Sunday, February 18, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 2/17/18

Last update: Sunday 2/18/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Black Panther, Black Blockbuster ... Other top stories = Boston Dynamics produces another dazzling-creepy robot:  This one opens doors ... Damore loses diversity challenge to Google ... Mueller indicts 13 Russians for interfering in 2016 election

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other  organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant #EdTech innovations in the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 2/17/18

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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Cover Story ... Black Panther's Afrofuturism +++++++++
  1. Have you seen Black Panther yet? If not, cancel your weekend plans and head to the theater. The collective hype that’s followed the film since inception has been absolutely volcanic, like nothing we’ve witnessed before. Read 's review here: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, LA Times, Washington Post, Bloomberg, CNET, Forbes, Black EnterpriseGizmodo, EngadgetThe Root, TechCrunch, Ars Technica, Mashable
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A. HBCUs ... Half-Dozen - 2
  1. SC State Awarded $6.2 Million for New, Advanced Cancer Research Center. “These funds will enable us to explore in depth the cancer disparities that surround our communities and beyond,"- Dr. Judith Salley-Guydon. Thank you !
  1. Math professor and his senior seminar students put their semester-long research into practice when they collaborated with the Spelman Innovation Lab to create objects using . More on their projects here:

  1. Hampton University Students Place First in 2018 Hackathon
  2. Hampton University Engineering Design Team Wins 1st Place in IBM Design Challenge
B. Ed Tech  ... Half-Dozen + 2
  1. Infographic: are poised to offer a high tech experience.
  1. Users gravitated to Kuali’s “for higher education, by higher education” motto that, along with its free and open-source options, appeared to separate Kuali from its competitors.
MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. Syracuse Law gains approval for (mostly) online J.D.
  1. Berklee College Expands Online, to Graduate Degrees
  1. George Washington University administrators think criticisms of its online programs are overblown -- but they also want to improve the programs and address ambient concerns ...
  1. The American Bar Association panel that accredits law schools has proposed loosening its restrictions on online education
Conferences, workshops, Twitter chats, and other events ...
  1. 10 Conferences You Should Attend If You Are An Education Entrepreneur In 2018 (many good ones here, but can't understand why they included CampusInsight, since it is vendor-specific, dedicated to one SIS - Campus Nexus)
C. Info Tech  ... Half-Dozen + 2

Climate change, emissions, solar, wind, nuclear, etc ...
  1. Two groups that have been at odds in the past over environmental issues have come together to promote clean energy
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Internet of Things, the Cloud ...
  1. Amazon cloud lead shrinks as Microsoft Azure growth explodes ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
Top Story #1 ... Polite robot-dog +++++++++
  1. This Boston Dynamics bot has mastered what has been the achilles heel of many humanoid robots—doorknobs ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, The Verge, Gizmodo, Fortune, Fast Company
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  1. Forget the Boston Dynamics robot dogs, Purdue's microbots are the real nightmare

  1. Headless Robot skiers take to the slopes 🎿 ... ... DLL Editor's note -- Skiing robots also covered by ZDNet, PCMag
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...
  1. Russians get prison terms for massive corporate hacks in U.S.
  1. Six U.S. intelligence agencies warn against using Huawei phones
  1. Russia Sees Midterm Elections as Chance to Sow Fresh Discord, Intelligence Chiefs Warn... via ...
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D. Hackers  ... Dozen + 1
  1. Want to help young African American girls prepare for a STEM career? Simply round up your fare to the nearest dollar and the difference will go to Girls Code.
Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
Top Story #2 ... Damore loses diversity challenge +++++++++
  1. Lyft partners with to help develop a more diverse tech industry (by on ) ~ great news !
  1. IBM-Microsoft spat elevates diversity data to tech-secret level
Founders, techs, and execs
  1. Gigster Pairs Smart Developers With Designers Using Artificial Intelligence
  1. it was great to be featured in profile to talk about my journey in tech 🎙 Black History Month: DC man leading the way in innovation, problem solving in the digital space -
Coding, courses, tutorials, & jobs
  1. ICYMI “The 10 Statistical Techniques Data Scientists Need to Master” by ...
  1. Time for more books to get you started programing. Here's a bundle featuring a books on clojure, scala, erlang and so much on becoming funtional ...
  1. 8 tech jobs that will net you a salary higher than $200,000 a year
  1. Job seekers in ! We assembled a massive list of resources to help you get the gig you want:
  1. Sky-high salaries are the weapons in the AI talent war
  1. 3 Free Data Science eBooks to Add to Your Summer Reading List ...
E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Half-Dozen + 1
  1. Schumpeter: How does Chinese tech stack up against American tech? ... via ... Tweet activity
  1. "We shouldn’t ignore the sometimes counterintuitive findings of learning science. And we shouldn’t segregate struggling students today from the online learning they will need to thrive in the future." ...
  1. Tech Boot Camps Could Be an Alternative to College
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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. Why should you care about blockchain? It’s the ultimate trust builder
  1. As China Marches Forward on A.I., the White House Is Silent... via ...
  1. COVER STORY: For two years, it’s been hell inside of Facebook. 51 current and former employees paint a picture of a company grappling with the problems it’s caused, and a CEO whose techno-optimism is circling the drain as he tries to fix them

F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... Half-Dozen + 2
Top Story #3 ... Mueller indicts Russian trolls +++++++++
  1. Robert Mueller has charged 13 Russian nationals and 3 Russian organizations with illegally using social media platforms to meddle in the 2016 presidential election... ... DLL Editor's note -- Text of Mueller's indictment ==> HERE
  1. Analysis | "They are laughing their asses off in Moscow": Trump takes on the FBI, Russia probe and 2016 election ... ... DLL Editor's note -- Other analyses were provided by NY Times, The Atlantic, Vox, The Economist, New Yorker
  1. At every step, the Russians used Facebook's own tools to make sure their propaganda was as effective as possible ...
  1. ‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens
  1. Rep. Jim Himes says the response to the Florida mass shooting will be “perfectly predictable”: “There will be a moment of silence, people will wish everybody thoughts and prayers ... and then the Congress of the United States will do absolutely nothing”
  1. "In a situation like this, every second counts, so it’s absolutely crucial for students to know where they should go online to frantically plead with lawmakers to act like compassionate human beings and do the right fucking thing for once in their lives."
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@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 or #25 ... 
  1. Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign - there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud!
  1. If it was the GOAL of Russia to create discord, disruption and chaos within the U.S. then, with all of the Committee Hearings, Investigations and Party hatred, they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. They are laughing their asses off in Moscow. Get smart America!
  1. I never said Russia did not meddle in the election, I said “it may be Russia, or China or another country or group, or it may be a 400 pound genius sitting in bed and playing with his computer.” The Russian “hoax” was that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia - it never did!
  1. “I have seen all of the Russian ads and I can say very definitively that swaying the election was *NOT* the main goal.” Rob Goldman Vice President of Facebook Ads

  1. The Fake News Media never fails. Hard to ignore this fact from the Vice President of Facebook Ads, Rob Goldman!

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