Tag Archives: technology

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David E. Glover Education and Technology Center Offers New TECH U Program for Teens

The David E. Glover Education and Technology Center (DEGETC) recently announced its new TECH U Program, which offers a variety of free technology-based trainings for youth ages 12-18, including computer coding and digital media.
The tech diversity panel included (left to right): Van Jones, president and co-founder of Dream Corps; Angel Rich, founder of Wealth Factor; Harrison Harvey, student at Head Royce High School, Oakland; Olivia Zama, student at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Maryland; Jamal Simmons, co-founder of CRVIII.com; and Andrea Hoffman, founder and CEO of Culture Shift Labs. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Diversity Panel Addresses Need for Black Youth in Tech

  It is no secret that the tech industry is growing. However, the dismal numbers of African Americans in the industry continues to be a problem that politicians with the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are [...]
Michael Hudson, CMT Integration Inc.

OP-ED: Technology in OUSD Opens Opportunities for Students

  By Michael B Hudson, CMT Integration Inc.   Having the opportunity to utilize current technology in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) is always a good thing.   The recent landmark partnership between OUSD [...]
This team of UC Berkeley researchers has developed algorithms that enable their PR2 robot, nicknamed BRETT for Berkeley Robot for the Elimination of Tedious Tasks, to learn new tasks through trial and error. Shown, left to right, are Chelsea Finn, Pieter Abbeel, BRETT, Trevor Darrell and Sergey Levine. Photo courtesy of UC Berkeley Robot Learning Lab.

As “Artificial Intelligence” Advances, Robots Learn Via Trial and Error

By Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley News   UC Berkeley researchers have developed algorithms that enable robots to learn motor tasks through trial and error using a process that more closely approximates the way humans learn, [...]
Jesse Jackson met with young musicians during his visit Wednesday to Oakland Technical High School.

Jesse Jackson Visits Oakland Technical High School, Promotes Silicon Valley Diversity

Rev. Jesse Jackson visited Oakland Technical High School this week to continue his advocacy for increased technology instruction in American schools and greater representation of women, minorities, and low-income students in the fields of computer [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]