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WOMEN IN TECH

Multitasking CTO Heather Wilde: Making the World More Like Star Trek Than Skynet

"I care about helping more women get into technology, so I spend a lot of time teaching girls from sixth grade to high school so that they're more educated about STEM fields," said CTO Heather Wilde. "I'm also chair of the engineering school's advisory board at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, t...

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Alteryx CCO Olivia Duane Adams: Women Do Think Differently

Analytics is "about having a sense of curiosity -- the ability to look at data and say, 'what is it telling me?'" said Olivia Duane Adams, chief customer officer at Alteryx. "I define analytics as 'the ability to ingest any and all relevant sources of data that might help answer a question being ask...

WOMEN IN TECH

Trustify President Jennifer Mellon: Diversity Is Good Business

"My team has always, from day one, been 70 percent female," said Trustify President Jennifer Mellon. "You know, we're not a flower delivery service -- we're doing private investigation. It's not a space women often lead in, so I'm really proud of that. We did a self-disclosure report early on, and o...

WOMEN IN TECH

Metis CDS Debbie Berebichez to Women in STEM: Chase Your Dreams

"I've helped shape the conversation," said Debbie Berebichez, chief data scientist at Metis. "It's empowered me to mentor young women and also to shape policy. At Metis, we offer a scholarship to women and minorities, so we do things actively to bring women in. I also try to recruit and hire women. ...

WOMEN IN TECH

A Better World President MarySue Hansell: Getting Real With a Virtual Do-Good Game

"We saw that there was a lack of kindness, a lack of empathy ... and we thought it would be nice if we could use technology to do something about it," said A Better World President MarySue Hansell. "We thought Facebook offered a wonderful opportunity to use a large technical platform to create a vir...

WOMEN IN TECH

EquiSeq CEO Lexi Palmer: Act Like You’re Not Scared and Go at It

Lexi Palmer is CEO of EquiSeq, a biotech firm that does genetic testing of horses. Palmer was brought on as CEO by the company's founder, genetic researcher Paul Szauter, in 2015. "I was just finishing up my degree in interpersonal communications, and he told me about the company he'd started," Palm...

WOMEN IN TECH

GIT CEO Adriana Gascoigne: More Women in Tech Means More Problems Solved

Prior to founding Girls in Tech, Adriana Gascoigne was one of very few women working at a startup. "I'd look around the room every day and see that there was a huge problem of representation. I knew we needed to change the culture of the company to recruit more women and benefit more women, but we a...

WOMEN IN TECH

GE Digital VP Beena Ammanath: For Most Women, STEM Is an Uphill Battle

Beena Ammanath is VP for data and analytics at GE Digital. She has worked in the data analytics field for more than 20 years and serves as board director at ChickTech, a nonprofit dedicated to recruiting girls and women into the tech workforce and retaining them once they're there. Ammanath also ser...

The Digital Writing Revolution

It's natural to reach for a pad and pen when you need to take notes, but the end result can be frustratingly limited. On the other hand, clicking away on a keypad doesn't quite cut it for all situations. "The cool thing about using the pen with the computer is that it gives you choices," said Doug L...

Digital Tech Gives Wordsmiths a Whole New World

Lexicographer Erin McKean gave a TED talk in 2007 called "The Joy of Lexicography," in which she pointed out the limitations of print dictionaries. After that talk, she decided to make her vision of a new kind of dictionary a reality. Thus was born Wordnik. "Our mission with Wordnik is to put all th...

E-Book Self-Publishing: Brave New Words

Mark and Lesleyann Coker wrote a novel, Boob Tube, based on her experiences as a soap opera reporter. They found an agent, who shopped it around to traditional publishers to no avail. Rather than give up, however, they decided to start their own e-book publishing company, Smashwords, to giv...

Cool Running: Gear and Gadgets for Runners

You don't need much to become a serious runner. There's no big investment in gear or apparel required. "Running is definitely a low-cost sport, which is why it is so attractive," said certified strength and conditioning specialist Scott Greenberg. "I think it can remain that way," he said. "However,...

A Deep Dive Into New Scuba Tech

The right diving gear makes all the difference. Here's what's trending in underwater technologies. Scuba divers always have relied on gear that lets the essentially fragile, air-dependent human body descend into oceanic depths. While air tanks, regulators, buoyancy control devices and dive computers...

Gear and Gadgets for Hitting the Slopes

Skiing technologies have undergone a revolution in recent years, with skis, gear and gadgets changing how a new generation experiences the sport. These new technologies are making skiing safer, greener and more connected. Rocker design is one trend that has been finding its way into the skiing world...

Tech and the Art of Text

In 1999, Chris Baty was looking for inspiration to write a novel. He got together with some friends in coffee shops and started writing, with rewards of coffee for those who reached their word counts. It was the birth of National Novel Writing Month, which the following year would become NaNoWriMo, ...

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The Digital Classroom Comes of Age

A teacher standing at the front of the room at a chalkboard is one of the iconic images of education. Smartboards and other digital technologies, however, are changing how classrooms are structured, how teachers teach, and how students learn. "We're all about increasing student engagement and achiev...

Portrait of the Artist as a Social Media Fan

Artists are using social media to market their work, communicate their ideas and even create new forms. Kiran Umapathy's Headphones Project, for example, documents what randomly selected headphone-wearing strangers are listening to with a story, photo and link to the song. This project -- like many ...

Technology’s Artsy Side

Google Earth sometimes makes mistakes: Freeways look like they are upside down or waterfalls flow sideways. For engineers or programmers, these might seem like things to fix. For artists like Clement Valla, however, they're artistic opportunities. Valla's project Postcards from Google Earth, for ins...

The Hills Are Alive With the Sound of Robots

Robotic instruments that could be programmed to play music, respond to human musicians, and even improvise were a source of fascination for Steven Kemper during his graduate student days. To bring to life his machine music vision, Kemper and colleagues Scott Barton and Troy Rogers founded Expressive...

Social Media’s Winning Educational Ways

Social media is changing the way teachers teach and students learn. When students from the Montclair Kimberley Academy visited Ireland a few years ago, they blogged on Wordpress, posted photos on Flickr, uploaded videos to YouTube, and tweeted. That social media engagement contributed to their educa...

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