Sunday, October 18, 2015

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 10/17/15

Last update: Wednesday 10/21/15 @ 7:50 am

This week's cover = photo/graphic from tweet about Black Enterprise  TechConneXt Summit Conference in Silicon Valley ... Other top stories = Google Books not illegal  ... Dell $67 billion purchase of EMC ... and U.S will require registration for drones


The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment opportunities and more diverse entrepreneurial opportunities in information technology (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant innovations in Ed Tech and Info Tech ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 10/17/15 @ 3 pm.

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

... Old TECH Dozens ...  Calendar ... TECH 2014 ...



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  1. Thank you for being a part of our inaugural summit! ... DLL Editor's note -- BE's two-day conference was accompanied by an HBCU hackathon and an awards dinner that honored Black pioneers in tech
  1. TechConneXt Trailblazers Awards Dinner Recognizes Tech Pioneers
  1. We asked people at the Black Enterprise Tech Connect Summit, "Why are you here?"
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A. HBCUs ... Dozen

  1. Morgan State is #5 in the country among top baccalaureate institutions producing black science and engineering doctorate recipients.
  1. Florida A&M Partners with Univ of Phoenix for Online Ed -

  1. 3-D automaker visits Alabama State as potential research, development partner.
  1. .’s speaks on the 20-year journey b/w the two Million Man Marches:
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Grants, awards, contracts, donations ... 

  1. NCCU Researchers Target Aggressive Types of Breast Cancer
  1. Coppin formally unveils $83M science, technology center
  1. . has awarded $1.19 million to the N.C. A&Teach STEM Scholars Program. Read more here:
  1. Lilly Endowment Inc.committs $50 Million to UNCF Carreer Pathways Initiative for HBCUs and PBIs. Article:
    B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 3

    Top Story #1 ... Google books +++++++++++

    1. No, Google Books isn't illegal: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story was also covered by VentureBeat, CNET, Inside Higher Ed
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    1. For-Profit Colleges Accused of Fraud Still Receive U.S. Funds
    1. America's largest for-profit college was struck a major blow, and the entire industry should be scared
    1. New book argues that colleges need to help students better prepare for the world of work
    1. Federal watchdog seeks information from a national accreditor about for-profit colleges | Inside Higher Ed
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    1. University of Wisconsin Wins $20M Grant for Tech Improvements for Disabled Students
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    Competency based ...
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    MOOCs, online, blended ...
    1. Colleges explain why they 'double-dipped' with MOOCs

    1. How do profs & admins feel re: online ed, anti-plagiarism tools, MOOC-to-degree pgrms & more?
    1. . grants $2.5M to OLC to promote next-gen courseware in for underserved student groups.
    1. . to experiment w/aid eligibility for boot camps & ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by EdSurge, Chronicle

    C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 2

    Top Story #2 ... Dell buys EMC +++++++++++
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    Top Story #3 ... Register ... drones ++++++++++++
    1. U.S. will require drones to be registered (NBC News) ... DLL Editor's note -- This story was also covered by Business Insider, Wired, Gizmodo, VentureBeat, The Verge, Wall Street Journal,
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    1. The PC market is dying but Intel may have found a way to survive ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Re/code, ZDNet, VentureBeat
    1. 24 cores! takes on with massive server chip
    1. Theranos’ scandal exposes the problem with tech's hype cycle
    1. Y Combinator raises $700M to keep funding YC startups as they mature by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, NY Times
    1. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer owns 4% of ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fast Company, Re/code, NY Times, TechCrunch, Bloomberg
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    Self-driving vehicles ...
    1. We just tried Tesla's self-driving Autopilot system — and it was incredible ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge, PC Magazine, CNET, Re/code, Wired, Mashable
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    Virtual/augmented reality ...
    1. VR's killer app could come from the adult film industry.
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    Artificial Intelligence, robotics ...
    1. This spherical robot can unfurl its four legs after being tossed
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    Machine learning, statistical learning, big data, etc
    1. Firms Pit Artificial Intelligence Against Hacking Threats   ... DLL Editor's note --- Although the title of this article refers to "artificial intelligence" it's really about the application of a particular set of techniques called "machine learning" or "statistical learning" by data scientists to create algorithms that detect tell-tale patterns in data 
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    Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

    1. IBM gives the Chinese government access to software code  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fast Company
    1. REPORT: Russian hackers stole trading information from Dow Jones
    1. 6 universities sustained damaging this year. What's ahead for ?
      D. Hackers ... Dozen + 1
      1. What is ? ? Click & learn how we use civic tech for social good.
      1. We're here & READY! Hats off to for an amazing Grace Hopper conference & awesome opportunity!
      1. Just had bucket list moment today - was a case + I was protagonist. Thx for making daydreams come true!
      1. 's & (both MBA ’10) with lecturer after tonight's class
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      Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
      1. inder, But For : Can Code Help Find & Retain Minority Engineers?
      1. And while Computer Science majors have recently tripled at Stanford, the number of women pursing CS majors has increased by 6X.
      1. 40 Best Companies For Diversity – June 2015
      1. . has taught thousands of girls to code. Now she wants to find them jobs
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      Coding & Coders
      1. App uses kids' obsession with phones to teach them to code
      1. Study asks: Can math teachers teach coding?
      1. New tutorials, news prizes, new records to break. The best ever is coming.
      1. Microsoft’s ambitious coding program expands
        LATE Additions on Wednesday 10/21/15
         ... These tweets should have been included on Sunday 10/27/15
        E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Half-Dozen + 2
        1. "What if a company culture is not attractive to diverse candidates?" Solution: Ask your current diverse employees. If you have any!
        1. The Challenges Of Building AI Apps by
        1. Quantum teleportation beyond the starship enterprise
        1. Googling, Gaming, Navigating into Silicon Valley  ... DLL Editor's note -- This note describes how a talented Howard CS student became the first HBCU student hired by Google
        Long form ... good reads ... :-)
        1. Here's why a particle that barely exists won this year's Physics Nobel Prize
        1. Welcome to , ! Watch his keynote now    ... DLL Editor's note -- videos cover edX president's speech and other presentations
        1. Her Code Got Humans on the Moon—And Invented Software Itself
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