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Volunteer opportunities abound on MTBC's STEMfire website
MTBC
Local schools are nearing their final days of the school year and are often on the hunt for speakers or activities that don’t require a grade. If you are a professional who has already signed up for STEMfire, take some time to scroll through the list of educators at a school near you. Send a note to find out if they’d like a visit from a professional during the last few weeks of school. What summer activities encouraged you in your STEM quest as a kid?
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8th annual MTBC Golf Tournament teed up major fun
MTBC
Thank you to everyone who helped make the 8th Annual MTBC Golf Tournament a tremendous success. The 136 golfers turned out for what ended up to be perfect weather after a weekend of rain, Monday, May 11 at the Brookhaven Country Club.
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Tech Titans Gala nominations deadline extended until May 26
MTBC
The nominations deadline for the 2015 Tech Titans Awards Gala has been extended until Tuesday, May 26. Tech Titans recognize the most elite in North Texas technology — individuals currently transforming the high-tech industry and giving companies that competitive edge, as well as companies leading the way. The Tech Titans showcase the innovators, adopters and executors impacting the technology industry for the greater good. Nominate yourself, a colleague, your company or even a client. Nominations are finally due by 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26.
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Understanding the rise of the chief data officer
CEO.com
Last week, Time Inc. made headlines when it hired its first chief data officer in an attempt to better tap its print and digital audiences. "I want to reach the right people with relevant messages that resonate," said Time's J.T. Kostman. "That's what big data does."
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The next generation of STEM: Students at the cutting edge of innovation
U.S. News & World Report
Engaging students in science, technology, engineering and math fields over the last five years has emerged as a national priority not just for the nation's educational system, but also for the economy, as forecasts have shown a need for millions more workers with STEM skills. And though the tide is turning, educators, politicians and employers alike say there's still a long way to go.
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Texas companies and speakers will highlight TIA's Network of the Future Conference June 1-4 in Dallas
TIA
The Telecommunications Industry Association, the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, will host major Texas-based groups and speakers at its annual information and communications technology conference in downtown Dallas, being held June 1-4.
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Hadoop demand falls as other big data tech rises
InfoWorld
Hadoop makes all the big data noise. Too bad it's not also getting the big data deployments. Indeed, though Hadoop has often served as shorthand for big data, this increasingly seems like a mistake. According to a new Gartner report, "despite continuing enthusiasm for the big data phenomenon, demand for Hadoop specifically is not accelerating."
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How Internet of Things data improves product development
Forbes
The data provided by the Internet of Things is fast becoming an essential tool for product development. Five examples all take different approaches but show how the data collected from a product can remove much of the guesswork about consumer needs and provide a foundation for empirical decision-making. In addition, the added data collected is changing the nature of many products. As much as we all like to summon the intuition of our inner Steve Jobs or Jony Ive, things go a lot better when we have data to help us along.
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Shortcomings of cybersecurity bills
The New York Times
A series of brazen hacking attacks against companies like Sony Pictures, Target and Anthem have spurred lawmakers in Congress to propose cybersecurity legislation. These bills could help make American networks somewhat less vulnerable to hackers, but they would do so at a cost to the privacy of individuals.
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North Texas App Incubator Seeks Startup Ideas
Code Authority Inc.
CodeLaunch is an annual App incubation competition accepting applications through May 31 for the fifth annual competition. All types of Apps are welcome, whether they be Mobile Apps, SAAS concepts, or something else. CodeLaunch is produced by Code Authority Custom Software. They provide the eventual winner with an investment in the form of free services.
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3 easy steps to advance women in technology
Business 2 Community
It's quite obvious that a gender gap exists between women and men in the tech startup world. An article featured on TechCrunch noted that, "Of the 1090 startups that raised Series A rounds in 2014, approximately 10 percent were founded by women. By state, California and New York stood on equal footing just slightly above the national average, where 12 percent of companies had at least one female founder."
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Dallas Cowboys' drones: A look at the technology on the practice field
Dallas Business Journal
The Dallas Cowboys' head coach Jason Garrett recently told media that the team has brought in some new tech to help them improve the progress they make at practice. Garrett told reporters that the team is using drones to get a better look at the details of how his players are performing.
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Want to make more money? Get a cybersecurity job
Fast Company
A new salary survey indicates that working in cybersecurity pays quite well. Tripwire, a Portland-based threat detection firm that markets threat detection tools to Fortune 500 corporations, recently published a guide to top-paying jobs in information security which shows cybersecurity might just be one of the most lucrative parts of the tech world.
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11 strategies for protecting trade secrets
Dallas Business Journal
For many companies, their intangible assets of patents, copyrights, trademarks, domain names and trade secrets represent the majority of their value. Entrepreneurs are often proactive and file for domestic and international patents, copyrights and trademarks.
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