Slate magazine recently reported on a survey by the group SmartAsset, listing the best cities for women working in the technology field.
Some of the surprising findings: Cities in Silicon Valley ranked far below some others with less well-known tech communities – including New Orleans. The survey ranked New Orleans number seven overall on the list of best American cities for women in tech.
University of New Orleans computer science professor Stephen Ware is the recipient of a two-year $138,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to create artificial intelligence systems that integrate computer reasoning with the human art of storytelling.
WWNO’s Tech & Innovation Reporter Janaya Williams recently spoke with Ware about his Narrative Intelligence Lab at UNO, and the challenge of teaching computers how to “think” more like human beings.
Heather Shrewsbury and Kathryn Hardey work shoulder to shoulder as developers at Moonbot Studios in Shreveport and volunteer their time to teach computer programming through the Girls Who Code national initiative.
Mardi Gras season is in full swing. In the last few years, two local television stations have created "parade tracker" smartphone apps to help Mardi Gras revelers identify in real time where they can catch up with the front of a parade.
Tech Talent South is a collective of tech professionals, dedicated to growing the local pool of coders and developers. After starting up in four other cities — Asheville, Raleigh, Charlotte, and Atlanta — the group has opened a fifth campus in New Orleans. It's teaching an 8-week coding program at the Propeller incubator in Broadmoor.
The New Orleans area ranks number 66 among large metro areas when it comes to tech sector hiring. That's one of the findings in a new Brookings Institution study released today about America's "Advanced Industries."
The non-profit Public Lab is an environmental organization for the DIY community. They help people monitor the health of their natural spaces with low cost kits and materials. The organization launched after the 2010 BP oil spill with the goal of making information available to the public about that disaster.
As the 5th anniversary of the spill approaches, Public Lab is unveiling some new techniques for getting communities to document environmental issues.
Tesla Motors, the luxury electric car company founded by technology mogul Elon Musk, has opened a new Supercharger station in Lake Charles.
Superchargers are what the company calls its proprietary charging stations. The company says the new location in Lake Charles will enable drivers of its Model S vehicles to replenish a half charge in 20 minutes.
That half charge will enable a Model S driver to travel about 150 miles. A fully-charged Model S has a range of about 265 miles, the company says.