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Computer Programming Events Sweep across MA

Boston, MA - In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, over 100 international partners have come together to promote “Hour of Code”, activities which will provide students with a brief introduction to computer science. The activities are designed to "demystify coding" and show students that anyone can learn the basics of computer programming and become a creator of technology, not just a user.

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PRESS RELEASE: Speaker DeLeo Hosts Panel Discussion with the MassTech Intern Partnership

Event highlights House’s commitment to workforce development and local businesses.

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Tech Firms Call for Mandatory Computer Classes

Executives from Google Inc., Microsoft Corp., and other leading firms want to require all Massachusetts public schools to teach computer science, so local tech companies don’t have to rely on foreign workers to fill future programming and engineering jobs.

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Patrick Seeks $1.2 Billion to Continue State's Technology Investments

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JUNE 11, 2013…….A top Patrick administration official urged lawmakers Tuesday to approve more than $1.2 billion in new capital spending, saying technology upgrades will help the state better manage government services and make them more easily accessible while closing the digital divide in western Massachusetts and enable compliance with the Affordable Care Act.

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The Massachusetts health bill made technology ‘a priority’

An influential US politician, speaking during eHealth Week in Dublin, has said the evolution of ehealth from new to commonplace depends on “a synergy between the development of cutting-edge technology and commitment by government, healthcare providers and the public at large”.

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State lights first section of statewide broadband connection

In 2008, the Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) set its sights on providing the Commonwealth’s underserved businesses, schools and municipalities with affordable high-speed Internet or broadband. Inclusive of these efforts, the agency’s list of action items included strengthening the states innovation economy and expanding technology-related opportunities.

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Massachusetts Broadband Institute opens fiber-optic link from Springfield to Otis and Sandisfield

OTIS — Fifth- and sixth-graders at Farmington River Elementary School brushed up on their Spanish and their rocket science Thursday with the help of students in Columbia, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland and a high-speed Internet connection from their rural Berkshire County town to downtown Springfield.

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Angel investors flood the tech start-up scene

When longtime entrepreneur Beth Marcus set out to raise money for her latest venture she went straight past the traditional underwriters in Boston venture capital community.

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MassTech Helps Put an End to Unpaid Internships & the State’s Brain Drain

With more than 50 colleges and universities in Boston alone, the state has no problem attracting students.

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