Megan Smith

Who Benefits From the Push to Teach Every Kid to Code?

<i>This piece originally appeared in</i> the Conversation<i>.</i>Over the past five years, the idea that computer programming—or “coding”—is the key to the future …

Education

Grounding the conversation about Artificial Intelligence.

Volume of Activity<p>The Volume of Activity metrics capture the "how much" aspects of the field, like attendance at AI conferences and VC investments …

Artificial Intelligence

Never had a Pap smear? Now there's a DIY option for you

This month sees the end of Pap smears every two years for women aged 18-69 and the start of a new screening regime for cervical cancer.<p>As has been …

Cancer

Former U.S. CTO: The 'Robot Apocalypse' Could Happen. Here's How You Stop It

In July, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said artificial intelligence posed an “existential risk for human civilization” — sparking a war of words between …

Tech Industry

Shot or not: How the state lost so many parents' hearts and minds in the vaccination debate

The HPV vaccine has been delivered to 100 million girls in 103 countries worldwide, 220,000 in Ireland, with many nations now reporting a reduction …

News (Ireland)

Why we need more women in tech by 2030 - and how to do it

The numbers are appalling: women make up less than 25 per cent of the STEM (science-technology-engineering-mathematics) workforce in the United …

Diversity

Wyoming Joins The Innovation & Startup Train

While it often seems as if everything in America has become politicized, the one topic where there is bipartisan support at the national, state and local level is the growing importance of innovation and high-growth startups to economic development. Across the United States, cities and states are …

Entrepreneurship

Event | "She Started It" Film Screening on Women's Entrepreneurship Day

Celebrate Women's Entrepreneurship Day with a special screening of the movie "She Started It".<p>Launched in 2013, She Started It is a feature length …

Entrepreneurship

First Female CTO Of The U.S. Megan Smith Hopes Tech's History Can Repeat Itself

American talent is ubiquitous, with entrepreneurial wunderkinds as likely to be born in our heartlands as on our coasts. The problem has been that we’ve done a really unequal job of scouting and scaling it. There are 6 million young people not in school or working, 12 million experienced skilled …

Diversity

We need more women in tech by 2030 – here's how to do it

The numbers are appalling: women make up less than 25% of the STEM (science-technology-engineering-mathematics) workforce in the United States. Data …

Diversity

Watch the 2017 MPW Next Gen Summit Livestream Here

It’s that time of year again! Time for <i>Fortune</i>‘s Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit, that is.<p>The 2017 meeting of innovative, industry-disrupting …

Energy

'Angel' nurse sings to patient dying from cancer: 'Souls … destined to intertwine'

Olivia Neufelder didn’t know the song “Dancing in the Sky” the first time Margaret Smith asked her to sing it.<p>But the Tennessee nurse quickly learned the Dani and Lizzy tune so she could sing it with her gravely ill patient every time she asked. One of those moments was captured on video. It shows …

Health

Beautiful moment nurse sings dying patient’s favourite song at her bedside

<b>This is the beautiful moment a dedicated nurse sings a dying patient’s favourite song by her bedside.</b><p>It is the same song Margaret Smith, 63, wants …

Disease

‘Angel’ nurse sings for dying patient

A Nashville nurse has captured the hearts of millions by tearfully singing to a dying woman awaiting a liver transplant.<p>Margaret Smith, 63, was …

Women in Tech

WATCH: Nurse Sings To Woman Dying Of Cancer In Touching Viral Video

A nurse was filmed singing to a dying patient at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville Monday.<p>Margaret Smith, 63, was reportedly informed …

News (U.S.)

‘You never left her side’: Video captures ‘angel’ nurse singing to dying patient

As 63-year-old Margaret Smith lay dying in Vanderbilt University Medical Center, nurse Olivia Neufelder tried to make some of her last moments on …

Women in Tech

Nurse serenades dying patient with her favorite song

More than 3 million people have watched a nurse in Tennessee serenade her dying patient with her favorite song after the woman’s daughter captured the emotional moment on video, and shared it on Facebook. Margaret Smith, 63, was being cared for at Vanderbilt University Medical Center after being …

Health

A nurse’s gut-wrenching goodbye to a dying patient

A nurse held Margaret Smith’s hand days before the 63-year-old cancer patient died, serenading her with her favorite song.<p>As Smith, who had been battling liver cancer, lay dying last week at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, one of her nurses sang Dani and Lizzy’s “Dancing in the …

SEE IT: Nurse comforts dying patient with her favorite song

Prepare to have your heartstrings tugged.<p>A Nashville, Tenn., nurse is making headlines after a video of her singing to a dying patient at Vanderbilt …

Viral

WTA Future Stars crowned in Singapore

WTA Future Stars under-14 champion Priska Nugroho from Indonesia (L) and runner-up Primada Jattavapornvanit of Thailand (R) with their trophies. …

WTA Tour

New role leading women-in-tech group puts former CPS computer-science booster in spotlight

A major international group advocating for women in tech has picked a Chicagoan as its new leader.<p>Chicago Public Schools' former director of computer science, Brenda Darden Wilkerson, has been named president and CEO of AnitaB.org, the 20-year-old Palo Alto-based organization formerly known as the …

Entrepreneurship

Georgetown Men Defeat Towson 153-147, Women Fall 135-160

The Georgetown University swimming & diving team sp¬lit with Towson University in its first home dual meet of the season at McCarthy Pool. The Hoya …

Swimming

Your Wildfire Photos: Bay Area Residents Share Surreal Sunsets

The fires in Northern California have scorched more than 221,000 acres, and smoke can be seen all across the Bay Area. Approximately 90,000 people …

San Francisco

Detroit

Helping Diverse + Non-Traditional Talent Find Jobs.<p>About<p>This tour will bring together diverse and non-traditional talent with companies who need …

Women in Tech

‘Called me an idiot, said I should abort’

Down Syndrome

Next-gen women engineers forge a new path in tech

At the Grace Hopper Celebration of women in tech, young female computer science majors abound. They say they're ready to fight for a place in the field.<p>Why is this still happening?<p>That was the subject of a rant delivered by Hasini Sundaresan, a junior computer science major at the University of …

Women's News

Hearing double-header expected for social media companies

<i>With help from Margaret Harding McGill and Ashley Gold</i><p><i>Morning Tech</i> <i>will not publish on Monday. Oct. 9. Our next Morning Tech newsletter will publish on Tuesday, Oct. 10.</i><p><b>BIG DAY FOR SOCIAL MEDIA</b> — “The House Intelligence Committee is asking officials from Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and Alphabet …

Women in Tech

Here’s Where Laurene Powell Jobs Should House-Hunt in Washington

Laurene Powell Jobs, the billionaire entrepreneur and widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, appears to be on a shopping spree in Washington. The …

Michelle Obama

'Angel' nurse sings to dying cancer patient Tennessee Yahoo7 News

Footage of a nurse who sat beside a cancer patient's bedside and sung to comfort the woman in her dying days, has touched many who have praised her …

Australian News

Living with robots

Our latest Axios Science event, hosted with AAAS and Halcyon, had a couple of discussions with scientists and policymakers on what our future will be …

Science