Compulsory computing?

Nearly all high-skill jobs are rapidly becoming digital and quantitative. Doctors and health care providers are scrambling to adapt to new electronic medical record databases. Journalists are increasingly expected to be proficient in Web design and computer graphics. The finance industry has been taken over by mind-twisting mathematical models. Even
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Designers compete to reimagine logos

Seated around banquet tables in teams of twos, threes and fours, students stare intently at their laptop screens, periodically consulting each other about things like typeface, color scheme and cohesive branding. Yogurt Park, it was overwhelmingly decided, should be upbeat and colorful, while many felt Cafe Milano was better served
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Interview with David Litwak, founder of Mozio

The Daily Californian interviews David Litwak, the CEO and founder of Mozio, a travel startup. He and fellow UC Berkeley alum Joseph Metzinger developed Mozio as a platform for users to plan their travel to and from airports via any mode of transportation they would like to use. Mozio will
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UC Berkeley students drop out to start tech companies

UC Berkeley computer science students are dropping out of school. But they’re not leaving because the classes are too difficult or school is too expensive. Rather, they’re withdrawing to pursue their dreams of entrepreneurship — even though the odds are against them. Although the numbers vary from study to study,
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Keep calm and Hackathon

UC Berkeley is generally known more for academia than practical application, especially when it comes to computer science. However, the student organizations on campus have begun to provide an environment for campus programmers to come together and participate in hackathons. While these all-day programming fests may not seem like anything
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New class scheduling website aims to help students plan their futures

Berkeleytime, a new student-built class schedule-creation website, aims to be just as necessary as its namesake 10-minute grace period between classes. Previously, students had to use multiple resources — the Schedule of Classes, the General Catalog, ScheduleBuilder — to plan their schedules. Berkeleytime, created by UC Berkeley sophomores Yuxin Zhu
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Top 10 smartphone apps for students

With the thousands of applications available in the Android marketplace and the iTunes store, it is easy to get lost in the sheer number of choices. Here is a breakdown of the best applications that are a must-have for every smartphone user. 1. Google Music (free, Android + iOS) Google’s
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Five Questions: Marti Hearst, ‘Big Data’ pioneer

With a massive amount of data online, computer programmers have recently taken to looking for ways to manage it all. Marti Hearst, a professor in the UC Berkeley School of Information, has been at the forefront of research on working with “Big Data” to make it searchable and accessible. Her
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Campus researchers advance robot-assisted surgery

The robot can’t walk. It can’t talk or clean your living room, but it might one day save your life. A team of faculty and students at UC Berkeley are attempting to transform the way surgery is performed by inviting robots into the operating room and allowing surgeons to hand
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