Saturday, November 28, 2015

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 11/28/15

Last update: Sunday 11/29/15 @ 11:30 am
This week's cover = photo from tweet that $5 Raspberry Pi Zero sells out in 24 hours ... Other top stories =  Jeff Bezos space program launches and lands a rocket ...  and Google introduces latest IDE: Android Studio 2.0 


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  11/28/15 @ 3 pm

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

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Cover Story ... $5 Raspberry Pi Zero +++++++++++

  1. This $5 computer sold out in a day ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Ars Technica, Wired, ZDNet, Forbes, Mashable, TechCrunch, Computerworld, The Verge
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  1. Eric Schmidt told Raspberry Pi's founder to make a cheaper computer. "It was a life-changing conversation.”
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A. HBCUs ... Half-Dozen + 2

  1. 4 Ways HBCUs Can Prepare Students for Lack of Workplace Diversity:
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Grants, awards, contracts, donations ... 

  1. Student presentation honored by science society
  1. MSU Architecture professor recognized by Magazine: .
  1. NASA's Next Ozone Layer Instrument Arrives at Launch Site: and Hampton Univer...
  1. RT UMES Graduate Student Receives NOAA Scholarship: Another recipient of th...
  1. Take a look as a former NASA mathematician was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom:
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  1. Wangui Hymes, C’2016, received 1st place honors at the 2015 Annual Bio Medical Research Conference for Minority Students. Congrats, Wangui!
    B. Ed Tech ... Half-Dozen + 2
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    1. After a decade w/o venture funding, Raises $12M to take its popular study tools international via
    1. The Lead Investor in Amplify’s Buyout? Laurene Powell Jobs:
    1. With $100 million from Mark Zuckerberg, Laurene Powell Jobs, etc., is now readying a Chicago outpost
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    Competency based ...

    1. Early glimpse at student achievement at , a competency-based degree provider
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    MOOCs, online, blended ...
    1. Author discusses book analyzing MOOCs from a social science perspective
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      C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen

      Top Story #1 ...  Bezos launch & landing +++++++++++

      1. Jeff Bezos launches a rocket into space and lands it back on Earth ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Ars Technica, PC Magazine, CNET, TechCrunch, Business Insider, Fast Company, Wired
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      1. This technology is 100 times faster than Wi-Fi — via
      1. Amazon Web Services’ Lambda makes serverless applications a reality
      1. Africa’s biggest company is launching a Netflix competitor in the US
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      Self-driving vehicles ...

      1. Robot buses are coming to America to pave the way for driverless cars:
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      Virtual/augmented reality ...

      1. Breaking Down Billion-Dollar AR/VR Investment In The Last 12 Months by
      1. Mobile is the gateway for VR becoming a $15.9B industry by 2019
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      Statistical learning, machine learning, big data, etc

      1. IBM is open-sourcing its System ML machine learning technology ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet
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      Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...


      1. Accused mastermind of the J.P. Morgan hack is a product of Israel’s Internet underbelly.
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        D. Hackers ... Dozen + 3

        Top Story #2 ... Android Studio 2.0 
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        1. Google debuts Android Studio 2.0 for quicker code development by   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat, TechCrunch
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        1. Influencers. Game-changers. The best in Black America. Introducing the 2015 : ... DLL Editor's note -- Ebony's list include's @BLUE1647 CEO/Founder @EmileCambry
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        1. Over 4.5K youth & adults received cohort-based trainings in dev, with approx. 83% being underrepresented in tech.
        1. A little "sun" to brighten your Saturday w/ these beautiful images fr the Robot Expo at Howard Univ. Middle...
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        Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies


        1. The size of Microsoft's female workforce shrank 2 percent last year
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        Founders and startups

        1. Fireside Chat hosted by powerhouse Andreessen Horowitz prompts valuable advice from legends Ed Lewis & Ken Coleman.
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        Coding & Coders
         
        1. Apple's Swift iOS programming language is being remade for data centers
        1. Creating docs & browsing the web ≠ CS. Learn more about these misperceptions:
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        1. App creation has become a solid launching point for Computer Science students at MIT:
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        1. When it comes to coding bootcamps, NYC has a LOT to offer:
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        Hackathons, workshops, meetups, etc

        1. Our Robot Expo was incredible! Here's a sneak peek of some of our fav pics to start your holiday!
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        E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen 
        1. This is really why IBM spent billions buying a tech they already had access to
        1. chats with president John O'Brien about the future of higher ed
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        1. IBM, like Facebook and Google, has another reason to open-source machine learning code: recruiting new AI experts.
        1. Why most companies have the wrong approach to enterprise mobile apps, by -
        1. Will Apple Watch be our generation's fruitcake? "I don't want one, but it's easy & I'm sure she'll appreciate it!"
        1. Thanksgiving 2020: 3 Technologies I’m Grateful For (essay)
        1. The 12 Mathematicians Who Set The Stage For The Modern World
        1. RT : Take note of those that lecture on inclusion, yet dismiss the issues of marginalized groups unless it pushes their agenda
        Long form ... good reads ... :-)
        1. 10 new education technologies, with an eye on real learning potential.
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