Topic: silicon valley

MIT expands its presence to the West Coast to teach a deep learning course in Silicon Valley

Deep learning is a growing field that has been increasingly popular in recent years as advances in artificial intelligence are made and the excitement to innovate grows. This spring, MIT will be launching a deep learning course that will take place in San Jose, California, making this the first MIT course ever taught on the … continue reading

Survey: Soft skills and data analytics skills lacking in IoT workforce

Soft skills like communication and collaboration may just be the key for solving some of the challenges facing the field of Internet of Things (IoT). According to Northeastern University-Silicon Valley’s survey released this week, which polled more than 500 members of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), enterprises are going to need skilled … continue reading

Software developers still in demand, new UC Berkeley center for AI, and Microsoft Dev Center capabilities—SD Times news digest: Aug. 30, 2016

According to recent findings from the App Association, nearly a quarter-million job openings for software developers remain unfilled in the United States. Additionally, there are more software developer jobs than qualified people to fill them, which poses problems for startups and big companies looking to hire the right talent. Currently, there are 223,054 jobs open … continue reading

Vintage Computer Festival West returns this weekend

If you live in Silicon Valley, we’ve got your weekend planned for you. You’ll want to attend the 11th Vintage Computer Festival West at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. This is the first such festival in the Bay Area in nine years, and it features a lot of great content the old … 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

SD Times Blog: What sets Red Hat apart from the Valley

It’s difficult to find conferences these days that don’t take a Steve Jobs approach to the keynote, or a Marc Benioff approach to amenities and concerts. This week’s Red Hat Summit, however, cut its own path through Valley conference norms. While this was the company’s largest Summit yet held, it was also a new approach … continue reading

UberRUSH API opens to public, Thomas J. Perkins dies, and Mozilla’s Secure Open Source Fund—SD Times news digest: June 10, 2016

The UberRUSH API had been in private beta since January, and now it’s officially open to the public. The RUSH API is a solution for companies looking to build or streamline last-mile logistics. Anyone can build on-demand delivery right into an existing business, or create something on their own, according to a company announcement. Some … continue reading

Startup reports data on tech companies where women feel equal

Women can land roles in Silicon Valley, but their experiences might be very different from their male coworkers, according to a recent survey of senior women tech executives. In a short list of tech companies where women measured equal treatment, Apple comes out on top. According to the survey called The Elephant in the Valley, … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Pop! goes the bubble

Even before the wave of bad Valley news last night, January made things in the San Francisco Bay Area tense. We’ve been on edge for months here in anticipation of the Super Bowl. Now that those immense proceedings are over, the Bay Area seems to be exhaling a large sigh of relief. Thing is, maybe … continue reading

SD Times Blog: A deflation, not a burst

I had a high C-level in the valley tell me, during a heated interview a few weeks back, that he didn’t fear anyone coming after his products with huge swarms of developers. Rather, he feared teams of three to 10 people. It’s a sentiment I heard years ago, while interviewing Verizon’s CIO. His internal software … continue reading

Make School: Teaching the next generation of Silicon Valley coders

Phillip Ou had barely learned to code when he joined Make School’s 2014 summer academy. A year later, after transferring from MIT to become a member of the educational startup’s inaugural two-year “college replacement” class, Ou has published more than half a dozen iOS apps and is currently interning at Snapchat. Ou is one of … continue reading

‘Silicon Valley’ Season 2, Episode 10: Nuke it

“Silicon Valley” had a chance to say something important. Faced with a software intellectual property case mirroring the same core concepts as the Google v. Oracle API copyright case looming over the tech industry, the show that’s gained enough street cred for humor and realism both with coders and a general audience positioned itself for … continue reading

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