Gerson Bergeth

149 Flips | 5 Magazines | 2 Likes | 3 Following | 20 Followers | @gersonbergeth | Tech consultant & enthusiast. Project manager w/ experience in Europe, Asia & Africa. Track record in education, research & IT.

Spotify’s Design Lead On Why Side Projects Should Be Stupid

Some of the biggest innovations of our time were created after hours. Here, the compelling case for trying out stupid things on the side.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story contains one of our Best Business Lessons of 2014. Check out the full list here.</i><p>Tobias van Schneider lives his life like one big side …

Entrepreneurship

FDA turns to cloud to boost big data efforts | FierceHealthcare

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is embracing cloud computing as part of its effort to build powerful tools to collect, store and analyze …

Data And Your Doctor Are Coming Together To Revolutionize Health Care

What data can tell us about how to treat patients is about to explode. Combine that revolution with the human intuition of doctors, and treatment is going to get better, more personalized, and more effective.<p>Considering your own medical data, try answering a few questions:<p>What was your blood …

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Philadelphia Students Build A Crime-Routing App To Make Their Walk To School Safer

The Academy at Palumbo is a public magnet school that draws kids from largely poor neighborhoods. When faced with preying muggers on their walk to school, they did something about it.<p>High school algebra teacher Susan Lee remembers the time a mugger stalked and attacked a female teacher on her way …

Five ways the healthcare industry benefits from cloud computing - Cloud computing news

May 16, 2014 | Written by: Maamar Ferkoun<p>Categorized: Archive<p>Share this post:<p>While many industries benefit from the cloud, it has been especially the …

This Online Class Helps Designers Solve Real-World Problems

In this unique course at the Open Online Academy, 5,000 students team with local organizations to go head-to-head developing ideas for the developing world.<p>The typical design competition tends to result in a lot of fantastical ideas that are far from realistic. But the Open Online Academy had set …

FTC may soon turn its regulatory gaze toward data-collecting health apps

The Federal Trade Commission recently said it would crack down on the sharing of information about children by mobile apps, and now we see indications that it will turn its regulatory gaze toward apps that collect health data.<p>In late February and early March, the commission conducted a small study …

Technology aids voter registration in Malawi

Voters in Malawi's upcoming election can check if they are registered by sending a text message or SMS.<p>Government officials say they are trying to ensure a credible voter roll. <br>Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Blantyre, Malawi.

The 2014 World's Most Innovative Companies | Fast Company

The Chief Of Microsoft Research On Big Ideas, Failure, And Its New Skunkworks Group

As the company searches for its next big thing, Microsoft’s scientists are striking a tough balance between short-term R&D and disruptive, blue-sky ideas.<p>Google’s secretive R&D lab Google X gets lots of attention for testing and developing moonshot ideas, even though its work has touched few …

4 Tips On Creativity From The Creator Of Calvin & Hobbes

The famously media-averse cartoonist Bill Watterson on his work habits, the power of comic strips, and how to create art.<p>Bill Watterson, the creator of the comic strip <i>Calvin & Hobbes</i>, is famously media-averse. He’s given two interviews, total since he retired his strip in 1995. Reporters have …

Comic Strips

Google Reveals Classroom, A Tool That Lets Teachers Collect Assignments Online

Being a teacher doesn’t end when the kids go home. After 3 p.m. you still have to develop the curriculum, grade assignments, and more.<p>This week, though, Google introduced a suite of education tools that aims to make it easier for teachers to collect homework as part of its Apps for Education …

Education Technology

A Health Clinic Inside A Shipping Container, So Doctors Can Move To Where People Are Sick

In Southeast Asia, there’s only one doctor on average for every 4,000 people. This cheap, mobile structure could help that one doctor get to more of them.<p>In poor and remote regions of the world, millions of people suffer for want of basic health care. In parts of Southeast Asia, for instance, …