Callout for Code for My Updated Version of the Code Print Dress!

A while back a programmer/technologist friend of mine Benjamin Gleitzman (by far one of the nicest, most interesting people I've ever met in the SF Bay Area, creator of the recently famed "Algorithm Auction") asked if I could make him some custom shirts with digitally printed computer code. I was super excited at the idea and thought the lines of code could be this kind of new "pinstripe".

 

Benjamin wearing the 'Doom code' shirt.

 

When I first made his shirt he suggested an option to use the original source code from video game 'DOOM'. I remember playing it myself back in the day so I thought it was a fun idea at the time. (how my parents allowed that game into the house I have no idea...oh, to be a teenager!) 

I decided to create a dress out of the print as well:

 


I'd like to reinvent the dress in a new flared skirt style with a new open source code. 

Here's where I could use some help, (since I'm not a programmer) I'd love to hear suggestions on what code I should use for the next print. There's so many languages and I'm not sure which ones are considered "cool" right now.

Code Dress

Fan-Pei Kuong and Keisha Howard modelling the current code dress. Fan-Pei is wearing a pink version I've yet to release.

Color suggestions are also welcome. You can leave your suggestion in the comments, send me a tweet or contact me here.

 

Thanks for your input!






Holly R
Holly R

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Holly is the founder of Shenova Fashion. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA she now runs her studio in the San Francisco Bay Area where she combines her passion for the STEM fields and making clothes.



3 Responses

Holly
Holly

January 19, 2016

Thank you both for the comments! I think I’m narrowing it down to Linux kernel—:) I’m also learning a lot about code in general, this is great. :)

Sade
Sade

January 19, 2016

Very nice design, and a great idea!

Choosing an open source project can be difficult, and it’s most likely that whatever you choose, some people will cheer for your choice and others will not. Open source is quite polarised in many ways.

But anyway, one of the most influential source code ever is the Linux kernel source code. I haven’t specifically looked at the code until today, so somebody else might be better in telling what is interesting there, but here’s a few possibly interesting candidates:
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/blob/master/kernel/resource.c
And if you’d want it to be fun: https://github.com/torvalds/linux/blob/master/kernel/panic.c

One advice I’d want to give, when I look at the original Doom design: Your design has quite a lot of #include directives because you have taken the code from the beginning of the files. It doesn’t look bad, but it might be a more interesting for a coder if you’d take something from the middle of the file. Probably might be a good idea to look for a few functions with interesting names. A few #includes here and there doesn’t look bad, but twenty in line is maybe not very interesting (for a programmer).

Another suggestion: The colors of your design look nice, but maybe you’d want to test how it would look with more syntax highlighting. You could google “syntax highlighting monokai” for example. (But the Monokai color scheme might be a bit too much associated with the Sublime Text editor, so you might want to create your own colors or something.) Just a thought, and maybe you’ve tested this kind of stuff already.

Drew
Drew

January 19, 2016

How about an assortment of code written by prominent female programmers?

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