Sunday, July 03, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 7/2/16

Last update: Sunday 7/3/16 @ 11:30 am
This week's cover =  Black Girls Code moves into Google's NYC offices ... Other top stories = Google launches fastest undersea cable ... Federal investigation of fatal crash of a Tesla on autopilot ... and Tech Inclusion NY 2016 

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 7/2/16.

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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

Top Stories 2015: Q1 | Q2 | Q3 | Q4

Cover Story ... Black Girls Code ++++++++++++ 

  1. Black Girls Code Is Moving Into Google's New York Offices ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by FortuneCNET, Blavity, PC Magazine, NPQ

  1. Super excited to be at the launch of the new space NYC w/
  1. Started from there and now we're HERE!!! Thank you and for making it all possible!

  1. Many thanks to Google's William Floyd for his support and advocacy of Black Girls CODE!
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A. HBCUS ... Half-Dozen + 2
  1. Bennett College Students Discuss Clean Energy in China -
  1. At DSU, STEM help for young black male students
  1. End Zone program from / helps students finish their degree
  1. Pig manure becomes sustainable asphalt - watch this research:
  1. The - Tougaloo College Partnership creates opportunities for summer research.
  1. Please join us in thanking Dr. Ivory Toldson for the amazing work he has done for the initiative!
  1. . hosts the MSM Academy 4th-8th Grade Science Fair!

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Vice President Biden's "moonshot" cancer summit at Howard University ...
  1. Earlier Today, Vice President Biden's Cancer Moonshot Summit at Howard University brought together over 6,000...
  1. Gives opening remarks for . Advancing progress to end cancer
  1. Biden speaking during the morning session of the Cancer Moonshot Summit
  1. . Biden speaks at Cancer Moonshot Summit – LIVE on C-SPAN3
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 4
  1. Lots of Talk, Little Action for Academic Advising & Planning Technology:
  1. State universities using online textbooks to save $$$
  1. Researchers outline guidelines for use of ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Chronicle
  1. Higher-Ed Edtech Conferences You Need to Know: via
    1. Hillary Clinton Releases Tech Agenda Highlighting Student Loan Debt and STEM  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Next Web,
  1. What happens after a struggling student is flagged "at risk"? Two institutions share their intervention strategies. More
  1. MIT Media Lab Introduces Technology for Credentials
  1. Love science but can’t decide between biology or chemistry? This may help.
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  1. News: Blackboard Inc. and IBM sign strategic relationship - Blackboard Inc. Blackboard Inc. and IBM (NYSE: IBM)...
  1. Looking To Grow In China? 3 Lessons For U.S. Edtech Companies ...
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Adaptive/Personalized Learning ... 

  1. TCC Takes Z-Degrees to the Next Level With Adaptive Learning:
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Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...

  1. New AIR & report: Looking Under the Hood of Competency-Based Education
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. For-Profit Coalition Seeks to Bolster the Flipped-Classroom Approach via
  1. " plans to branch out of its core technology market to meet growing demand for digitally-skilled workers" ...
  1. . Teams with Private Partner for Low-Cost Online Courses ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by EdSurge HigherEd, Inside Higher Ed
  1. Penn State study: Grouping Students by Communication Mode Doesn't Help Completion
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 5

Top Story #1 ... Google's cable  +++++++++++
  1. On Thursday, Google will begin using the fastest undersea cable ever built   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge, TechCrunch, ZDNet, VentureBeat, Wired
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  1. The Washington Post plans to add $100 million in annual revenue by selling software
  1. Hewlett Packard Enterprise just won $3 billion in a lawsuit against Oracle
  1. LinkedIn shopped itself to at least 4 other companies before selling to Microsoft  
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The Cloud ...

  1. Data centers becoming more energy efficient, thanks in part to cloud computing by
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Self-driving vehicles ...

Top Story #2 ...  +++++++++++

  1. The Feds are looking into a connection between Tesla's Autopilot and a fatal crash ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo, The Verge, Wall Street Journal, Digital Trends, Wired, The Next Web, Engadget, Mashable, Recode, Fast Company, VentureBeat ... Follow-up about driver watching Harry Potter covered by Gizmodo, Digital Trends, Business Insider, Mashable
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. Combat AI beats the Air Force's top tactical experts  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Digital Trends
  1. AI lawyer shoots down 160,000 parking tickets   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Next Web

  1. Office of Naval Research thinks cyborg locusts could help us sniff out explosives
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Statistical learning, machine learning, data science, big data, etc
  1. How the Democrats’ leading software provider is planning to win you over ...
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

  1. Google's most famous security researcher has ripped into huge security company Symantec ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ExtremeTech, Gizmodo
  1. Researchers are suing the government over language in a computer hacking law that prohibits their research: ...
  1. A federal judge says the FBI doesn’t need a warrant to hack into your computer
  1. Exploiting machine learning in cybersecurity by
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D. Hackers ... Dozen -1
  1. Clinton is releasing her technology and innovation agenda today. Here's what's inside:  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget, The Verge, Black Enterprise
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. Google makes slow progress in diversifying its workforce ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fortune, Digital Trends, Diversity Inc, TechCrunch ... and Google

  1. We have had programs in nine states this far in 2016, so it's possible.
  2. I want in fifteen cities by the end of next year. Not sure how, but that's what I'm aiming for
  1. A Harvard researcher studied the influence of connections on promotion in academe. Here's what she found: ...
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Founders, execs, and techs
  1. Roger Ferguson will be the first black man to serve on the board at Google's parent company  
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Coding & Coders
  1. introduces Frozen and Star Wars-themed courses
  1. Google launches 'Project Bloks' toys to teach kids to code ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, TechCrunch, Fast Company
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, courses, etc

Top Story #3 ...  Tech Inclusion NY 2016 ++++++++++++

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E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen + 4
  1. Keys to Competing and Expanding Online by Alex Sevilla from
  1. What the vote means for tech startups ...
  1. As , we should understand more about how the brain works (essay)
  1. Why should you care that Facebook & Google dominate online ads? Consider newspapers
  1. Opinion: Brexit is tragic, but the UK’s tech ecosystem is open for business by
  1. has 29K professional, managerial, and exec employees; only ~600 are Black. This could be easily remedied. ...
  1. Why should it take "multiple years" to see a change in the at ? Qualified POC are out there ...
  1. The 7 Factors Educators Should Consider When Choosing Digital Tools for Underserved Students:
  1. Eric Schmidt says AI doomsday scenarios ‘worth thoughtful consideration'
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... plus chuckles and/or absurdities ... 
  1. I have now watched this a million times
  1. Nate Silver Defends Torture Methods Used To Make Election Projections
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