One Woman Wants to Give Your Skin Invisible Armor

For years, Silicon Valley has been bemoaning the lack of women in STEM. Now, finally, Silicon Valley is in a frenzy over sexism in venture capital. Linda Fong of StraDEFY (Strategic Dermatologic Engineering From Yale) has a way for Silicon Valley to prove its commitment to diversity: connect StraDEFY with a company capable of licensing its patented nanoparticle platform technology and growing it into the multibillion dollar empire it is destined to become.

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Pros and Cons of California’s Bills to Amend the Bail System

Resources about California Senate Bill 10, by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, and Assembly Bill 42, by Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, to help you understand the two identical state proposals that would make much needed improvements to California’s bail system.

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Why Hackathons Need Fewer Hackers

This is a lightly revised version of my article, Why Hackathons Need Fewer Hackers, which originally appeared on May 13, 2017, on Medium.

Hackers can code — but first they need an idea.

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Getting to Know Watson (Part 2): Earning 2nd Place at Galvanize’s Cognitive Builder Faire

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A screenshot of our demo of Kanye Watson at the Cognitive Builder Faire.

In April, I did something I’ve never done before: I participated in a hackathon. This post is part 2 of 2, and tells the insane story of how my team earned 2nd place at Galvanize’s Cognitive Builder Faire. Part 1 was Getting to Know Watson (Part 1): The Tools at Galvanize’s Cognitive Builder Faire.

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Getting to Know Watson (Part 1): The Tools at Galvanize’s Cognitive Builder Faire

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In April, I did something I’ve never done before: I participated in a hackathon. This post is part 1 of 2, and focuses on the tools I learned about at the hackathon.

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What California’s Updated Autonomous Vehicle Regulations actually say in non-legalese

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Concept car via http://www.shutterstock.com

A big thank you to Michele Kyrouz for writing an awesome Medium post on California’s Updated Autonomous Vehicle Regulations. Here’s the highlights, plus some translation of what exactly an “autonomous vehicle” is.

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Link to My Article “Emerging technologies invite new marketplace competition” published in IAPP’s The Privacy Advisor

Article available here.

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