
Modern European Mysticism and Psychological Thought
Synapses, Neurons and Brains
Coding the Matrix: Linear Algebra through Computer Science Applications
Introduction to Digital Sound Design
Immigration and U.S. Citizenship
The Language of Hollywood: Storytelling, Sound, and Color
The Fiction of Relationship
Science from Superheroes to Global Warming
Useful Genetics
Archaeology's Dirty Little Secrets
Introduction to Biology: DNA to Organisms
Science, Technology, and Society in China I: Basic Concepts
Sports and Society
The Science of Gastronomy
A New History for a New China, 1700-2000: New Data and New Methods, Part 1
Introduction to Improvisation
Introduction to Guitar
Property and Liability: An Introduction to Law and Economics
Introduction to Music Production
Linear and Discrete Optimization
Financial Engineering and Risk Management
Climate Literacy: Navigating Climate Conversations
Creative Programming for Digital Media & Mobile Apps
Malicious Software and its Underground Economy: Two Sides to Every Story
Introduction to Systematic Program Design
Pattern-Oriented Software Architectures for Concurrent and Networked Software
Nutrition, Health, and Lifestyle: Issues and Insights
Fundamentals of Human Nutrition
Global Sustainable Energy; Past, Present and Future
Global Health Cultures
How Music Works
Sustainable Agricultural / Urban Land Management
Data Management for Clinical Research
Why We Need Psychology
The Camera Never Lies
English Common Law: An Introduction
Online Games: Literature, New Media, and Narrative
Economic Issues Food & You
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Awesome post to check what lectures is coming up, for the next few months! Not only for computer. +Coursera  just became so amaizing!
Concise list of upcoming +Coursera courses by month

Yesterday, Coursera increased their catalogue to 111 courses from 16 universities. You can find the entire list of courses over at

These courses will soon be added to Class Central's catalogue, but until then here's a list of upcoming Coursera courses categorized by the month they start in.

July 2012 (6)
Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World
Internet History, Technology, and Security
Introduction to Finance
Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Computation
Software Engineering for SaaS
Listening to World Music

August 2012 (6)
Algorithms, Part I
Calculus: Single Variable
Machine Learning
Introduction to Sustainability

September 2012 (23)
Bioelectricity: A Quantitative Approach
Mathematical Biostatistics Bootcamp
Computer Architecture
Computing for Data Analysis
Computer Vision: From 3D Reconstruction to Visual Recognition
Securing Digital Democracy
Networks: Friends, Money, and Bytes
Human-Computer Interaction
Heterogeneous Parallel Programming
Introduction to Logic
Introduction to Mathematical Thinking
Model Thinking
Modern & Contemporary American Poetry
Greek and Roman Mythology
Networked Life
Neural Networks for Machine Learning
An Introduction to Operations Management
Probabilistic Graphical Models
Functional Programming Principles in Scala
Learn to Program: The Fundamentals
Social Network Analysis
Statistics One
A History of the World since 1300

October 2012 (6)
Algorithms: Design and Analysis, Part 2
Community Change in Public Health
Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society
An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python
Principles of Obesity Economics
Vaccine Trials: Methods and Best Practices

November 2012 (4)
Algorithms, Part II
Drugs and the Brain
Introduction to Astronomy
Think Again: How to Reason and Argue

January 2013 (18)
Artificial Intelligence Planning
Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life
Clinical Problem Solving
Contraception: Choices, Culture and Consequences
Galaxies and Cosmology
Critical Thinking in Global Challenges
Cryptography II
Data Analysis
Principles of Economics for Scientists
E-learning and Digital Cultures
An Introduction to the U.S. Food System: Perspectives from Public Health
Chemistry: Concept Development and Application
Grow to Greatness: Smart Growth for Private Businesses, Part I
Health for All Through Primary Care
Introductory Human Physiology
Introduction to Philosophy
Nutrition for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

February 2013 (4)
Aboriginal Worldviews and Education
Digital Signal Processing
Analytic Combinatorics, Part I
Introduction to Sociology

March 2013 (3)
A Beginner's Guide to Irrational Behavior
Analytic Combinatorics, Part II
Medical Neuroscience

To Be Announced (40)
Algorithms: Design and Analysis, Part 1
Analytical Chemistry
Creative, Serious and Playful Science of Android Apps
Cardiac Arrest, Hypothermia, and Resuscitation Science
Computational Investing, Part I
Computational Photography
Control of Mobile Robots
Computer Science 101
Planet Earth
Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering
Energy 101
Equine Nutrition
Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application
Game Theory
Introduction to Genetics and Evolution
Introduction to Genome Science
Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship
How Things Work 1
Information Security and Risk Management in Context
Introduction à la Programmation Objet (in French)
Know Thyself
The Social Context of Mental Health and Illness
Microeconomics Principles
The Modern World: Global History since 1760
Nanotechnology: The Basics
Basic Behavioral Neurology
Natural Language Processing
Introductory Organic Chemistry - Part 1
Introductory Organic Chemistry - Part 2
Intermediate Organic Chemistry - Part 1
Intermediate Organic Chemistry - Part 2
Learn to Program: Crafting Quality Code
Rationing and Allocating Scarce Medical Resources
Scientific Computing
Computer Vision: The Fundamentals
VLSI CAD:  Logic to Layout
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Damn, I need to find some free time!
We are THRILLED to announce 12 new universities!
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A dozen free online Computer Science courses from +Udacity and +Coursera starting over the next 2 weeks

Udacity is launching 6 courses on April 16th while Coursera is launching the same number of courses on April 23rd. 2 out of Udacity's 6 courses are repeats of previous offerings (CS 101 and CS 373) while 1 course from Coursera is repeated (Intro to Machine Learning). So in all 9 courses will be offered for the very first time. The entire list of courses starting over the next 2 weeks can be found below and also at (along with other courses).

List of Udacity courses starting on April 16th:
- CS 101: Building a Search Engine(repeat) by David Evans and Sebastian Thrun-
- CS 373: Programming a Robotic Car(repeat) by Sebastian Thrun -
- CS 212: The Design of Computer Programs by _Peter Norvig -
- CS 253: Web Application Engineering - Building a Blog by Steve Huffman -
- CS262 - Programming Languages - Building a Browser by Wes Weimer -
- CS387 - Applied Cryptography by David Evans -

List of Coursera courses starting on April 23rd:
- Introduction to Machine Learning(repeat) by Andrew Ng -
- CS 101 by Nick Parlante -
- Computer Vision by Jitendra Malik -
- Compilers by Alex Aiken -
- Automata Theory by Jeffrey D. Ullman -
- Introduction to Logic by Michael Genesereth -
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Few days ago, +Adrien Lemaire was sharing a link about a new class with Sebastian Thrun, from the ai-class with Stanford, and how he resigns his engagements with Stanford University. Now it's time from both other classes, ml-class and db-class, to do something similar.
Class Central originally shared:
Stanford professors +Daphne Koller and +Andrew Ng are founding a company Coursera to scale up efforts to educate the world

The job postings at reveal that Stanford professors Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng are founding a company. This is what it has to say:

"In Fall 2011, Stanford University’s free online classes (, delivered high quality courses to hundreds of thousands of students in 176 countries around the world. Stanford professors Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng are founding a company that is following up on the success of these courses to scale up online education efforts to provide a high quality education to the world."

Some other excerpts from the job postings:

"We see a future where world-leading educators are at the center of the education conversation, and their reach is limitless, bounded only by the curiosity of those who seek their knowledge; where universities such as Stanford, Harvard, and Yale serve millions instead of thousands."

"Our approach will allow universities to provide an alternative to standard lecture classes for on-campus students. We propose a flipped classroom model, in which students use our interactive videos to watch the content in advance, and classroom time is used for a more meaningful and engaging interaction between faculty and students, and between students themselves."

At the time of writing, 6 open job positions were available: Course Support Technician, Senior Web Developer, Software Engineer, Summer Internship, UI/UX Designer, and Web Developer.

Source: Job postings at
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