Sunday, January 15, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 1/14/17

Last update: Sunday 1/15/17 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover =  President Obama's farewell address ... Other top stories = SpaceX successful launch/return ... Obama expands NSA's powers ... Ellen Pao joins Kapor Center to help make Silicon Valley more diverse

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 1/14/17

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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

TECH Dozens 2016

Cover Story ... Obama's farewell ++++++++++++ 

  1. 'Yes we can, yes we did': Obama delivers emotional farewell address  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, TechCrunch, CNN, Washington Post ... plus full video and transcript via NY Times
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A. HBCUS ... Quarter-Dozen 
  1. Free online tutoring for students! Hundreds of coaches in almost every subject. Here's how to get started...
  1. Charles Koch teams with black colleges on education and criminal justice research - Washington Post ...
  1. Morehouse received a $1 million donation from Newell Brands Inc. to support the expansion of its STEM program. -
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen - 1
  1. study finds wide variation in costs by different majors
  1. creates new center on race & equity that will be led ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Diverse
  1. : students at achieve comparable learning results to their counterparts at nonprofits

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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. The return of the MOOC: Established education providers v new contenders ...

  1. MOOC enrollment drops at HarvardX and MITx after free certifications disappear ...
  1. The University of Michigan Bets Big on MOOCs, Crosses Five Million Enrollments — Class Central ...
  1. Infographic: leaders & students see the value of
  1. News: George Mason University partners with Wiley - George Mason University John Wiley and Sons, Inc. and Georg...
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 5

Top Story #1 ... SpaceX launch/return ++++++++++++++
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  1. Here’s Steve Jobs introducing the first iPhone 10 years ago today  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget, TechCrunch, Recode, The Verge
  1. IBM received a record-breaking number of U.S. patents in 2016  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by CNET, Fortune, VentureBeat
  1. What Trump's Transportation nominee said about tech in her confirmation hearing by
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1. to Change Name, Lose Marissa Mayer as Board Member:  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Computerworld, Mashable, Wall Street Journal
  1. MADE IN THE USA: Apple is going to build server gear in Arizona
  1. Amazon bringing 100,000 full-time jobs to the US by 2018 ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, Digital Trends
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Climate change, emissions, and energy efficiency ...

  1. Greenpeace: Apple, Google World's Greenest Tech Companies:  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget
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Self-driving vehicles ...

  1. Tesla's big hire may mean more competition for Apple and Google
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. LinkedIn’s and eBay’s founders are donating $20M to protect us from artificial intelligence
  1. Poker-playing AI threatens to unseat a raft of Texas Hold'em champions:
  1. How computer chips are evolving to keep up with deep learning. ...
  1. 300 million smartphones will have machine learning ability, says Deloitte
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Statistical learning, data science, big data, etc

  1. Overcoming Challenges: IMS Caliper Analytics®, Linked Data & JSON-LD:
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

Top Story #2 ... Obama expands NSA data sharing +++++++++++
  1. The Obama administration has expanded the power of the NSA to share globally intercepted personal communications ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, Ars Technica, ZDNet, The Verge, Electronic Frontier Foundation
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  1. FBI chief James Comey is facing an internal investigation into his pre-election actions on the Clinton email case ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Ars Technica, Washington Post, CNN, Wall Street Journal, The Verge
  1. Google wants to make encryption easier for everyone
D. Hackers ... Dozen - 1
  1. Today over 1000 tech divas will realize they are the future while screening . See the journey today via . 🚀
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
Top Story #3 ... Ellen Pao more diversity ++++++++++++
  1. How Ellen Pao wants to build a more inclusive Silicon Valley by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by CNBC, Forbes, Bloomberg, Business Insider, CNET, Inc, TechCrunch
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  1. How Northeastern plans to reach equal male-female computer science enrollment by 2021 via
  1. Women Who Tech Announces 10 Finalists for Women Startup Challenge ...
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Founders, execs, and techs
  1. Jeanette J. Epps will be the first black crew member aboard the International Space Station
  1. Precursor Ventures is a classic seed-stage fund with a refreshing new twist by
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Coding & Coders
  1. Google claims the hottest programming language of 2016
  1. RStudio's latest enterprise software moves out of beta
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, courses, etc

  1. Here are some of the conversations that took place at the Black Women in Computing conference
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Half Dozen + 2
  1. On Bootcamps: Community Colleges Are In A Different Category cc:
  1. Why AI must be redefined as 'augmented intelligence' ...
  1. Amazon's Alexa: Four reasons she isn't going to take over the world (yet)
  1. The next big thing in smartphones? The software by
  1. What Universities Can Learn from Udacity’s ‘Gig Economy’ Service:
  1. Worried about a robot taking your job? For many of us, it won't happen soon, a McKinsey study says. ...
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. For her latest column, takes Peter Thiel to the Monkey Bar.
  1. Great interview with ; read his white paper on learning analytics:

F. Chuckles ... Dozen - 11
  1. The website of Rudy Giuliani—who will be Trump's top cyber security advisor—is insecure as hell  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TheNextWeb, Business Insider

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