SD Times news digest: Girls Who Code coding books, Automation Anywhere opens Enterprise RPA Platform, and ReactOS 0.4.6

Coding just got easier. The Google Play team and Girls Who Code are collaborating by launching a series of coding books on Google Play. These books will help young women develop and maintain interest in computer science. The collection includes 13 books, like Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World, and Girls Who … continue reading

Nanome launches VR collaboration platform Matryx

Virtual reality developer Nanome has launched Matryx, an open-source platform that they hope will change how people collaborate to advance problem solving in STEM. The three primary components of Matryx are the bounty system for rewarding users for solving problems posed on the platform by researchers, a library of digital assets for use in developing … continue reading

IBM Blockchain Platform, VMware Fusion 10 Pro, and Databricks secures $140M in funding — SD Times news digest: August 22, 2017

Leading companies in the food supply chain are coming together for a major blockchain collaboration with IBM so they can strengthen consumers’ confidence in the global food system. The consortium includes Dole, Driscoll’s, Golden State Foods, Kroger, McCormick and Company, McLane Company, Nestlé, Tyson Foods, Unilever and Walmart. These companies will work with IBM and blockchain technology to address some of the challenges impacting food safety, like … continue reading

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

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