How about we value potential employees based on what they can actually do, rather than what they can put on their resume? https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/28/technology/tech-jobs-skills-college-degree.html
It’s time to do this in Minnesota! https://medium.com/@codeorg/nevada-passes-bill-to-bring-computer-science-to-every-school-ed2d3b7224cd
The TWIST EPIC Awards honor young women in the Twin Cities for their dedication to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. These young women demonstrate Engagement, Passion, Innovation, and Curiosity within these fields and TWIST encourages them to continue pursuing this path. Twenty-five students will be selected and invited to an award ceremony with two supporters (parents or educators) starting at 1:30 pm at Target Headquarters on Friday, October 13th, 2017. All of the selected students will receive a certificate of recognition presented by Target’s Chief Information Officer and two students will receive a trophy and be honored for their outstanding…
AI bots at Facebook developed their own language to communicate. Researchers had to change the program so they could understand what the machines were saying… https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/06/artificial-intelligence-develops-its-own-non-human-language/530436/
How do you train an AI? Pig wrastlin’ of course…. https://www.technologyreview.com/s/608065/ai-agents-learn-to-work-together-by-wrangling-virtual-swine
Here’s an interesting use for all those old thumb drives / flash drives sitting in your desk drawer: http://www.flashdrivesforfreedom.org/
There will be a free AFA Cyber Camp at the University of Pittsburgh this summer! Anyone enrolled in high school for the 2017-2018 school year can attend. Students will learn how to protect their personal devices and information from outside threats, as well as how to harden entire networks running Windows 7 and Ubuntu operating systems.
Thank you, Senator Amy Klobuchar, for visiting with us at CTECH and for sponsoring an extremely important piece of legislation to support and expand apprenticeship opportunities. Read more about it here: https://www.klobuchar.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2017/4/klobuchar-collins-introduce-legislation-to-support-and-expand-apprenticeship-programs