TEDx has been hosted in Tacoma 6 times and it is called TEDxTacoma, an independently organized TED event:
April 22. 2016 Tacoma, WA
March 21, 2015 Tacoma, WA
February 28th 2014 Tacoma, WA
May 3rd, 2013 Tacoma, WA
April 17th, 2012 Tacoma, WA
Apr 23, 2010 Tacoma, WA
This presentation by James Veitch: “This is what happens when you reply to spam email” is one of the best I have seen so far.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the …
Because MSR (Microsoft Research) almost exclusively focuses on software, the group’s passions favor computing applications, rather than mechanisms or infrastructure. Stick a tape recorder in front of Rashid, for example, and he will muse at length about the implications of a world with virtually unlimited data storage.
In just a few years, he says, a terabyte of storage will be cheap enough to be within the reach of most consumers. Rashid is confident of an explosion in computing resources and capabilities. “What I do worry about is, are we going to be able to do anything with them?” Such is his charge to MSR: Figure out how people can take advantage of unlimited storage, gobs of bandwidth, and scads of …
Several years ago, under the bright, hot stage lights of Las Vegas, Bill Gates faced a difficult job: How was Microsoft’s then-CEO going to rev up a jaded, tech-savvy Comdex crowd about the launch of Office 97, a relatively uninteresting, and essentially mature, product category? His answer: artificial intelligence capability, in the shape of Clippit, the Office Assistant.
Behind the assistant’s coy paperclip persona was advanced natural language processing and AI software straight out of the company lab-Microsoft Research (MSR). Gates’ demonstration was a success, but his real audience, the millions of corporate and retail customers who buy Microsoft products, was ultimately unimpressed.
Although it represented a small step along the long road toward natural computer-human interaction, the Office Assistant …
Both training and learning are being improved by developments which are permitting more innovation to be used in everyday college lessons. A brand-new sensation, of ‘linked knowing’, is arising, which is requiring that students and students in every phase of their education, right to college, have greater technological know-how in order to have the ability to participate fully, and discover their full potential.
In response to this higher use of modern technology, numerous professionals claim that the values of the class of the future should alter, to come to be one where synergy and collective learning and sharing of encounters will certainly be essential.
The huge danger that many educators see of this drive to higher embracing of modern technology …
Some educational experiments prove that there must be a change in how we are being educated. In Sugata Mitra´s experiment, for instance, the biggest hit is self teaching in groups. Another example of teaching adults gathered in groups is the “microlearning”, a cooperative learning technique for the GED test that reduces anxiety among adult going back to school , promotes better learning, improves student motivation, and increases enjoyment of the learning experience thanks to short practice tests and video lessons.
Sugata Mitra, a professor of educational technology, has made an awesomely interesting experiment in self-teaching. Some computers with internet connection were put in public places at the level of children (embedded to walls in a slum in New Delhi and …
Despite occasional surges in the stock market, the trend has mostly been a downward spiral of gloom and despair. The technology-drenched Nasdaq has plummeted more than 25 percent this year. As a result, investors have been running for shelter. But that flight to safety is a little backward.
A year ago, when stock prices were sky high, investors were loading up on risk, justifying enormous valuations even though the stocks could–and did–lose most of their value. Ordinary investors were clamoring for a piece of that riskiest market—initial public offerings.
Now investors distrust tech stocks even though they’re at more normal prices, and therefore, have less potential to plunge. Few IPOs can come to market, and individuals shun them. How risky …
The GED certificate is a high school equivalency diploma designed to help people who didn’t finish a high school get a credential that will help them in the future. The GED is meant for adults who never finished high school and gives them the chance to earn a diploma that compares to a common high school diploma. The GED (General Education Development) was established during WW II to support returning military personnel with becoming educated and get better employment possibilities.
Preparation is very important, so check some websites to find locations close to you where GED prep classes are offered. Take a look at BestGEDClasses’s free online GED classes for the best and free options and this website also provides …
I come from a school where everyone has it in them to be an entrepreneur. Though my journey to self-employment consisted of quitting my full-time job before even opening the bar, paying my personal bills out of the change jars I amassed through years of bartending.
As I lived in my in-laws basement for almost 3 years while our business grew, I can fully understand why someone wouldn’t want to jump in head first like that, especially if you have a career you enjoy, serious debt, or you just plain don’t want to be a basement dweller for any period of time. .
That’s where side projects come in. The good news is, as a blogger, unless you specifically blog …
Many people write about quitting the 9 to 5 and doing your own thing. There’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, it’s an admirable goal to have. That being said, you CAN excel at your current gig and explore your passion at the same time.
I’ve been with the same company now for 5 years. In the technology space, this is already good. I’ve been fortunate enough to move up the ranks and it’s been a rewarding journey. As I’ve writing before, I’m in corporate technology sales.
I cherish the work I’m privileged to do with my clients. The relationships I have in my industry are very fulfilling. I value them more than anything else I do in …
Choosing your future college may be one of the biggest decisions you’ve ever had to make. We know you may feel nervous or anxious about making the final decision especially if you attended adult education classes, going to college might seem like a very difficult decision.
Relax and enjoy the experience. You should feel excited about your options and the amazing four years that lie ahead.
Follow the tips below when thinking about each school. It may help to compare your acceptances side by side and rank each school or make a list of pros and cons for each.
Visit the schools you are considering. If you have already visited once, consider going back. Visiting the school with the