Saturday, May 07, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 5/7/16

Last update: Sunday 5/8/16 @ 8:30 am
This week's cover = photo from tweet about President Obama's speech at Howard University ... Other top stories = SpaceX lands on drone ship ... Tesla will deliver 500,000 cars a year by 2018 ... and Project Include promotes diversity


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 5/7/16.

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

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


Cover Story ... President Obama at HU ++++++++++++ 

  1. Obama urges Howard University graduates to "be confident in your blackness"  ... DLL Editor's note -- The President's speech was also covered by Politico, Inc, USA Today, CBS News ... The Root posted a video of the entire speech and Howard University posted a transcript of the entire speech
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A. HBCUS ... Dozen
  1. VP Biden Shares Thoughtful Wisdom at May Commencement
  1. In anticipation of , see 5 U.S. Presidents who have also spoken at
  1. Follow our School of Graduate Studies and Research ! They've got some amazing news to share every day!
  1. I am a Black Women in Mathematics & I graduate from Spelman College. You can't say anything isn't possible.

      
  1. Congratulations to Desmond Pressey! He'll be graduating from and .
  1. Know your options! This summer take classes at home via HU Online.
  1. SU receives $60,000 from Nissan North America Inc. to help support STEM programs in CSET
  1. That's one of the most beautiful pictures if I've ever seen one. Hand to the mouth in awe.
  1. Looking good officers! Hats off and salute to you!
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen
  1. Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan to tackle education as part of their philanthropy    ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by EdSurge, Inside Higher Ed
  1. Perspectives from about the unique challenges they face in .

  1. Study finds comparatively good outcomes for transfers
  1. Decode Data Science Speak With This Glossary for Higher Ed:
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Adaptive/Personalized Learning ... 

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Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...

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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 9

Top Story #1 ...  SpaceX landing +++++++++++

  1. SpaceX’s second Falcon 9 landing in a row is even more impressive than the first ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fast Company, Bloomberg, Gizmodo, Scientific American, Business Insider
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Top Story #2 ...  +++++++++++

  1. Tesla plans to deliver 500,000 cars a year by 2018 (thanks to Model 3 demand)  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge, TechCrunch ... with skeptical coverage by Business Insider
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  1. DARPA exhibit offers rare glimpse at a secretive agency
Bitcoin ... yes??? ... :-)
  1. Bitcoin creator unmasked: Australian computer scientist Craig Wright is Satoshi Nakamoto ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget, Fast Company, Wired, Ars Technica, Business Insider
Bitcoin ... NO!!! ... :-)
  1. Craig Wright backs out and won’t prove that he is bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet, Wall Street Journal, Wired, Re/code
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  1. Tim Cook: Recent Apple earnings no reason to panic ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo, Fast Company, VentureBeat, Business Insider
  1. Fintech doesn’t just disrupt banks, it makes them platforms
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The Cloud ...

  1. IBM launches free quantum computing cloud service by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet
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Self-driving vehicles ...

  1. Google and Fiat Chrysler will build 100 self-driving minivans, on the road before 2017   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Business Insider
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Drones ...

  1. Cloud-seeding drone makes first flight over Nevada
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Artificial Intelligence, neural nets, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. MIT built a 6-foot-tall robotic astronaut to go on NASA space missions
  1. Google's DeepMind gains access to wide swath of British healthcare data
  1. Sensay, a chatbot for getting help with any task, passes 1 million users
  1. The Marine Corps is developing land-borne battlefield robots with flying drone sidekicks
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

D. Hackers ... Dozen + 5
  1. NYC, trailing Silicon Valley in creating the Next Big Tech Thing, is aiming to change that:  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fast Company
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies

Top Story #3 ...  Project Include ++++++++++++

  1. 8 prominent women in tech have teamed up to share data and diversify Silicon Valley ... DLL Editor's note -- The announcement of this project was also covered by The Verge, Re/code, Engadget, CNET, Fortune, TechCrunch ... and Project Include
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  1. BGC Summer Camps are Hiring! Apply to join us as a tech instructor or assistant in DC, Boston or Chicago...
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Founders and techs
  1. ’s back with a new AI that lives on your wrist—or in your clothes
  1. Celebs into Tech: Rapper Nas taps into the tech industry.
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Coding & Coders
  1. 6 days in, the petition for passed 100,000 signatures. Spread the word!
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, courses, etc
  1. The highlight of the BE summit is definitely celebrating the success of fellow business owners during the awards and Gala event
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... 2 Dozen - 1
  1. Math education deserves support and attention (essay)
  1. What we've learned after several decades of online learning (essay)
  1.  In reply to 
    : you don't have to like , but you can't dismiss our impact. Its counterproductive
  1. Yoram & Edith Neumann, long time online educators, share some lessons about what factors most help students learn.
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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. 11 free online courses every professional should take to be more successful in their career
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... plus chuckles  ... 
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... and political absurdities ==> "Make me wanna holler, throw up both my hands ..."

  1. Well, 's new anti- ad certainly doesn't hold any punches:
  1. Hacker 'Guccifer' says he broke into Hillary Clinton's email server
  1. Trump spokeswoman: Clinton has 'never been truly vetted before' — via
  1. It’s eerie how this ad from 1964 perfectly captures the anxieties of Republicans
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