Saturday, August 29, 2015

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 8/29/15

Last update: Sunday 8/30/15 @ 10:05 am
This week's cover = photo from tweet that 1 out of 7 humans logged onto Facebook ... Other top stories = Pentagon, Apple, & Boeing partner for wearable gear -- Uber hires hackers --and Twitter's diversity goals



The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs are using information technology to enhance the effectiveness of their teaching, research, and community service ... plus tweets about Ed Tech, Info Tech, and Hackers ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 8/29/15 @ 3 pm.

A. HBCUs | B. Ed Tech | C. Info Tech | D. Hackers | E. Views  

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Friday, August 28, 2015

DLL Storify of Goodie Hack's Idea Hackathon in Charleston, SC -- Friday 8/28/15 & Saturday 8/29/15

Last update: Saturday 8/29/15
Goodie Hack is a mashup of social good, tech, entrepreneurship,  and highly-skilled and passionate people. It’s, quite possibly, the coolest community service project you’ll ever experience. The Charleston edition, powered by Accelerate With Google, was an intense and fast-paced two (2) day event where the Black Googler Network AND Charleston leaders formed teams to create technology ideas that solved problems in under-served communities. More information can be found on the panel's event page.

Below find the DLL Storify of tweets that were generated by participants who used hashtags =  #GoodieHackCharleston, #AccelerateWithGoogle, #hack4good. As usual, this DLL Storify is merely a "firehose" draft, i.e., it includes all tweets in chronological order without comment or classification ... Storyfies of other #DiversityInTech events are listed in the DLL Archives.

Tweets for Day 1 (Friday) and Day 2 (as of 3:15 pm Saturday)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

DLL Storify of Women of Color in STEM Career Panel ... Saturday 8/22/15

Last update: Tuesday 8/25/15
Black Girls Code and Connect with STEM sponsored this panel discussion that was held in Brooklyn Borough Hall (New York City). The sponsors convened a stellar panel of women of color in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math). The panel helped young tech divas learn about careers in the science space and hear from women forging a path of excellence in both their careers and their lives. More information can be found on the panel's event page.

Below find the DLL Storify of tweets that were generated by participants who used hashtags =  #WoCinSTEM, #bgcny, #bgcnyc, @ConnectWithSTEM, @VolunteerBGCNY. As usual, this DLL Storify is merely a "firehose" draft, i.e., it includes all tweets in chronological order without comment or classification ... Storyfies of other #DiversityInTech events are listed in the DLL Archives.

Monday, August 24, 2015

DLL Storify of Level the Coding Field Hackathon 2015 ... Friday 8/21/15 & Saturday 8/22/15

Last update: Monday 8/24/15
The Level Playing Field Institute (LPFI) sponsored this two day hackathon that was held at Twilio's headquarters in San Francisco. Its purpose was to expose minority groups to computer science and to promote production rather than just consumption of technology within these groups. The hackathon was designed to create a safe space while expanding what participants thought they were capable of doing. Students worked in teams and were assigned mentorsMore information was provided on the the hackathon's event page.

Below find the DLL Storify of tweets that were generated by participants who used hashtags =  #lpfihactivist, #levelthecodingfield, and @LPFIAs usual, this DLL Storify is merely a "firehose" draft, i.e., it includes all tweets in chronological order without comment or classification ... Storyfies of other #DiversityInTech events are listed in the DLL Archives.