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Podcast 1818 5-4-18 The Gary, Ed and Cal Show and Caston Thomas


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Podcast 1704 Happy 19th Anniversary: Hacking Innovation with Josh Linkner and Lumin New Look at the DIA


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Podcast 1642 Making Dreams Come True…Michigan Tech Entrepreneurs


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Podcast 1641 The Russians and the American Election Plus MiTechNews’ Next Big Step.


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1608 Choosing Your Next Laptop


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Special: Cyber Security Summit & FiFi’s Finest Hour


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Winning Women & Mighty Mentors

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Emily Morningstar, Linda Mitchell and Tonya Thomas

MCWT Honors Winning Women

Linda MitchellLinda Mitchell, Dir. of Cloud Sales and Devices, Microsoft Heartland Division and MCWT VP of Programs introduced two of the recent scholarship winners, Emily Morningstar and Tonya Thomas. Linda also talked about the wide range of MCWT programs like GET-IT programs in high school and annual Camp Infinity to encourage young women of all ages to embrace and pursue IT careers.  For more information on MCWT programs for young women click here.


Two Outstanding Winning Women

Emily Morningstar HeadshotEmily Morningstar graduated from high school in Canton, MI and plans to study computer science at Michigan Technological University in Houghton.  She won the $20,000 MCWT Foundation GET-IT Scholarship. Emily founded her school’s GET-IT club, served as its president and participated throughout all four years of high school. She was a finalist in MCWT’s Website Design Competition and a Robofest State Qualifier. She also was recognized as the national runner-up in the National Council of Women in Technology Award for Aspirations in Computing. She served as a summer IT co-op for Mercedes Benz Financial Services.

 

Tonya Thomas HeadshotTonya Thomas is a multifaceted professional with 20+ years …


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Show 1509 WJR 760 AM Sat. Feb. 28, 4-6 PM: Detroit's Digital Divas & Title 2 Rules!

 

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Detroit’s Digital Divas Are Here!

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Nicole JohnsonNicole Johnson has been a Systems Engineer and has worked across business units within Cisco for over 8 years. Her experience ranges from Security Consulting to Technical Marketing for Learning and Development.

Kathleen Norton-Schock

Kathleen Norton-Schock is an experienced executive with excellent skills in worldwide marketing management, new business development, product/service launch and promotion, in the high technology (IT) industry.

amanda-lewanAmanda Lewan is co-founder of Bamboo Detroit, a workspace for startups and entrepreneurs at Brush and Gratiot in downtown Detroit.  She is a tireless promoter of entrepreneurs and new businesses in Detroit.

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FCC Ruling….Net Neutrality or Net Zero?

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Tim Karr, Senior Director of Strategy for FreePress looks at this week’s decision by the FCC to place Internet Communication under the jurisdiction of Title 2 of the Telecommunications Act.  Is this a victory or just another chess move in an unending shell game with the communication giants?

 

 

This is an excerpt from one of the simplest and best explanations of the decision we have read:

“Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to regulate broadband companies (including wireless companies) in much the same


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Podcast 1507 2/7/2015: Pipeline Fellowship, Code Day Detroit & Thunderchickens

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In Search of Detroit’s Female Answer to Mark Cuban

Monica Wheat is a 14+ veteran of the digital strategy & product management communities and the Detroit lead for Pipeline Fellowship Detroit which is an angel investing bootcamp for women that includes three main components:education, mentoring, and practice.

The Ultimate Guide for Female Tech Entrepreneurs by Amanda Lewan

 

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Code Day Detroit and Thunderchickens

 

Christina Li created a winning website during last year’s Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT) contest and was our guest along with some of the other winners on Dec. 6, 2014 .  Christina is back to talk about Code Day Detroit and her favorite, Thunderchickens!

 

 

 

Christina will be accompanied by her mentor, Aaron Willcock,  a junior at Wayne State University, pursuing his bachelor’s and master’s degree in computer science.  Aaron’s also the programming mentor of her robotics team Thunderchickens 217.

 

 

 

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Michigan Connects TM is an interactive map of the state of Michigan that shows where there is broadband coverage and …


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Podcast 1506 2/7/15 :FCC Battle Stations, Sportsman Tracker, Anthem/BCBS Connection and Mind Set

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Net Neutrality Battle Stations

tomwheeler2-300x300FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler opened the battle for Net Neutrality this week by declaring that wired and wireless carriers would be classified as “common carriers” under Title 2.

 

Charlie HopperCharlie Hopper, owner of Pasty.net, both wired and wireless services, in northern Michigan shares his perspective on the decision and why he thinks it may hurt more than help net neutrality.

 

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Twitter Launches Group Messaging

 

Emily Hay, founder of Haytheresocialmedia describes a new way to get your message out to a select group of people quickly with Twitter’s new Group Messaging.  She will also tell us what moms thought about the Super Bowl Ads and her recent appearance on TV as part of a select panel of local experts.

 

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Jeff Courter is the founder of a Grand Rapids based company which recently secured new venture capital to launch its first hunting app Sportsman Tracker this coming March.  Jeff’s idea has found enthusiastic acceptance and the app is almost ready to launch.  Full details follow.

 

 

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