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Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Oct. 1, 2018)

Upcoming events include Construct3D, Blockchain in Education West, the Internet2 2018 Technology Exchange and W.C.E.T. 30th Annual Meeting.

National Science Foundation Invests in Tribal STEM Education

The National Science Foundation is establishing four centers focusing on science and engineering at tribal colleges and universities.

Massachusetts Working to Close Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Massachusetts is investing in entry-level cybersecurity job skills with the award of grants to three institutions through the Massachusetts Cybersecurity Workforce Challenge.

Making College Affordable Remains a High Priority in Washington

More states are providing free college tuition, but equity concerns remain when it comes to the costs of textbooks, transportation and housing.



Latest JDK Release Adds Support for TLS 1.3 and HTTP/2

Java 11 is here. With the latest JDK release release come several developer productivity enhancements, along with new support for modern cryptographic and Internet standards, including TLS 1.3 and HTTP/2.

AWS Appliance Connects On-Premises Apps to AWS Storage Services

Amazon Web Services has put its Storage Gateway — for connecting on-premises applications to AWS storage services — into a hardware appliance.

VMware Releases Workstation and Fusion Updates

VMware has released major updates to its virtual platforms VMware Workstation 15 and VMware Fusion 11.

Congress Averts Government Shutdown, Funds Department of Education

The United States Department of Education is receiving nearly $71.5 billion for fiscal year 2019, a $581 million increase from the previous year.

Microsoft and Azul Partner to Bring Java to Azure

Azul Systems and Microsoft announced a new partnership that will allow Java developers on Azure and Azure Stack to build and run production Java applications using the commercially supported edition of Azul's flagship Java runtime, Zulu Enterprise.

Perceivant Intros 15 New Courses

Ed tech company Perceivant is introducing 15 new "courses" — interactive courseware designed to replace the traditional textbook.

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