Four short links: 21 August 2020

Data Bugs, Fairness in Machine Learning, Social Architecture, and Developer Advice

By Nat Torkington
August 21, 2020
Four Short Links
  1. The 212 Story Tower That Isn’t in Suburban Melbourne — A typo in a Open Street Map submission becomes a surprising monolith in Microsoft Flight Simulator.
  2. Fairness in Machine Learning — Draft text for a book on the subject.
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  4. The Social Architecture of Impactful Communities — A really good set of models for communities. Individuals typically “hire” communities to accomplish transitions that require human connection. The major sections: Why do people join communities?; Member quality determines community success; Design your community to spark quality interactions; The two levels of group cohesion; Recognizing and retaining key members; Growing your ranks; A Time to Build.
  5. Letters to a New Developer — A series of articles of advice to early-stage programmers, such as Don’t Try to Change the Tabbing/Bracing Style and On Debugging.
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