There s the silent protagonist: a buzz-cut, space marine who sprints hyperactively through monotone corridors, firing shotgun rounds into the faces of occult-ish monsters.Doom made millionaires of its young designers, a group that included the wunderkind programmer John Carmack, who last month was awarded a Bafta fellowship, the Academy s highest honour.Then last year s Undertale allowed you, finally, to befriend them.This is a game designed to be played molto allegro; Run isn t a toggle on the keyboard – it s the default pace.2016 s Doom borrows the concept.Still, at least the sky is a nice shade of mustard yellowDoom s muscular campaign is its strongest asset, but there is some joy to be had in its fidgety multiplayer mode although this, bizarrely, requires the console game to reboot each time you wish to play online .
Veterans and active service members possess the work ethic, high character, and strong leadership skills needed to launch meaningful and enduring technology companies.To inspire and enable the military community to build technology companies, the Founder Institute, the world's premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, has partnered with Vet-Tech, the nation's leading startup accelerator for military veterans, to offer the "100 Vets" Fellowship for the Silicon Valley Winter 2019 semester.As part of this program, any U.S. veteran or service member who wants to start a technology company can apply to the Silicon Valley Winter 2019 semester for free, and the best overall applicant will receive a Fellowship to participate in the Silicon Valley Founder Institute's step-by-step startup launch program for free as well.To apply for the 100 Vets Fellowship for the Silicon Valley Winter 2019 Semester, you must complete your application and enroll in the program by 2018-11-11.Recipients of the fellowship will be notified within 5 days after this deadline.Even though our veterans possess the work ethic, high character, and strong leadership skills needed to launch meaningful and enduring technology companies, many veterans don't know the first steps to launching a business, or find themselves unemployed.
"My parents went insane," Proud says.Fast forward to today: Proud, now 24 years old, is the CEO of Hello, which makes Sense — a $129 sleep-tracking device for your bedroom that raised $2.4 million on Kickstarter in 2014.In 2009, at 18 years old, Proud started GigLocator, a site to track when your favorite bands and artists were playing near you so you could buy tickets.Six months later, that qualified him for entrance to the inaugural Thiel Fellowship, a two-year program where Peter Thiel — the famed, and currently controversial, Silicon Valley venture investor — pays promising young entrepreneurs $100,000 to skip college and pursue their original business ideas.In 2012, Proud sold GigLocator to Peter Shapiro, the owner of New York's legendary Brooklyn Bowl nightclub and its international franchises."GigLocator was a side-project that turned into a thing," he says.The money went into Hello, his new venture, and he started considering what he actually wanted to do.He decided to focus his efforts on solving big problems, and decided to start with the concept of sleep."Our ambitions are bigger than sleep, but there's so much to do in sleep," Proud says.Hello, againWhen Proud first founded Hello, his team conceived of a wearable, kind of like the Apple Watch or a Fitbit, that you'd wear to bed.He likes that he both lives and works in San Francisco, while potential buyers would probably make him commute to their offices in the suburban expanses south of the city.So long as he's paying his rent he can walk to work, and he gets to work on the interesting problems he's laid out for himself , Proud says that he's in no hurry to sell or otherwise exit.
He then spent a year on a fellowship in Rome and came back to Britain to teach at the Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts in London and at the University of Nottingham.Harold became well known in London as an abstract painter, representing the UK at the Venice Biennale, Documenta – the German modern art show – and other international exhibitions in the 1960s.He stayed on to research the application of computing in the arts and remained in the US for the rest of his life.Over time, he constructed a painting machine that would apply brush on paper.He remained in the visual arts department at UCSD, serving also as department chair and director of the Centre for Research in Computing and the Arts there.He is survived by his partner, Hiromi Ito; Becky, his wife, from whom he was separated; his brother, Bernard; his son, Paul, four daughters, Jenny, Kanoko, Sara and Zana, and seven grandchildren.
When looking to draw the best IT professionals to your company consider and identify existing employees who best represents the type of talent you want to attract.Ask them about what they enjoy most about the company, employment perks, opportunities, benefits, culture, internal growth and more, and use this information to showcase the company s recruitment program.Tapping into your employees existing networks not only extends the reach of your hiring efforts, it is also an effective technique for finding qualified candidates that may already work well with existing talents at your organization.Unique benefits such as extended medical benefits, development programs, child care support, and others, has also become a competitive advantage and is equally good for word of mouth among prospective candidates.Allowing each employee to be part of a trusted environment will allow for faster and better decisions, this is called the speed of trust.To rectify this, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore IDA launched the Smart Nation Fellowship Program to foster a network of tech talents for Singapore.
Earlier this month, superfan and tech consultant Rex Sorgatz published the definitive person-to-person mapping of "Silicon Valley" characters to tech world personalities, which you can read here.His devil-may-care tousled locks and frazzled personality remind us of Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, while his story arc mimics the fall and triumph of Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey.Gavin Belson (played by Matt Ross) fits all the requirements of a Silicon Valley titan — down to the five-finger running shoes inspired by Sergey Brin's shoewear aesthetic.He does so by trampling his competition and lawyering up when someone gets in his way, just like Oracle's Larry Ellison.Eccentric billionaire and angel investor Peter Gregory (played by the late actor Christopher Evan Welch) reminds us of a fellow member of the "three comma club," Peter Thiel, cofounder of PayPal.Gregory encourages young genius geeks to drop out of college and start companies, which sounds a lot like the mission of the Thiel Fellowship.
Eva wants to build a robot that can create street artA 10-year-old girl who wants to use robots to make the streets of Paris happy has won a prestigious fellowship designed for PhD students after her heartwarming application charmed the programme s creator.The French girl, Eva, applied to the Summer Innovation Fellowship run by digital agency Five by Five, intended for experienced computer scientists, asking them for help with her project to build a robot that can create street art.The streets of Paris are sad.I want to build a robot that will make them happy again.I ve already starting learning how to code on Thymio robots, but I have trouble making it work.
A 10-year-old French girl called Eva has melted the hearts of the tech establishment, after asking a learning scheme for assistance in making a robot that could walk the streets of Paris and make people happy.According to the Five by Five group that coordinates the Summer Innovation Fellowship learning scheme, Eva wrote in her application letter: "The streets of Paris are sad.I want to build a robot that will make them happy again.I ve already starting learning how to code on Thymio robots, but I have trouble making it work.I want to join the program so the mentors can help me."The official reply said yes, that's a great idea, Eva.
A 10-year-old French girl called Eva has melted the hearts of the tech establishment, after asking a learning scheme for assistance in making a robot that could walk the streets of Paris and make people happy.According to the Five by Five group that coordinates the Summer Innovation Fellowship learning scheme, Eva wrote in her application letter: "The streets of Paris are sad.I want to build a robot that will make them happy again.I ve already starting learning how to code on Thymio robots, but I have trouble making it work.I want to join the program so the mentors can help me."The official reply said yes, that's a great idea, Eva.
View photosMoreHttps%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fcard%2fimage%2f133830%2fscreen shot 2016-07-01 at 11.20.57 amUPDATE July 1, 2016, 2:45 p.m. EST: Kat Bolognan just reached out to Mashable and provided more information on this story that we added in.While most fifth graders are naturally focused on straight chillin', one is already on track to change the world.Ten-year-old roboticist Eva is the youngest person to receive Five by Five's Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship.The streets of Paris are sad.I want to build a robot that will make them happy again.
There has been a lot written about diversity or the lack thereof in the tech industry.Even with Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding affirmative action, tech companies are looking for alternative approaches to increase diversity.A recent survey found that black and Hispanic computer science graduates were less likely to be hired than their white and Asian counterparts.The statistics on women in tech aren t much better, with women also being systematically underrepresented and making $10,000 less than their male counterparts.But there is one simple thing that we could all do that would greatly reduce this the hiring bias.As administrators of The Data Incubator, a selective fellowship that helps students and industry practitioners find jobs as data scientists, we practice this in our admissions process and as a result, half of our current tech staffers are minorities.A famous paper from the University of Chicago shows that candidates with white-sounding names but otherwise identical resumes were 50% more likely to be called in for an interview.
iStock/TomasSereda One letter stuck out in the stack of applications from people with well-polished resumes applying for theEva, a 10-year-old girl, applied to the program in the hopes of receiving mentorship so that she could build a special kind of robot: one to make the streets of Paris "happy again.""The streets of Paris are sad.
Legion Analytics is looking to make your sales team more productive with the help of artificial intelligence.We covered the startup last year when it was part of Y Combinator s fellowship program and offered to help companies find sales leads.CEO Jamasen Rodriguez told me that the company s vision has expanded — it s not just focused on lead generation anymore, but rather becoming a full-stack sales company.Bots are a pretty trendy topic right now, and Legion Analytics claim of using natural language and machine learning technology is pretty familiar, too.What s different, according to Rodriguez, is the way the company s technology can analyze text and understand the sales meaning of that text.The idea isn t to replace salespeople entirely, but rather to free them from a lot of the more time-consuming back-and-forth over email of answering basic questions and scheduling demos.
Some medical professionals spend their careers in a lab, bettering the world through their research, while others focus on being caring physicians towards their patients.Dr. Cascone is a cancer researcher whose nascent career already shows great promise.She still works directly with her patients, though, and considers her clinical responsibilities part of the foundation of her career.My research is supported by Lung Cancer Alliance through a Young Investigator Award and the T32 National Institutes of Health training grant.After graduating from medical school in Naples, Italy, I entered the school s oncology fellowship program.As my research experience was coming into focus, I sought opportunities to directly help patients as well.
Machine learning and artificial intelligence are some of the hottest fields in tech right now.While the terms have kind of become buzzwords in startup land, Google has had teams doing research and building AI-driven applications for years.For example, the company established its "Brain" group five years ago and the team has since penned dozens of papers, built an open-source AI system called TensorFlow, and influenced a bunch of Google products and services like Photos, SmartReply, and speech recognition.The team held a question and answer session yesterday on Reddit, and one of the most striking parts to someone not entrenched in that world, at least was reading about the crazy-diverse backgrounds that Google Brain team members have.You might think that to be working at one of the preeminent machine learning groups, you would have to have a degree in computer science from Stanford.Here are some of surprising paths that Google Brain employees have taken:Chris Olah: Did one year of pre math at University of Texas, dropped out to help his friend dispute an arrest, got a Thiel Fellowship to do 3D printer research, started being interested in machine learning, joined Google Brain as an intern.Martin Wattenberg: Had a background in math, but worked in journalism for his first six years out of school.Doug Eck: Undergrad in English literature and creative writing, while self-training as a programmer.Eventually did a PhD in computer science, focused on music and AI.Dan Mané: Majored in philosophy.Geoffrey Hinton: A degree in experimental psychology, followed by a year as a carpenter.Before getting to Google, he did get a PhD in AI.
Pretty much ever since the Hobbit movies were announced, fans have clamored for an ultimate box set that gathered the then-future extended editions of those films with the extended Lord of the Rings cuts in a single box set.Well, you ll soon be able to—and it s pretty spectacular.Emerging out of an Amazon.com listing today, the Middle-Earth Limited Collector s Edition features a whopping 30 Blu-ray discs of footage: Extended cuts of An Unexpected Journey, Desolation of Smaug, Battle of the Five Armies, Fellowship of the Ring, Two Towers, and Return of the King, and all of the previously released and monstrously extensive behind-the-scenes documentaries that were included in past extended edition releases.On top of that, each movie is wrapped up in its own faux-leather-wrapped book case, which themselves sit on an elaborate wooden shelf—hilariously described in the official release as crafted from solid wood with a design selected by Peter Jackson.If that wasn t enough, the collection also comes with a recreation of the Red Book of Westmarch—the book Bilbo and Frodo wrote The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings in—filled with pages of official concept art, as well as individual recreations of concept art from the films by Alan Lee and John Howe.It s certainly an elaborate collection even moreso than perhaps people might have expected from the first time these movies are gathered in a single bumper collection and it might be an expensive one.
Pretty much ever since the Hobbit films were announced, fans have clamoured for an ultimate box set that gathered the then-future extended editions of those films with the extended Lord of the Rings cuts in a single box set.Well, you ll soon be able to — and it s pretty spectacular.Emerging out of an Amazon.com listing, the Middle-Earth Limited Collector s Edition features a whopping 30 Blu-ray discs of footage: Extended cuts of An Unexpected Journey, Desolation of Smaug, Battle of the Five Armies,Fellowship of the Ring, Two Towers, and Return of the King, and all of the previously released and monstrously extensive behind-the-scenes documentaries that were included in past extended edition releases.On top of that, each movie is wrapped up in its own faux-leather-wrapped book case, which themselves sit on an elaborate wooden shelf — hilariously described in the official release as crafted from solid wood with a design selected by Peter Jackson .If that wasn t enough, the collection also comes with a recreation of the Red Book of Westmarch — the book Bilbo and Frodo wrote The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings in — filled with pages of official concept art, as well as individual recreations of concept art from the films by Alan Lee and John Howe.It s certainly an elaborate collection even more so than perhaps people might have expected from the first time these movies are gathered in a single bumper collection and it might be an expensive one.
Even though the name Silicon Valley represents to the world the epicenter of the technology industry, statistically speaking, most tech businesses are not located in the area.Increasingly, the Valley s companies are shifting key operations outside the United States.Qualified software engineers are rare anywhere, but this scarcity is particularly acute right here in the epicenter.So what will happen?Everyone likes to refer to Megan Smith, chief technology officer of the United States and former Google executive, who said, There s going to be 1.4 million tech and I.T.jobs coming within the next decade and only 400,000 trained people to fill them.Shame on us.We need to fix this problem locally, in Silicon Valley.But only 36 percent of those to match the 85,000 quota will be randomly selected to be processed in a system widely seen as rigged, arbitrary, or gamed by insiders who know the secrets of the INS temple.
In further proof of Silicon Valley s hate affair with Donald Trump, venture capital firm Charles River Ventures has just redesigned its website to read F*ck Trump on its home page.Tell us how you really feel.The Menlo Park firm does, in a Medium post also titled F*ck Trump.Not only that, the firm — whose roots are in Cambridge, Massachusetts — says it will start covering the costs for U.S. visas for founders of companies it funds.We ve also created a CRV Fellowship Program to provide funding, support and office space for immigrant entrepreneurs, the firm says in the post.If you feel you fit the bill, come share your stories and your ideas.If you are for building walls and stopping change, stay away.A spokeswoman confirmed to SiliconBeat that the firm meant to use the colorful language on its website and its Medium post, and that the firm hasn t been hacked.CRV, a 46-year-old firm that has invested in Twitter, Dropbox, Zendesk and more, says its  9 partners come from 7 countries and speak 8 different languages, hailing from Greece, India, Iran, Israel, Turkey, Venezuela as well as the United States.
From a 44-year-old microbiologist to a 32-year-old long-form journalist to a 67-year-old jewelry maker, the 2016 class of MacArthur Fellows is a diverse selection of the sharpest minds in America today.The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced the recipients of its annual MacArthur Fellowship ― commonly referred to as the Genius Grant ― early Thursday morning.Dianne Newman, Sarah Stillman and Joyce J. Scott are just three of those recipients, earning themselves a $625,000 stipend and a spot in the history books next to previous fellows like writer Susan Sontag, astrophysicist Joseph Taylor, and artist Carrie Mae Weems.The MacArthur Fellowship dates back to 1981, created to acknowledge and celebrate high-achieving individuals in disciplines as diverse as sculpture, chemistry, human rights law and engineering.What was once a $50,000 award has since grown into a six-figure prize, awarded to American citizens and residents with a no strings attached policy to enable them to pursue new creative work.This year, the fellows include 12 women and 11 men, ranging in age from the 31 to 67.
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