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Open Sourcing the Internet of Things
From The Eponymous Pickle

Open Sourcing the Internet of Things

In ReadWriteWeb:  An overview piece about setting standards for the IoT, and how those standards should be open sourced.  Agree, have been through this with the...

Future Software Will be Cognitive
From The Eponymous Pickle

Future Software Will be Cognitive

Will the next generation of software be cognitive?  Good piece in Forrester.  I am a keen student of the reasons for the partial success and failures of AI as advisory...

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

NSF CISE Funding Opportunities

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Computing & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) has a number of new funding opportunities. National Robotics...

Stream Data Processing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Stream Data Processing

In Infoq:The demand for stream processing is increasing a lot these days. The reason is that often processing big volumes of data is not enough. Data has to beThis...

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

DCL From NSF Director Dr. France Córdova

The following is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) by Director Dr. France A. Córdova.  October 16, 2014 Dear Colleague, In light of...

Hacking a Video Poker Machine
From Schneier on Security

Hacking a Video Poker Machine

Kevin Poulsen has written an interesting story about two people who successfully exploited a bug in a popular video poker machine....

Supply and Demand of Data Scientists
From The Eponymous Pickle

Supply and Demand of Data Scientists

Bruce Langos, COO of Teradata gave a spirited talk today in the atrium of Wright State University today on the nature of the data scientist.   The talk was also...

3D Printing Your Big Data for Understanding
From The Eponymous Pickle

3D Printing Your Big Data for Understanding

In Technology Review: Fascinating idea. As 3D printing becomes cheaper, you can quickly create a 3D physical data representation. (You can add more 'Ds' with indicators...

Help Me Win Surface Pro 3s for My School
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Help Me Win Surface Pro 3s for My School

OK so the good news is that I am one of 15 finalists to win 15 Surface Pro's for my favorite school. The winners are chosen by community voting, so please votehttps...

From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Heading Into Midterms, USACM Re-emphasizes Role Of Technology In Elections

With mid-term Congressional elections fast approaching, USACM released a statement to emphasize the importance of voting technology in elections.  It echoes past...

What human-centered design means for financial inclusion
From Putting People First

What human-centered design means for financial inclusion

What Human-Centered Design Means for Financial Inclusion Yanina Seltzer, Claudia McKay 16 October 2014, 126 pages Interactive publication Download pdf CGAP has...

Push, pull or nudge
From Putting People First

Push, pull or nudge

“Push, pull or nudge” was the title of a 2.5 hour workshop (video here) at the 5th European Conference on Public Communication held today in Brussels. The workshop...

From Computational Complexity

The Curious Case of NP and NEXP

NP (nondeterministic polynomial time) and NEXP (nondeterministic exponential time) are provably different classes by the nondeterministic time hierarchy. No surprise...

Position Open – Experientia Communications Officer: writer, proofreader & editor
From Putting People First

Position Open – Experientia Communications Officer: writer, proofreader & editor

Experientia, the Turin-based User Experience Consultancy, is looking for a native English speaking Communications Officer to work in their Turin, Italy office....

Mobility Foundation of Digital Enterprise
From The Eponymous Pickle

Mobility Foundation of Digital Enterprise

In Baseline:  Becoming more true.  It is now an expectation that we have access anytime and anywhere. With the right data to support our decisions.   " ...It's...

Mashing up Docs and Spreadsheets
From The Eponymous Pickle

Mashing up Docs and Spreadsheets

In CWorld: I thought this was being done generally, but this is a better way it seems." ... Instead of building a suite of separate productivity apps, a la Microsoft...

NSA Classification ECI = Exceptionally Controlled Information
From Schneier on Security

NSA Classification ECI = Exceptionally Controlled Information

ECI is a classification above Top Secret. It's for things that are so sensitive they're basically not written down, like the names of companies whose cryptography...

From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USACM Focuses On Roadmap In Cybersecurity Framework Comments

As part of its work on the Cybersecurity Framework (Framework), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) sought comments from stakeholders on their...

Thinking about SuperIntelligence
From The Eponymous Pickle

Thinking about SuperIntelligence

Brought to my attention, a new book: Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies  by Nick BostromWill be reading.  They write:" ... Superintelligence asks the...

Demonstration of AI Using Quantum Computing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Demonstration of AI Using Quantum Computing

When we first visited quantum computing we suggested that some AI applications, like image analysis, would be good candidates for the technique.  Now this has come...
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Satya Nadella and Grace Hopper
Satya Nadella and Grace Hopper
10.16.2014

Thoughts about Satya Nadella's comments at the Grace Hopper Conference.

Anyone Can Learn Programming: Teaching > Genetics
Anyone Can Learn Programming: Teaching > Genetics
10.14.2014

Way more important than the question "Is P==NP?" is the question, "Is teaching greater than genetics?"

I Have Seen the Future…
I Have Seen the Future…
10.15.2014

…At the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, and the future of computing is women.

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