NOVEMBER 17, 2020 — A UTSA club is preparing students to contend for jobs in the competitive tech industry.
The International Collegiate Programming Contest club is part of UTSA’s Association for Computing Machinery chapter. The International Collegiate Programming Contest is a global programming competition. Thousands of three-person teams compete by solving anywhere from eight to 12 algorithm problems of varying difficulty.
Students in the programming contest club gain experience in all fields of technology and computing during regular meetings and ICPC competitions.
In November the club hosted the first UTSA-only programming contest. Seven teams solved as many algorithm and data structure problems as they could during an intense two-hour competition. Team iterators, a mix of computer engineering and computer science students, won first place.
“It’s a great way to involve different departments that all have a shared interest in using code to solve problems.”
Rue, the online design publication, has been acquired by lifestyle expert and entrepreneur Danny Seo. As part of the move, Seo plans to launch a quarterly print edition of Rue next year to sit alongside his publication, Naturally, Danny Seo.
Naturally, Danny Seo’s fall issueCourtesy of Naturally, Danny Seo
“We had initially reached out to Danny for some guidance, but upon further conversation, it seemed like [an acquisition] would make sense,” says Kelli Lamb, editorial director of Rue. “[Our reaction was]: Yes, wow, that’s not what we initially planned, but let’s do it.”
Seo, a friend of Lamb’s and a longtime fan of Rue, was intrigued by the possibility of adding a shelter-focused publication to his portfolio without having to start one from scratch. “[In talking with Lamb], I was amazed at how efficiently the company was run,” he tells Business of Home
Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in October 2019. Photo: Getty Images
In preparation for possible unrest related to the election, Facebook is planning for a potential rollout of internal tools designed to slow the spread of misinformation in “at-risk” countries, according to a new Wall Street Journal report.
While executives have stated that they would only enact such a plan if something as serious as election-related violence were to occur, the measures reportedly include “slowing the spread of viral content and lowering the bar for suppressing potentially inflammatory posts,” as well as “tweaking the news feed to change what types of content users see.”
In the wake of the platform’s decision to slow the spread of spuriously sourced New York Post reports on Hunter Biden’s business connections in Ukraine, a potential platform-wide action to slow misinformation would certainly amplify Republican complaints of censorship. In a company-wide