Opportunities from Cynthia Flores

Cynthia Flores, an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics at CSUCI, has just attended the SACNAS conference this past weekend, and has noted several great opportunities for students in Computer Science:

  • Tapia Conference Codeathon: although applications for funding are closed for the TAPIA conference in Boston, MA, the Code-a-thon is accepting applications for a hands-on workshop. Perhaps some students may still have an opportunity to attend the Code-a-thon.
  • The following links are of interest to us as a Hispanic serving institution, and also the CI Computer Girls:
    CAHSI
    NCWIT
    Anita Borg 

MS-DOS & Word for Windows original source code released

The original source code for two of Microsoft’s most widely-used products, MS-DOS and Word For Windows, has been made publicly available for the first time.This means developers and home computing hobbyists can now get their hands on the source code for the version 1.1 1982 edition of MS-DOS, as well as version 2.0 that dates back to 1983.

via MS-DOS & Word for Windows original source code released | IT PRO.

NIST seeks to bring rigor to data science

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) wants to bring some metrics and rigor to the nascent but rapidly growing field of data science.

The government agency is embarking on a project to develop by 2016 a framework that can be used by all industries to understand how to use, and measure the results from data science, and big data projects.

via NIST seeks to bring rigor to data science – Network World.