computer science

computer science

TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs

www.avc.com
I met Nelly Yusupova as we were recruiting software engineers to teach computer science in the NYC schools. She's a software engineer and entrepreneur with a passion for sharing what she knows with others. A few weeks after we met Nelly came to see me to tell me about a...
TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs
Futurist Ray Kurzweil hired by Google to advance language processing and artificial intelligence

JOB OF THE WEEK: Enterprise Technology Analyst

www.businessinsider.com
Check out the Business Insider Jobs section >> As part of our new partnership with SimplyHired.com, each week we'll feature one of the awesome jobs advertised on the Business Insider jobs board. Enterprise Technology Analyst Orange Silicon Valley San Francisco, CA Why it’s cool: Orange is one of the ten largest telecommunications...
JOB OF THE WEEK: Enterprise Technology Analyst

Don't Feel Guilty About Spending Time On Facebook (FB)

www.businessinsider.com
Ever feel like you are spending too much time on Facebook? Facebook's Jocelyn Goldfein, a top engineering manager, says that far from feeling guilty, you should let yourself feel good about it. This might sound like an obvious perspective from someone with a vested interest in getting people to use...
Don't Feel Guilty About Spending Time On Facebook (FB)

Dropbox Poaches Google's Guido Van Rossum, The Father Of Python

techcrunch.com
The original open source software “Benevolent Dictator For Life” and author of Python, Guido Van Rossum, is leaving Google to join Dropbox, the startup will announce later today. Rossum was a software engineer at Google since 2005, and should be a huge help as Dropbox is built on Python. He’s...
Dropbox Poaches Google's Guido Van Rossum, The Father Of Python

The downside of Upstart: mentors come at a price

gigaom.com
Upstart offers a way for smart college grads who want to start their own companies to get funding — typically up to $50,000 — along with an experienced mentor who supplies that funding. That can be enough cash to buy computers (or rent Amazon EC2 time), pay off some school debt, or...
The downside of Upstart: mentors come at a price

Yahoo Cites 'Error' in CEO Record

online.wsj.com
Yahoo said its new chief executive, Scott Thompson, didn't earn a degree in computer science as stated in a recent securities filing, citing an "inadvertent error."...
Yahoo Cites 'Error' in CEO Record

Read/Write Daily: Extreme Computing

www.readwriteweb.com
The theme today is extreme computing. When we talk about "tech," what we really mean is applied computing. None of these apps and gizmos would advance without the relentless pursuit of smarter, faster computers. Today's links are all crazy examples of that pursuit. Scientific American reports on the success...
Read/Write Daily: Extreme Computing
Twitter & Etsy engineer a developer lovefest, hold the drama

Yahoo major shareholder accuses CEO of lying about degree

www.electronista.com
Daniel Loeb, a major Yahooshareholder, is accusing CEO Scott Thompson of lying about his credentials. Loeb claims that Thompson does not have a bachelor's degree in computer science from Boston's Stonehill College. Yahoo's board was angrily informed of the discrepancy by Loeb on Thursday after they informed shareholders that Loeb...
Yahoo major shareholder accuses CEO of lying about degree

Video Of The Week: The UC Irvine Conversation

www.avc.com
The Dean of the Computer Science and Statistics School (The Bren School) at UC Irvine is Hal Stern. Thirty four years ago in my freshman year at MIT, I was failing Differential Equations and Hal would tutor me as he watched the Celtics games in his room. With his helped...
Video Of The Week: The UC Irvine Conversation
Want to fix traffic? Pay people to get up and go earlier

Facebook platform industry update: SocialWire joins PMD program, Compass Labs launches conversion tracking tool

www.insidefacebook.com
Facebook ads provider SocialWire today announced that it has been accepted into the Preferred Marketing Developer program and awarded the Apps badge. SocialWire provides a platform for advertisers to run self-serve or managed campaigns. It also offers an SDK to help companies integrate with Facebook Open Graph so that their...
Facebook platform industry update: SocialWire joins PMD program, Compass Labs launches conversion tracking tool

Infochimps Launches Enterprise Cloud For Big Data Analytics

techcrunch.com
Clouds, clouds, everywhere there are clouds. Here’s one more to file in your cloud list from Infochimps that’s all about big data. Infochimps Enterprise Cloud is the kind of service you won’t see any time soon from an enterprise behemoth like Oracle or most of the enterprise big boys. Why? Because...
Infochimps Launches Enterprise Cloud For Big Data Analytics

Happy Ada Lovelace Day! A Collection of Essays on Gender and Tech From Your Friends at The Atlantic

www.theatlantic.com
On a day that honors one of the (female) pioneers of computer science, a round-up of our work on women in technology....
Happy Ada Lovelace Day! A Collection of Essays on Gender and Tech From Your Friends at The Atlantic

Stanford's Top Major Is Now Computer Science

www.theatlantic.com
In the '70s, successful Stanfordites studied Psych. Now, they prefer Engineering....
Stanford's Top Major Is Now Computer Science
Watchers, carers, and administrators: the smart homes of tomorrow

Girls Who Code joins forces with Twitter, Google, eBay

news.cnet.com
A new initiative aims to get more women working in the tech industry -- and it's starting with teaching high school girls computer science. [Read more]...
Girls Who Code joins forces with Twitter, Google, eBay

Cisco Snaps Up Meraki for over $1 Billion

www.fastcompany.com
One point two big big ones is the fee for the Cloud-based networking company, a brainchild of three MIT graduates back in 2006. If you didn't put much stock into cloud computing, think again. Cisco Systems has forked out $1.2 billion to acquire Meraki, a 100% cloud-managed networking company....
Cisco Snaps Up Meraki for over $1 Billion

NYU and Codecademy Partner To Teach Coding To Undergrads

betabeat.com
Zach Sims (Photo: Twitter.com) With UPenn making moves on the title of “Stanford of the East” and Eric Schmidt advising Cornell on the evolution of its new tech campus, NYU doesn’t want its students left behind in the college tech revolution. Hence the school’s new partnership with Codeacademy. Students in the Steinhardt...
NYU and Codecademy Partner To Teach Coding To Undergrads
Geek of the Week: Olly Downs on stats, science and racecars

Ask Slashdot: Transitioning From 'Hacker' To 'Engineer'?

ask.slashdot.org
antifoidulus writes "I'm about to get my masters in Computer Science and start out (again) in the 'real world.' I already have a job lined up, but there is one thing that is really nagging me. Since my academic work has focused almost solely on computer science and not software...
Ask Slashdot: Transitioning From 'Hacker' To 'Engineer'?

From shopping advice to walking devices, startups with UW ties show off their successful ideas

www.geekwire.com
The entrepreneurial talent coming out of the University of Washington was on full display Tuesday evening at the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science and Engineering. For the fourth installment of the Seattle Tech Meetup, five local startups with UW ties gave five-minute pitches to a crowd of more than 200 on...
From shopping advice to walking devices, startups with UW ties show off their successful ideas

Do You Buy Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson's Explanation For His False Bio? (YHOO)

www.businessinsider.com
For years, Yahoo Scott Thompson's public bio said he had a degree in computer science which he does not actually have. Thompson is telling Yahoo employees this false information got into his bio thanks to a document put together by an executive placement firm that interviewed him for a job...
Do You Buy Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson's Explanation For His False Bio? (YHOO)

Google provides teachers, Raspberry Pis for UK schools

www.electronista.com
Google is working with British charity Teach First to provide teachers and computing equipment to disadvantaged communities. The search giant will donate funding to support 100 teachers, with the aim of increasing student exposure to the basics of computer science. As the BBC reports, the program will make use of...
Google provides teachers, Raspberry Pis for UK schools

Yahoo: Scott Thompson’s résumé scandal draws quick scorn

www.washingtonpost.com
Yahoo may be looking into the accusations that its new CEO knowingly falsified his résumé to include a nonexistent degree in computer science. But the Internet community apparently has already made its decision about Scott Thompson and his Stonehill College degree. Read full article >>...
Yahoo: Scott Thompson’s résumé scandal draws quick scorn
Android 4.2′s built-in antivirus software only detects 15% of malware

Philosophy will be the key that unlocks artificial intelligence | David Deutsch

www.guardian.co.uk
AI is achievable, but it will take more than computer science and neuroscience to develop machines that think like peopleTo state that the human brain has capabilities that are, in some respects, far superior to those of all other known objects in the cosmos would be uncontroversial. The brain is...
Philosophy will be the key that unlocks artificial intelligence | David Deutsch

iPhone app could replace expensive lung monitoring equipment

www.geekwire.com
Is there anything a smartphone app can’t do? Researchers at the University of Washington, UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s hospital have figured out how to let people measure their own lung health by breathing in the direction of the standard microphone on a smartphone, without any specialized attachments. Here’s the...
iPhone app could replace expensive lung monitoring equipment

Choosing Consistency

www.allthingsdistributed.com
Amazon SimpleDB has launched today with a new set of features giving the customer more control over which consistency and concurrency models to use in their database operations. There are now conditional put and delete operations as well a new "consistent read" option. These new features will make it easier...
Choosing Consistency
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?