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September 2011


From Putting People First

EPIC 2011 draft proceedings available for download

EPIC 2011 draft proceedings available for download

The draft proceedings of EPIC 2011, the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference, currently taking place in Boulder, CO, USA, are available for download during the conference. They contain drafts of papers and workshop abstracts…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Smart Marketing in Korea

Smart Marketing in Korea

In the Korea Herald:  A general article in English on mobile and virtual retail developments in Korea.  We looked to Korea for its forward looking understanding of retail, in home and appliance-centric solutions. " ... Commuters…


From The Eponymous Pickle

MS Robotic Studio

MS Robotic Studio

We examined a number of robotics solution for home solutions. In IEEE Spectrum:   Microsoft Releases Robotics Developer Studio 4 Beta, New Robot Platform.  " ... Microsoft, to their credit, has done a good job of embracing Kinect…


From The Eponymous Pickle

What is RFID?

What is RFID?

I have given many talks on the nature and usefulness of Radio Frequency Identification.  (RFID)  I see today there is an article on RFID Journal about its nature that is worth reading. We will continue to see more application…


From Putting People First

Behavioural insights could save millions of pounds

Behavioural insights could save millions of pounds

Using behavioural insights could save taxpayers hundreds of millions of pounds over the course of the [UK] Parliament and thousands of lives a year, according to an annual report published today. The Government


From Putting People First

Transform Conference at Mayo Clinic (videos)

Transform Conference at Mayo Clinic (videos)

A week ago Mayo Clinic


From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Calling for Proposals: Envisioning Frontiers of Computing Research

Calling for Proposals: Envisioning Frontiers of Computing Research

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) — a standing committee of CRA that seeks to catalyze and empower the computing research community to pursue audacious, high-impact research — has issued a call for proposals for workshop…


From My Biased Coin

Guest Post on NYCE (Giorgos Zervas)

Guest Post on NYCE (Giorgos Zervas)

GUEST POST by GIORGOS ZERVAS I was at NYCE 2011 this past Friday. It was a thoroughly enjoyable and productive experience. I feel like I got a conference's worth for the cost of and time commitment of a long commute.The day started…


From Wild WebMink

? Tricks

? Tricks

The special trick that helps identify dodgy stats I’d heard of Benford’s Law before, but it was a timely reminder. There are quite a few banks of data that it would be good to test, not least open source community download/member…


From Schneier on Security

Complex Electronic Banking Fraud in Malaysia

Complex Electronic Banking Fraud in Malaysia

The interesting thing about this attack is how it abuses a variety of different security systems.

Investigations revealed that the syndicate members had managed to retrieve personal particulars including the usernames, passwords…


From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 20 September 2011

Interesting Links 20 September 2011

I really had to post the information about the new Game development course yesterday (Game Development with XNA Curriculum


From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 20 September 2011

Interesting Links 20 September 2011

I really had to post the information about the new Game development course yesterday (Game Development with XNA Curriculum–Semester Course). I’m pretty excited about that material. Teacher developed and tested and aligned toImagine…


From Computer Science Teachers Association

Equity-Based Teaching Practices

Equity-Based Teaching Practices

As we embark on the school year, creating an equitable classroom environment is important for supporting girls and other underrepresented groups in a positive learning experience around computer science. There are several equity…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Wallet Arrives

Google Wallet Arrives

In Mashable:  " ... Google


From Geeking with Greg

Quick links

Quick links

Some of what has caught my attention recently:

  • "60 percent of Netflix views are a result of Netflix's personalized recommendations" and "35 percent of [Amazon] product sales result from recommendations" ([1] [2])
  • When doing personalization…


    From Schneier on Security

    Pretty Creepy Type of Cyberstalking

    Pretty Creepy Type of Cyberstalking

    Luis "Guicho" Mijangos, "sextortionist."


    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Optimizing Knowledge Yield in the Workplace

    Optimizing Knowledge Yield in the Workplace

    Mark Montgomery of KYield, writes about Optimizing Knowledge Yield in the Digital Workplace .  Some very important topics.   I am currently in the process of trying to understand some key examples of knowledge yield in the workplace…


    From The Eponymous Pickle

    The Right BI Tool

    The Right BI Tool

    Thoughtful piece about choices of BI tools.  From   Pentaho Director of Enterprise Solutions.  I have looked at Pentaho several times.  It looked interesting but was not able to get it to legacy approaches in my…


    From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

    Hill Tech Happenings, Week of September 19

    Hill Tech Happenings, Week of September 19

    September 21 Hearing: The Technology and Innovation Subcommittee of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on Cloud Computing. 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn Building The Research and Science Education Subcommittee…


    From Computational Complexity

    Conferences Again

    Lots of conference news and views going around. Let's sort it out. FOCS early registration deadline is September 29th, fast approaching. Deadline for applying for student support is this Thursday September 22. Apply even ifSTOC…


    From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

    Microsoft East Region Bloggers

    Microsoft East Region Bloggers

    These days I am part of a larger team than I used to. There are some 22 of use including our manager. Everyone has a blog. This is the complete list.

     

    Name

    Blog


    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Is Gamification a fad?

    Is Gamification a fad?

    A post about the claim. I think not.  We used the idea of 'game dynamics'  to encourage engagement in and outside the company.  The term itself may be overstating it, but the goals involved are still those of the business, the…


    From Schneier on Security

    The Effectiveness of Plagiarism Detection Software

    The Effectiveness of Plagiarism Detection Software

    As you'd expect, it's not very good:

    But this measure [Turnitin] captures only the most flagrant form of plagiarism, where passages are copied from one document and pasted unchanged into another. Just as shoplifters slip the…


    From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

    Game Development with XNA Curriculum

    Game Development with XNA Curriculum

    Revitalize your Computer Science program with Game Development with XNA: Semester 1. This exciting and engaging computer science semester course enables students to apply a basic foundation in programming to create games andTeaching…


    From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

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    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Predictive Analytics with IBM SPSS

    Predictive Analytics with IBM SPSS

    After attending the predictive analytics seminar last week I have been doing some examination of the current elements of the SPSS product suite.  I found this particular useful recent writeup by the Ironside Group.    This relates…


    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Innovation Excellence

    Innovation Excellence

    Julie Anixter,  colleague and Chief Innovation Officer at Maga Design. examines and mashes up content from the Innovation Excellence blog.  Put it on your feed, lots of interesting things are popping up. This mashup is a great…


    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Behavior Modification Using Games

    Behavior Modification Using Games

    Good interview with Rajat Paharia, founder of Bunchball.   Do games alter behavior?  Yes, but in a particular and often useful context. Its a kind of behavioral engagement, akin to behavioral economics.     A month ago I have…


    From The Noisy Channel

    Visiting the East Coast: CMU and Strata New York

    Visiting the East Coast: CMU and Strata New York


    From The Eponymous Pickle

    Spinscape

    Spinscape

    Spinscape: This collaborative idea for mind mapping was just pointed out to me.  I am exploring further.  I am a long time user of mind mapping for storing and delivering knowledge." ... Spinscape is a Web based application you…

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