Black Education / Schools : President Barack Obama launched Computer Science for All initiative

Discussion in 'Black Education / Schools' started by HODEE, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. HODEE

    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2003
    Messages:
    4,912
    Likes Received:
    613
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    (RF) Technician
    Location:
    ( Alonewolf ) California.. by way of the LOU
    Ratings:
    +795
    • Like Like x 2
    • Thank You Thank You x 1
    • List
  2. Senegal

    Senegal Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2016
    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    79
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +189
    This is what we need more of in our community. It pains me to see so few AA's in IT relative to our population. We need to start pushing our children towards jobs that utilize skill sets for the information age instead of the industrial age.
     
  3. UBNaturally

    UBNaturally Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2014
    Messages:
    6,497
    Likes Received:
    1,017
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +1,736
    This would be a game changer if it is implemented with an entrepreneurial angle.

    Schools have been known to be employee farms instead of business and job creators.
    If they add MBA courses along with this, then I can fully accept this initiative (accept it regardless, just not going to give a standing ovation), otherwise, this is a small step forward to filling unemployment markets.

    Baby steps are good... wonder why this wasn't considered near 2009 (seven years ago) though.
     
  4. NNQueen

    NNQueen going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2001
    Messages:
    6,375
    Likes Received:
    1,430
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings:
    +1,862
    Black Girls Code
    [​IMG]

    We need to encourage our youth--tomorrow's Black leaders--to study computer science and we need to start them young. We need them in the computer industry in different positions throughout the global job market AND as entrepreneurs, owning their own businesses.

    [​IMG]
    Giving Black boys a chance to run the tech industry.

    All Star Code is addressing Silicon Valley’s diversity problem by training the next generation of technology leaders.

    Last month Twitter found itself the latest major tech company to face criticism for a lack of diversity—a jarring lack of diversity, to be more precise. It was revealed that the company’s entire board of directors consists of white males.

    The revelation generated plenty of hand-wringing about a well-covered topic, namely the underrepresentation of women and ethnic minorities, particularly African Americans, in the tech industry. What was especially disturbing about the coverage of Twitter’s lack of diversity is its CEO’s seeming indifference to the topic.

    After Stanford University fellow Vivek Wadhwa said, “This is the elite arrogance of the Silicon Valley mafia, the Twitter mafia. It’s the same male chauvinistic thinking. The fact that they went to the IPO without a single woman on the board—how dare they?” Twitter’s Dick Costolo replied, “Vivek Wadhwa is the Carrot Top of academic sources.” (Carrot Top is a professional comedian occasionally derided by other comedians for his material.)

    But while others continue to focus on the problem of a lack of diversity in the tech space, a new nonprofit venture aims to find a solution. Christina Lewis Halpern, a journalist who has written for publications like the Wall Street Journal, has launched All Star Code, which aims to prepare African-American boys for careers in the tech sector.

    Read more
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Thank You Thank You x 1
    • List
  5. Senegal

    Senegal Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2016
    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    79
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +189
    I'm trippin and not sharing the resources I have gathered over the years. This site has some classes for very low cost and or free. Please please turn any youth that may have an interests in IT on to this site. Technologies like Cisco, Microsoft, Unix, Linux, Network Security etc etc. If you have any questions about career paths I have done it by trail and error. I can at least get you pointed in the right direction.

    https://www.udemy.com/
     
    • Thank You Thank You x 2
    • List
  6. umbrarchist

    umbrarchist Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    Messages:
    328
    Likes Received:
    92
    Ratings:
    +100
    What is really curious is so many computer people who don't know squat about electricity. In some ways devices like the Raspberry Pi and Beaglebone Black have taken us back to the 70s and we can get to the innards rather than just deal with a keyboard and a screen.

    http://www.sudanforum.net/showpost.php?p=2977524&postcount=368

    But now there is the processing power of 1970s mainframes at the price of peanuts and programming does not have to be in assembly language.

    Electricity and. Electronics. Third Edition. Stan Gibilisco
    http://webwork.utleon.edu.mx/Paginas/Documentos/Robotica/electronica/(ebook) Gibilisco, Stan - Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics.pdf

    The Dilemmas of Maker Culture
    http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/04/the-dilemmas-of-maker-culture/390891/

    Technology and the implementation of technology are two different things. As technology becomes cheaper and more powerful the possible variations of the future become greater. But the less you know the less control you have.

    um
     
  7. chuck

    chuck Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2003
    Messages:
    13,481
    Likes Received:
    2,102
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +2,528
    Big props for caring and sharing your thoughts with us about this particular topic as well bro!
     
    • Thank You Thank You x 1
    • List
  8. chuck

    chuck Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2003
    Messages:
    13,481
    Likes Received:
    2,102
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +2,528
    Intriguing overview!
     
  9. HODEE

    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2003
    Messages:
    4,912
    Likes Received:
    613
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    (RF) Technician
    Location:
    ( Alonewolf ) California.. by way of the LOU
    Ratings:
    +795
    I need some computer coding skills.. I am missing out on good jobs, just based on my lack of not knowing coding ( script ) writing and LINUX better.
     
  10. HODEE

    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2003
    Messages:
    4,912
    Likes Received:
    613
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    (RF) Technician
    Location:
    ( Alonewolf ) California.. by way of the LOU
    Ratings:
    +795
    I just signed up to recive more information . I also looked at a beginner course in Linux. You know everyone giving tutorials give you simple commands you will use and encounter, they also go too deep showing or teaching course material only a superuser may use. most pole ate work have limited levels and files they can administer and access. This is still a great sight for learning and I appreciate you for sharing it.

    I'm in the Tech Field. So many applications run Linux. As I shared this keeps me from getting some very well paying jobs. I can get up to about thirty five now.. without a lot of computer linux...but the Linux would open me up to some jobs I could do paying as high as sixty five an hour. I have seen them, qualify in every way except Linux. If I get the system up and don't navigate properly, and not destroy files, move without knowing, or delete them. I won't be there but a few hours. So I dont apply. All I need is practice, some time on a working system. I have Linux in a very limited fashion back in 2006 to 2009. I did a lot of copy pate of the files I needed to run my programs and that worked. My group too, and the IT guy helped coach me as well.

    ===============
    http://www.linuxnix.com/basic-linux-commands-interview-questions/
    1) GIVE ME 15 COMMANDS WHICH YOU USE FREQUENTLY
    Depends on the environment you work. Some examples are

    mkdir
    — For creating folders( use -p option to create multiple folders at a time)
    ls –List folders/files( check what ls -1 do)

    top — To monitor system activities

    lsof –To check whats happening on the server and which process open which file.

    netstat -tcp –Gives you complete picture about network connection details.

    vnstat –Gives you Network band width statics

    sh –For running shell scripts

    history –For monitoring the commands executed by users

    cd –For changing directories

    vi-For editing configuration files.

    chmod –To change permissions of folders and files.

    mount –For mounting formatted partitions.

    service –For start/restart/stop a service.

    chkconfig –For permanent on/off a service.

    fdisk -l –To list all the partitions

    The author said: This is my own list, you can have your list.
    ============
    2) GIVE ME SOME COMMANDS FOR USER MANAGEMENT.
    last, chage, chsh, lsof, chown, chmod, useradd, userdel, newusers.

    3) GIVE ME SYNTAX CHECKING COMMANDS FOR THE FOLLOWING SERVICES
    DNS, SAMBA, Apache etc

    4) WHAT IS THE COMMAND TO DO PASSWORD LESS LOGINS TO OTHER MACHINES.
    expect and ssh-keygen

    5) GIVE ME SOME SECURITY MONITORING RELATED COMMANDS.
    lsof, netstat, top, ps -ef, tail, last, tcpdump, sestatus, history, w.

    6) WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MAN, INFO, WHATIS COMMANDS AND A –HELP OPTION FOR A COMMAND?
    • whatis gives you one line answer.
    • –help option for a command gives you one line answers for each option supported by a command
    • man command gives you medium size info.
    • info command gives full details about a commands, lots and lots of information about a command.
    =================
    The author ask:
    Please share your interview questions with us, we post them here so that others can get help from this.
    =================
    Another one I did the same day of his is: If I can speak it, I can understand it.
    This site breaks it down enough for me to learn, speak it and ask intelligent questions on chat boards and stuff. People in general are helpful. Just dont come empty in this world. No one will give you a thing if you dont know anything, can ask the questions or know about something you're asking them about. Billy Preston the song writer once said:
    The IT author on this site breaks it all down and explains step by step and shows you in great detail. I suggest anyone trying to gain some additional understanding. Spend some time reading and learning from this site called the [​IMG]

    http://www.linuxnix.com/how-login-process-work-in-linux/
    HOW LOGIN PROCESS WORK IN LINUX?
    Posted by Surendra Anne | Sep 18, 2013 | Administration |
    Today we will see one basic concept, which is neglected by many Linux users if they are not programmers like system admins. A simple question is "what happens at the time login process in Linux?"

    Many people know Linux booting process in which init process will take care of booting up a Linux machine. In this post we will see what happens after init process completes executing /etc/rc.local file and til we get PS1 prompt so that we can start executing our desired commands.

    AN OVERVIEW OF LOGIN PROCESS
    • (step 0 ) Init creates the getty process
    • (step 1 ) getty process initiates login command
    • login command try to check user credentials
    • getty creates user shell process
    • getty read shell property files
    • getty provides you with PS1 prompt
    Let us learn above things in detail by breaking them in to steps:

    Step0: Once init process completes run-level execution and executing commands in /etc/rc.local, it will start a process called getty. Getty is the process which will take care of complete login process.
     
    • Thank You Thank You x 1
    • List
Loading...