BIT at Solid 2014: Where Hardware and Software Meet Everywhere

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Solid is O’Reilly Media’s first conference wholly dedicated to the intersection of hardware and software around what is popularly referred to as IOT or the Internet of Things. Held at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, CA May 21 Read more…

Ras Pi’s and Robots – Hacking the Hardware

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Within the past year there seems to be an uptick of organizations focused on teaching underrepresented groups how to program. Organizations like Blacks Girls Code, Yeswecode, Hidden Genius Project and Code2040, just to name a few. But when it comes to Read more…

Technical Brief: Analyzing the Cloud Using a Protocol Analyzer

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While working at Verizon Laboratories a group of four African American Distinguished Members of Technical Staff noticed that they could not readily determine if events happening on the Verizon FiOS network were a product of correlation or causation. This was the effect of how protocol analyzers are historically used. This Three Part series will be based on how they developed three systems that permitted them to trace network problems whether they were due to correlation or causation, which many times IT/IS personnel are led down false paths by being unable to determine the difference. Continue reading

BIT Tech Digest Technology Trailblazers – Henry McKelvey (Engineer, Inventor, Educator)

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1. Tell us about your technology background? I started my Electronics career when I was 9 years old. I was messing around with my dad’s TV and ended up taking it apart. Well when he got home I saw what Read more…

Do You Have Any Good Ideas? – Black Inventors, Think Patents!! (Part 2)

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When developing a patent one must understand that the patent must be unique and able to be used for a purpose. Inventors are hackers, and hackers are inventors. Knowing this is one thing that provides comfort in the world of technology. There is diversity, but that diversity remains greatly unknown and untapped. So as the title says: Do You Have Any Good Ideas? – Black Inventors, Think Patents!! Continue reading

Do You Have Any Good Ideas? – Black Inventors, Think Patents!!

By Henry McKelvey 2 Comments

There are many good ideas out there, why not think about getting them patented, the process while not hard is tedious, but not insurmountable. Hey give it a try the worst that can happen is that you wait until you get a patent 6-7 years later, trust me it is worth the wait. Continue reading

Making Choices…Where do YOU fit into Technology? (Part 3)

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Welcome to part three of our series of four blogs on the development of a plan to succeed in developing a strong core for the learning of technology. The reason for this series is to provide the new technology learner with the knowledge of the technology as well as the ethos and etiology of the technological world. Therefore enjoy this week’s series and know that there is a method to all of this… Continue reading

Making Choices…Where do YOU fit into Technology? (Part 2)

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What makes us not want to get into the deeper areas of technology? Not just knowing how things work, but why they work. We all have holes in our knowledge, and these holes are exploitable, but they are also repairable. This opening series is on the exposure and mitigation of the things that hold us back from being true experts and masters of our craft. Continue reading

Technology Begins With The Basics

Making Choices…Where do YOU fit into Technology?

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The field of technology is changing very fast and the attitudes about technology are changing. At one time technical people were judged on if they knew how to get things working, then they were judged on how much they know about a system, now it funny but technologists are now judged on their knowledge and usage of buzzwords. This is one of the reasons there is such confusion in the world of technology. More appropriately, one could ask the question, “What is Technology, the act, the knowledge, or the image?”

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#BITTechTalk episode #3 with guest Alfred Green

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg speaks with Alfred Green, Mechanical Engineer and FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) advocate. Greg and Alfred talks about how his journey into engineering and technology, how he was told he shouldn’t try Read more…