How Many Members of Congress Does It Take To Pass a $400MM CS Bill?

theodp writes: Over at Code.org, they're celebrating because more than 100 members of Congress are now co-sponsoring the Computer Science Education Act (HR 2536),

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How Many Members of Congress Does It Take To Pass a $400MM CS Bill?

theodp writes: Over at Code.org, they're celebrating because more than 100 members of Congress are now co-sponsoring the Computer Science Education Act (HR 2536),

Arkansas Declares a High School CS Education State of Emergency

theodp writes: Aiming to deliver on Governor Asa Hutchinson's inspired-by-Code.org-and-others Plan For Job Creation Through Technology Education, the Arkansas House voted 99-0 last week to require high schools to offer [but not require] a course in computer science,

Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Lately, Coding

theodp (442580) writes "The NY Times reports that the national educational movement in computer coding instruction is growing at Internet speeds. 'There's never been a move this fast in education,' said Elliot Soloway, a professor of education and computer science at the Univ. of Michigan. But,

From The Ivy League To State Schools, Demand For Computer Science Is Booming

For years, people in the tech industry have worked to persuade more young people in the United States to become interested in studying computer science. It now looks like they’ve finally gotten the message. Demand for computer science classes and programs is booming at universities across the U.S.

ACM Blames the PC For Driving Women Away From Computer Science

theodp (442580) writes "Over at the Communications of the ACM, a new article — Computing's Narrow Focus May Hinder Women's Participation — suggests that Bill Gates and Steve Jobs should shoulder some of the blame for the dearth of women at Google, Facebook, Apple,

For Aspiring Female Engineers, A Square Meal Of Code

Last year, high school student Michelle Nguyen had all but given up her hope of becoming an engineer. A Senior at Mission High School in San Francisco (which did not offer a computer science class), she thought she had to be smarter, more privileged,

Code.org Launches Code Studio, A Toolset And Curriculum For Teaching Kids Programming

Since its creation, Code.org’s mission has been to get coding into curriculums for students as schools nationwide. Today, the nonprofit group is launching Code Studio,

Bridging The STEM Talent Gap Is Not About Degrees, But Skill Sets

In 2013, there were 2.5 times as many entry-level STEM-related job postings as there were STEM graduates, according to a study by Burning Glass Technologies. The new U.S. News/Raytheon STEM index shows that student aptitude for and interest in STEM increased just 4% between 2000 and 2010,

Productivity And The Education Delusion

There is a constant tension about education in labor economics these days. On one hand, education is strongly correlated with income as well as employability. Workers with college degrees, or even just some university-level courses, are significantly more likely to have a job and to be paid better,

Having Success With Code Bootcamps: A Guide For Employers And Bootcamp Grads

Anyone hiring engineers in tech knows how much competition there is for talent; there just aren’t enough good engineers to go around. As a result of the incredibly high demand for talent, the supply side has responded by launching coding bootcamps all over the country and, indeed, the world.

Supreme Court Gives Tacit Approval To Warrantless DNA Collection

An anonymous reader writes On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a case involving the conviction of a man based solely on the analysis of his "inadvertently shed" DNA.

What Would Minecraft 2 Look Like Under Microsoft?

An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft spent billions purchasing Mojang, the studio behind the game Minecraft, and while it's unlikely to start work on a sequel anytime soon, rather than continue development of the game, it's worth considering what a Minecraft 2 will look like. After all,

Why We Should Stop Hiding File-Name Extensions

An anonymous reader writes 14 years after the Anna Kournikova virus took advantage of users' ignorance about file-name extensions in order to wreak worldwide havoc,

Khronos Group Announces Vulkan To Compete Against DirectX 12

Phopojijo writes The Khronos Group has announced the Vulkan API for compute and graphics. Its goal is to compete against DirectX 12. It has some interesting features,

Inside the North Korean Data Smuggling Movement

Sparrowvsrevolution writes A new Wired magazine story goes inside the North Korean rebel movement seeking to overthrow Kim Jong-un by smuggling USB drives into the country packed with foreign television and movies. As the story describes, one group has stashed USB drives in Chinese cargo trucks.

NVIDIA Fixes Old Compiz Bug

jones_supa writes NVIDIA has fixed a long-standing issue in the Ubuntu Unity desktop by patching Compiz. When opening the window of a new application, it would go black or become transparent on NVIDIA hardware. There have been bug reports dating back to Ubuntu 12.10 times.

Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email At State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules

HughPickens.com writes: The NY Times reports that Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, according to State Department officials.

The XBMC Project Will Now Be Called Kodi

An anonymous reader writes: Citing the problems caused by the lack of legal control over the current name and its long outdated origins as the reasons for the change, The Xbox Media Center team announced that they will switch the project's name to Kodi when version 14 is released later this year.

Perlan II Project Aims To Fly a Glider To the Edge of Space

Zothecula writes: In an ambitious attempt to break every wing-borne sustained flight height record for a manned aircraft, the Perlan ll project intends to construct and fly a glider higher than any sailplane has gone before. Riding on the colossal stratospheric air waves generated over mountains,

Perlan II Project Aims To Fly a Glider To the Edge of Space

Zothecula writes: In an ambitious attempt to break every wing-borne sustained flight height record for a manned aircraft, the Perlan ll project intends to construct and fly a glider higher than any sailplane has gone before. Riding on the colossal stratospheric air waves generated over mountains,

自拍+修颜+声音 华为G6手机正式发布

安锋网 2 月 23 日消息 今年的 MWC 2014 世界移动大会由中国厂商华为打头阵,于北京时间 2014 年2 月 23 日晚上十点正式召开华为新品发布会。

Stellar Reviews Aren't Helping HTC's Bottom Line

HTC's One, the company's flagship phone that drew great reviews but failed to become a big hit, sank the company's first-quarter earnings.The Taiwan-based company's unaudited results, released on Monday, showed a net loss before taxes of $62 million on revenues of $1.1 billion, down from $1.

5 月 35 日临近,Google 无法访问,可以使用 Google IP 来解决。 - 天堂大鸟

每年都会有几天那啥,你懂的。直接使用 Google 的域名访问经常会打不开,而使用 Google 的 IP 就会很顺畅。使用 Chrome 浏览器我们经常都会在地址栏直接搜索,所以我们只要添加一个新的搜索引擎并设为默认就可以了。

视频演讲: 创业企业的数据平台架构和实施案例

在中小型企业中,作为成本中心的数据团队,更快做出业务价值显得尤为重要,那么我们该怎么廉价的构造我们的数据系统呢?哪些模块和组件在我们属于must to have,哪些在前期可以省略?

内地App Store现支持绑定银联卡一键支付

威锋网 11 月 17 日消息,苹果今天宣布 App Store 应用商店已针对中国大陆用户新增银联支付选项。用户可以将 Apple ID 与银联借记卡或信用卡绑定,从而实现一键购买。

Google 带了个坏头,开放式办公环境搞糟一切!

开放式的空间固然有助于清扫官僚气息,创造出一个锐意进取,年轻开放的公司氛围。但是它就真的这么完美,能够提升所有员工的工作效率吗?

Moonman:每次玩都有新鲜感

独立游戏开发者 Ben Porter 的 Moonman 是个像素风格的小游戏。它的特别之处在于,每次你重玩时,里面的场景、武器、道具等都会改变,使整个游戏呈现出完全不同的面貌。

Cheetah Mobile Buys MobPartner For $58M As Ad Tech Consolidates

Cheetah Mobile, a software company based out of China and best known for products like the Clean Master security and storage optimizer for Android devices, has made an acquisition to move deeper into the world of ad tech. Today,

人人Q4财报糟糕 投资人要陈一舟请辞

人人公司周三发布了截至12月31日的2014年第四季度及全年未审计财报。财报显示,人人公司第四季度净营业收入为1720万美元,较2013年同期下降38.5%。净利润为3500万美元,比上年同期归属于人人公司的净利润1.008亿美元下滑65%。

衝擊 223 公里時速 單車手刷新紀錄

究竟一部爬山單車速度可以有幾快呢?能夠和跑車匹敵嗎?答案是可以的,只要集合單車廠的工程師精英 ,大量金錢和勇氣,越野單車就有機會快過跑車。早前有人創下時速 223.30 公里的爬山單車速度世界紀錄。

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