Youths with autism learn skills to get computer jobs through coding classes | Entertainment/Life

After her son Colby experienced seizures and was diagnosed with a number of health problems, Aisha Williams contacted Families Helping Families NOLA, a resource center for people with disabilities and their families.

The nonprofit operates in Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes, ensuring that people with disabilities are included in school, work and recreational activities, and experience the highest quality of life possible.

With the organization’s help, Williams was able to navigate the next steps of her son’s life. She also landed a job there as a transition specialist. That was nearly 11 years ago. Now, Williams is the executive director and the driving force behind a new program that teaches computer programming to people with autism.

She was once again inspired by Colby, 22, along with her two other sons — Marlin, 17, and Tristan, 13.

“My three boys are all on the autism spectrum. However, they love video

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5 best programming languages for database administrators to learn

Database admins strive to ensure that large chunks of data are both accessible and stored with integrity. By using these programming languages, they can keep systems optimized.

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As I have mentioned many times, I don’t fancy myself a programmer. I can hold my own (sometimes) with certain languages, such as Bash and PowerShell. And while I can follow the logic with other languages, like HTML and JavaScript, programming is not my cup of tea. Yet, I tip my hat to those folks who can and do feel “hand in glove” when plugged-in to the matrix and creating something new.

SEE: Top 5 programming languages web developers should know (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

I’m much more comfortable managing systems and network infrastructure and feel right at home in a network closet checking/running cabling, managing switches, routers, and firewalls than hammering text that may or may not do what my mind

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What startups can learn from the US Air Force’s computer modelling and simulation breakthrough

The machines our world relies on were once designed with whatever tools designers had — sketches, plans, slide rulers, and sometimes, just good old-fashioned guesswork.



a plane flying in the air: Red Hawk


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Red Hawk

Often, it wasn’t until something was actually built that designers could see if it actually worked as they had intended.  

Advances in technologies, such as modelling and computer-aided design, helped creators get closer to reality with their designs, but an extensive testing and redesign phase was required for prototypes to pick up any issues before production began.

This could be a lengthy process, holding up advances in technology or technique for years until flaws were ironed out.

But the United States Air Force and the aircraft manufacturer Boeing have just changed the game completely, designing and testing a new jet trainer aircraft to operational level using just computer modelling and simulation.

Known as the Red Hawk jet

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Learn about electronics, robotics, programming and more for just $50

Want an introduction to electronics that’s as easy to understand as it is on the pocketbook? Then look no further. That’s because you can get the beginner-friendly Ultimate Raspberry Pi and ROS Robotics Developer Super Bundle right now for just $49.99, which represents a savings of over $2,300 off the actual value.

The Ultimate Raspberry Pi and ROS Robotics Developer Super Bundle presents an ideal way to learn about electronics, coding languages, and their many applications. It includes lifetime access to 15 web-based courses, each one highly rated by past students, that’ll introduce learners to the Raspberry Pi microcomputer as well as the Python programming language. From there, they’ll learn how to use both in concert to build a myriad of high tech gadgets from robots to GPS tracking systems to smart security cameras.

The contents of this package, once mastered, could easily form the basis for future professional training

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3 Best Programming Language To Learn And Secure A Job

It’s no secret that mastering a programming language is a ticket to success in a fast-paced digital world. Without them, we wouldn’t have the application software and internet browsers we need for work, entertainment and everything in between. So yes, the demand is absolutely high and the good news is that you don’t need to finish a four-year IT course to be good at coding.  

To learn a particular programming language, you’ll need to enroll in online platforms that can help you learn the skills needed for future jobs. Among these platforms is Simpliv. Simpliv offers over 4,000 recorded quality courses and bundles from experts around the world that can be learned anytime at your own pace. These include programming language courses that can boost your likelihood of getting hired by Facebook, Google, Microsoft, JP Morgan and other top corporations.

Undecided so far? Then here are the top 3 programming

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Robots help seniors learn to use technology in South Korea

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (UPI) — In South Korea, one of the most digitally connected societies in the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the growth of contactless technology in everyday life. But one group is finding itself struggling in a fast-changing world of communications apps, fast food-ordering kiosks and robot waiters: senior citizens.

The Seoul city government is trying to help bridge the digital divide with a new program that uses specially designed robots to teach seniors how to use smartphones and touchscreen kiosks. The program, which will teach 3,000 participants over the next three months at 17 facilities, launched last week.

“Our goal is closing the digital gap between young people and seniors,” said Shin Eun-kyong, business outreach manager of the Seoul Digital Foundation, the city agency that is running the program in conjunction with five local district governments.

“There are many mobile devices, kiosks and digital devices these

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Five Things Marketers Can Learn From Biden’s Victory

Early Saturday morning, November 7, 2020 – “Biden Wins!” After days of agony waiting for final ballots to be counted, the race for the President of the United States is called, by one network, then another, then another, then all of them. Cheering and people rejoicing in New York City could be heard through open windows, as people breathed a sigh of collective relief. The thunderstorm is over; a ray of sunlight broke through. And a rainbow marks the beginning of better days ahead, as we rebuild kindness and decency towards every fellow human. 

Tom Denford jokingly suggested in a tweet “Super excited to learn “5 things marketers can take from Biden’s victory” on Monday morning. I could not wait till Monday, so I wrote it today. Indeed marketers could learn some things from Biden’s victory, perhaps 5, perhaps more. Here are the five that come to my mind, having

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Computer teacher still helping senior citizens learn technology despite pandemic

CHICAGO — For years, Alex Bolanos has taught computer basics to senior citizens in a classroom setting. But last spring while transitioning to remote learning, he went above and beyond make sure his students were cared for both in and outside of the classroom.  

Alex Bolanos is one of Chicago’s Very Own.

Teaching a beginner computer class is hard enough, but Bolanos recalls doing it remotely is problematic.

“The big challenge was the students that knew nothing about computers they have zero knowledge of computers,” he said.

A computer literacy instructor with St. Josephs Services in Chicago, Bolanos has spent the last three years bringing his students up to speed with the use of modern technology. 

“I teach the most basic computer from the most basic, starting from hardware software, after that we going to learning about the internet,” he said.

He said the free classes have been a hit

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Students to learn robotic programming in primary school

STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education and robotic programming training have been proposed for curricula from the primary to high education level.

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) is collecting opinions on the draft about a project on training skills and human resources for digital transformation by 2025 with a vision until 2030.

Under the draft, short-term and full-time long-term training modes are proposed.

It is expected that by 2025, 80 percent of central cities and provinces would build digital transformation networks for at least 70 percent of their communes or wards, while at least 10,000 workers at state agencies would be required to undergo short-term training on digital transformation and digital skills.

The project sets the goal of having 60 percent of university graduates tested in basic information technology and digital transformation skills.

Sixty percent of teachers at education establishments must be trained in digital skills, STEM/STEAM/STEAME

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Learn the Latest on RISC-V and Vector Processing at All Six Andes Technology’s Presentations at the 2020 RISC-V Summit

San Jose, CA, Nov. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Andes Technology Corporation (TWSE: 6533), a leading supplier of high efficiency, low-power 32/64-bit RISC-V processor cores and founding Premier member of RISC-V International will make six presentations at the virtual RISC-V Summit from December 8 to 10, 2020. 

Andes CTO and Executive VP, Charlie Hong-Men Su, will give an overview and update on “Andes RISC-V Processor IP Solutions.” Andes Senior Director of Architecture Div., Chuan-Hua Chang, will present “AndesClarity: a Performance & Bottleneck Analyzer for RISC-V Vector Processors.” Paul Ku, Deputy Technical Director of Architecture Div., will introduce “Building a Secure Platform with the Enhanced IOPMP.”

The SoC industry has seen fast-growing and diversified demands for a wide range of RISC-V based products: from tiny low-power MCUs for consumer devices, to chips powering enterprise-grade products and datacenter servers; from one power-efficient core to a thousand GHz+ cores working cohesively. Charlie Su

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