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Columbia Student Calls for Support of Innovation, Tech

Columbia Student Calls for Support of Innovation, Tech

Andrew Hitti, a Columbia College student majoring in Computer Science, wrote an article in the Columbia Spectator calling for more support of innovation at his school. At the end of November the Brownstone Review Committee at Columbia will be determining who will move into the vacated fraternity [Full Story…]

Girls Who Code Looks to Train One Million Female Coders #gwcgala

Girls Who Code Looks to Train One Million Female Coders #gwcgala

Recently, Girls Who Code hosted a gala at the NYSE to show off demos from its inaugural class and to announce a new goal to train one million girls in computer science by 2020. Girls Who Code is a nonprofit co-founded by Reshma Saujani and Kristen Titus. According to BetaBeat, the program offers an [Full Story…]

TONY Partners with CourseHorse for Online Class Listings

TONY Partners with CourseHorse for Online Class Listings

Time Out New York's parent company Time Out Group has partnered with Internet startup CourseHorse. This will allow TONY to post local educational listings and discounts. Tim Boswell, director of transactions for Time Out North America told FolioMag that, “Everything starts with your audience—you try [Full Story…]

Brooklyn High School Preps Students for Tech Jobs

Brooklyn High School Preps Students for Tech Jobs

Pathways in Technology Early College High School in Crown Heights, Brooklyn is a new 6-year school that teaches students skills for the technology industry. The curriculum at P-Tech, as it is called, combines aspects of both high school and college and is expecting its first matriculating students [Full Story…]

Wall Street Struggles to Find Qualified #nyctech Talent

Wall Street Struggles to Find Qualified #nyctech Talent

Wall Street is in search of younger, skilled  traders, which has driven up the compensation for these positions. According to the NY Post, the annual salaries for "black-box quantitative analysts starts at $1 million," while most quantitative analysts start at a base of $200,000. However, there is [Full Story…]

NY School Teaches Common Sense Internet Use #digcit

NY School Teaches Common Sense Internet Use #digcit

Children are typically more Internet savvy than their parents. But that doesn’t mean they always know whom to “friend” online. Students at the West Side Collaborative Middle School on Manhattan’s Upper West Side are getting lessons in digital diplomacy. Common Sense Media, a national nonprofit [Full Story…]

NY Tech Teacher Live Streams Protest

NY Tech Teacher Live Streams Protest

A NY technology teacher, Francesco Portelos, is protesting his teacher suspension by live streaming images of himself doing nothing. Portelos wants to show parents and taxpayers where their money is going, especially for his $75,000 a year salary. According to AOL Jobs, the live stream shows [Full Story…]

Flatiron School Holds First Class for App Developers #nyctech

Flatiron School Holds First Class for App Developers #nyctech

The Flatiron School in Manhattan is trying to close the learning gap between a beginner and a skilled app developer. Designer Pages founder Avi Flombaum joined with Adam Enbar from Charles River Ventures to rev up the school. It will offer three months of full-time classes in app development  for [Full Story…]

CUNY Creates Media Entrepreneurship Programs

CUNY Creates Media Entrepreneurship Programs

Journalism schools and media departments across the country are experimenting with entrepreneurship.  According to MediaShift, CUNY is the first in the country to feature an entrepreneur-specific discipline for journalism students called the Entrepreneurial Journalism Program. CUNY's efforts [Full Story…]

NYU Collaborates with Codeacademy for #openinnovation

NYU Collaborates with Codeacademy for #openinnovation

NYU is collaborating with the programming tutorial website Codeacademy to offer a free, non-credit programming class for NYU students. The program will run from today through December 7. According to Wired,  the interactive lessons will also include monthly guest speakers. In the past, NYU has [Full Story…]

NY Tech Talent Draft Tours Top Colleges #nyctech

NY Tech Talent Draft Tours Top Colleges #nyctech

Tech@NYC is touring a group of the nation's colleges and providing students with information about the thriving tech scene in NY. The NYC Economic Development Corporation is using the NYC Tech Talent Draft to introduce students nationwide about the tech and entrepreneurial opportunities that NY has [Full Story…]

NJ’s Stevens Institute Unveils Tech Expansion Plan

NJ's Stevens Institute Unveils Tech Expansion Plan

The Stevens Institute of Technology located in Hoboken, NJ is commencing a 10-year expansion plan that it expected to narrow the focus of the engineering school and increase its undergraduate student body by almost 60%. The proposal will be released this Friday and will include a focus on [Full Story…]

VP of CornellNYC Tech Setting Campus Plans

VP of CornellNYC Tech Setting Campus Plans

Cathy Dove, vice president of CornellNYC Tech, moved from Ithaca, NY the moment the project was approved. Dove is in charge of developing the school's programming and building the campus at Roosevelt Island. According to Crain's, she has spent the last eight months helping the school get situated at [Full Story…]

#IgniteNYC: When Failing Is Cool

#IgniteNYC: When Failing Is Cool

By Lauren Keyson Failure was the theme of the IgniteNYC event last night at the Tishman Auditorium at the Parsons The New School, and 14 speakers each told a story about how they failed but then rose out of the flames. Surprisingly, this topic turned out to be poignant, inspirational, sad -- and [Full Story…]

NY’s Academy for Software Engineering Opens Doors

NY's Academy for Software Engineering Opens Doors

NY's Academy for Software Engineering (AFSE), has started classes for its inaugural class of 100 9th graders. Students are taking classes in computer science and statistics, and are encouraged to collaborate with mentors in the NY startup scene. Many have praised the school for addressing the gaps [Full Story…]