This morning we discuss called something called: Big Data. That's the term for the massive databases that are coming into vogue and raising privacy issues. Our tech guru, Jesse Feiler joins us to explain.
Jesse is a developer, consultant, and author specializing in iOS, FileMaker databases, and technologies for small businesses, nonprofits, and municipal governments. His most recent books are iWork for Dummies, Sams Teach Yourself Core Data in 24 Hours, and its companion Objective-C in 24 Hours.
His app, Minutes Machine for iPad, is available on the App Store. It helps nonprofits, homeowner associations, and small businesses manage meetings and generate minutes in real-time.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick headed a list of hundreds of government, academic and business leaders who gathered in Holyoke Friday to mark the completion of an energy efficient high performance computing center. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
Governor Patrick said the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center holds great scientific and economic promise, and he praised the partnership of government, academia and business that built the $165 million dollar center.
Vermont is getting a $5 million federal grant for a new automated system that will allow it to better gather and report on information from every school in the state. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports…
Officials say with the new system the state will be able determine, for example, how many students have taken geometry by ninth grade or attended full-day kindergarten.