Sunday, June 03, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 6/2/18

Last update: Sunday 6/3/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Mary Meeker's 2018 Internet trends slide deck ... Other top stories = Google won't renew AI contract with U.S. Dept. of Defense ... Microsoft  in talks to buy GitHub ... Hurricane Maria's death toll 70 times higher than Trump's official estimate


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 6/2/18


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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016



Cover Story ... Meeker's slides +++++++++
  1. Don’t have time to watch Mary Meeker’s 2018 Internet Trends report from DLL Editor's note -- The video of her presentation and its transcript are HERE ...The Kleiner Perkins PDF of her slides is HERE ... Comments on/summaries of Meeker's slides posted by TechCrunch, Fortune, VentureBeat, ZDNet, Fast Company, TechRepublic, Axios
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A. HBCUs + Other Issues in Black Higher Ed ... Half-Dozen - 2
  1. Register today. There are still spots left in our tuition-FREE STEM camp for middle-school aged boys. ... https://t.co/bKgfebWvr5

  1. HU Online Let's You Take Hampton University 'Home' for Summer 2018
  1. Hampton University and Partner for Innovative Learning Program to Offer STEM and Technology Courses to Local Minority Male Students in Middle School
  1. Fall internships and the NASA Pathways Intern Employment Progam (IEP) is now open! View opportunities here: and .
B. Ed Tech  ... Dozen + 3
  1. Overall college enrollments continue to slide, according to new data from
  1. In case you missed it: The ASU + GSV Conference was More GSV than Ever—And That's Good ... https://t.co/6pUdwqPcwn
  1. In case you missed it: What is an Empirical Educator? ... https://t.co/4nv84c1L29
  1. How to better prepare graduate students for a changing science landscape & multiple careers
  1. San Francisco's Metro Academies increase college completion for academically underprepared students ... https://t.co/rkYx1iFHzV
  1. AIR has been awarded the contract to support , a federal clearinghouse of programs, policies, and practices that show promise for improving education outcomes:
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Analytics -- higher ed applications ... 
  1. “We get a lot of attention about the fancy tech. But what we’re really doing is delivering common sense at scale.” ... https://t.co/senK3iKV7o
  1. Making Analytics the Campus Modus Operandi
MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. Walmart's new tuition benefit addresses many of the barriers that now keep many working adults from enrolling in college ... https://t.co/msSLPHSSDn
  1. In case you missed it: Rio Salado College As Exemplar: A critical internal view ... https://t.co/RLe5aJ9QPZ
  1. By leveraging technology to drive different aspects of student recruitment and learner success, innovative institutions can scale while continuing to deliver a high-quality experience that contributes to further growth | , ... https://t.co/4zNx9OG1yY
  1. Two of the largest higher-education systems in the country are partnering to pilot an online course finder tool to increase students’ access to transferable courses. ... https://t.co/a5L6AFpmvt
  1. The number of studies on has gone up exponentially over the last six years, increasing nearly 61% per year.
  1. New initiative gives Michigan students, staff, and faculty from the and Ann Arbor campuses access to all U-M courses and specializations (60+) hosted on the platform & provides the opp to earn certificates for free. ... https://t.co/jJHDeXyOkV
Conferences, workshops, Twitter chats, and other events ...
  1. Are you interested in joining our next ? RSVP here for updates and reminders! ... EVENT 12 June 2018
C. Info Tech  ... Dozen + 1
  1. What to expect at WWDC 2018 by ... DLL Editor's note -- Other "predictions" about WWDC 2018 posted by Wired, CNET, Washington Post
  1. Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo hits Mach 1.9 in second successful test flight
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Top Story #2 ... Microsoft buys GitHub??? +++++++++
  1. Microsoft reportedly wants to acquire GitHub by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Business Insider, ZDNet, GeekWire, Engadget
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  1. Microsoft just became more valuable than Google parent Alphabet by $10 billion ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge, Mashable
  1. Microsoft just became more valuable than Google parent Alphabet by $10 billion ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge, Mashable
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Self-driving and/or electric vehicles ...
  1. Tesla’s ability to update its cars in much the same way that Apple issues software updates for iPhones is a competitive advantage, a Consumer Reports official said. “We’ve never seen a manufacturer do this in the course of a week,” he added. ... https://t.co/2JqWjPOMAn ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
Top Story #1 ... Google won't renew DoD contract +++++++++
  1. The internal debate over a Defense Department contract for a program called Maven generated a petition signed by about 4,000 employees who demanded “a clear policy stating that neither Google nor its contractors will ever build warfare technology.” ... https://t.co/wnocWAtLOO ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Washington Post, Wired, VentureBeat, The Verge, CNET, Engadget, PCMag, Gizmodo, Mashable
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...
  1. GDPR attacks: First Google, Facebook, now activists go after Apple, Amazon, LinkedIn ... https://t.co/nHGjJLpkJD
  1. The tech industry’s alarms are not over the General Data Protection Regulation, or G.D.P.R. Instead, the cause is an even stricter privacy law that’s pending — called the ePrivacy Regulation. Here's what it is: ... https://t.co/rf56QbfRie
  1. Government investigation finds federal agencies failing at cybersecurity basics ... https://t.co/2Y1p7flMmu
  1. The new initiative will, for the first time, enable researchers to not only access Facebook's data, but publish findings from that data without pre-approval from Facebook ... https://t.co/1hhrjarH4Y
Science and technology policies ...
  1. Chinese graduate students in STEM fields will now have a one-year cap on U.S. visas ... https://t.co/0dRxS2t7NG ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget
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D. Hackers  ... Half-Dozen + 3
  1. Throwback to last Friday at ! Thank you and for being such amazing partners and hosts. ... DLL Editor's note -- A video about this event can be found HERE

  1. A glimpse of Apple’s Everyone Can Code final demo day with at . Congratulations to all the students on their built products.



Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. Here’s how leading women in Silicon Valley think tech can fix its gender diversity problem
  1. Amazon’s new board diversity policy stirs debate at annual shareholder meeting ... GeekWire
  1. Silicon Valley's Quieter Fight Over ... Axios
    👉Nearly 20% of those laid off by Intel in 2016 were 60 or over 👉7.8% were 55-59 👉11.2% were under age 45 👉5% were under 35 👉U.S. law prevents age discrimination against workers over 40
Founders, techs, and execs
Hackathons, workshops, meetups, etc
  1. We now interrupt your regularly scheduled weekend for this announcement... Black Tech Weekend is coming to NOLA during weekend. 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 More details to come. Wanna be a part of it? ✈️ Email events@codefevermiami.com ... EVENT 5, 6 July 2018
  1. Where should begin with ? Join publisher, author and CEO in Menlo Park, June 7 for an introduction to the world of AI. ... EVENT -- 7 June 2018
  1. Have you registered? June 30th Atlanta Chapter Presents: Robot Expo! - ... EVENT -- 30 June 2018
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E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Half-Dozen + 2
  1. After Great Recession, the first job after college became more critical, as did ability to toggle between soft and hard skills. My latest for analyzing recent reports from ... https://t.co/INE7fm0Vee
  1. Humans tend to think they’re better at lots of things than they really are. And that may be especially true in college teaching.
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. That famous test on willpower—where children were told they could have a second marshmallow if they wait fifteen minutes to eat the first one—has been debunked by researchers at NYU, reports : ... https://t.co/Amdro6qmFj
  1. China's digital monitoring is turning a nasty police state into a terrifying, all-knowing one ... https://t.co/JkwP8C4Lxx
  1. Episode 45 of features guest British-American computer scientist, physicist and author of "A New Kind of Science" discussing: and the of Sponsored by and
  1. "If we ever create a system which we believe can mimic or show human consciousness level behavior, then at the very least we would have understood what consciousness is," says Gaurav Kataria, , in this episode of .
  1. "Luck is a terrible societal strategy... Learning is the pathway to economic and social prosperity." - Jamie Merisotis, with and on the "Future U Podcast" about Lumina Foundation.
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F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... Dozen + 2
Top Story  #3... Deaths from Hurricane Maria  +++++++++
  1. A new study from a team of Harvard Chan researchers estimates that roughly 4,600 people were killed by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. This is 70 times the official estimate via ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by WashingtonPost, Business Insider, ArsTechnica, Vox, New Yorker
  1. And we've known this. We've known previous death toll numbers flew in the face of common sense & reality. We know our President threw paper towels, gave himself a good grade, and moved on. We know history will remember this tragedy, and its tragedians. KNOW this.
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  1. The U.S. is trying to find a discreet way to pay for Kim Jong Un’s hotel during the summit ... https://t.co/195hY9KsTF
  1. Justin Trudeau has emerged as an unlikely critic of President Trump's tariffs. takes a look: ... https://t.co/986HIPHC7x ... DLL Editor's note -- Other comments on Trump's tariffs posted by The New Yorker, The Economist, NY Times, TechCrunch
  1. Trump ordered Energy Department to stem power plant closures for national security reasons — arguing that a decline in coal and nuclear electricity is putting the grid at risk
  1. If Trump will tweet about economic data before it's public, one has to wonder what he would do with that information in private during his late-night phone calls, Matt Yglesias writes. ... https://t.co/WEM420WaS0 ... DLL Editor's note -- Comments on Trump's tweet also posted by The Atlantic
  1. For weeks now, Donald Trump and his sidekicks have been engaged in a concerted effort to discredit the Russia investigation. And there is disturbing evidence that this campaign is working:
  1. Analysis | Trump’s spent far more going to Mar-a-Lago alone than the Mueller probe has cost ... via ... https://t.co/nVxpGg7byX
@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 or #25 ... 
  1. A.P. has just reported that the Russian Hoax Investigation has now cost our government over $17 million, and going up fast. No Collusion, except by the Democrats!
  1. Sorry, I’ve got to start focusing my energy on North Korea Nuclear, bad Trade Deals, VA Choice, the Economy, rebuilding the Military, and so much more, and not on the Rigged Russia Witch Hunt that should be investigating Clinton/Russia/FBI/Justice/Obama/Comey/Lynch etc.Assign To
  1. Great meeting with today, talked about prison reform and sentencing.
  1. When you’re almost 800 Billion Dollars a year down on Trade, you can’t lose a Trade War! The U.S. has been ripped off by other countries for years on Trade, time to get smart!
  1. Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that “ABC does not tolerate comments like those” made by Roseanne Barr. Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC. Maybe I just didn’t get the call?
  1. Replying to  Apparently you forgot your own words of wisdom Mr. President . Here’s a reminder of some of the disgusting things that have come out of your mouth....

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