Saturday, November 22, 2014

"TECH Dozens" -- Week Ending 11/22/14

Last update: Saturday 11/22/14 @ 8:52 pm
 ... This week's cover = photo from tweet about Tech808 Conference 
... Other top stories ==> HBCU Summit 2014 in Silicon Valley 

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 11/22/14 @ 12 noon ... 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 

Monday, November 17, 2014

DLL Storify of Microsoft/UAF Hackathon --Thursday to Saturday, 11/13/14 to 11/15/14

Last update: Monday 11/17/14 @ 11:58 pm
According to a report from HBCU Lifestyle (10/30/14), twelve teams were selected to compete, including eight HBCUs ==>  Claflin University, Clark Atlanta University, Hampton University, Howard University, The Lincoln University, Morehouse College, North Carolina A&T State University, and Spelman College. Four public non-HBCUs were also chosen ==> Fort Hayes State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Old Dominion University, and University of Washington.  The DLL used Storify to organize the tweets of attendees who used the hashtag #BeU.

As per the final pictures and tweets in the Storify, first place was won by New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) for a $40,000 prize, second place by Fort Hayes State University ($20,000), third by Spelman College ($10,000), fourth by Howard University, and fifth by Claflin University.


Sunday, November 16, 2014

DLL Storify of Code for Atlanta's Govathon 2014 -- Fri/Sat 11/14-11/15 ... with Facebook note

Last update: Friday 11/21/14 @ 2:47 pm
On Friday 11/14/14, Code for Atlanta convened a civic hackathon -- "Govathon 2014" -- in Atlanta, GA. The hackathon ran from late Friday afternoon 11/14/14 until late Saturday afternoon 11/15/14. The DLL used Storify to organize the tweets of attendees who used the hashtag #govathon. At the end of the hackathon, an observer posted a note on Facebook that provides a concise summary of what happened, including a description of the winning team's app. Readers should also take note of the tweets from @codeforatlanta at the end of the first phase of the hackathon that announced the teams that had been formed. Also note their tweets that announced each team's presentation. Code for Atlanta provided an overview of the event including logos of the hackathon's sponsors on its invitation page ==> HERE ... After the hackathon, Venture Atlanta posted an extensive overview/summary ==> HERE

"TECH Dozens" -- HBCUs' Sunday Magazine -- Week Ending 11/15/14

Last update: Sunday 11/16/14 @ 7:30 pm PST
This week's cover = Photo from tweet about one of the hackathons in the East, West, and South

... Other top stories ==>  



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 ... in HBCU media and Tech media ... for the week ending Saturday 11/15/14 @ 9 am ... 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. Events 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

DLL Storify of NewME Accelerator's Twitter Chat with Tamar Lucien on Friday 11/14/14

Last update: Saturday 11/15/14 @ 7:41 am  PST
NewME Accelerator hosts a regular series of Twitter chats with founders of startup firms. This week's guest was Tamar Lucien ... @Tamarstruth ... Co-founder and CEO of CanUStart ... using hashtag = #founderchat ... CanUStart was also featured in TECH Cocktail Miami and has a short Youtube video