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Displaying items by tag: Computer Science

At its seventh annual Splunk .conf in Orlando this week, Splunk pledged US$100 million over 10 years for non-profits and educational institutions and the global expansion of its academic alliance. iTWire asked how this came about.

Published in Education

South Australia-based communications provider MIMP Connecting Solutions is teaming up with Flinders University to provide students with access to cutting edge telecommunications equipment.

Published in Education
Friday, 21 November 2014 15:16

Does Barbie know Linux?

According to Mattel no; because she is a girl she still needs the boys to help with those things called computers.

Published in The Linux Distillery

Google wants to see more women in technology and is putting its money where its mouth is, announcing a $50 million initiative in a bid to close the technology gender divide and teach girls how to code.

Published in Strategy
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 22:26

No jobs for a quarter of 2012 IT graduates

More than 25% of Australian IT graduates from the 2012 academic year did not get jobs in their profession. What's more, those that do have a job are getting paid significantly less than graduates of engineering and other sciences.

Published in Education
Tuesday, 08 May 2012 23:45

Yahoo! CEO's bogus university degree

One of the problems with telling a rather public fib is that one has to keep on telling it in order to maintain the status quo.  So it was with newly-appointed Yahoo! CEO Scott Thompson.

Published in Listed Tech
Wednesday, 11 January 2012 15:18

Uni computer science course open to NSW HSC students

New South Wales high school students are again being given the opportunity to study a university-level computer science course, but the closing date for applications is looming.

Published in Education

The employment statistics for the class of 2010 graduates are out, and computer science graduates didn't fare particularly well.

Published in Recruitment

The Association for Computing Machinery has named Leslie G. Valiant of Harvard University as winner of its 2010 ACM A.M. Turing Award for his fundamental contributions to the development of computational learning theory and to the broader theory of computer science.

Published in People Moves
Automated expression recognition technology by the CSIRO is making Santa Claus’ job a lot easier these days. He may only need to check his list once, not twice, to see if you’ve been naughty or nice.

Published in Biology
The head of NICTA’s computer operating systems research group, Professor Gernot Heiser, is the winner of the award for New South Wales Scientist of the Year for engineering, mathematics and computer sciences.

Published in Market
Friday, 11 September 2009 15:43

Prime Minister apologises over death of Alan Turing

He was one of the unsung heroes of World War Two, a brilliant mathematician and code-breaker who led the technological fight against Hitler. Some 55 years too late, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has apologised for the prosecution and persecution that ended up killing Alan Turing.

Published in Security
Thursday, 20 August 2009 18:24

Gone but not forgotten part one - VAX/VMS

Like anyone who has been in IT for a reasonable length of time I've worked with technologies that have lapsed, been superseded, died off or just simply gone out of vogue. Yet there are some my heart yearns to see again.
Published in The Linux Distillery
Speaking at a major media event today, NICTA CEO David Skellern outlined a plan to bring some fun to the uptake of Computer Science skills amongst Australian high school students.
Published in Market
Are once standout IT salaries still slack? The latest annual Postgraduate Destinations report from Graduate Careers Australia shows Australian employers are leaving a lot of ICT graduates on the shelf, and consequently salaries are close to the average across all disciplines.

Published in Market
Web applications are set for a speed boost, but it's nothing to do with their developers. The TraceMonkey project is hard at work on a new and much faster implementation of JavaScript for the Firefox browser.

Published in Open Source
The University of Leicester in England is launching a major programme to help develop a new paradigm for future global computing environments. In order to improve code and data mobility over wide area networks the boffins will, err, study Ancient Mediterranean crafts-people from the late bronze age through to classical times...

Published in Home Tech

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