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Old Coders: When Programming Is a Second Career

Liz Beigle-Bryant took her first programming class, BASIC, in 1973. At the time, computers were part of the math departments instead of the …

The lab that created Spark wants to speed up everything, including cures for cancer

Unknown to most of the world, the University of California, Berkeley’s AMPLab has already left an indelible mark on world of information technology, …

How Brands Can Win At The Sharing Economy

Digital strategist Ana Andjelic argues that brands need not be left out of the collaborative economy boom; they simply have to reorient their marketing approach around creating value, and the complete consumer experience.<p>The notion of ownership is changing. Consumers, particularly young ones, are …

Codecademy Moves To Be A One-Stop-Shop For Programming Education

Since its launch two years ago Codecademy has become synonymous with online education for basic computer programming.<p>In that time, the company says it’s learned a few things itself and today launched a newly redesigned website with an enhanced framework for teaching more than just the nuts and …

Designing a Recurring Revenue Model Will Help Attract Capital

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago.</i><p>One of the first things that a venture capitalist looks for in assessing an investment opportunity is the revenue model of the business. More specifically, …

A Push To Boost Computer Science Learning, Even At An Early Age

A handful of nonprofit and for-profit groups are working to address what they see as a national education crisis: Too few of America's K-12 public schools actually teach computer science basics and fewer still offer it for credit.<p>It's projected that in the next decade there will be about 1 million …