Sunday, November 04, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 11/3/18

Last update: Sunday 11/4/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = UC Berkeley establishes new data science division ... Other top stories = Harvard admission trial ends, awaits judge's decision ... IBM buys Linux giant Red Hat  for $33 billion... Apple & Facebook quarterly earnings

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 11/3/18

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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Cover Story ... Berkeley's data science +++++++++
  1. The program shift is once in a generation, Berkeley says — the largest since its creation in the 1980s of a new division centered on biotech. ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Inside Higher Ed, Wall Street Journal, Education Dive ... and UC Berkeley

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A. Issues in Black Higher Ed (IBHE) ... Half-Dozen - 2
Top Story #1 ... Harvard trial +++++++++
  1. “A lot of students are hesitant about supporting the case because that might mean not acknowledging that Harvard might be discriminating against Asian-Americans.” ... Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Inside Higher Ed, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CNN
  1. Florida A&M Scientists Receive $16M Grant to Establish Cancer Health Equity Research Center
  1. . received $1 million from to help fuel its expansion to Plano, Texas. ...
  1. A new online program will broaden the pipeline of qualified employees to the pharmaceutical industry by providing industry-specific certification in areas such as project management and regulatory practices. Read more here ➡️ .
B. Ed Tech  ... Half-Dozen - 1
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  1. Four-year private nonprofit colleges paid their managers — and all of their noninstructional employees — the highest average salaries. ...
  1. 2018 Campus Computing Survey finds campus technology funding has still not recovered from 2008 recession ..
Online and blended ...
  1. The pilot program will be offered in Chicago, Denver, New Jersey, New Orleans, Orlando, Phoenix, Seattle, and Tampa. Arizona State University plans to give Uber drivers free tuition in its online program and will expand it within a year. ...
  1. The Beginning of a New Era in the Online Degree Market
Conferences, workshops, Twitter chats, and other events ...
  1. Join us for our next as we debate how to create new academic programs, how to design with learners' goals in mind and how to best measure success. Come share your vision and experiences with other digital learning innovators! ... EVENT -- 13 Nov 2018
C. Info Tech  ... Dozen - 2
  1. Scientists confirm a "supermassive black hole" at the heart of our galaxy
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Top Story #2 ... IBM buys Red Hat +++++++++
  1. IBM buys Linux giant Red Hat to thrive in the cloud ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Wired, Business Insider, Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, ZDNet

Top Story  #3... Apple & Fcebook $$$ +++++++++
  1. Apple beats Q4 expectations with best September quarter ever by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Wired, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, VentureBeat, TechCrunch, CNET, Axios

  1. Facebook shares climb despite weak Q3 user growth and revenue by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Wall Street Journal, ZDNet, The Verge, CNET, Axios, Engadget, Fast Company
Climate change, emissions, solar, wind, nuclear, etc ...
  1. The Supreme Court refused to halt the trial in a lawsuit brought by 21 young people seeking to force the federal government to take action to address climate change ...
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FinTech, block chain, bitcoin ...
  1. The future of voting is the blockchain. Or so says a political theorist who wants to make democracy work in the digital age.
  1. Academics Propose a ‘Blockchain University,’ Where Faculty (and Algorithms) Rule
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...
  1. Twelve years ago, two-thirds of the country voted on digital machines. Today, two-thirds do it on paper. Paper isn’t perfect, but it also can't be hacked
  1. The Chinese government has made manufacturing computer chips that store data a major priority of its centralized science and technology strategy. According to the US Department of Justice, it plans to do it through old-fashioned espionage. ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo, Engadget
  1. Twitter purged over 10,000 bots that tried to discourage U.S. voter turnout ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo, Axios

D. Hackers  ... Half-Dozen - 1
  1. A glimpse of Instructor Training led by . Instructors include Engineers from Disney, and , Chemists, and Physics PhD’s all eager to teach youth in .
Coding, courses, tutorials, & jobs
  1. Why Jupyter is data scientists’ computational notebook of choice via ...
  1. Microsoft to tackle AI skills shortage with two new training programs ...
Hackathons, workshops, meetups, and other events ... 
  1. Upcoming Meetings in , , , , , Machine Learning: November and Beyond top cities: London: 12 San Francisco: 10 New York, Boston: 8 Las Vegas: 5 Austin: 4 Singapore, Seattle, Berlin: 3 ... ... EVENTS
  1. Register Now! November 17 Black Girls CODE Los Angeles Chapter Presents: Teach, Play, and Learn with AI! - EVENT -- 17 Nov 2018
E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Half-Dozen - 1
  1. 4 Reasons Why You Should Care That IBM Just Made the Biggest Software Acquisition Ever ...
  1. Interesting observation in attending this blockchain conference this week and reflecting on the stark absence of diversity and inclusion---literal handful of poc.
  1. This feels a LOT like the tech general SV tech industry felt for me in 2011. Literal rooms full of white men and hella opportunity to jump in and ride the wave. But no women, poc, just no diversity at all.
  1. Now there are certainly poc using crypto as a means for funding and investing abd that's a good thing. But far too few of us on the building side of the equation.
  1. That needs to change. It's always been my mission to shift the prism for poc (especially woc) to the seat of creator rather than consumer/user.
  1. I need to see more of us here building shit that matters.
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. In March 2017, Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said the idea of humans losing jobs to AI “is not even on our radar screen.” It might be a threat in “50 to 100 more years.” That same year, China committed to building a $150 billion AI industry by 2030. ....
  1. Is Open Content Enough? Where Advocates Say the Movement Must Go Next ...
  1. How do you protect privacy at a company with a business model based on piling up personal data? A great deep dive into the work and tensions at Google. ...
  1. Wall Street Journal show us the wonderful AI world with this amazing interview to Andrew NG, Stanford University Professor and Founder at and ...
F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... Quarter-Dozen
  1. "Saturday Night Live" tackled the midterms with an episode that felt more knowing and sharp than the broad, goofy portrayals it's put forth of late, writes ... To

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