In the News: Coding Camps, Industrial Web, and the Cloud’s Tipping Point

We continue our weekly(ish) series of blogs consolidating interesting and relevant news for all of you in the Community today with a few varied articles:

Still looking for ways to keep your adolescent or teen busy this summer? The New York Times has a compelling piece on the rise in popularity of “coding camps”, the call for more computer/programming education in high school and the growing gap between the demand for skilled computer science grads (big) and actual grads (not enough. Check it out here.

Speaking of jobs, our friends at General Electric are hiring thousands of engineers near San Francisco in a push to connect everything from jet engines to medical-imaging machines to the Web and help customers run equipment more efficiently. As we’ve shared previously, GE is developing an “industrial Internet,” building networks that harvest data from commercial machines and offering services to help customers analyze the resulting reams of information. Read Bloomberg‘s coverage of GE’s jobs announcement here.

Finally, David Linthicum of InfoWorld reports that cloud adoption has reached its tipping point. Do you agree? Check out his argument here.

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Lucas Welch

Former Chef Employee