Sunday, March 13, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 3/12/16

Last update: Sunday 3/13/16 @ 5:30 pm
This week's cover = graphic from tweet that Google's Deep Mind wins 3rd straight, clinches best of 5 match against human champ ... Other top stories = @POTUS at SXSW 2016 ... Google, Microsoft join Facebook's Open Compute Project (OCP) ... and Howard University & DC Government partner to launch inclusive innovation incubator

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 3/12/16.

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

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

Cover Story ... Deep Mind wins best of 5 ++++++++++++ 

  1. Google's DeepMind AI program beat Lee Sedol again, taking a 3-0 lead ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo, Wall Street Journal, VentureBeat, Re/code, The Verge, Mashable, Wired, ZDNet ... but Human wins 4th match ==> NY Times, The Verge, ZDNet, Ars Technica
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A. HBCUs ... Dozen

Top Story #3 ... HU/DC incubator ++++++++++++
  1. Ground-breaking partnership with and  ... DLL Editor's note -- This #DiversityInTech dream team = HU + DC + Luma Lab represented by HU Provost Anthony Wutoh, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, and Luma Lab CEO Aaron Saunders ... Story also covered by Howard University press release ... plus DCInnoTechnically.DC
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  1. students learned about the Alzheimer's research taking place at
  1. HBCUs: an Unheralded Role in STEM Majors and a Model for Other Colleges via
  1. Albany State wont lose HBCU status, but glad the students respect the power of words in its mission statement.
  1. Google: "NIH SBIR" for solicitation news and update on grants and contracts!
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Grants, awards, contracts, donations ... 

  1. UNCF and Fund II Foundation Launch $48 Million STEM Scholarship for African American Students
  1.  RT Florida's seafood industry benefits from FAMU/NOAA reseach center: Flori...
  1. Morehouse Senior Selected to 2016 Rhodes Scholar Class   ... DLL Editor's note -- This young scholar is an honor student in computer science ... :-)
  1. Accelerating Discovery in Materials Science: The Cornell University award is a multi-institution ef...
  1. Accelerating Discovery in Materials Science: The Cornell University award is a multi-institution ef...
  1. JSU mathematics, science partnership program funded by State Board of Education
  1. Congratulations to Morehouse School of Medicine Pediatrics Chair Dr. Yasmin Tyler-Hill on her honor and award at...
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B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 3
  1. Want more on the session on 's ? Check out the article, video, infographic, & more!
  1. Missed the session on 's ? Here's the presentation slides:
  1. OERs are in heavy use at University of Maryland University College. explores how they made the switch  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Campus Technology
  1. What Would Happen if North Carolina Sent Its Weakest Students to Community College First? via
  1. ’s Opening Keynote, Temple Grandin, Revisits ‘Learning Styles’
  1. Researchers build preservation ecosystem to avert 'digital dark age'
  1. Some interesting research on student expectations for mobile tech in the classroom:
  1. New book explores the history of for-profit institutions
  1. 2016 McGraw Prize Goes to the Heads of Miami-Dade School District, edX and Afghan Institute of Learning
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1. McGraw-Hill Digital Sales Surpass Print for the First Time
  1. Barnes & Noble Ed Buys LMS Provider LoudCloud Systems For $17.9 M w update on total equity funding pre-acquisition ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by EdSurge
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Adaptive Learning ... 

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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. Slack has acquired a kind of conversational “stickiness” that most discussion boards never achieve:
  1. How Can Providers Create an Interactive Learning Experience in the Arts?
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 4

Top Story #2 ... Google, Microsoft join OCP +++++++++++

  1. Google joins the Open Compute Project after 5 years ... DLL Editor's note -- This story about Google and Microsoft joining Facebook's OCP also covered by Engadget, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Ars Technica, Wired, ZDNet, TechCrunch
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  1. SXSW co-founder dies just as annual festival opens in Austin
  1.  Surprise! Google releases Android N Developer Preview by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget, Business Insider, The Verge, Gizmodo, VentureBeat
  1. Microsoft Research's biggest area of investment is quantum computing by
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Drones ...

  1. Oakland engineers () won $1M for designing a that can fly, swim and dive
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Artificial Intelligence, robotics ...
  1. Hilton Testing IBM Watson-Powered Robot Concierge:
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Statistical learning, machine learning, data science, big data, etc

  1. Software is disrupting the VC sector. Algorithms are playing a bigger role in prescreening investments. by
  1. What AI can tell us about the Supreme Court justices' viewpoints via ... DLL Editor's note -- The the tweet says "AI", but the content indicates standard "machine learning" a/k/a "statistical learning"
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

  1. Verizon to Pay $1.35M to Settle FTC 'Super Cookie' Probe: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, NY Times
  1.  Apple’s Mac OS is targeted by randomware. While small, the attack is one of first of its type on Apple machines.   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, Bloomberg
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Apple vs. FBI ...
  1. Apple's lawyer just tore into the government — here's what he said ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget, Wired, VentureBeat, TechCrunch, The Verge, Fast Company
  1. Justice Department appeals pro-Apple decision in New York iPhone case  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Mashable

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D. Hackers ... Dozen  + 7

Top Story #1 ... @POTUS at SXSW +++++++++++
  1. Obama Warns Against 'Fetishizing' Our Phones:  .... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fast Company, Re/code, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Ars Technica, Business Insider, Gizmodo, Engadget, VentureBeat, TechCrunch, The Verge
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  1. Black Girls Code Miami Chapter Kickoff with Raven Ali!
  2. C/I code students + young entrepreneurs are making an impact on their community through their tech products.

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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies

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Founders and techs

  1. Meet the 23-year-old founder of a startup hub in Harlem, New York: via
  1. App developer brings tech startup to downtown Jackson via
  1. Monique Woodard joins 500 Startups as first black partner
  1. Black woman engineer to launch job matching tool that takes bias out of tech hiring:
  1. For I want to honor , the brain behind 's robust comp vision/ML system &all around phenom
  1. Check out a sliver of her of her amazing work in this recent conference publication:
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Coding & Coders

  1. In JPMorgan fintech bunker, button-down coders build bank apps
  1. ICYMI: Microsoft integrates Visual Studio with open-source Eclipse IDE via & ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch
  1. American workers rank "dead last" in problem-solving skills with technology ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by EdSurge
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, courses, etc

    E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen  + 2
    1. At SXSW, Tech's Diversity Pipeline Problem Needs Center Stage by of
    1. OLC's & 's Karen Pollack say ubiquitous learning will push the term 'online' out of education.
    1. Why academic cheating is all about economics (essay)

    1. . talks about his exit from Twitter. "If I don't take this action in tech as a black man then no one will."
    Long form ... good reads ... :-)

    1. How open source solutions are transforming the way we think about software ... DLL Editor's note -- This article contains links to videos
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    ... plus chuckles and/or absurdities ... 
    1. "Mr. Trump" "Ben"
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