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Ethnographic research of Davos delegates leads to some striking results
From Putting People First

Ethnographic research of Davos delegates leads to some striking results

Every January, hundreds of politicians, CEOs, scientific experts, and celebrities gather for their annual meeting in the exclusive Swiss ski resort of Davos to...

Microsoft HoloLens Demonstration
From The Eponymous Pickle

Microsoft HoloLens Demonstration

Saw a demonstration of Microsoft HoloLens today.  An impressive see-through visor that sits on your head and can give you 3-D holographic experiences.   Wirelessly...

Knowledge Discovery with Unsupervised Learning
From The Eponymous Pickle

Knowledge Discovery with Unsupervised Learning

Fascinating example using Bayesia's graphical methods.   I like how the visualization leads to useful  implications of the discovery.  Easy to follow example with...

Cognitive Computing Book
From The Eponymous Pickle

Cognitive Computing Book

Cognitive Computing, A Brief Guide for Game Changers  by Peter Fingar,  just received.  I commented on early versions.   They write:" ... This book is a concise...

Robots For Teaching Programming
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Robots For Teaching Programming

One of my most popular posts has been a collection of links to block programming (drag and drop programming) tools and languages. The other day it occurred to me...

New Product Development and Big Data
From The Eponymous Pickle

New Product Development and Big Data

Below is an  collaborative webinar featuring two groups I have done work with.  And includes Tom Davenport, who included our analytics efforts at Procter & Gamble...

When to Analyze Big Data
From The Eponymous Pickle

When to Analyze Big Data

In Smart Data Collective, by Richard Boire  I like the mentions of real time data,and also that we need to look at longitudinal (historical) views to understand...

Xerox Licenses Thinfilm Labels
From The Eponymous Pickle

Xerox Licenses Thinfilm Labels

Interesting characteristics of this labeling system, with likely applications to Internet of things applications." ... Each label, costing a few pennies, is a plastic...

Amazon pulls Diaper Brand
From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon pulls Diaper Brand

This very notable private label introduction has been pulled after six weeks on the market.  In GigaOM.  They say for redesign.   Do expect more examples of private...

Defending Against Liar Buyer Fraud
From Schneier on Security

Defending Against Liar Buyer Fraud

It's a common fraud on sites like eBay: buyers falsely claim that they never received a purchased item in the mail. Here's a paper on defending against this fraud...

From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

U.S. Copyright Office Invites Public Input for 2015 DMCA Rulemaking

The U.S. Copyright Office is accepting public input on proposed exemptions to the prohibitions against circumvention under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act...

Hyper Relevance in Retail
From The Eponymous Pickle

Hyper Relevance in Retail

So what is hyper relevance?  And all about dark assets that you are not using. Read about it in the Cisco blog.

Personality Judgements by Computer
From The Eponymous Pickle

Personality Judgements by Computer

Supporting information for a proposed project:" ... This study compares the accuracy of personality judgment—a ubiquitous and important social-cognitive activity—between...

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Big Data, Data Science, and other Buzzwords that Really Matter

The AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows at the National Science Foundation (NSF) have organized a new seminar series on Data Science, Big Data, and Internet...

From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of January 20

January 20 President Obama will give his State of the Union address. 9 p.m., Capitol Building January 21 Hearing: The Communications and Technology Subcommittee...

New Mobile Business in the Enterprise
From The Eponymous Pickle

New Mobile Business in the Enterprise

We looked at this topic a dozen years ago in the enterprise.  It is not only just about phone calls, but also about how two way, interactive, data rich interactions...

Pizza Business Insights
From The Eponymous Pickle

Pizza Business Insights

In GigaOM:  Case study of the use of Splunk for mining business insight by Dominos.  Intrigued by the use of this new capability, especially for time domain, real...

Wearable Data in the Medical Record
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wearable Data in the Medical Record

In Forbes: Wearables and analytical value.  Should they be in the medical record?" ... The great promise of wearables for medicine includes the opportunity for...

Accountability as a Security System
From Schneier on Security

Accountability as a Security System

At a CATO surveillance event last month, Ben Wittes talked about inherent presidential powers of surveillance with this hypothetical: "What should Congress have...

Pfizer uses ethnography and medical anthropology in drug development process
From Putting People First

Pfizer uses ethnography and medical anthropology in drug development process

In 2013 Pfizer leadership realized that to better enable patient engagement throughout the entirety of the drug discovery, development, and delivery process, the...
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Rising Enrollment Might Capsize Retention and Diversity Efforts
Rising Enrollment Might Capsize Retention and Diversity Efforts
01.19.2015

Rapid increase of enrollment in CS classes in the US might undermine efforts to improve diversity.

The NIPS Experiment
The NIPS Experiment
01.08.2015

In the NIPS experiment, 10% of papers submitted to the Neural Information Processing Systems Foundation went through its review process …

Some Thoughts For Computer Science Teaching Assistants (and Faculty)
Some Thoughts For Computer Science Teaching Assistants (and Faculty)
01.04.2015

Some musings on practices that can help create a positive educational environment for all students in a class.

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