Friday, October 31, 2014

DLL Storify of NewME Accelerator's Twitter Chat with Dawn Dickson on Friday 10/31/14

Last update: Friday 10/31/14 @ 2:10 pm 
NewME Accelerator hosts a regular series of Twitter chats with founders of startup firms. This week's guest was Dawn Dickson (@THEDawnDickson), founder and CEO of Flat Out of Heels ... using hashtag #founderchat.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

"TECH Dozens" -- HBCUs' Sunday Magazine -- Week Ending 10/25/14

Last update: Sunday 10/26/14 @ 12:30 pm



This week's cover = photo from tweet about Platform 2014 Summit Conference at Morehouse College

... Other top stories ==>Google's new "Inbox
... Apple's record profits ... and Ebola



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 10/25/14 @ 10 am ... Links to previous editions of the Dozens can be found here ==> Back issues can be searched for old tweets.


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DLL Storify of Platform 2014 Summit Conference -- Day 3, Sunday 10/26/14

Last update: Sunday 10/26/14 @ 3:18 pm
On Sunday 10/26/14, Platform.Org a/k/a @PlatformOrg, in partnership with YesWeCode, hosted the third  and final day of its Platform Summit, a conference on "diversifying the innovation economy." The conference was held at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center at Morehouse College in Atlanta. Georgia Tech is the conference co-host. Note -- Day 3 ends with a "Special Conversation" with the Rev. Jesse Jackson who spearheaded the movement to get Silicon Valley tech firms to diversify.

The DLL used Storify to organize the tweets of attendees who used the hashtag #platform2014. The conference schedule posted on Platform.Org's Website provides a framework for the shifting focus of the extensive and wide ranging tweets of the conference attendees. Readers are also encouraged to download the conference app (for iOS or Android) for convenient access to the comprehensive program of the conference events 

... Click Here for Storify of Day 1 

... Click Here for Storify of Day 2

... Also view @PlatformOrg's complete set of videos of all presentations at the summit

Saturday, October 25, 2014

DLL Storify of Platform 2014 Summit Conference -- Day 2, Saturday 10/25/14

Last update: Saturday 10/25/14 @ 10:57 pm
On Saturday 10/25/14, Platform.Org a/k/a @PlatformOrg, in partnership with YesWeCode, hosted the second day of its Platform Summit, a conference on "diversifying the innovation economy". The conference was held at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center at Morehouse College in Atlanta. Georgia Tech is the conference co-host.

The DLL used Storify to organize the tweets of attendees who used the hashtag #platform2014. The conference schedule posted on Platform.Org's Website provides a framework for the shifting focus of the extensive and wide ranging tweets of the conference attendees. Readers are also encouraged to download the conference app (for iOS or Android) for convenient access to the comprehensive program of the conference events 

... Click Here for Storify of Day 1

... Click Here for Storify of Day 3

... Also view @PlatformOrg's complete set of videos of all presentations at the summit

Friday, October 24, 2014

DLL Storify of Platform 2014 Summit Conference -- Day 1, Friday 10/24/14

Last update: Friday 10/24/14 @ 11:59 pm
On Friday 10/24/14, Platform.Org a/k/a @PlatformOrg, in partnership with YesWeCode, launched its three day Platform Summit, a conference on "diversifying the innovation economy". The conference was held at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center at Morehouse College in Atlanta. Georgia Tech is the conference co-host.

The DLL used Storify to organize the tweets of attendees who used the hashtag #platform2014. The conference schedule posted on Platform.Org's Website provides a framework for the shifting focus of the extensive and wide ranging tweets of the conference attendees. Readers are also encouraged to download the conference app (for iOS or Android) for convenient access to the comprehensive program of the conference events 

... Click Here for Storify of Day 2 

... Click Here for Storify of Day 3


... Also view @PlatformOrg's complete set of videos of all presentations at the summit

Sunday, October 19, 2014

"TECH Dozens" -- HBCUs' Sunday Magazine -- Week Ending 10/18/14

Last update: Sunday 10/19/14 @ 1:44 pm


This week's cover
= Photo montage from Storify of tweets from the Silicon Harlem 2014 Technology Conference

... Other top stories ==>New 

products and operating system from Apple ... New operating system from Google



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 10/18/14 @ 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

Friday, October 17, 2014

DLL Storify of NewME Accelerator's Twitter Chat with Morgan DeBaun on Friday 10/17/14

Last update: Friday 10/17/14 @ 3:40 pm 
NewME Accelerator hosts a regular series of Twitter chats with founders of startup firms. This week's guest was Morgan DeBaun @MorganDeBaum founder and CEO of Blavity ... using hashtag #founderchat.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

DLL Storify of Silicon Harlem's 2014 Technology Conference ... Plus Post-Conference Acknowledgements

Last update: Monday 10/20/14 @ 1:49 pm
On Thursday 10/16/14 Silicon Harlem hosted its one day technology conference at My Image Studios in Harlem, New York City. The DLL used Storify to organize the tweets of attendees who used the hashtag #harlemtech. The Website's description of the conference provides a framework for the shifting focus of the wide ranging tweeted comments of the conference attendeesReaders are also encouraged to download the conference app for convenient access to a comprehensive program of the conference events ==> Click HERE 

... On Friday 10/17/14 the conference organizers tweeted extensive acknowledgements of the contributions from the conference speakers, sponsors, and others. These day-after, post-conference tweets, using hashtag #harlemtech, have been appended to the tweets from the conference events.

... On Monday 10/1914 the conference organizers tweeted a link to a page that hosts a video overview of the conference plus a preview of the agenda for the conference in 2015==> Click HERE

DLL Editor's apology -- The original draft for this note was a template that the I use for DLL Storifys of  all conferences and hackathons. The default number of conference days in the template = 3. Unfortunately, I repeatedly failed to notice that the text still stated that the SH conference lasted three days and to modify the text to correctly state that the SH tech conference was a one day event. I sincerely apologize to readers of this blog and to the hard working organizers of the SH conference for taking so long to correct this bug ... :-(

Sunday, October 12, 2014

"TECH Dozens" -- HBCUs' Sunday Magazine -- Week Ending 10/11/14

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Last update: Sunday 10/12/14 @ 11:48 am
This week's cover = photo from tweet about the International Day of the Girl -- especially #DayOfTheGirlBGC

... Other top stories ==> ATT's Hackathon at Howard U ... Carnegie Classifications new home ... and Microsoft CEO Nadella's bad advice to women


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 10/11/14 @ 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. Events

Saturday, October 11, 2014

DLL Storify of ATT Hackathon at Howard University -- Day 2, Saturday 10/11/14

Last update: Saturday 10/11/14 @ 11:09 pm
On Friday 10/10/14 the School of Business of Howard University (an HBCU in Washington, DC) hosted the first day of the AT&T Hackathon that focused on Women in Technology. The DLL used Storify to organize the tweets of attendees who used the hashtag #ATTHack in chronological order ... Tweets for Day 2, Saturday 10/11/14, begin in late morning   Winners announced at end of the day!!! ... :-)

... DLL Storify of Day 1 is found ==> Click HERE .
,.. For more information about this event ==> Click HERE

DLL Storify of ATT Hackathon at Howard University -- Day 1 of 2, Friday 10/10/14

Last update: Saturday 10/11/14 # 11:24 am
On Friday 10/10/14 the School of Business of Howard University (an HBCU in Washington, DC) hosted the first day of the AT&T Hackathon that focused on Women in Technology. The DLL used Storify to organize the tweets of attendees who used the hashtag #ATTHack in chronological order. Day 1 began at 6 pm and ended in the early hours of the next morning ... DLL Storify of Day 2 is found ==> Click HERE ... For more information about this event ==> Click HERE

Thursday, October 09, 2014

HBCUs as the Most Productive Undergraduate Sources of Black Doctorates in Science & Engineering

Last update: Thursday 10/9/14 @ 4:19 pm
In June 2013 I posted a note on this blog titled, "HBCUs Produce the Most Black Alums Who Receive Doctorates in Science and Engineering." My note analyzed data presented in a March 2013 NSF report, Baccalaureate Origins of U.S.-trained S&E Doctorate Recipients. The NSF data identified the number of black alums of all accredited colleges and universities who subsequently received research-oriented doctoral degrees. My analysis showed that 21 HBCUs were surprisingly more productive than most non-HBCU colleges and universities. (Note: S&E is roughly equivalent to STEM)

Sunday, October 05, 2014

"TECH Dozens" -- HBCUs' Sunday Magazine -- Week Ending 10/4/14

Last update: Sunday 10/5/14 @ 7:54 pm
This week's cover = Graphic from tweet about the NYC Web portal for tech startups ...

... Other top stories ==> Hampton U awarded $3.5 million grant ... Lumen Learning courseware for disadvantaged students

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 10/4/14 @ 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