Low-Income SF Students From Mission Nonprofit Ejected From Dreamforce Conference

Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez: "You don’t belong here." That phrase was allegedly spoken by a security guard to 20 low-income, mostly Latino students Nov. 6, who were ejected from the giant Dreamforce conference on its opening day, the San Francisco Examiner Continue reading Low-Income SF Students From Mission Nonprofit Ejected From Dreamforce Conference

Developer Community Stack Overflow Lays Off Reportedly 20% As It Refocuses Business

[Codango: Sad to hear… the impact remains to be seen. Our hearts go out to those that are affected by this change of organization.] Ingrid Lunden: Some changes are underway at Stack Overflow, the online community where some 50 million Continue reading Developer Community Stack Overflow Lays Off Reportedly 20% As It Refocuses Business

Open Source Software Group For Modernizing Factory Robots Seeks SA Industry Partners

Kristen Mosbrucker: Organizers contributing to the underlying technology that can power anything from unmanned vehicles to robotic arms are looking for more collaborators. A worldwide consortium spearheaded by San Antonio-based Southwest Research Institute is looking to grow its network of Continue reading Open Source Software Group For Modernizing Factory Robots Seeks SA Industry Partners

AutoML: Google’s AI Is Now Better At Machine Learning Than Its Own Programmers

Ryan Daws: Google’s appropriately-named automatic machine learning AI, AutoML, is now producing better code than its own programmers. So far there’s no sign of Skynet-like aggression, thankfully, but it won’t help to calm the fears of leading figures such as Continue reading AutoML: Google’s AI Is Now Better At Machine Learning Than Its Own Programmers

U.S. Signals Tougher Stance With Tech Companies On Encryption

[Codango: Encryption countermeasures should be implemented… example, SSL on web sites should be mandatory. Our humble opinion…] Dustin Volz: While echoing many arguments made by previous senior U.S. law enforcement officials, Rosenstein struck a harder line than his predecessors who Continue reading U.S. Signals Tougher Stance With Tech Companies On Encryption

Uncle Sam Wants You – To Code For A Better Us And Shrink Tech Skills Gap

R. Danes: There is a growing reciprocal relationship between the US government and the tech sector. Seasoned computing pros are lending their skills to public agencies, while the government invests funds to raise the country’s tech IQ and fill the Continue reading Uncle Sam Wants You – To Code For A Better Us And Shrink Tech Skills Gap