Thursday, December 18, 2014

DLL Storify of Black Enterprise Twitter Chat with Rev. Jesse Jackson and Lincoln Stephens on Wednesday 12/17/14

Last update: Thursday 12/18/14 @ 9:38 am
On Wednesday 12/17/13, Black Enterprise magazine invited two distinguished guests to participate on a panel via Twitter that addressed issues related to the Millennial Generation, diversity, and the current business environment. 

  • The Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr., Rainbow PUSH Coalition, has been pressing Silicon Valley to diversify its employment for more than a decade. 
  • Lincoln Stephens is Executive Director/Co-Founder of the Marcus Graham Project. The project's mission is " to identify, expose, mentor and train ethnically diverse men and women in all aspects of the media industry, including advertising, entertainment and marketing."
The discussion was moderated by Janell Hazelwood (Associate Managing Editor, Digital Black Enterprise). Listeners were invited to join in the discussion. The DLL used Storify to organize tweets that used hashtag = #GenDiversity.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Waves of Code and Waves of Coders

Last update: Tuesday 12/16/14 @ 3:19 pm
The 1950s and 60s generated the world's first waves of code  and coders as IBM, Unisys, Honeywell, and other mainframe manufacturers hired and trained thousands of programmers to produce and maintain their corporate operating systems and proprietary software applications. Only a small percentage of the population were direct users of these systems

Saturday, December 13, 2014

"TECH Dozens" -- Week Ending Saturday 12/13/14

Last update: Saturday 12/14/14 @ 10:13 am
Please click the links in bold blue letters in the headlines and in the navigation bar (below)
This week's cover = photo from tweet about Protest in Washington DC, one of many nationwide demonstrations 
... Other top stories ==> Twitter chat with Jewel Burks 
... Apple-IBM 1st iOS apps ... and Hour of Code 

Below find links to the Digital Learning Lab's "Dozens" of favorite news items about HBCUs' use of information technology to enhance their teaching, research, and community services ... plus news about hackathons and issues related to coding & coding literacy... in HBCU media and Tech media ... for the week ending Saturday 12/13/14 @ 6 pm ... Links to previous editions of the Dozens can be found here ==> Back issues can be searched for old tweets.

A. HBCUs | B. Ed Tech | C. Gen Tech | D. Hackers | E. VIEWS | F. Events 

Friday, December 12, 2014

DLL Storify of NewME Accelerator's Twitter Chat with Jewel Burks on Friday 12/12/14

Last update: Friday 12/12/14 @ 10:05 pm 
NewME Accelerator hosts a regular series of Twitter chats with founders of startup firms. This week's guest was Jewel Burks ... @jewelmelanie ... Co-founder and CEO of PartPic ... using hashtag = #founderchat
Note from PartPic's Website -- "PartPic provides a simple way to find and order parts using images, which is a relief when the name or part number is unknown. Our proprietary technology can be the power that aids your customer service representatives in the sell process." 
PartPic's winning presentation at Disrupt 2014 (September) was featured in a TechCrunch article ... PartPic was also featured in an extended and fascinating video interview with The Verge Small Empires (October 2014). The video includes an on-site inteview with one of PartPic's first customers. Ms. Burks attended Howard University where she majored in marketing.

Monday, December 08, 2014