In the Founder Institute's four-month, part-time program, promising startup entrepreneurs participate in weekly training and feedback sessions that are led by Founder Institute Mentors.Our Mentors provide the passion, experience, and support that helps our Founders launch meaningful and enduring companies.The Founder Institute is about practical, actionable training and feedback - not theory.To achieve this, we bring in experienced Founders and CEOs to give our companies the most relevant and valuable advice.In a confidential setting, they share horror stories, best practices, and realistic feedback to help our Founders avoid "rookie mistakes" and be successful.In the upcoming Silicon Valley Semester, we have secured a truly exceptional roster of Founder Institute Mentors, including many from out of town.
The Founder Institute, world's premier startup bootcamp for talented entrepreneurs, is now accepting applications for the Silicon Valley Winter 2019 Semester.The flagship Silicon Valley semester will now be in its 15th edition, with previous semesters having graduated great companies like Udemy, Retailigence, Cake Health, Getable, Breezy, Shopalize, Skimble, Yumvy, Spikes, and many more.Those who apply by the Early Admissions Deadline (2018-11-11) will have their application fees waived (typically $50) and are eligible for Founder Institute Fellowships.In the Founder Institute's four-month, part-time program, promising startup entrepreneurs "learn by doing" and launch a company through structured training courses and expert feedback from a large network of business mentors.Plus, you are not required to quit you day job to participate, so you can begin building a business around your ideas without putting your livelihood at risk.In order to celebrate the launch, the Silicon Valley Founder Institute will host a "Pre-Curriculum" of free startup events for the general public:
Both upper secondary and higher education students move into the general housing aid 1.8.2017 from, social affairs and the ministry of health told reporters.the STM according to the president of the republic Sauli Niinistö confirmed the housing benefit bill today, Thursday.the Law change does not affect the study abroad students, as well as in Finland, folk high school, physical education center or the Sámi training centre paid on line study and educational institution dormitory resident students.They also get in the future, the current student support system in accordance with the students ' housing supplement.following the reform of some of the students lose housing support altogether and part of the back of the housing subsidy amount is reduced, will increase or remain unchanged.General housing support for eligible students is estimated to be less than student housing for the additional eligible students, but the average general housing allowance amount is higher than the students ' housing supplement.
the Government was today, Wednesday, to deal with the opposition of the spacing issue regarding the vocational education cuts and reform.the Cuts after the whole vocational education should be the number to do early next year to start reform.South-Savo Education Ltd, managing director Arja-Leena saastamoinen foundation said he was concerned that the cut will jeopardize the continuity of the first and foremost investment required by sectors such as technology, construction and forestry machine operator training.”I don't know any other sector, which made such a harsh cut at once, even if student numbers remain roughly the same”, He said.a Total professional from the second grade is to cut funding roughly 25 percent,” He sums up.Stenbacka is the number of cuts in the same figures as the saastamoinen foundation.
But somehow, before we know it, we ve gone ahead done it; we ve bought a ticket to see Batman v Superman.Even if you ve been playing Tomb Raider games for 10 years you ll still occasionally walk up to a gigantic chasm and think, I wonder if Lara can survive that fall?This is the archetypal platforming error: you know you mustn t hit jump until a single pixel of Mario s foot is over the edge – but then during the run up, the adrenaline kicks in, your fingers start twitching and before you even know it, you re pressing the button ... far too early, sending our moustached hero plunging into the abyss.Ryu will ... do a weird little jerky dance that you ve never seen before in your many hours of intensive training.For weeks, you enter different verb-noun combinations: drink potion, consume potion, sip potion, quaff potion.The survival horror panic attack
As frustrating as this time of year can be if your favorite TV show gets axed, the silver lining is that cancellations make room for new programming.Set to premiere this fall, the series centers on the ever-resourceful Angus Mac Macgyver played by Lucas Till and his missions with former CIA agent Lincoln George Eads .The preview features quick thinking, clever solutions, and narrow escapes.An adaptation of the 2001 film, CBS Training Day series follows young police officer Kyle Craig Justin Cornwell after he s partnered with a morally ambiguous veteran detective, Frank Rourke Bill Paxton .He stars as Jack Gordon, a well-known adventure reporter who ends up in charge of a group of eager millennials working in an outdoor magazine s digital department.CBS has still more shows coming as well, including Bull, a drama starring Michael Weatherly; Pure Genius, a medical drama; Kevin Can Wait, a comedy featuring Kevin James; Matt LeBlanc s new comedy Man with a Plan; and Doubt, starring Katherine Heigl.
Ten years ago, he said, most researchers worked with a high-end PC and hoped there was enough disk space to run their applications.Now, Howard says, you run your compute and have your data stored in a national facility, you get more compute than you have in the local environment, and then you pull your results back across the network.As someone whose history stretches back to Australia's early Internet, with involvement in early OpenFlow developments, and three-and-a-half years after the NCI first investigated OpenStack, Howard has an insider's view of OpenStack's effectiveness today.That's a big thing for the NCI, because its scientific HPC is characterised by very big but relatively short-lived data flows, a large number of users, and facilities all over the country.The drive to commodity into networking equipment, vendors offering low-cost switches, all combined with an SDN control plane, offer significant savings, he said, but it's the sophistication that's demonstrated the importance of SDN to the NCI.Rather than being a painfully difficult environment to use, Howard said, the NCI's attention with OpenStack has been trying to balance which features we make available at what time, how we take advantage of those features, and how to train the researchers to take the best advantage of that environment.
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App-based fitness coaches have been growing in popularity over the past few years, as companies attempt to turn their fitness tracking apps into services that can also help people train more effectively.The latest to do this is Strava, the self-proclaimed social media network for athletes, which has added a new feature called Live Segments.Live Segments is essentially aimed at runners and cyclists who use their phones to track their progress, and offers real-time audio and visual cues on personal records, the segment, and who s at the top of the leaderboard.Premium customers will also see their efforts in real-time on the screen, as well as personal records.When the segment is completed, you ll see your results for the segment on the screen.This could help in fine-tuning the details of a training session.
Taking no chances, Euro 2016 organizers said Tuesday that new technology will be deployed at the June 10-July 10 tournament in 10 French cities to protect against unwanted airborne intruders."We've noted the general proliferation of drone-usage in society," Khoury said in his Paris office.French authorities have been alarmed by dozens of mystery drone overflights of sensitive sites — mostly nuclear facilities, but also military installations and even the presidential palace.The French gendarmerie already has powerful but not particularly sophisticated portable equipment that could help steer drones away from stadiums by interfering with GPS signals; its drawback is that it could also interfere with GPS signals for civil use, including for aircraft."The idea is not to destroy the drones, because there could be collateral damage, notably if they crashed into the public."So the risk for matches should be limited.
If the claims are accurate, Facebook contractors have depressed some conservative news, and their curatorial hand affects the Facebook Trending list more than the public realizes.As this conversation swirls around intentions and explicit manipulation, there are some significant issues missing.As we move into the development of algorithmic models to shape editorial decisions and curation, we need to find a sophisticated way of grappling with the biases that shape development, training sets, quality assurance, and error correction, not to mention an explicit act of human judgment.What is of concern right now is not that human beings are playing a role in shaping the news — they always have — it is the veneer of objectivity provided by Facebook s interface, the claims of neutrality enabled by the integration of algorithmic processes, and the assumption that what is prioritized reflects only the interests and actions of the users the public sphere and not those of Facebook, advertisers, or other powerful entities.As part of this process, we convened a workshop and have produced a series of documents that we think are valuable to the conversation:These documents provide historical context, highlight how media has always been engaged in power struggles, showcase the challenges that new media face, and offer case studies that reveal the complexities going forward.My hope is that we quickly leave the state of fear and start imagining mechanisms of accountability that we, as a society, can live with.
Encryption, corporates have heard of itEnterprises are routinely storing corporate password files in the cloud through Microsoft s OneDrive backup technology.OneDrive is the most common Office 365 application, with 79.1 per cent of organisations using it, according to a study by cloud control tech vendor Skyhigh Networks.Businesses and employees are still taking a relaxed approach to document security, especially when you consider the high frequency of threats, said Hawthorn.This percentage will only increase as OneDrive becomes more tightly integrated to the rest of the suite.Hawthorn concluded that the need for employee training is particularly acute in heavily regulated industries such as financial services or healthcare, two of the biggest users of Office 365.The study found that the occurrence of Office 365-related threats is common, 71.4 per cent of companies have at least one compromised account each month, 57.1 per cent have at least one insider threat and 45.9 per cent have at least one privileged user threat.
Answer by Scott Aaronson, Theoretical computer scientist at MIT, soon to be at UT Austin, on Quora.There are things like Deflategate or manspreading or the dresses worn at the Oscars, which many people talk about but few should.And then there are things like World War II, global warming, black holes, or machine learning, which many people talk about and probably many should.Indeed, I started out in AI and machine learning, as an undergrad at Cornell with Bart Selman and then as a grad student at Berkeley with Mike Jordan, before shifting into quantum computing, where I felt like my comparative advantage was greater.On the other hand, at least according to the ML researchers I know, the recent progress has not involved any major new conceptual breakthroughs: it s been more about further refinement of algorithms that already existed in the 70s and 80s, and of course, implementing those algorithms on orders-of-magnitude faster computers and training them with orders-of-magnitude more data.In the end, I suppose it s less interesting to me to look at the sheer amount of machine learning hype than at its content.
In machine learning, the ultimate goal is to train a machine or computer to learn and infer like a human, taking into account much more information and making better decisions in exponentially less time than humans are able to do.At present, most unsupervised learning systems still require some human feedback and training after initial data analysis.In contrast, unsupervised learning systems freely analyze patterns in unlabeled data, with no corresponding error or reward linked to a conclusion.Despite significant progress, the underlying processes of unsupervised learning, what s really happening at the level of the artificial neurons, is still a mystery.Risks include building models that fail or don t work in unexpected situations; however, the real gap lies in a lack of explanation by the system for its findings or results, human beings are still the ultimate interpreters.It may be that an unsupervised learning system comes up with a set of conclusions that are nonsensical or seemingly indecipherable by human beings, so finding ways to synthesize analysis with meaning is a significant code that still needs to be cracked.
Imagine serving your country in the United States Air Force.An innovative non-profit has taken matters into its own hands, and aims to effectively rehabilitate veterans into society by teaching them integral software development training skills to transition them into jobs in the tech sector.Considering that roles such as a Ruby on Rails developer top the highest pay in the nation for programmers, there is a high ROI for veterans, who invest time into this program.Vets Who Code is a streamlined, highly selective software development training program with the mission of transitioning military veterans into the vacancies of the technology sector.Stunning Success Rates of VetsWhoCode Motivate Future Expansion PlansWithin two years of launching the nonprofit, VetsWhoCode has trained 75 veterans across 12 different states, and boasts a 100% job acquisition rate.- Jerome Hardaway, Founder, US Air Force Veteran Employers need people that have the discipline to acquire those skills and acquire them quickly.
Drones may help keep the lights on and the stove fires burning.PG is testing drones for monitoring electricity infrastructure and is working with NASA to use the unmanned aerial vehicles to spot gas leaks.The utility has two testing programs underway, to address issues in both gas and electricity services.A recent drone flight over a hydroelectric plant in the Sierra Nevada mountains outside Fresno marked PG s foray into drone testing.For humans to inspect facilities such as the Balch Powerhouse in the Sierras, fall-protection equipment is required for the risky work that requires a significant investment in training and protective equipment, according to PGThe utility hopes to use drones to assess power lines and other equipment in remote areas.for increasing reliability of our service and response time to outages, PG executive Pat Hogan said in a press release.On the gas side, the utility is working with NASA s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and other researchers to test a drone-borne NASA laser-based sensor to detect gas leaks from the air.The ability to deploy and aerial methane-detection tool over long distances and in remote areas could signal a major turning point in future gas-leak detection capabilities for PG, and the larger utility industry as a whole, said PG executive Jesus Soto.The utility said it was also looking ahead to using drones for storm and disaster response.Using drones to capture high-resolution imagery in real time will help speed up damage assessments and the deployment of the right resources to restore power.
When FlightCar launched in 2013, the goal was simple: provide a way at airports for people to rent their vehicles to incoming travelers and make some money.It expanded operations so it was available in 12 airports around the U.S. and saw cars listed on its platform for more than 1.3 million days collectively.It seemed like it was all rainbows and unicorns, but in 2015, multiple events caused the company to rethink things — no, not its business model, but its failure to provide the right experience.As early as last month, one reviewer complained: Yet another startup that truly lacks customer service fundamentals.Chief executive Rujul Zaparde said that one step was bringing on board new leadership, which is why it hired Robert Gash, the former vice president of software development at Good Eggs and longtime manager at Amazon.It redesigned its employees uniforms to look more professional, while improving training to back up that impression.To display quality service at each station, the company has installed more site-level leaders and empowered teams to make more decisions and better assist customers.
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Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg met with political conservatives to explain how the social network comes up with its trending news topics, seeking to quell concerns that liberal-leaning news and sources were favored by the company s editors.I want to do everything I can to make sure our teams uphold the integrity of our products.The participants had a constructive discussion, and Facebook got feedback on its community standards, trending topics, and ways for conservative groups to make better use of the social network, a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement.The meeting at the company s Menlo Park, California, headquarters included a training session on audience engagement, a meeting with Zuckerberg and other executives, an explanation of trending topics -- and a demonstration of Facebook s virtual-reality technology, Oculus, Facebook said.Zuckerberg sought to clear the air after an anonymously sourced report in Gizmodo last week alleged that his team of human editors leaned toward liberal sources in selecting stories for the trending news feature.Still, the conservatives invited to the meeting, including talk-show host Glenn Beck, think-tank leader Arthur Brooks and political commentator S.E.Cupp, were aiming to understand better how Facebook presents its news.
In-house IT helpdesks, while generally more familiar with the ins-and-outs of the company s IT set-up and systems, usually require a hefty sum to start and maintain.This would mean added costs due to hiring and training IT experts, which is a rather heavy load for small to mid-sized enterprises SMEs .For people with small to mid-sized businesses, outsourced IT support is generally more cost-effective due to having staff trained to handle a wide variety of IT problems.This helps businesses focus on their niche instead of trying to fiddle with things outside their field of expertise.That being said, if you re considering switching to an outsourced IT support company, here are a number of benefits you can expect from making that decision:Related Article: From IoT to Wearables: The 3 Technology Trends You Need to Watch in 20161.Surges in terms of expenses can paralyze a small company and bog down operations, especially if the in-house IT team fails to keep the company s operations up and running.An outsourced IT support team, on the other hand, apart from being able to solve IT-related problems quicker, can also give you a more consistent and controlled monthly expense that only increases as your company grows.2.Focus on Your Unique Selling PropositionOne of the main reasons why a lot of start-up companies fail is that they don t have a Unique Selling Proposition USP , which is a factor that separates one s company from its competitors, whether it s having the lowest price or being the first of its kind.In a world where one's survival is contingent upon one's relevance, companies have to keep finding new ways to grow and innovate; otherwise, they become redundant and eventually perish.Better SecurityGoing back to point number two, if your company doesn t specialize in IT, then chances are that an in-house IT team, especially at the beginning, will make a few security mistakes that could put your company s sensitive information at risk.Security breaches often come from unscrupulous hackers using a mix of social engineering and other black hat techniques to steal confidential data.A good IT company will have dealt with a wide range of IT-related tasks, and with their comparative wealth of experience in the field, they can locate issues faster and help users get up and running in much less time than you are likely to be able to.5.