Pitch Perfect?

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Do you have an innovative idea? Want to make the world a better place? Here is a chance to realize your vision for a new app, tool, or device. The Neukom Digital Arts Leadership & Innovation (DALI) Lab is offering funding, design, and development support for students, faculty, and staff who have great ideas with big impact. You will have two minutes to show us what you have in mind, why it is important, and who will benefit. We are particularly interested in supporting projects that benefit society, the natural world, or offer a new way of understanding data/information. Don’t have an idea to pitch? Come watch and you will get a chance to be part of the voting!

The Pitch

The Pitch: Pitch innovative ideas for funding, design, and development support.
Students, staff, & faculty: In two minutes, show us your big idea. Up to $3,000 in support, design, and development help from the Digital Arts Leadership & Innovation (DALI) Lab. No business plans, just ideas with impact.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Location: Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center
Requirements: Registration Required
Sponsored by: Neukom Institute and DALI Lab
Judges: Gail Gentes, Dan Rockmore, Trip Davis, Peter Robbie, Lorie Loeb, and Jamie Coughlin

Register by Friday, January 10th 2014: http://dali.dartmouth.edu/the-pitch

Questions: Contact Lorie.Loeb@dartmouth.edu or contact@dali.dartmouth.edu

The Neukom Digital Arts Leadership & Innovation (DALI) Lab is a research lab where technology, design, and data visualization come together in the service of social change, scholarship, and entrepreneurship.

Code.org video

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Check out this video on the importance of coding today. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Square founder Jack Dorsey, and Microsoft founder Bill Gates talk about how they got their start coding. Not only “nerds” know how to code. Chris Bosh, from the Miami Heat, and Will.I.Am chime in on the coolness of coding. According to Will.I.Am, “Great coders are today’s rockstars.”

“Nudging Girls Toward Computer Science”

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According to a recent NYT article, exposure to female role models may be the key to increasing women’s participation in CS. Do we need more real-life Lisbeth Salanders (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) and Chloe O’Briens (24) to narrow the gap?

Take a look at the article: