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NEW IT 2015 Survey

Building Northeast Wisconsin IT Talent Pipeline Analysis and Recommendations: Survey Results

M7 Tech Talent Report – 2018
Milwaukee’s Tech Talent Impact Report
Information and Communication Technology Industry Cluster – Madison, 2018

Abstract of the Madison Region’s Information and Communication Technology Industry Cluster – 2018; Analysis of Tech Talent needs for the M7 region


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Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Join Microsoft for an enlightening Fireside Chat to discuss how startup ecosystems can be fostered through technology by providing platforms and tools that streamline innovation, facilitate knowledge sharing, and connect entrepreneurs to resources.
Strengthening Nonprofits Join Microsoft for an enlightening Fireside Chat as we discuss how nonprofits can leverage technology to do more with less and deepen their impact toward their mission. Learn about Microsoft’s nonprofit offers and how organizations can tap into resources and online communities to thrive.
Teaching AI: Achieving the promise of AI while balancing risks in the classroom Generative AI is changing how educators are approaching teaching and learning – presenting new opportunities for more inclusive and equitable education, while also bringing new risks and challenges. Join us for a fireside chat with Patrick O’Steen (Microsoft Philanthropies) and Pam Vachatimanont (TeachAI) to learn about the TeachAI initiative and their recently released AI Guidance for Schools Toolkit.
Microsoft TechSpark Community Engagement Forum AI Conversation with Mary Snapp & Ranveer Chandra
EMSI Demographic Drought EMSI Demographic Drought Report
July 12, 2018

Tech Community: Artificial Intelligence Talent Impacts

NEW IT Alliance: NEW IT Alliance Jul 2018

Laura Schmidt: IT Alliance Impact Of AI On Talent Pipeline 7 12 18

June 11, 2018

Digital Learning Opportunities in NEW Report Out

Job Resources

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Job Center of Wisconsin Listing of jobs in Wisconsin
WisConnect Listing of Wisconsin Internships
Skill Explorer Skill Explorer: Linking people, skills, and knowledge to job postings.
Coding Resources for Women at Every Stage of Their Career This site has may resources for women of all ages and places in their careers.

Career Exploration

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A Guide for Women in Technology Examines why the gender gap in tech fields exists and what we can do about it. Takes a look at the best way to find opportunities for women interested in science, technology, and engineering — including scholarships, internships, and employment opportunities all geared toward the most cutting edge fields.
A Guide for Women Interested in a Programming Career Top 20 online resources for kickstarting your coding journey.
A Guide to 50 Different Careers in STEM Get a glimpse at different kinds of career options and what sorts of degrees, training, and certifications are required to start (or jumpstart) your professional life.
A Guide to Tech Jobs and Salaries Information on specific technology jobs and career pathways laid out. Included in the guides is a discussion about job market conditions, tips on job preparation, job descriptions, and salary info broken down by seniority level. Additionally, each job-specific guide continues info on best practices and places to start a job search.
An Entrepreneurship Guide for Women in Technology Fields Tips and resources for women in tech. This guide was made to spread the awareness of women working in the STEM fields and the available resources to help women buck the trend.
Business Analyst Job Description Learn more about the BA position. Includes resources on BA organizations, online training, management websites, job description, and skills required. is a website with tools to help you find scholarships, resources for computer science programs in Wisconsin, and promote women in Computer Science.
Navigating the Challenges of Women in STEM & Gaming
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

AI and Machine Learning

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Brisk Teaching Brisk is a free, AI-powered Chrome extension that helps busy teachers save time in the tools they already use, like Google Classroom, Docs, Slides, YouTube, and online articles. In seconds, teachers can create unlimited instructional materials, give feedback, evaluate student writing, and level or translate texts – all without needing to switch between apps.
Career Essentials in Generative AI by Microsoft and LinkedIn Discover the skills needed to apply generative AI in your career. Learn the core concepts of artificial intelligence and generative AI functionality.
ChatGPT Cheat Sheet Use ChatGPT to lead like a world-class CEO. Key use cases and prompts.
Eduaide.Ai Eduaide.Ai is an AI-driven platform that helps educators create lesson plans, teaching resources, and assessments.
Google AI Experiments Google AI Experiments are simple artificial intelligence experiments that make it easier for users to explore machine learning through various forms of art. This includes experiments on AI with learning, drawing, music and much more.
Keras A high-level neural networks API, written in Python and capable of running on top of TensorFlow, CNTK, or Theano.
Machine Learning Machine Learning for Kids builds off the existing platforms of Scratch and App Inventor and is an easy-to-use tool to learn about machine learning.
Magic School An educational tool to help lesson plan, differentiate, write assessments, write IEPs, communicate clearly, and more.
Microsoft Copilot Demo What is AI? What will it mean for you? Jared Spataro Keynote | Microsoft Global Nonprofit Leaders Summit; Jared Spataro, who leads Microsoft’s AI at work strategy, discusses the evolution of generative AI over the past year, sharing how AI capabilities have evolved to unlock new skills and endless possibilities to transform the world.
OpenAI GPT A powerful natural language processing tool developed by OpenAI, capable of generating human-like text and performing various language-related tasks.
PyTorch An open-source platform for building and deploying machine learning models, with a focus on deep learning.
Scikit-learn A machine learning library for Python, featuring various classification, regression, and clustering algorithms.
TensorFlow An open-source platform for building and deploying machine learning models.

Learn to Code Tools

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A Beginner’s Glossary of Coding and Programming Terms General programming terminology and languages.
A History of Computer Programming Languages Timeline of computer programming languages and who developed them Tools, videos, lessons for teachers and students k-12 wanting to learn to code “unplugged” for k-5 This page has links to lesson plans and handouts, plus there are videos that introduce many of the activities here.  (NOTE that some of the videos are intended for the students, while others are for YOU the teacher to get a feeling for how to run the activity with a group of students.)
Computer Skills: Coding Courses and Games Courses and programming tools & games
CS Unplugged Free, hands-on activities for teachers and parents to help kids learn how to code. The site is updated regularly with new activities.
DigiGirlz Microsoft development classes and camps
Engineering Girl Interviews and resources for all things engineering, including software engineering
Girl Powered Tools for those interested in increasing the number of girls in VEX Robotics
Girls Who Code Club based free curriculum to help youth learn how to code
MIT App Inventor Develop and test Android apps
National Center for Women & Information Technology Scholarships, awards, and computer science tools for teachers and students
Praxtent Beginners Guide to Coding & Programming Praxtent is a free coding resource for middle school aged students to adults.
Programming Basics for Students
Quick Base Programming Basics for Students

Roblox Create

Robust Wiki about the game

A robust builder game where kids can get exposed to programming and making their own games, levels, worlds, and more.
Scratch Introductory programming modules
500 Free Coding Courses List of 500 free online courses that you can start this month

Cyber Security Learning & Tools

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Cyber Education Wisconsin Cyber Education Wisconsin is a free online resource that allows you to explore careers in cybersecurity, see levels of education, and access to cybersecurity conferences.
Cyber Security Degrees This site is a great resource for learning about different types of degrees available in the cybersecurity realm with over 400 schools and institutions in their database.
Cyber Seek Resource for individuals looking to learn more about cyber security careers.
Cyberbullying – DPI The Wisconsin DPI provides a page with resources on what cyberbullying is and what it is not as well as other online etiquette teaching and learning resources.
Cybersecurity in Education Cybersecurity in Education is an online article with resources about cybersecurity in terms of education, for parents, students, and teachers.
Cybrary Free open source learning for cybersecurity, IT, and more
Data Science Programs This website is a great guide while looking for a data science degree, holding more than 500 schools and institutions within its database and 830 different types of data science degree options to pick from.
NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NICE Framework), published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in NIST Special Publication 800-181, is a nationally focused resource that establishes a taxonomy and common lexicon to describe cybersecurity work, and workers, regardless of where, or for whom, the work is performed.
SANS CyberStart A free online resource that gives students  the ability to learn about cybersecurity, attend camps with a focus on cybersecurity, and even compete in a Cyber League
Wisconsin Cyber Threat Response Alliance (WICTRA) WICTRA is a hub for collaborative cyber information sharing in a neutral environment of trust. Members from the private and public sectors, invited law enforcement, federal agencies, and academic interests collaborate to leverage cross-sector resources effectively analyzing critical, real-time actionable intelligence and respond to Wisconsin’s cyber threats.


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Mind Trekkers Fun Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities you can try at home or school.

How Computers Work

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Introducing How Computers Work Bill Gates kicks off an introduction to the series How Computers Work.
What Makes a Computer, a Computer? Computers are all around us, but what really makes a computer, a computer? Explore the history of computers and the features they all share.

Binary & Data

You’ll hear that everything’s “1s and 0s” in a computer, but what does that mean? Find out how computers represent numbers, words, images, and sound.
Circuits and Logic Computers process information in the blink of an eye. It’s not magic though, it’s just millions of tiny circuits!

How Computers Work: CPU, Memory, Input & Output

Dive a little deeper into the actual components that allow a computer to input, store, process, and output information.

How Computers Work: Hardware and Software

Take a peek into the relationship between software and the hardware it controls.

How Computers work: Video Library

A video library of educational videos for re-use by educators worldwide, online or in classrooms.