Saturday, November 07, 2015

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 11/7/15

Last update: Sunday 11/8/15 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = photo/graphic from tweet about the resignation of a Black Technical Manager from Twitter ... Other top stories = Facebook has one billion active users per day  ... YouTube makes videos compatible with Cardboard VR ... and A new Star Trek series is coming in 2017


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 11/7/15 @ 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. Why Diversity Is Difficult ... DLL Editor's note -- Re/code provides a link to the resignation of Leslie Miley, the only Engineering Manager at Twitter who is Black ... His resignation was discussed by TechCrunch, IBTimes
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  1. Twitter Engineering Lead Apologizes for Diversity Issues: ‘We Have Blind Spots’ ... DLL Editor's note -- This apology was also covered by TechCrunch ... and the apology itself is on Medium
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A. HBCUs ... Dozen + 1

  1. - C-SPAN rolls onto campus with its mobile interactive learning center
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  1. Learning the Business Side of the Tech Industry -
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  1. ICYMI: "Diversity is frequently discussed among big tech cos now but remains underserved in terms of actual hiring."
  1. University STEM students are doing big things inside an outside of the classroom.
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  1. Five Morgan students designated University Innovation Fellows: .
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  1. 2015 Hackathon Report from held at - Looks like it was a great event
  1. Operator of Technology Innovation HUB request for proposals
  1. Track the drifters deployed by marine science students here:
  1. We're excited to partner with for this great center! See you November 10 @ 10am!
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Grants, awards, contracts, donations ... 

  1. UF/IFAS Researchers Get $2 Million Grant to Study Organic Strawberry Produc...
  1. Tuskegee University Awarded 1.1 million for Cancer Diagnosis -
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B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 1
  1. College groups back the right of colleges to consider race in admissions
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  1. Too busy to keep tabs on ? Check out all of our coverage for the insights you need!
  1. Our first-ever college rankings
  1. Academia, A Social Network For Scientific Studies, Looks To Score The Best Papers by
  1. Mobile is Changing Everything, and Education is no Exception
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1. received over $3B in investments but a corresponding rise in ed outcomes has been much more elusive:
  1. The Ever-Growing Ed-Tech Market
  1.  For faculty and students with "bold, risky" ideas, Amazon is giving out research money.
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MOOCs, online, blended ...
  1. Couch as classroom: AppleTV now has a MOOC app -- well, a Coursera app, anyway.
MOOCs, online, blended, flipped
  1. What the Future of Tech Skills Education Could Look Like by
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    C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 3

    Top Story #1 ... Facebook's billion +++++++++++

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    Top Story #2 ... YouTube's cardboard +++++++++++
    1. YouTube makes all its videos compatible with Google Cardboard ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fast Company, Wired, TechCrunch ... and YouTube
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    Top Story #3 ... New Star Trek ++++++++++++
    1. A new Star Trek series is coming. And it's going to be online only ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge, Wired, Business Insider, TechCrunch, Ars Technica, Re/code ... and Star Trek... DLL Editor's note -- Yes, this aging Black techie is a Trekkie, and I have been one since the first show way back in the Olde Millennium casually "transported" folk from here to there ... a franchise that consistently strives to depict a future society free from racism, gender bias, and ageism, where health care and higher education were available to all ... a society whose greatest computer scientist was a Black man. Yesssss!!!!!!! ... :-)
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    1. ow Facebook code infiltrated the Fortune 50
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    1. Wall Street believes Amazon has a $160 billion business sitting under its roof
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    1. Amazon opens a store, selling books with a side of irony by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo, Wall Street Journal, The Verge, Ars Technika, Wired
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    1. THE INTERNET OF THINGS 2015 REPORT: Examining how the IoT will affect the world
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    1. IBM is saving a ton of money by using Macs instead of PCs
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    Virtual/augmented reality ...

    1. he New York Times' virtual reality app is here–and it's very, very cool
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    Robotics, AI ...
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    Statistical learning, machine learning, big data, etc

    1. For the most part, Facebook’s virtual assistant is much more human than it is software.  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Business Insider
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    Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

      D. Hackers ... Dozen  + 8 ... :-)
      1. D.C. Mobile Tech Lab relaunched today by to help close the digital divide.
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      1. Fantastic kick off this weekend to planning
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      Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies


      1. . helps connect tech companies to qualified women, veteran and underrepresented minority candidates.
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      Founders and startups

      1. Raking in profits in a once overlooked corner of the tech industry: business-software companies past their prime  
      1. The fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in America: Black Women via
      1. How a black inventor beat the odds to create the Super Soaker:
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      1. The top 125 African American and groups in the US.
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      Coding & Coders

      1. Sometimes you just need to take 90 minutes to watch a feel-good documentary about young coders making apps.
      1. Via : The Un-College That's Training $100,000 App Developers
      1. Code Girl documentary perfectly sums up why more girls don't code by
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      Hackathons, workshops, meetups, etc

        E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen - 1
        1. Here's why Google can't kill Chrome OS (yet)
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        1. How Congress can fuel tech growth
        1. A calmer, less commercial & more skeptical EDUCAUSE 2016? 's 4 suggestions from (essay)
        1. Why Facebook is spreading the gospel of artificial intelligence
        1. 3 reasons streaming isn't a cable killer
        1. Viewpoint: Data from both inside and outside the classroom can be instrumental in understanding student success.
        1. Tech giants own the digital equivalent of railroad lines as the Web continues to grow.
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        1. Automation Will Change Jobs More Than Kill Them
        Long form ... good reads ... :-)
        1. Rise Of The Bias Busters: How Unconscious Bias Became Silicon Valley's Newest Target
        1.  How the 'PayPal Mafia' redefined success in Silicon Valley by
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        1. The cloud wars explained: Why nobody can catch up with Amazon
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