Sunday, July 31, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 7/30/16

Last update: Sunday 7/31/16 @ 11:00 am
This week's cover = Amazon earnings shatter expectations ... Other top stories = Alphabet ("Google") earnings exceed expectations ... Facebook  earnings exceed expectations ... and Apple earnings exceed expectations 




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 7/30/16.


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

Saturday, July 30, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 7/23/16

Saturday 7/30/16
Dear Readers,

A few days ago while updating the backup file after correcting an error in the original file, a glitch occurred that fried both the original file for the 7/23/16 edition of TECH Dozens and the backup file. Reconstructing the original would take an excessive amount of time, so the 7/23/16 edition is lost. Our new backup procedure will preclude this kind of total loss from reoccurring because we now make backups to the backups. I apologize for this inconvenience.

Sincerely,
Roy L. Beasley, PhD
DLL Editor

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

DLL Storify of Black Enterprise Twitter Chat with Emeka Okoye -- Tuesday 7/26/16

Last update: Wednesday 1/20/16


As part of the Black Enterprise lead-up series for its TechConneXt Summit 2016 (Oct 10/11), Samara Lynn, its Technology Editor, interviewed Emeka Okoye, CEO and Chief Semantic Web Architect of OpenDataNG. 






Thursday, July 21, 2016

The California Pipelines of Silicon Valley

Last update; Friday 7/30/16
... Why Silicon Valley hires so few Black and Hispanic professionals ...
Silicon Valley's top executives claim that they employ so few Blacks and Hispanics because there are so few minorities in the nation's best computer science programs that are in the Valley's academic "pipelines." Nevertheless, numerous recent studies have found high Black and Hispanic enrollments in many of the nation's leading computer science programs. That's why I decided to explore an alternative hypothesis that the Valley did, indeed, recruit from the nation's best colleges and universities ... but mostly from the ones that are in California. 

Sunday, July 17, 2016

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

Last update: Sunday 7/17/16 @ 11:30 am
This week's cover = Pokemonomania helps the world escape from a disrupted reality into an augmented reality... Other top stories = Tech dumps Trump ... Roland Fryer's study of police interactions with Black and Hispanic civilians  

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 7/16/16.


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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

Top Stories 2015: Q1 | Q2 | Q3 | Q4

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The New York City Tech Ecosystem -- a "must read"

Last update: Wednesday 7/13/16
I wrote this editorial to encourage followers of this blog to read the recently published New York City Tech Ecosystem report at their earliest convenience. For anyone concerned about diversity in tech, it's a "must read" -- even though the report makes no mention of the words "diversity", "Black", "Hispanic", "Asian" or "White".

Sunday, July 10, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 7/9/16

Last update: Sunday 7/3/16 @ 2:30 pm
This week's cover = Black Americans killed by police in Baton Rouge and Saint Paul ... Other top stories = 5 Police Officers killed in Dallas ... Demonstrations throughout the nation ... and Robot kills assailant in Dallas


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 7/9/16.


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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

Top Stories 2015: Q1 | Q2 | Q3 | Q4

Saturday, July 09, 2016

DLL Storify of Black Girls Code, NYC: Black Futures in STEM Panel (The Future of STEM) -- Saturday 7/9/16

Last update: Saturday 7/9/16

The New York City chapter of Black Girls CODE hosted this conversation that featured some of New York's brightest young voices in STEM.





DLL Storify of Black Girls Code, Chicago: Women of Color in STEM Career Panel -- Saturday 7/9/16

Last update: Saturday 7/9/16


The Chicago chapter of Black Girls CODE hosted a spirited and lively morning of conversation and connection featuring some of the Chicago's leading voices of Women of Color in STEM.








DLL Storify of Black Wall Street: Washington, DC -- Friday 7/8/16

Last update: Saturday 7/9/16
The Washington, D.C. area has one of the richest histories of African-American business ownership in the country - from Florida Avenue to Georgetown to Prince George's County. Black Wall Street: DC celebrated the region's historical significance and dived into the role the community is playing in the future of innovation in business.




Sunday, July 03, 2016

Best U.S. cities for Blacks in tech????

Last update: Saturday 7/2/16
As many readers may be aware, within the last few months Fast Company published a series of articles that reported the "best cities for" walking ... women in tech ... jobs this year ... clean tech economy ... small business ... minority owned businesses ... and most recently, people of color in tech

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