Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: The redevelopment of metalcon is going on and so far I have been very concerned about performance and webscale. Due to the progress of Martin on his bachlor thesis we did a code review of the code to calculate Generalized Language Models with Kneser Ney Smoothing. Even though his [...]

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Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: This article on open and free platforms to host your MOOC belongs to the entire series: comparison of places to host your MOOC. As already mentioned there are only a few platforms which really belong to the category of open educational resources. The term is described in the Wikipedia [...]

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René Pickhardt on July 24th, 2013

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: As many of you know and voted (thanks for that) Steffen and I tried to get a MOOC fellowship in order to create a web science MOOC. Even though our application was not successful we decided that online teaching in the MOOC format is suitable for the web science [...]

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René Pickhardt on July 17th, 2013

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Being at FOSDEM 20013 Peter from Neo4j asked my if I would like to get a neo4j shirt send to my home adress. We have to keep in mind that i just moved back to Koblenz from China. I did not only move to Koblenz but I moved to [...]

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René Pickhardt on July 17th, 2013

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: For the last 5 years I have been running metalcon an online social network for metal fans and metal bands. As written recently I have the the chance to rewrite the entire platform with a team of 6 programmers. This time we want to do it the correct why. [...]

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