Archive for October, 2016

Techweek’s ‘Monster Coding Jam’ Sets Guinness Record

Posted by Lance Murray

Tech week Dallas kicked off Monday with a record-setting performance.

Capital One set a new Guinness World Records title for the largest programming lesson Monday at a “Monster Coding Jam” session attended by 724 people, including 560 Dallas ISD students from NAF academies, and 164 volunteers.…

Fort Worth Museum Debuts New Position to Enhance Learning

Posted by Nealie Sanchez

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History has welcomed its first chief technology officer.

Doug Roberts officially will join the crew Tuesday. He most recently served as director for the WorldWide Telescope project for the American Astronomical Society in Chicago.…

Annette Simmons Donates $50M to Trinity River Park Project

Posted by Lance Murray

The city of Dallas on Monday received the largest single gift from a private donor for a public/private partnership benefitting the city — a $50 million donation from Annette Simmons for the new Trinity River park.

The donation, announced by Mayor Mike Rawlings, Annette Simmons, and the Trinity Trust, is in honor of her late husband, billionaire businessman Harold Simmons, who died in December 2013.…

YourCause Equipping Nonprofits With Donor Management Tools

Posted by Heather Noel

YourCause Founder and CEO Matt Combs knows similar struggles plague many nonprofits.

Tight budgets, limited talent resources, and staying up-to-date with the latest technologies can hinder them from helping those in need, Combs said.

Since 2008, YourCause has aided companies such as AT&T and Dell in their social responsibility efforts.…

UTA Prof’s $1.32M Grant Targets Big Data in Medicine

Posted by Lance Murray

Big data has become a big part of our lives, and a researcher at the University of Texas at Arlington is looking to develop big data mining tools that could help scientists and physicians better predict clinical outcomes and lead to cures for such diseases as cancer.…

Snapchat is Dead and Facebook is Now Live

Posted by DHD Films


Recently introduced to all users, Facebook Live is a new way to connect with followers by broadcasting live video on a company’s Facebook page. This innovation is a fun, new way to connect with followers and create new ones along the way.…

Texas Leads in Making Youth Sports Safer from Concussions

Posted by Sandra Chapman

CNN recently reported that concussions have been on the rise for American youth, this according to the new Health of America Report released by Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS).  The piece notes a 71 percent increase in rough-sports-related concussions for youth ages 10 to 19 since 2010.…

UTA Breaks Ground on New Research Building

Posted by Rachel Hawkins

The University of Texas at Arlington broke ground for its new Science and Engineering Innovation and Research building Thursday.

The 220,000-square-foot building will use a research lab neighborhoods design to foster more collaboration between disciplines, according to the university.

The university will utilize the space to further its research on areas ranging from data analytics and neuroscience to chronic illness and aging.…

iLumaware Uses Radar to Give Cyclist Safety a Kickstart

Posted by Nealie Sanchez

Dallas-based iLumaware is developing a product that gives those who pedal along our streets a better chance of making it home safely.

The device is a mountable bicycle taillight called Shield TL that is equipped with On The Radar technology that makes your bicycle more visible to cars equipped with crash avoidance systems.…

bigBANG! 2016 Promotes Social Justice, Equality

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

While technological innovations speed along at breakneck speeds, advocates for social justice and racial equality are pushing for people to think about society in new, innovative ways, too.

Issues such as mass incarcerations, unfair housing, payday lenders, and homelessness took center stage Thursday at the bigBANG!…

2 Hospitals Honored for Environmental Friendliness

Posted by Lance Murray

Children’s Health and Parkland Memorial Hospital have something to crow about, as both Dallas hospitals were included in Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of the nation’s 50 most-environmentally friendly hospitals.

The annual list honors the nation’s greenest hospitals, D Healthcare Daily said.…

Biotechnology Experts Converge at 2nd Annual IC3 Life Science Summit

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

The healthcare industry is changing so fast it’s difficult for busy doctors to keep up.

Medical experts talked about the state of the biotechnology industry and the challenges they face during the second annual bionorthTX IC3 Life Science Summit Wednesday at the University of Texas at Arlington’s College Park Center.…

Starting Out in Business? UTD Grads’ Words of Wisdom Could Fill a Book

Posted by UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management

Alumni of The University of Texas at Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management can offer as much good information about being successful in business as any college textbook.

Here’s a look at the pearls of wisdom they shared with us when we asked a few of them to answer this question:

What advice do you have for those hoping to succeed in the business world?

Editor’s Picks: Calendar Oct. 27-Nov. 3

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

From DIY Aquaponics to Digital Dallas’ Surround Sound to Del Frisco’s 5K run benefitting CitySquare, we found plenty of things for you to do this week. 


BIGBANG! — 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Paul Quinn College, 3837 Simpson Stuart Road, in Dallas.…

Researcher Tackles Tuberculosis Medication Testing

Posted by Rachel Hawkins

Tuberculosis is still a major health problem in some parts of the world, even if it isn’t nearly the health issue in the United States that it was years ago.

Dr. Tawanda Gumbo, director of the Center for Infectious Diseases Research and Experimental Therapeutics at the Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, is leading a research initiative aimed at testing the effectiveness of medications given to those afflicted with the disease, D Healthcare Daily reported.…

CNBC’s ‘Make Me a Millionaire Inventor’ Will Feature TCU Grad

Posted by Heather Noel

A Texas Christian University alumnus will get his time in the spotlight Thursday night as a guest on CNBC’s Make Me a Millionaire Inventor

The CNBC show, hosted by George Zaidan and Deanne Bell, gives inventors feedback as well as advice in crafting pitches for potential investors. …

Traxo Partners with World Travel on Traveler Data

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based Traxo on Thursday announced a partnership with World Travel Inc. for itinerary data aggregation for WTI’s WorldMobile travel app.

Traxo is a traveler data aggregation company, and Exton, Pennsylvania-based World Travel is the fourth largest independent travel management company (TMC) in the United States.…

Surround Sound: Where Music, Technology Unite at Techweek

Posted by Jana J. Pruet

Surround Sound will be the headline event Nov. 2 during Techweek Dallas, a weeklong technology festival that kicks off Monday at The Bomb Factory and runs through Nov. 6.

It’s the first year for Dallas to join Techweek’s lineup. The first event was held in 2011 in Chicago, and it has expanded to other major cities including New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Toronto.…

UTD’s ATEC School Adds Game Studies Expert

Posted by Nealie Sanchez

The University of Texas at Dallas has added an expert in play and game studies to the payroll this fall.

Josef Nguyen has joined the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication. His most recent post was at University of California, Davis, where he worked in the ModLab, an “experimental lab for media research and digital humanities,” according to a release. …

Dialexa Chosen for Entrepreneur 360 List by Magazine

Posted by Nealie Sanchez

Dallas-based Dialexa was chosen as one of the Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America by Entrepreneur Magazine in its 2016 Entrepreneur 360 List, according to a news release.

“The current market reality allows new ideas the unprecedented opportunity to digitally disrupt industries. …