Execs Fear Cyber Attacks
It appears that companies are worried about the damage a cyber attack could cause.
More and more companies are in need of cyber security experts.
Digital Combat Proves Tough
There seems to be lots of chatter related to cyber crimes and cyber attacks, but currently no real solution on the horizon.
Wall Crawling Robots
It looks like Spiderman has some competition.
Using Games to Teach Computer Science
This is a pretty interesting article, but hardly breaking news. I have been using game projects to create interest and build enrollment for years in my Computer Science classes. It is good to see that this approach is gaining wider use as games are appreciated by almost everyone and can get students very excited about Computer Science. Board Games make great projects and do an awesome job showing the students why objects are important. GridWorld makes for a great game platform in the AP CS A class. Scratch and Alice work well also and allow students to build scenes and incorporate a story into the game.
Scratch : Programming for All
Yet, another great article detailing how important Scratch can be to aid students trying to learn to program for the first time.
I use Scratch to teach programming and Computer Science fundamentals to many different student groups, ranging in age from Elementary School to High School. I can teach all of these students the same concepts, but at different levels of understanding and difficulty.
Programming from Scratch
This is a great article. The paragraph discussing Scratch being used in English classes states exactly why Scratch should be used more.
We use Scratch in our intro course and have students create many cross-curricular projects to show them that Computer Science is connected to many other fields.
Real AI Almost a Reality
Peter Norvig says talking to your computer is not that far fetched.
Sounds like another plot for an episode of Fringe.
You really need to check out Fringe if you have not already done so.
I have been told that I sometimes channel Walter Bishop.
Not sure if that is a good thing or not.
Organized Chaos Gets Robots Moving
This is another cool article on robotics.
10 Lessons from Mark Zuckerburg
This article has some great tips for Computer Scientists wanting to create a start up.
Our National Security Depends on the Geeks
We clearly need more people in cyber security.