JavaOne4Kids Enthralls Next Generation of Computer Scientists

Now in its third year, JavaOne4Kids is a daylong series of computer science workshops for 450 children, 300 coming from underserved schools. Workshops cover such topics as programming Nao robots, assembling gadgets powered by Arduino boards, coding games and websites with JavaScript and HTML5, and learning the Java programming language through technologies such as Greenfoot, Alice, Scratch (from the MIT Media Lab), and BlueJ.

How An Architect Becomes A Cloud Architect: The Modern IT Career

When companies “lift and shift” software workloads to the cloud, the move is often overseen by a cloud architect. Likewise, planning how to build an application from cloud platform services is typically the purview of a cloud architect. So how does a software architect become one of these highly sought-after cloud architects? The role is more than just a glorified networking expert, database guru, or sys admin, and there are essential skills that are much more important than certifications.