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Whack A Mole Project
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Whack A Mole Project

I’ve done variations in Whack A Mole over there years. I did a Whack Something Game for Windows Phone 7 some years ago for example. But somehow I put it aside and...

Persona Power
From Putting People First

Persona Power

Article by Shlomo Goltz on “integrating the hero’s journey as part of the user-centered design process”: “There are many prominent and outspoken members of the...

IBM and Apple Partnership and the IOT
From The Eponymous Pickle

IBM and Apple Partnership and the IOT

In CWorld:  An angle that I had not considered, but the connection makes sense.  It also strengthens the connection to enterprise sources of big data.The partnership...

Taking a Deeper Dive in Splunk
From The Eponymous Pickle

Taking a Deeper Dive in Splunk

Mentioned to me some time ago, as an interesting solution, now taking a deeper dive. See Splunk.com  ... Will follow with some impressions.  See the elevator control...

Millennials and Food Shopping
From The Eponymous Pickle

Millennials and Food Shopping

In Smartblogs.   How will they be won over? " ... Millennials are much like the young versions of previous generations, except they grew up in a digital age and...

Importance of Emotional Machines
From The Eponymous Pickle

Importance of Emotional Machines

Facebook AI director Yann LeCun on the importance of emotional machines   " ... “Emotions are often the result of predicting a likely outcome. For example, fear...

Security Vulnerability in the Tails OS
From Schneier on Security

Security Vulnerability in the Tails OS

I'd like more information on this....

Network as Nervous System
From The Eponymous Pickle

Network as Nervous System

A reasonable analogy for digital enterprise.    And Analytics should be the brain, placing the network n contexts to gather as much useful data as possible.  ...

Evaluating the Concept of Web Rank
From The Eponymous Pickle

Evaluating the Concept of Web Rank

Simple game based demonstration video about how search and in particular how web sites can be evaluated via their interconnections with hyperlinks.  Good to show...

July August Analytics Magazine
From The Eponymous Pickle

July August Analytics Magazine

July August 2014 Analytics MagazineWhy Do Analytics Projects Fail? by Haluk Demirkan and Bulent DalNot just another IT project: Key considerations for deep analytics...

Dysfunctional Teams and Healthy Ecosystems
From The Eponymous Pickle

Dysfunctional Teams and Healthy Ecosystems

In FastCompany: An interesting view.   Somewhat over segmented.  Have seen some of these examples.   It then suggests healthier ecosystems.  Good idea, but also...

Augmented Collaboration: Cisco Spring Roll
From The Eponymous Pickle

Augmented Collaboration: Cisco Spring Roll

Some of this discovered rather late, but Cisco provides new a prototype of collaboration features for its Telepresence brand.  Called Spring Roll.  Eweek discusses...

Securing the Nest Thermostat
From Schneier on Security

Securing the Nest Thermostat

A group of hackers are using a vulnerability in the Next thermostat to secure it against Nest's remote data collection....

From Computational Complexity

The Burden of Large Enrollments

This week I'm at the CRA Snowbird conference, the biennial meeting of CS chairs and other leaders in the field. In 2012 many of the discussion focused on MOOCS....

Potentially bogus freelancing advice
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Potentially bogus freelancing advice

For nearly 20 years, I have been freelancing: selling my skills as a free agent. I do very little freelancing these days, but I still regularly give advice to students...

Data Analytics Ranked High in C-Suite
From The Eponymous Pickle

Data Analytics Ranked High in C-Suite

In Research Mag:     " ... 56% of consumer goods and retail business leaders cite data analytics as being important to their firm’s strategy, according to a recent...

Call to bring refugee-led innovation into humanitarian work
From Putting People First

Call to bring refugee-led innovation into humanitarian work

The humanitarian sector must lift barriers to user-led innovation by refugee communities if it is to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world, says a new report...

One semi colon away from disaster
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

One semi colon away from disaster

At a recent workshop Alexander Repenning said that sometimes teaching programming is “one semi colon away from disaster.” How true that is. Minor syntax issues,...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Shifts In Algorithm Design

How to find approximate page rank fast, among other things Jennifer Chayes is the current director of a research lab in Cambridge—that is Cambridge Massachusetts—for...
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Human Subjects Research for the Twenty-First Century, or, What Can We Learn from the Facebook Mood Study?
Human Subjects Research for the Twenty-First Century, or, What Can We Learn from the Facebook Mood Study?
07.20.2014

There is tremendous value to society in doing large-scale A/B studies, and the current framework we have for human subjects …

The Perfect Candidate
The Perfect Candidate
07.15.2014

What makes a good candidate for a research position?

If You Want to Teach Kids CS, First Teach the Adults
If You Want to Teach Kids CS, First Teach the Adults
07.14.2014

The pathway to CS in schools starts with teaching the adults.

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