Celebrating computer science, tech community commits Random Acts of Code
As part of Computer Science Education week, members of MassTLC and the tech community "ambushed" Nora LaCasse (with boa) who teaches coding to her students Boston Community Leadership Academy. Photo: David L Ryan/Globe Staff
It had all the makings of an ambush. At 1:45 p.m. on Monday, a half dozen adults tiptoed down the hall of the Boston Community Leadership Academy in Hyde Park, trying to remain unnoticed. But it was hardly a subtle procession: One carried a huge pink and white cake. Another juggled a sign that read “I love Computer Science” as they worked their way toward Nora LaCasse’s classroom. Read More
Valley investor barnstorms in Boston
Audio: Peter Thiel visits BU to talk entrepreneurship (and backing Zuck)
BetaBoston's Scott Kirsner onstage with investor, entrepreneur, and author Peter Thiel, at Boston University's School of Management. (Photo courtesy of Rob Kornblum.)
Just sharing some audio I recorded yesterday at a talk Peter Thiel gave at Boston University's School of Management; I moderated the audience Q&A afterward, which was a lot of fun. Thiel is on the road with co-author Blake Masters promoting his new book, Zero to One. I teased him a bit that his only tweet so far is a plug for the book... and his quick answer was that he went from zero to one tweets. Read More
To track a killer
Vecna tests Ebola technology in Monrovia
In Monrovia, Liberia, and neighboring Sierra Leone, Deborah Theobald is training health workers to use two tech tools. (Photo: Paul Amendola/IRC)
A Cambridge builder of health information systems is testing two pioneering medical technologies in West Africa that could help limit the transmission of Ebola from patients to doctors. An electronic health record system and a robot with a two-way communication system — basically an iPad on wheels — are among the tools Deborah Theobald, co-founder of Vecna Technologies, brought to Monrovia, Libera, in late November. Read More