Saturday, January 23, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 1/23/16

Last update: Sunday 1/24/16 @ 11:30 am
This week's cover = photo from tweet that HBCUs celebrate Dr. King's legacy ... Other top stories = Why Silicon Valley doesn't hire black coders (from HBCUS) ... Wired lists 20 techs who are defining the 2016 election ... and ACLU and lawmakers in 16 states push for digital privacy

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 Saturday1/23/16 @ 3 pm.

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

TECH Dozens 2015 ==> Q1 ... Q2 ... Q3 ... Q4 ...  Calendar 


Cover Story ++++++++++++ 
  1. Happy to all family! Keep the DREAM alive ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Hampton University, North Carolina A&T University, North Carolina Central University, Spelman College, Grambling State University ... and many more
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  1. The HBCU Nation, Inc. honors the life & contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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  1. The annual MLK march and Commemorative Convocation.
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  1. ABC honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ABC is 1 of 11 HBCUs managing projects for HBCU Spread the Service campaign.
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  1. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Morgan State's commencement exercises on June 2, 1958.
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  2. Today we honor a man who challenged us to bend the arc of the moral universe toward justice. Let's keep working to realize Dr. King's dream.

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A. HBCUs ... Dozen + 1

Top Story #1 ... Silicon Valley ++++++++++++++

  1. Why doesn't Silicon Valley hire black coders?  ... DLL Editor's note -- This long article implies that Google might have hired more Howard University grads if had they spent far more time learning how to code slick tight apps, instead of acquiring a firm grasp of the fundamentals of computer science. Does this mean that HU students would have achieved even higher "Googley" scores had they skipped college altogether and enrolled in six month coding boot camps or in Udacity's one-year "nano degree" programs (designed by Google, of course)????? ... Hmmmmmmmm ... Booker T would be pleased; Dr. DuBois, not so much ... :-(
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  1. JSU's College of Science, Engineering & Technology focuses on Big Data, a colossal asset
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  1. “I was not seasick, but science smitten. I instantly fell in love with field research..."
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  1. Morgan State establishes its first endowed professorship in Security: .
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  1. Planning now for innovation of the future w/ Chancellor's Research Initiative .   and 
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  1. The Downs - Jones Library Information Literacy Symposium is off to a great start!
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Grants, awards, contracts, donations ... 

  1. Hampton President and First Lady give $100K to scholarship fund, move past $3m for lifetime contributions.
  1. Central State University's land grant status leads to funding and new agricu...
    B. Ed Tech ... Dozen +3
    1. Emergence of the Linked Services Sector in American Higher Ed & Lifelong Learning via
    1. Education Technology Graduates From the Classroom to the Boardroom
    1. 'Minecraft: Education Edition' Arrives This Summer: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, Bloomberg, Business Insider, Wall Street Journal
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    1. From a Red House Off Campus, Georgetown Tries to Reinvent Itself via
    1. No. 1: Virtual/Augmented Reality (4 Trends That Will Recharge Higher Ed IT in 2016)
    1. How have 's top issues shifted from 2000-2016?
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    1. Science-Diversity Efforts Connect Grad Students With Mentors via
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    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

    1. Education Industry Sees 415 Mergers & Acquisitions, Worth Nearly $18 Billion, in 2015
    1. Why More Colleges Are Emulating Deals Like the ASU-Starbucks Alliance via
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    Competency based ...

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    MOOCs, online, blended ...
    1. Exciting indeed!
    1. What You Should Know About Khan Academy’s Patent Application for A/B Testing
    1. Google launches a deep learning course on Udacity  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fast Company ... and Udacity. This course is part of Udacity's new "nano degree" program in "machine learning"
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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 #2 ... Wired's top 20 +++++++++++

    1. Meet the 20 tech insiders defining the 2016 election  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story really isn't news; it's just an op ed, the opinions of the well-informed staff of Wired magazine about the strategic intersection of tech leaders and political leaders in the 2016 election year ... Like-minded discussions of this op ed were posted by Re/code, The Wrap ... but your opinions may vary ... :-)
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    Top Story #3 ... ACLU privacy ++++++++++++
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    1. Microsoft Drops 1TB of Storage in Surface Book, Surface Pro 4: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat, Engadget ... and Microsoft
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    1. It's official: 2015 was the hottest year ever, by a huge margin
    1. . Wi-Fi Hotspots Tested: They Crush Starbucks:
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    1. Why the new 'leaked' Android numbers put Google in such an uncomfortable position
    1. It cost Google $1 billion to keep its search bar on iPhones ... DLL Editor's note -- This story was also covered by Business Insider, Bloomberg
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    1. Here's everything you need to know about the fintech ecosystem
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    1. There's 'blood in the water' in Silicon Valley and Goldman Sachs sees an opportunity
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    Self-driving vehicles ...

    1. GM's newly-acquired patent could spell trouble for Uber ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat, Bloomberg, Ars Technica, TechCrunch
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    Virtual/augmented reality ...

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    Artificial Intelligence, robotics ...
    1. Autonomous robots are changing the way we build and move products around the world
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    1. How football coaches are turning to AI for help calling plays
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    Statistical learning, machine learning, big data, etc

    1. The machine learning problem of the next decade, by -
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    Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

    D. Hackers ... Dozen 
    1. Who run the world? Girls!! Thanks to star for repping BGC for the geeky+smart girls. <3 span="">
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    Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies

    1. Start planning how to explore - check out some of the diversity conversations planned for :
    2. Diversity recruiting platform raises $3.25MM seed round from , , & others:
    1. Kapor Capital will start requiring new portfolio startups to invest in diversity and inclusion ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by USA Today ... and by Kapor Capital's Founders
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    Founders and techs

    1. Goldman just made a big hire to its prized technology division ... DLL Editor's note -- Don't be misled by the photo; the star of this story is Angela Payne James, the Black woman who was hired to be chief of staff of Goldman's tech division ... :-)
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    Coding & Coders
    1. Wolfram Language gets its own online programming lab to cater to a new generation of coders
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    1. The White House recognizes educators and two of our partners who have spearheaded computer science movement
    1. . fam Perry and Kwadwo doing things by launching an uber for international shipping
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    Hackathons, workshops, meetups, etc

      E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen + 3
      1. "The explanation for ’s diversity problem: Invisible Capital" by
      1. A great guide to software developer job advertisements
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      1. Election Tech 2016: How social media & big data have changed everything, a Q&A w/
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      1. Why cloud-computing upstarts may be acquisition targets now by
      1. TrumpScript: Making programming great again.

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      Long form ... good reads ... :-)

      1. Before you use the free, public Wi-Fi in your city, read this from first
      1. 16 Things I Love About the 2016 National Education Technology Plan via
      1. Higher Education in the Year 2050: The Age of Global Connectivity
      1. Inside Facebook's ambitious plan to connect the whole world
      1. An inside look at Periscope—and where it's going:
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      1. How Larry Page’s Obsessions Became Google’s Business
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