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Congrats to Magellan International School - making its inaugural appearance on the Top 25 Privately Funded Schools list at spot #23- expecting it will move up quickly!   #austin  
http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/subscriber-only/2013/08/23/austins-largest-private-schools-k-12.html
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It sounds good, but i'll be honest, we also need more people who have the critical thinking skills of programmers.  Eliminating syntax doesn't eliminate the thinking required.  

Secondly, there is an implicit assumption that non-programmers want to participate in the creation process, where that process looks and feels a lot like programming because of the accuracy and lack of ambiguity, and yet abstraction, that is typically required.  I'm not sure that's a valid assumption. 

Finally, programming languages aren't us thinking like computers, that would look more like assembly language or binary ;)  Its a middle ground oriented around how humans want to structure the code.  The compiler does the "think like a computer" stuff. 

Having said all that... FBP looks a lot like BPMN - and i do find that coding in the context of a diagram is fantastic for solving hard problems like concurrency - and making them look easy actually.  But let's not kid ourselves, we still need more programmers in the world :) 
There's a very nice article on FastCompany on Flow Based Programming and the hope that it's resurgence will lead to better things... I'm not familiar enough with the technique to judge its impact, but I must say that the obse...
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thanks to Phil for writing a fantastic Foreword  (forgive the typo in the original article title :) 
 
The COO Revolution - Forward by @philgilbertsr http://ow.ly/kmvyD #bpm #bp3bpm #ibmbpm #ibmimpact
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this is good. really good. 
 
The COO Revolution [Excerpt] - Modern Business Model Analogy: Internal Combustion Engines http://ow.ly/kp9rx #bpm #ibmimpact #bp3bpm
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This was fun - check it out, my first hangout on air :) and I got to do it with +Eric Ries :)
 
On Feb 3 we kick off IBM Entrepreneur Week. There will be events taking place online and in locations worldwide, including face-to-face and virtual mentoring sessions, a women entrepreneur-focused event, and a LiveStream broadcast of the IBM SmartCamp Finals.
As a preview, we'll be having a discussion with Lean Startup guru Eric Ries. 
This Hangout On Air is hosted by daryl pereira. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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IBM shared this video of three "IBM Champions". Not bad. I wish they had used one of my other interviews as the baseline for me though :) looks like i was bookending - first and last :)
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Check out the good work of the BP Labs team - Brazos UI Toolkit for IBM BPM - 
 
Getting rave reviews on BP3's Brazos UI Toolkit.  For more info check out our Brazos Page!

http://ow.ly/lwg4N
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Two is better than one :)
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