Monday, July 28, 2014
The future economy could be based on jobs that require advanced computer skills. So are we teaching them from a young age? Phil Weinberg, deputy chancellor for teaching and learning at New York City Department of Education, and Michael Preston, Senior Director of Digital Learning in the Office of Postsecondary Readiness at the Department of Education, discusses what New York City is doing to improve EdTech.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Middle schoolers were the veteran computer coders while the leader of the NYC school system and the mayor's wife were the students at a coding event. “It doesn’t matter if you fail,” a student reassured them. “Fall down seven [times], get up eight.”
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects jobs in computer programming will grow by 12 percent from 2010 to 2020. Soon, we might all have to learn code—whether we want to or not. Manoush Zomorodi of WNYC's New Tech City explains why coding literacy is the way of the future. Ali Blackwell is one of the co-founder's of Decoded, which runs workshops to teach anyone to code. He discusses why coding is so important.
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Coders have a very specific way of working, it’s called Agile. One family decided to apply it to their lives. What if healthcare.gov had too?
Monday, October 07, 2013
Drawing on her own life, Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, former banker, NYC deputy public advocate, and the author of Women Who Don't Wait in Line: Break the Mold, Lead the Way (New Harvest, 2013) urges young women to "jump the line" and follow a new model for leadership.
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
By Manoush Zomorodi : New Tech City host
The godfather of Silicon Alley explains what the next mayor needs to do to grow New York City's tech economy. Fred Wilson wants more STEM education, less regulation and upgrades to broadband and Wi-Fi.
Monday, April 01, 2013
As the tech industry grows, so do the roles women play in its expansion. Silicon Valley is no longer the only hub of start-ups and program engineers. With its collection of dominant industries like fashion, finance and publishing, New York City is becoming yet another competitor. Jessica Lawrence, managing director of the NY Tech Meetup, explains.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Apple's App Store and Google Play have hundreds of thousands of smartphone apps. When it comes to the megabytes, however, apps are tiny things, taking up the same amount data as any 3-minute song you can buy on iTunes. So how hard is it to create one of these itsy-bitsy pieces of software?
Monday, December 10, 2012
In the world of business and tech, “mobile revolution” and “app economy” are the buzzwords of the moment. The meaning behind the hype: In a smartphone world, money will be made by those creating the programs that make smartphones smart: apps. For those who want to get in on the act, the good news is there are a record number of books, classes and websites to help you every step of the way. But the hype also clouds a very simple truth: It’s a lot easier to get started than it is to finish. Good luck.