Sunday, November 06, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 11/5/16

Last update: Sunday 11/6/16 @ 12:15 pm
record breaking quarterly revenue and profits ... Other top stories = LinkedIn adds salary data to site ... FBI investigates its own Twitter account

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 11/5/16.

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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

Top Stories 2015: Q1 | Q2 | Q3 | Q4

Cover Story ... Facebook's profits ++++++++++++ 

  1. Facebook scores big in Q3 earnings: $7.01B revenue and 1.79B users ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Fast Company, Wired, Recode, VentureBeat, Engadget, The Verge, CNET, ZDNet, Business Insider, New York Times
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A. HBCUS ... Half-Dozen 
  1. to 's Victor McCrary, VP Division of Research & Economic Development appointed by to National Science Board
  1. Hillary Clinton Promises To Spend $25 Billion On Historically Black ... - Forbes
  1. Morgan State GIS Lab puts Earth at your fingertips:
  1. The program has granted $424,000 to for internships thru , , , , & .
  1. Final steel beam installed on Savannah State's new 30,000 SF Science + Technology facility, designed by and
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen
  1. Faculty in our survey predicted that desktops and laptops will be dead and gone in the next 10 years. Do you agree?
  1. Old shopping malls become high campuses perfect for
  1. What did attendees learn this year? Find out!
  1. Before we finish, please share relevant resources! We’ve got one: the Digital Learning Network
  1. AIR, report examines how receipt of grants related to over time
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Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...

  1. Understanding Competency-Based Education: An Interview with Allison Barber
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. . faculty received an OLC Award for "Student Success Toolbox for Flexible Learners"
  1. Could you help us out by filling this 90 second survey on MOOC Study Tools. We will share the results soon
  1. Planning your 2017 ? The 2017 OLC Institute Schedule is up >
  1. Another graduate program trend: MicroMasters, a MOOC-based master's degree initiative
  1. Congrats to 's Michael Brown, Tommy Bennett & Lewis Williams on their Award! See all!
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 5

Top Story #1 ... LinkIn salary data ++++++++++++++
  1. LinkedIn is adding salary information to its site to help job seekers. ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, Wall Street Journal, CNET, Forbes, ZDNet, VentureBeat, Digital Trends
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  1. Microsoft vs. Apple: A stunning visual comparison
  1. Check Out This Amazing Drone Footage of Apple's Future Campus:
  1. China is building a magnetic levitation train that can go an insane 373 mph
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1. Google and Facebook are booming. Is the rest of the digital ad business sinking?
  1. Gawker Media will pay more than $31 million to settle the Hulk Hogan sex tape case.
  1. What slowdown in the Chinese economy? Alibaba outperforms again with double-digit growth, so how long will it last?
  1. Mark Zuckerberg just explained how close Messenger and WhatsApp are to making money
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FinTech ...

  1. THE CORPORATE TREASURY FINTECH REPORT: The emerging firms that help companies manage their ...
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Internet of Things ...

  1. Google Home is a smart speaker that's pretty great—and crazy ambitious. Our review: ... DLL Editor's note -- Google Home also reviewed by The Verge
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Virtual/augmented/mixed reality ...

  1. Ed Dept. Launches $680,000 Augmented and Virtual Reality Challenge -- Campus Technology
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. MIT makes neural nets show their work ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Digital Trends
  1. Microsoft strives to give computers common sense with Concept Graph by
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

Top Story #2 ... FBI investigates FBI +++++++++++
  1. FBI tweets about Trump lead to an investigation of... itself? ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge, CNET, Washington Times ... originally covered by Think Progress
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  1. Microsoft says Russian hackers linked to attacks on the DNC exploited a flaw in Windows 🔓
  1. Hackers could access your phone through your coffee maker, report indicates
  1. Feds Say it's Okay to Hack Your Own Car, Smart TV:
D. Hackers ... Dozen + 4

  1. Jasmine Berry , Computer Science PhD student speaking at the parent session.
  1. Stephanie is learning to code. She volunteered today to be an example to her daughter!
  1. The classrooms are full for Black Girls Code Boston!
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. Some Facebook employees struggle with inclusion by
  1. We're launching a code club in DC! Apply to be a technical instructor
  1. Our friend , the founder of , a C/I partner, breaks down some good news about
  1. Most VCs and entrepreneurs are doing nothing to fix Silicon Valley’s diversity problem.

  1. Diversity & inclusion - another reason to teach computer science K-12:

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Founders, execs, and techs
  1. Today we remember HU Alum Patricia Bath on her birthday! She was the 1st Black Woman doctor to be granted a medical patent
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Coding & Coders
  1. Why we make the maps that we make, in 10 maps.   ... DLL Editor's note -- Intro "Data Science" courses from Udacity, EdX, and Coursera teach lots of packages in R, Python, and JavaScript that run circles around the mapping techniques discussed in this article ... :-)
  1. Google finally stops supporting and developing Android Developer Tools in Eclipse by
  1. U.S. government launches to showcase its open-source software by
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, courses, etc

  1. I added a video to a playlist Broadband Matters Conference: Welcome
  1. An incredibly diverse group of 70 hackers showed up ready to create a solution.
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen + 1
  1. "My 1st job, Director told me I shouldn't be eating alone...showed me the importance of networking before you need it." More
  2. "We are focused on teaching skills that can be transferable, how to learn 4 the future, & problem solving."
  3. "Success 4 BGC: # of girls coming into our program & tracking the progress; changing the narrative of what a "coder" looks like."
  1. The disturbing Facebook scandal we're all ignoring — via  
  1. State authorization: the forgotten element of higher ed quality assurance
  1. In Praise of College for America: An Anniversary Love Letter cc:
  1. Reimagining the 21st century public research university:
  1. Not Your Grandpa’s Enrollment Management: EM in the Modern University
  1. The government failed US workers on global trade -- it must do better on tech by and
  1. A Manifesto for Building Bridges Between EdTech and Higher Ed cc:
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. “What programming language should you learn first?”
  1. Inside Intel’s race to build a new reality by
F. Chuckles ... 0 Dozen + 2
  1. A huge percentage of election-related talk on Twitter isn’t coming from humans. It’s coming from bots.
  1. Our election forecast, updated often.
    ... DLL Editor's note -- The NY Times "Data Scientists" have consistently maintained that, contrary to the prevailing, self-serving media hype, this will not be a close election ... Of course, if they are wrong, the joke will be on them ... and on me and on all of the other data phreaks who were persuaded by their analysis ... :-(
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