Category Archives: Education

Fast Company Innovation Fest 2017

Fast Company Innovation Festival 2017 logoI had the privilege of attending several events at the Fast Company Innovation Festival – held here in New York City last week – and my hat is off to FC for a job really well done! Sessions ran smoothly and on-time; well-curated panels were packed with interesting discussions; and the Convene space in midtown Manhattan proved an excellent, impressive venue.

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Girl Scouts Add STEM Badges

It’s been quite a while, a long while in fact, since I was a Girl Scout, and I was surprised and super excited when I learned that the Girl Scouts have incorporated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) into their badge program.

The new merit badges include everything from robotics, to app development to cybersecurity. It’s great to see that girls, from a young age, are being encouraged to learn more about the sciences and technology. You go girl(s)!

Read more about the STEM program here:
http://www.girlscouts.org/en/our-program/our-program/stem.html

TechTalk Wrap Up: Stacy

Lev Gimelfarb discusses StacyThis past Wednesday evening, at our HQ in New York, Boyle Software’s VP of R&D Lev Gimelfarb gave an excellent TechTalk on his latest development effort: Stacy. It was a fantastic way to reinvigorate our TechTalk series after a long hiatus! We had a good turn out of Boyle Software employees as well as several colleagues, clients, and friends. Pizza was consumed, beverages were imbibed, and we all learned some new things…

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Kicking the tires: Mulesoft

Mulesoft logoIn the past couple of  years I’ve seen lots of companies and products moving from monolithic applications to microservices world. As large, heavy web services are being replaced, I’ve started looking into products for REST services integration.

Mulesoft seems to be a good place to go for REST services integration and implementation. RAML is racing Swagger to become #1 solution for API design. Their Anypoint platform is making the integration of third party API’s simple and efficient. Using the ability to connect to SAP or ServiceNow platforms makes this solution perfect for wide variety for consumers. Mapping and transforming data capabilities are great bonuses as well.

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TechTalk: Lev Gimelfarb on Stacy

Lev Gimelfarb

On Wednesday, October 26th, Boyle Software’s VP of Research & Development Lev Gimelfarb will discuss and demo his latest project, called simply Stacy:

Stacy allows creating websites that are served from Amazon S3 cloud service as if they are static websites, while having the site content managed in Contentful CMS. The authors edit the content in the CMS and their edits are automatically published to the statically hosted website without any participation from the site developers. Once the system is setup, for regular content changes there is no need to run any site generators or manually upload any content to the S3. [Source]

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Is Girl Code > Guy Code?

Women in tech - hands on a keyboardThe BBC is running an interesting story today about a new study coming out that suggests that women write better code than men. The study – conducted by Comp Sci Department researchers at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and North Carolina State University – has yet to be scrutinized via peer review, but the initial data points to some interesting possibilities as well as some weary, familiar indications of gender-bias.

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