Code.org gets $12 million in funding from the Gates Foundation and others

Code.org is getting $ 12 million in philanthropic funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other donors like auditor PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers), as first reported by the Seattle Times. The organization also announced in a Medium post that it has reached ten million girls with student accounts on its platform.

The Code.org nonprofit trains teachers on how to teach computer science lessons to students from kindergarten through 12th grade. It also hosts Hour of Code activities for students to learn coding basics. This year’s Computer Science Education Week starts today and there are over 122,000 Hour of Code global events registered to happen throughout the week.

Bill Gates has been involved in Code.org since 2013, when he…

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How Apple Watch laid the foundation for iPhone X

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With a vibrant, full-faced OLED screen sporting handsomely-rounded corners edged in polished stainless steel, passive biometrics that "just work" to authenticate you without conscious effort, buttery smooth swipe navigation for multitasking and a simple side control to invoke Siri and Apple Pay, iPhone X is nothing like other phones. But it’s exactly like Apple Watch, which began paving the way for a generational iPhone leap back in 2014 at its introduction next to the more basic styling of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
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AT&T is working on an open-sourced AI project with Linux Foundation

The nonprofit Linux Foundation has announced that is working on an open source AI project, and AT&T is one of the founding organizations. Called the Acumos Project, its goal, like many open source platforms, is to enable a free exchange of ideas…
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Linux Foundation Launches Open Data Licensing Agreements

The Linux Foundation on Monday introduced the Community Data License Agreement, a new framework for sharing large sets of data required for research, collaborative learning and other purposes. CDLAs will allow both individuals and groups to share data sets in the same way they share open source software code, the foundation said. “As systems require data to learn and evolve, no one organization can build, maintain and source all data required,” noted Mike Dolan, VP of strategic programs at The Linux Foundation.
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