DIY computer kits, smart refrigerators, and other devices from CES 2017: Day 2

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) continued in Las Vegas today, and while there was a clear interest in self-driving and autonomous cars, there was also still a fair share of drones, virtual reality, IoT and wearable technology to see. (Related: What happened at CES on day 1) Here are some of the most interesting and … continue reading

Bringing lessons learned at Facebook to stocks startup

As the new CTO at the tech startup Stockpile, Namrata Ganatra plans to take on the challenge of making stock investment accessible to everyone, while also building a strong, open and collaborative team that fosters innovation. Ganatra didn’t move to the United States just to stay at the bottom of the ladder. Ever since she … continue reading

Making women coders, one wearable at a time

At the age of 12, Sara Chipps taught herself how to code. She wanted to get computers to “call” each other, with the hopes that it would increase her circle of friends. While she searched for a way to make computers talk, she instead found a whole new community of kids who were creatively using … continue reading

SD Times Blog: National Women in Engineering Day highlights importance of female leaders, role models

Today marks another year for the National Women in Engineering Day, an awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus on all the opportunities that are available for women or girls in the industry. The theme of this year’s day of recognition is #RaisingProfiles, and it celebrates some of the top … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Apple’s free coding classes are a sales engagement

Apple’s gotten into the game of teaching kids how to program. Last week at WWDC, the company announced Swift Playgrounds, along with the intention to teach programming classes at its Apple retail stores for free. And I’m here to tell you this is a terrible approach, a bad idea, and generally little more than a … continue reading

Microsoft announces a new protection service, Android N to avoid unforeseen crashes, and Apple makes a coding camp for kids—SD Times news digest: June 22, 2016

Microsoft is introducing a new service that combines its Azure Rights Management (Azure RMS) and technology from its acquisition of Secure Islands. The Microsoft Azure Information Protection service is designed to give enterprises a new solution to protect employee identity, and to secure and manage devices, apps, and data. “Organizations must protect their data at … continue reading

Oracle funds initiative for girls in STEM, Fullstack Academy launches startup fund, and CA announces new automation edition—SD Times news digest: June 15, 2016

Oracle is giving an additional US$3 million investment to immerse girls worldwide in science, technology, math and engineering (STEM). This comes after Oracle’s $200 million commitment to support Computer Science Education for All. This commitment will support “Let Girls Learn,” a federal government initiative aimed at helping girls around the world go to school and … continue reading

SD Times Blog: If coding were offered as a second language

The task of getting high schoolers a solid foundation in software and coding continues. For students in today’s world, the need to know some sort of programming language is as necessary as becoming fluent in Spanish. But are the two interchangeable, and should they be? One of the first states to try to tackle this … continue reading

How to become a hireable next-generation developer

Whether it’s a soon-to-be STEM college graduate or an experienced developer looking for a change in scenery, the information age is upon us, and there is a large demand to fill these technical roles. Last year, 38,175 computer science students graduated into a workforce where 604,689 jobs existed, according to Code.org. The Bureau of Labor … continue reading

Girls robotics team is taking over New York City

Large robotics competitions for high schoolers are hard to come by, and when they are spotted, most of the time men make up a majority of participants. Forbes recently stopped by the Javits Center in Manhattan last Saturday to check out the FIRST Robotics Competition New York City Regional. But, the reporter wasn’t there to … continue reading

Kony updates Kony Visualizer, high school girls win Meteor scholarship, and Google adds new section to transparency report—SD Times news digest: March 16, 2016

Kony, a mobile development company, today announced an update to Kony Visualizer, the visual application design and development part of Kony’s Mobility Platform. The new release of the cloud-based Kony Visualizer 7.0 includes updates to simplify and accelerate the mobile app development process, allowing users to build connected, omnichannel apps for phone, tablet, Web or … continue reading

SD Times Blog: International Women’s Day 2016

It seems like every other day we are celebrating something. One day it’s national this, the next day it’s national that. Today is International Day of Women (IDW2016), and it’s not one of those silly holidays that pop up on Twitter in the form of hashtags. But this is an important day. Today celebrates the … continue reading

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