Sunday, May 21, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 5/20/17

Last update: Sunday 5/21/17 @ 3:30 pm

This week's cover =  Google's I/O 2017 developers' conference ... Other top stories = SpaceX launches heaviest orbital load ... Wanna Cry, more fallout 

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 5/20/17

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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

TECH Dozens 2016

Cover Story ... Google's I/O ++++++++++++ 

  1.   Watch the Google I/O 2017 keynote in 10 minutes ... DLL Editor's note -- Overviews of I/O and/or keynote also provided by Gizmodo, NY Times, TechCrunch, Business Insider, Wired, CNET, Recode ... special emphasis on AI by Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, TechRepublic, Forbes ... special emphasis on VR/Seurat by Engadget, TechCrunch, Digital Trends, The Verge
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A. HBCUS ... Dozen 

... DLL Editor's note -- This is commencement season for HBCUs, so their current news is mostly about graduation ceremonies and celebrations ... HBCU announcements about their STEM achievements will pick up next month ... :-)

B. Ed Tech ... Half-Dozen + 2 
  1.  Closing the skills gap for technical Jobs  ... DLL Editor's note -- See also the the National Academies report
  1.  Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Partners with College Board—But What Does That Mean?
  1.  Survey: Minority staff members hold 40% of service & maintenance positions vs only 16% of skilled craft positions
  1.  The bipartisan bill aims to provide information on college graduation and employment outcomes for students. ...
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1.   market update from : No surprises as Canvas rolling in higher ed ...
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Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...

  1.  good read from - Competency-Based Education: Navigating Emerging Technologies, Part One
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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 + 4

Top Story #1 ... SpaceX heavy load +++++++++++
  1.  SpaceX successfully launches its heaviest geostationary orbital payload yet by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, GeekWire, NASA
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  1.  SpaceX to perform its most heartwarming mission yet
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Internet of Things, the Cloud ...

  1.  Microsoft is extending the cloud-computing arms race to Africa ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch
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Self-driving vehicles ...

  1.  Google's sister company Waymo is working with Lyft on self-driving cars
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1.  Google will sell its AI 'supercomputer' chip through a Google Cloud service   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired
  1.  This map shows which cities will lose the most jobs to robots
  1.  The Partnership on AI adds Intel, Salesforce and others as it formalizes Grand Challenges and work... by ...
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

Top Story #2 ... Wanna Cry +++++++++++
  1.  The malware attack shows how the ‘cyberattack game has changed’ — via  ... DLL Editor's note -- More discussion of various aspects of WannaCry posted by ZDNet, PCMag, M.I.T. Tech Review, TechCrunch, Bloomberg, CNET, Inside Higher Ed ... and suspicions about North Korean origins by Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Washington Post, Engadget
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  1.  Nearly all victims were running Windows 7, according to security firm Lab
  1.  Let's look back at some of the biggest -- and most dangerous -- hacks and leaks of the year so far.
  1.  Uber doesn’t want you to see this document about its vast data surveillance system:
  1.  Fearing Shadow Brokers leak, NSA reported critical flaw to Microsoft by
  1.  Malware Case Is Major Blow for the N.S.A. via NY Times ...
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Science and technology policies 

  1.  Something about Trump cybersecurity executive order seems awfully familiar by  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget
D. Hackers ... Dozen - 2
  1.  Tonight's Quantopian Analyst presenting: Building Better Strategies With Futures and The Bean Report.

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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1.  Square’s college Code Camp is moving to Atlanta ...
  1.  Computer science education in US public high schools is rare. But in Oakland, one of the most diverse cities in country, that’s changing.
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Founders, execs, and techs

  1.  Must-watch: 's doc on how walked away from high-profile career to change future of education ...
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Coding & Coders
  1.  Google’s CEO says one solution to the skills shortage is to have machine-learning software create its own software. ...
  1.  Google unveils Android Studio 3.0 with new performance profiling tools, Instant Apps, and Kotlin by ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen - 2
  1.  The global hack could have been much, much worse
  1.  Indian IT's planned layoffs give a glimpse of the bloodbath ahead
  1.  Why it's getting harder for the U.S. government to recruit tech workers
  1.  Cybersecurity experts warn against paying up when hit by ransomware. But the choice for victims is not so simple ...
  1.  This is the extraordinary story of Indian mathematics genius, Ramanujan. (via )  
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1.  A data-driven method that changed the debate over education forever.
  1.  In our June issue, the first photos from Steve Jobs' final product: a new Apple campus
  1.  An interview with Donald Graham about why he sold for-profit Kaplan University to Purdue for $1. ...
F. Chuckles ... Dozen
  1.  Trump Told Russians That Firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation via NY Times ==>
  1.  Trump’s national security adviser: He 'wasn’t even aware' of where information he shared with Russians came from

    McMaster: Trump 'wasn’t even aware' of the source of classified info
    Gen. McMaster, said during a press briefing on May 16 that Trump "wasn't even aware" of the source of the classified information he reportedly disclosed to Russian diplomats last week.
  1.  US Intel officials warned Israel in January abt sharing Intel with Trump
  1.  As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining....
  1. terrorism and airline flight safety. Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism.
  1.  I have been asking Director Comey & others, from the beginning of my administration, to find the LEAKERS in the intelligence community.....
  1.  The only question is: What will the president tweet and when will he tweet it?
  1.  TRUMP: No politician in history 'has been treated worse or more unfairly' than me
    Trump claims he has been mistreated
    In a commencement speech to the 2017 graduating class of the US Coast Guard Academy, President Trump said that no politician in history has been treated as unfairly as he has been by the media.
  1.  Crowd Shocked After Unhinged Trump Dangles Baby From Truman Balcony
  1.  This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!
... and comments from SNL ==> Weekend update

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