Saturday, October 31, 2015

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 10/31/15

Last update: Sunday 11/1/15 @ 11:05 am
This week's cover = photo from tweet about EDUCAUSE 2015 Annual Conference ... Other top stories = Quarterly reports from  Apple and Twitter ... LinkedIn Q3 results top expectations ... and European Parliament votes to grant asylum to Edward Snowden

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 10/31/15 @ 3 pm.

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

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The EDUCAUSE conference page lists its schedule of speakers and events
  1. Didn't make it to Indy for ? We have you covered! Here's what you missed today:  ... Tuesday 10/27/15
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  1. Wondering what you missed at today? Click on the Storify article below:  ... Wednesday 10/28/15
  1. Wondering what you missed at today? Check out our wrap-up below!  ... Thursday 10/29/15
  1. What a way to wrap up Thanks for sharing your stories, images, thoughts, ideas, and inspiration!  ... Friday 10/30/15
  1. Random musing: I'm glad to see attendees seem more diverse than when we started in 1999.
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A. HBCUs ... Dozen

  1. Diversity Tech Tour | AT&T via  ... DLL Editor's note -- The AT&T Tour was part of the Black Enterprise TechConnext Summit for which the DLL produced this Storify
  1. Operator of Technology Innovation HUB request for proposals
  1. We've opened up more general tickets for weekend - Get 'em --> ... DLL Editor's note -- The DLL Storify for this event is ==> HERE
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  1. Gallup Survey: HBCUs Give Black Graduates a Better Experience Than PWIs: via  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Inside Higher Ed
  1. . listed on the Washington Business Journal's Power 100 2015: Innovators via
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Grants, awards, contracts, donations ... 
  1. . won an out-of-this-world grant. See how they're using it:
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  1. RT UF minority research center launches new program: The Florida Minority C...
  1. Cancer Genetics Program Director presents study at National Society of Genetic Counselors Conference
  1. Delaware State receives $6.2 million for student development, S.T.E.M. initiatives.
  1. Interesting on eye health at the 1st Annual Research Symposium .
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    B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 2
    1. Don't miss our coverage, including video interviews and articles from the show [ / ]:
    1. Why Oracle is Building a Public High School on its Campus by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by the Wall Street Journal
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    1. Inside Startup U: How Stanford Develops Entrepreneurial Students via
    1. . study finds 3/4 of students work, but it's rarely connected to their studies
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    1. Survey finds enthusiasm for new tech alongside focus on age-old IT issues ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by the Chronicle
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    1. New book discusses rethinking higher ed & immigration policy to fix US talent pool problem
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    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...
    1. The 10 Ed-Tech Companies That Are Raising the Most Money via
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    MOOCs, online, blended ...
    1. Study reveals who teaches . Are you surprised by the findings?
    1. Thanks to for paying such close attention at & for a great recap.
    1. Stanford Professor on : Privacy and Open Source Are Important
    1. 4 Problems That Can Sour Colleges’ Partnerships With Online-Education Enablers via
    1. : Google Latest Tech Company To Edge Into Online Business Education
    C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 2

    Top Story #1 ... Apple, Twitter $$$$$$$ ++++++++
    1. Tim Cook: Apple's sales to businesses grew 40% this year, to $25 billion ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Computerworld, NY Times, Ars Technika, ZDNet, TechCrunch, Bloomberg, Wired, Wall Street Journal
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    1. Twitter makes 86% of its ad revenue on mobile by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Re/code, NY Times, Bloomberg, Wired, Business Insider
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    Top Story #2 ... LinkedIn $$$$$$ +++++++++++

    1. LinkedIn surges as Q3 results top expectations (CNBC) ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Business Insider, ZDNet, NY Times, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal
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    1. Why this 'well-kept' secret for programmers is suddenly popping up in the Fortune 500
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    1. Apple, Microsoft, and Google are trying to incite a quiet app revolution
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    1. Google is folding Android and Chrome OS into one operating system:
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    Artificial Intelligence, robotics ...
    1. IBM: Personal robots will come in peace
    1. This amazing robot dog can run, jump, and trot just like a real dog
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    1. PANERA CEO: Robots will replace our labor 'like the sun comes up in the morning'

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    Statistical learning, machine learning, big data, etc
    1. Google Reveals Its New "RankBrain" Artificial Intelligence System ... DLL Editor's note -- This story was also covered by Bloomberg and Fast Company ... The techniques described in the three articles sound more like the "machine learning"/"statistical learning" end of the range than the AI end.
    1. IBM just paid billions for the Weather Company's digital data — here's why ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, Wired, Ars Technika
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    1. A new job-search site aims to solve the elusive 'culture fit' problem
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    Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

    Top Story #3 ... Snowden asylum ++++++++++++
    1. European Parliament: Edward Snowden should be granted asylum as a ‘human rights defender’ ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by CNET, Wired, Gizmodo, The Verge
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    1. Senate approves major cybersecurity bill, critics say it won't prevent hacks bill ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo, Business Insider, Re/code, Ars Technika, The Verge, Wired
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    1. 2015's scariest data breaches: CVS, Anthem, IRS, and worse [UPDATED]
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      D. Hackers ... Dozen + 1
      1. C/I's students from Bronx Center for Science & Math are excited to be a part of Grand Opening
      1. We salute , founder of for the amazing work she has done in !
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      Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
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      Founders and startups
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      Coding & Coders
      1. Tech Diversity: Coding Boot Camps Bringing Higher Percentages Of Women, Minorities Into Tech, Study Finds   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by EdSurge ... both articles based on a study by Course Report ... this study was NOT based on a random sample, so its conclusions are dubious
      1. Flatiron School is bringing technical education to more New Yorkers — FOR FREE! Mobile Dev Corps -
      1. Not sure I agree 100% but it is definitely getting better - HTML5 On The Rise: No Longer Ahead Of Its Time
      1. Behind Apollo 11's "giant leap for mankind" was a woman named Margaret Hamilton:
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      Hackathons, workshops, meetups, etc
      1. Great opening to by frm ... DLL Editor's note -- The DLL's Storify of this event can be found ==> HERE
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      E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen + 1
      1. Facebook's new diversity initiative just isn't good enough.
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      1. Lol, smh I just got an email from abt my OPINION piece. They aren't happy w/ it and want me to change it.
      1. Facebook had a horrible response to a well-deserved critique on its diversity initiative
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      1. Why the Is a Risky Choice for Microsoft
      1. Why universities must partner with tech
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      Long form ... good reads ... :-)
      1. "You see a lot of companies paying lip service to diversity, but when you talk about HBCUs, there's some pushback."
      1. Sal Khan, whose Khan Academy revolutionized education, has built a physical school that's just as mind-blowing:
      1. The way we use the Internet today has fundamentally changed since Facebook started a decade ago
      1. "The results of the seeds we have scattered throughout the world has led to an innovation revolution for...
      1. How a 40-Year-Old Idea Became Higher Education’s Next Big Thing via
      1. . Provost issues white paper on digital and residential education:
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