Sunday, March 20, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 3/19/16

Last update: Sunday 3/20/16 @ 4:30 pm
This week's cover = graphic from tweet that digital undivided launches BIG Innovation Center in Atlanta ... Other top stories = Alphabet (Google) partners with U.S. DOT to reduce urban congestion ... Apple and Dropbox leave Amazon's cloud  ... and  Apple says "No" to FBI ... again


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 3/19/16.


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

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


Cover Story ... BIG Innovation Center ++++++++++++ 

  1. digitalundivided launches BIG Innovation Center in Atlanta for black & Latina Women in tech ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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A. HBCUs ... Dozen + 1

  1.  When making is inclusive, good things happen: Labber Topper Carew talks to about diversity in
  1. WSSU Participates in $30 Million NCAA-DOD Concussion Study |
  1. NanoDaysTM Norfolk State University’s Center for Materials Research will host NanoDays – a unique, nanotechnology...
  1. Famous Black Scientists Visit Howard University: he said, referring to s...
  1. Howard University Engineering Student, David Hill, Joins Silicon Valley Firm ...
  1.   HBCU Students at SXSW Dispel Myths That Blacks Aren’t Interested in Tech...
  1. Howard University Introduces D.C Kids to Robot and NASA Scientists and Engine...
  1. Apply or Share... Technical Project Manager - Commerce - Akamai Technologies, Inc. - Chicago, IL: Overvie...

  1.  New Tech HBCU Initiative...Support of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper

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Grants, awards, contracts, donations ... 
  1.  The Information Assurance Research Education and Development Institute (IAREDI) is hosting a Cyber Security...
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 6
  1. faculty raise questions about (learning management system) monitoring
  1. In 2015, we got a $2.5M grant used to kickoff our . Now accepting submissions:
  1. Pearson jumps into student recruiting with new partnership
  1. American Statistical Assoc. seeks new era of statistical significance by rejecting P< 0.05
  1. Groups seek to become quality reviewers of boot camps, online courses and other noncollege offerings
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  1. Volley Labs Wins $2.3 Million in Seed Funding to Build Learning Algorithms:
  1. Coding Bootcamp, The Starter League, Acquired by Fullstack Academy:
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Adaptive Learning ...

  1.   Check out the WCET Adpative Learning issue page to see our resources wcet.wiche.edu/focus-areas/st
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Competency-Based Education (CBE) ... 
  1. Competency-Based, Blended-Learning Initiative Expands Undergrad Access
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. What is a free MBA worth in the marketplace?  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by EdSurge
  1.  Benefits of Preparing Faculty to Teach Online Go Beyond the Online Classroom From
  1.  . seeks to run 35 online degree programs by 2020. And that's not all. See Ohio's eLearning strategy:
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 7

Top Story #1 ... Alphabet/DC reduce congestion +++++++++++



  1. Flow, a new city analytics platform from Alphabet, is coming to unclog urban congestion ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Ars Technica, Engadget, TechCrunch, Fortune, Forbes, Wired... and U.S. DOT
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Top Story #2 ... Apple, Dropbox leave Amazon cloud +++++++++


  1. Google gets Apple to jump aboard its cloud -- but for how long? by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet, Fortune, BGR, Wall Street Journal, PC Magazine, Fast Company
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  1. 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307 pies for Pi day ... DLL Editor's note -- Other celebrations of "Pi day" = 3/14 were posted by edX, Wired, EdSurge, Udacity
  1. WD PiDrive Boosts Raspberry Pi's Storage to 314GB:
  1. We just checked out a super computer built from Raspberry Pis at . Watch here:
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1. The 10 wealthiest tech billionaires in the world
  1. Report: Google Wants to Sell Boston Dynamics Robot Unit: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Bloomberg, VentureBeat, Fast Company, Ars Technica
  1. Study: immigrants founded 51% of U.S. billion-dollar startups by
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Internet-of-Things (IoT) 

  1. Google is reaching out to researchers to study the future of the : ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat
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Self-driving vehicles ...

  1. Domino's Pizza unveils world's first autonomous delivery vehicle via & ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Business Insider
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Virtual/augmented reality ...

  1. Microsoft is opening up the world of 'Minecraft' to Gear VR
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Drones ...

  1. Johns Hopkins' drone flies straight from an underwater station

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Artificial Intelligence, robotics ...
  1. Microsoft AI Is Learning Via Minecraft:   

  1. Stanford's SCAMP robot can fly, climb and perch on walls

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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...


Top Story #3 ... Apple says no to FBI again ++++++++++


  1. Apple's response to DOJ filing in San Bernadino case: Nope! ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, ZDNet, TechCrunch, Ars Technica, Re/code, Business Insider, VentureBeat, The Verge
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  1. NYT: Apple engineers may quit before cracking the iPhone ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge, Business Insider, Extreme Tech, Fast Company ... and the original source = NY Times

  1. DARPA's 'Improv' initiative crowdsources solutions to DIY terrorists
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D. Hackers ... Dozen + 7
  1. And then there were 8!!! ": Welcome our two new members of the BGC Team - and Zeke! 😍😃😬"

      
  1. The only big news I have is our team is (finally) growing and we will soon be on two coasts (Thanks to !)!!!! That's all. and enuf!
  1. The White House Names Atlanta New TechHire City Congrats to all involved!
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. what a great interview w/ "It's not impossible. It's just going to be harder."

  1. View ’s 2015 Impact Summary: We Worked With More Than 6,000 Students!:
  1. ICYMI IlLUMAnating D.C - 2016 Program Expansion - programming in
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Founders and techs
  1. Meet the Silicon Valley CEO opening doors for people of color
  1. At SXSW Interactive, A Modern Civil Rights Movement Grows -  ... DLL Editor's note -- This article contains an interview with Donell Creech, founder of MVMT50
  1. Excited to announce as our next / Entrepreneur In Residence!
  1. Black women can't raise funds in tech, huh? This CEO stormed Silicon Valley w/ :
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Coding & Coders
  1. Programmers love Apple, dread Microsoft, and think Facebook is trendy
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen + 9
  1. "We need to develop allies and not enemies" to "diversify tech" says D. Creech. So glad to be working with " on Diversity 360.
  1. Why a computer's surprise victory in a centuries-old brain game has big implications for the world economy:
  1. "New atmosphere of inclusion & collaboration & sense of unified purpose in New Orleans"
  1. Google is backing away from human-looking robots.
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. Let break down the Apple encryption controversy for you
  1. Need a primer on student learning outcomes? 's blogged about it for us.
  1. Great read on the advances of , , & how they can help us do our jobs better: via
  1. In 2 moves, AlphaGo and Lee Sedol redefined the future
  1. The epic story of Dropbox’s exodus from the Amazon cloud empire
  1. How sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll are creating the next big tech companies
  1. Long before the Apple-FBI fight, Lavabit sounded a warning
  1.  Artificial intelligence is breathing down our necks
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.. plus chuckles and/or absurdities ... 
  1. HBO's 'Silicon Valley' Creators on Art Imitating Diversity in Tech Industry - ... DLL Editor's note -- The producers say their TV show's lack of diversity is OK because it's a satire on the Valley's lack of diversity ... yeah ... right ... #SiliconValleyAndTvShowSoWhite ... :-(
  1. Apple's Newest Dynamic Duo: Cookie Monster and Siri:
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