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Monday
May052014

Big Data Week - Atlanta - 2014 Keynote Panel: The Road Map to Implementing Big Data

 
Wednesday
Mar122014

GA SB167 - Anti-Common Core in GA - GA State House Educ Committee Meeting

 
Wednesday
Mar052014

GA House Education Committee Hearing for SB 167 (Anti-Common Core)

I am not sure what I am getting myself into today, or how/if this will go, with CoverItLive Live Blogging, but we'll see…

Join me later this afternoon for the highly-controversial Georgia House Education Committee Hearing for SB 167 (Anti-Common Core):

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 606 of the Coverdell Legislative Office Building (across from State Capitol)

It has been an interesting couple of days, regarding this bill, which has been passed by the GA Senate and will go to a vote in the GA House next Wednesday, March 12.

One place to start is with the actual reading of the now-18-page bill:
http://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/en-US/display/20132014/SB/167

Unfortunately, it is not as easy or clear as a regular public citizen might hope, in trying to understand all the ins and outs.

Interesting analysis and coverage of the issue, with which I tend to agree, for the most part, can be found on the AJC Get Schooled Blog by Maureen Downey:
The anti-standards bill: A backwards state stepping further back as rest of world moves forward

If nothing else, these two sources alone will provide several hours' worth of thought-provoking reading material before the hearing this afternoon. I'll be there. The Live Blog will be here:

 
Tuesday
Apr232013

BDW13ATL: Can Big Data Mitigate Threats?

The Continuing Adventures of a Non-techie Writer Live Blogging Technology...

Big Data Week: Atlanta
Can Big Data Mitigate Threats to Public Safety and Security?


From what I do know about Big Data, this will be one of the most intriguing sessions of the week, sure to be of interest to Big Data techies and non-techies alike. Big Data's role in protecting us from another recession (fraud detection), petty crime, gang violence and more...international terrorism & domestic events like the Boston Marathon Bombing: Surveillance, Protection, Deterrence & Aftermath of crisis. (Spooky stuff)

Monday
Apr222013

The Future with Big Data: Atlanta Kickoff Event

See the prelim info: Live Blogging Adventures: Big Data Week.



Let's make it clear: I am a Lifestyle, Humor & Book Reviews/Literary Rebel writer. My Live Blogging and most-recent reporting experience for Patch Media has been primarily in Education & Civic Issues. I am a non-techie girl, living in a very tech-geeky world, between my husband, the CTO, and our very tech-savvy three children (ages 18, 15 & 12).

So here goes Big Data Week:Atlanta and The Rebel Housewife® (remember: non-techie) Live Blogging Technology for the first time (unless you count the Rebel Review - Kindle: Love or Hate?).

[P.S. I don't know why the early blog-entry tags carry my usual "atlantaparent" screen name, and why I couldn't go back and change it, but there you go. Sorry.]