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a place for students to shine at the ACM UIST conference 2016 in Tokyo
From XRDS

a place for students to shine at the ACM UIST conference 2016 in Tokyo

The UIST student innovation contest (aka the “SIC”) is one of those rare moments in a student’s life: a chance to present work at the heart of one of the top venues...

Friday Squid Blogging: Glow-in-the-Dark Finger Tentacles
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Glow-in-the-Dark Finger Tentacles

Archie McPhee sells glow-in-the-dark finger tentacles. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven't...

How to Build a Slack Bot
From The Eponymous Pickle

How to Build a Slack Bot

I was intrigued by the idea of constructing an 'intelligent' bot in Slack.    Have used Slack already for some time., Here is a nicely done example.  Using a Python...

How Altruism Might Have Evolved
From Schneier on Security

How Altruism Might Have Evolved

I spend a lot of time in my book Liars and Outliers on cooperating versus defecting. Cooperating is good for the group at the expense of the individual. Defecting...

Marketing Your Personal Data
From The Eponymous Pickle

Marketing Your Personal Data

A old idea, but new ways of making it happen.   Digi Me: " ... started out in 2009 as an innovative tool that enabled users to gather their social content. We won...

ORNL Supercomputers to Boost National Cancer Moonshot
From insideHPC

ORNL Supercomputers to Boost National Cancer Moonshot

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will add its computational know-how to the battle against cancer through several new projects recentlyORNL...

Tony Hey Presents: The Fourth Paradigm – Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery
From insideHPC

Tony Hey Presents: The Fourth Paradigm – Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery

Tony Hey from the Science and Technology Facilities Council presented this talk at the The Digital Future conference in Berlin. "Increasingly, scientific breakthroughs...

White House Releases Strategic Plan for NSCI Initiative
From insideHPC

White House Releases Strategic Plan for NSCI Initiative

This week the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released the Strategic Plan for the NSCI Initiative. "The NSCI strives to establish and support...

Video: Andrew Lumsdaine on Computing Trends at PASC16
From insideHPC

Video: Andrew Lumsdaine on Computing Trends at PASC16

In this video from PASC16, Andrew Lumsdaine from Indiana University gives his perspectives on the conference. "The PASC16 Conference, co-sponsored by the Association...

Facebook's Plans for Virtual Reality
From The Eponymous Pickle

Facebook's Plans for Virtual Reality

A considerable push it seems. The public is not quite ready, but the influence of a Facebook could steer that.

Other Social Channels
From The Eponymous Pickle

Other Social Channels

Many of the posts in this blog are referred to on twitter at https://twitter.com/franzd    Lately the topics most covered are: Analytics (using a very general definition...

Mistakes Managers Make with Analytics
From The Eponymous Pickle

Mistakes Managers Make with Analytics

In the HBR.  Very good points.  Have seen all of these in action.  Some aspect of them come up with every engagement.  Choosing one, not considering the needs and...

Pivoting to Digital
From The Eponymous Pickle

Pivoting to Digital

A look mostly at large company examples.   In Knowledge @ Wharton: " ... How Industrial Firms Can Pivot to Digital Business Models In the fourth article of the...

Creatives Shouldn't Worry About AI
From The Eponymous Pickle

Creatives Shouldn't Worry About AI

In one way it is like fearing the typewriter or telephone.   But will this latest evolution be fundamentally different?  I see no indication of that yet.  It is...

Watson Personality Insights
From The Eponymous Pickle

Watson Personality Insights

Just today I happened to be reintroduced to Personality Insights on the Watson Developer Cloud.  Had taken an earlier look.   Basic version is free to work with...

Game Based Learning
From The Eponymous Pickle

Game Based Learning

An obvious space for the idea, would like to see it taken further.  See my long term coverage of gamification and serious games at the links below.  We even had...

Wolfram Alpha Sidebar Assistant
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wolfram Alpha Sidebar Assistant

Been away from it for a while, but now you can put add-ons for Google Drive as a Wolfram Alpha Assistant sidebar.    Free,   A sometimes forgotten interactive AI...

14 Students Awarded SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowships
From insideHPC

14 Students Awarded SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowships

Today SIGHPC announced the first-ever recipients of the ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowship. The fellowship is funded by Intel and was announced...

Bay Area girls stream into summer coding camps
From Phys.org Technology News

Bay Area girls stream into summer coding camps

It already feels like the dead of summer, but the girls over at Adobe's coding camp are making it snow.
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