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The Spark of Innovation | Out-Innovating Hackers: Car Companies Join Forces with Booz Allen

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In the second installment of the six-part video series, “The Spark of Innovation,” Alexandra Heckler and Josh Laredo discuss how Booz Allen Hamilton became involved in the auto industry’s quest to define and understand the cyber opportunities and threats surrounding cars of today and tomorrow.

When she was six, Alexandra learned from her father how to take apart and rebuild a ’68 Corvette. “In hindsight, I think ‘my dad was trying to teach me to solve a problem,’” Alexandra recalls. “To figure out ‘what can I do to make it better?’”

Open Source Needs to Deliver Diversity

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In this contributed post, Christine Flounders, regional manager for engineering at Bloomberg L.P. London explains the importance of diversity in open source. 

Tech’s gender gap is no secret. It has been widely discussed for a decade, yet little progress has been made. In the five years between 2010 and 2015, the percentage of women in tech jobs in the UK increased from 17% to just 18%. This figure is underwhelming to say the least, but there is one critical area of technology where the gender gap is even wider.

Bloomberg Interns Decode an Out-of-this-World Challenge

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Originally posted on Bloomberg.com

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Picture this: What happens when you take Bloomberg global engineering interns and task them with fixing a broken rocket ship? Take a look here:

It's Time To Recognize That Machines Are Learning All The Wrong Things

We need to be more cautious and aware of how data can be used and misused.
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Originally posted on Fast Company.

Data-driven algorithms govern many aspects of life: university admissions, resume screening, and a person’s ability to get a car or home loan. Often, using data leads to more efficient allocation of resources and better outcomes for everyone. But algorithms can come with unintended consequences—and without care, their application can result in a society we don’t want.

Data for Good Exchange 2016: Highlights

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Originally posted on YOUTUBE.

Highlights from the 2016 Data for Good Exchange, hosted by Bloomberg, the theme of which was “better governance” or how data science can be applied to solve public interest problems. For Engineering jobs: http://bit.ly/23gXZzd

Beyond Ada: The Future Of Women In STEM

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Originally posted on Huffington Post

By Becky Plummer
Senior Software Engineer at Bloomberg LP in London

Happy Ada Lovelace Day everyone! Today is a day to celebrate the incredible achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) who’ve come before us. It’s also a day to look to the future.

Without more Women in Technology, the Year 2050 Could be our Most Backward in a Century

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Originally posted on the Telegraph

By BECKY PLUMMER
SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER AT BLOOMBERG

From pacemakers to personal computers and the internet, there is no doubt that there has been more technological advancement in the last century than ever before in history.

Yet many of us struggle to think of an innovation pioneered by a woman.

What if There Were More Women in Tech?

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Originally posted on BBC.com

Becky Plummer, senior software engineer, Bloomberg

"The reality is that there is no shortage of innovations pioneered by women - not least the handheld syringe (Letitia Geer), gas central heating (Alice Parker), residential solar heating (Dr Maria Telkes), Kevlar (Stephanie Kwolek), and even the foundations for wi-fi (Hedy Lamarr).

D4GX 2016: Closing Thoughts

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Originally posted on Bloomberg.com

We want to thank everyone who participated in Data for Good Exchange 2016: speakers, presenters, panelists, audience, and all the staff and coordinators. Once again we had an amazing array of content, audience interaction in every session, and some engaging and thought-provoking keynotes.

Twitter and Bloomberg Media Announce Live Streaming Partnership for U.S. Presidential Debates

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Originally posted on Bloomberg Media.

U.S. Presidential and Vice Presidential debates on Twitter. The agreement is an expansion of the partnership Twitter and Bloomberg Media announced in July to stream select Bloomberg Television programs.

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