Category Archives: Education

NYC tech talent reels in HQ2

Lower Manhattan before sunsetBy now we’ve all heard the news about Amazon splitting it’s HQ2 between Long Island City, New York and Crystal City, Virginia. While the split was certainly unexpected, it should come as no surprise that this decision was one driven by talent.

In a further justification of this decision being a good bet for Jeff Bezos & Co, Forrester Research just released an independent report that shows New York City has more tech workers than any other city in the country. The 333,000 tech workers in NYC beat out San Francisco by 23,000.

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Is it or is it not AI?

MIT Technology Review logoIn an industry jam-packed with jargon, few terms get abused and misused more than “AI.” If you’re like me, the use of “AI” in marketing-babble stops you dead in your tracks and causes you to mutter suspiciously, “What exactly is artificially intelligent about this product?” Now, at last, Karen Hao of the MIT Technology Review, has given us a clean, simple way to cut through the buzz words and understand if what we are talking about is truly “artificial intelligence.”

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Open Source NYC meets up

The Open Source NYC Meetup in Boyle Software's workspaceWe have been thrilled to play host to the Open Source NYC Meetup a couple of times in recent months at our HQ at 42 West 24th. Last week’s Meetup featured a compelling discussion of intellectual property law as it relates to open source development. Topics ranged from the problem of proprietary platforms constructed upon open source foundations to more nuts-and-bolts issues like licensing. Back in July the discussion was all about GitHub in the wake of its acquisition by Microsoft, with people from GitHub as well as GitLab there to answer questions and share their insights.

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Tech Day 2018

Pier 94's entrance for Tech Day 2018Yesterday’s Tech Day NYC event, held at Pier 94 on Manhattan’s west side, was jam packed with the kind of bustling energy we’ve come to expect from this annual event, with countless start-ups showing their smart ideas off for potential investors (and each other). Once you made your way in and onto the exhibition floor – no mean feat, even early in the day! – you were met with an overwhelming throng of baby businesses as well as some established companies.

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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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