Sunday, September 30, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 9/29/18

Last update: Sunday 9/30/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Musk steps down as TESLA Chairman and pays $20 million fine ... Other top stories = Affirmative Action challenges move forward ... Walmart using blockchain to track lettuce and spinach ... Google AI will learn inside Unity games

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how leaders in Black higher education at HBCUs and other colleges and universities are promoting the skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant innovations in #EdTech and the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 9/29/18

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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Cover Story ... Musk's deal with SEC +++++++++
  1. Breaking News: Elon Musk will step down as Tesla's chairman for 3 years and pay a $20 million fine in an S.E.C. settlement. He will remain as C.E.O. ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Washington Post, Money, The Verge, CNBC, TechCrunch ... and the SEC
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A. Issues in Black Higher Ed (IBHE) ... Half-Dozen - 1
Top Story #1 ... Justice & Ed target Yale +++++++++
  1. Agencies Launch Investigation into Yale University’s Admissions... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Inside Higher Ed, NY Times, Chronicle of Higher Ed, Wall Street Journal
  1. JUST IN: A federal judge has cleared the way for a full trial on a suit charging Harvard University with illegally discriminating against Asian American applicants ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Bloomberg, Washington Post

  1. UNCF Lauds Congress for Increased Funding for HBCUs, Low-Income... ...
  1. Tennessee State University continues to stay at forefront of hemp research with second workshop this year. Read more at
  1. Silicon Valley leaders talk at Morehouse med school, Spelman
  1. The Howard University Cathy Hughes School Of Communications will host the 8th Annual Social Media and Technology Conference on October 4th. ... EVENT -- 4, 5 October 2018
B. Ed Tech  ... Half-Dozen - 1
  1. Results of Inside Higher Ed's 2018 Survey of College and University Admissions Directors shows continued pressure on colleges to enroll a class that meets goals
  1. REimagining curricula for certificates: corporations collaborate with partners to develop credit-bearing on the back end for completers. 25 offer credit for certificate program. Fr ...
  1. Seven institutions are working with industry partners to develop digital badges to help close the skills gap
Analytics -- higher ed applications ... 
  1. What is a learning engineer, and how is it different from other roles? ...
Conferences, workshops, Twitter chats, and other events ...
  1. Great - thanks everyone. Next up is our Twitter-based on 10/9. Topic is: "How Will Nontraditional Providers Influence Digital Learning Design?" ... EVENT 9 October 2018
C. Info Tech  ... Half-Dozen

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  1. Amazon will open a new store in New York City featuring top-selling and highly rated products ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, ZDNet, CNET, Fast Company, The Verge, Business Insider
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FinTech, block chain, bitcoin ...
Top Story #2 ... Blockchain for lettuce +++++++++
  1. When Walmart set out to the find the source of its sliced mangos, it took seven days to locate the farm in Mexico. Using the blockchain, the mangos could be tracked in a matter of seconds. ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, Engadget, Forbes, Fortune, TheNextWeb
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  1. Investors are pouring money into tech that are working to disrupt the real estate industry
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
Top Story  #3... AI inside games +++++++++
  1. Google’s DeepMind and Unity join forces to create simulated environments for AI training ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet, Fast Company, Engadget
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...
  1. In a recent court filing, Qualcomm accuses Apple of stealing technology secrets and handing them over to Qualcomm's chip-making rival, Intel ...
Policies and Political context ...

  1. The White House and Congress are framing a national plan to fund and support quantum research, a field that could eventually deliver enormous advances in computational power and communication. ...

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D. Hackers  ... Half-Dozen - 2

Founders, techs, and execs
  1. Ending the week on cloud9 after spending the last 2 days with our new powerhouse BGC board! Couldn't be prouder to dive into this work with some of the best and brightest leaders in the game ! ...
Coding, courses, tutorials, & jobs
  1. Think the news influences stock movement? is challenging Kagglers to prove it in our latest competition: "Using News to Predict Stock Movements" | $100,000 in total prizes are up for grabs! Get started now:
  1. Online bootcamps are a popular and flexible way to learn! Check out our picks for the best online bootcamps in 2019: ...
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, and other events ... 
  1. Advance your data science skills with intensive hands-on training and workshops in AI, deep learning, machine learning, NLP and other in-demand areas - all taught by some of the best and brightest minds in data science. ODSC West, Oct. 31-Nov. 3 ... EVENT -- 31 Oct to 3 Nov 2018
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E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... 1/6th Dozen - 1
  1. ICYMI: Statistics is Dead – Long Live Data Science…

F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... 1/6th Dozen
  1. "HOW DARE YOU?! HOW DARE YOU DO THIS TO BRETT KAVANAUGH? HOW DARE YOU DENY HIM THIS SEAT?!" via ... ... DLL Editor's note -- Sam Jackson also had something to say about this ==> video

@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 
  1. Judge Kavanaugh showed America exactly why I nominated him. His testimony was powerful, honest, and riveting. Democrats’ search and destroy strategy is disgraceful and this process has been a total sham and effort to delay, obstruct, and resist. The Senate must vote!

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