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TekPerfect founder Alfonso Hooker (left) and PIC Planning Director Richard deJauregui.

TekPerfect, PIC Raise Skills of Formerly Incarcerated

TekPerfect, an Information Technology (IT) consulting, design, and support firm serving Alameda and Contra Costa County businesses, has partnered with the Oakland Private Industry Council (PIC) to design and provide a specialized IT training program [...]
Mural at MLK Jr. Elementary School in West Oakland.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary Develops Literacy and STEM Programs

West Oakland’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School is on the rise. A highly involved administration and staff, along with growing parent involvement and community support, has provided the school with the resources to blossom [...]
Oakland Schools Superintendent Antwan Wilson.

Intel Partners with Oakland Schools to Expand Computer, Engineering Programs

Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) celebrated a new partnership with Intel that will expand computer science and engineering offerings in the district and is designed to create a technology jobs pipeline from Oakland public schools [...]
The National Academy of Sciences elected five UC Berkeley faculty members to its ranks on April 28. The new members (L to R) are Martin Head-Gordon of chemistry, Jitendra Malik of electrical engineering and computer sciences, Daniel Neumark of chemistry, and Eva Nogales and Jeremy Thorner of molecular and cell biology. Nogales and Thorner photos by Mark Joseph Hanson.

Five Berkeley Scientists Named to National Academy

By Robert Sanders, UC Berkeley The National Academy of Sciences, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious scientific organization, has elected five UC Berkeley faculty members to its ranks, raising the number of members on campus [...]
Left to right, Walter Law, Winsted Northeast Regional Sales Manager; Bill Gillice, Chief Engineer, Overcomers With Hope (OWH) Studios; OWH President, Bishop J.E. Watkins; and Winsted Canadian Sales Manager, Steve Thomson at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas.

National Association of Broadcasters Hosts Over 100,000 Media, Entertainment Enthusiasts

The world’s largest electronic media show, the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, hosted over 100,000 TV enthusiasts, producers, vendors and stakeholders April 11-16 in Las Vegas. With the merging of media and technology, [...]
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Bayside Students Compete in First Robot Games

By Denise Suto The Robotic Club at the Bayside Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy participated in the ROBOGames this past Saturday in San Mateo. The ROBOGames are the ‘Olympics of Robots,’ where the best minds [...]
An instructor trains youth in web and technology development in the Hack the Hood youth training program. Photo: Hack the Hood.

Hack the Hood Expands Youth Tech Training Program

Hack the Hood is expanding its program to five new locations this year to bring a unique tech training model where low-income youth of color learn technology skills by building websites for small businesses during [...]
Alameda County Info App. The Alameda County Apps Challenge 2015.1 is the fourth community hackathon sponsored by Alameda County in its effort to increase citizen engagement and broaden public understanding of local government by opening access to data created and kept by County agencies and departments.

Cash Prizes to Be Awarded at Alameda County Apps Challenge

Alameda County will continue its push for greater community participation and government transparency on Saturday, April 25, at the Alameda County Apps Challenge 2015.1, a day-long event designed to challenge the public to create web [...]
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Scientists Urge Caution in Using New “Cut and Splice” Technology to Treat Genetic Disease

By Robert Sanders, UC Berkeley News A group of 18 scientists and ethicists are warning that a revolutionary new tool to cut and splice DNA should be used cautiously when attempting to fix human genetic [...]