Global Investigative Journalism Network: Here’s How to Follow the Global Investigative Journalism Conference from Home

Global Investigative Journalism Network: Here’s How to Follow the Global Investigative Journalism Conference from Home. “Can’t join us in Hamburg for the 11th Global Investigative Journalism Conference (Sept. 26-29)? There are still lots of ways you can follow along from home as more than 1,500 journalists from around the world gather to discuss their craft and share insights.”

The Verge: F8 is here — and so are some really big questions about Facebook’s future

The Verge: F8 is here — and so are some really big questions about Facebook’s future. “Most of the giant platforms have an easy pitch for developers. Apple developers make apps for iOS and Mac, then sell them for money. Google developers make Android apps and ChromeOS hardware, then sell them for money. Amazon developers launch businesses on AWS or Amazon’s storefront, and then sell goods and services for money. Today Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference kicks off in San Jose, and it’s worth noting how complicated its pitch to developers has become.”

Mother Jones: Google, Facebook, and Microsoft Sponsored a Conference That Promoted Climate Change Denial

Mother Jones: Google, Facebook, and Microsoft Sponsored a Conference That Promoted Climate Change Denial. “All three tech companies were sponsors of LibertyCon, the annual convention of the libertarian group Students for Liberty, which took place in Washington, DC. Google was a platinum sponsor, ponying up $25,000, and Facebook and Microsoft each contributed $10,000 as gold sponsors. The donations put the tech companies in the top tier of the event’s backers. But the donations also put the firms in company with some of the event’s other sponsors, which included three groups known for their work attacking climate change science and trying to undermine efforts to reduce carbon emissions.”

Make Tech Easier: The Biggest Changes Apple Announced at the 2018 WWDC

Make Tech Easier: The Biggest Changes Apple Announced at the 2018 WWDC. “It was hard not to notice that at the keynote for Apple’s 2018 WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference), there was no new hardware released – not one single Mac, mobile device, or even accessory. It was all about the software and the apps. But the software and apps are being improved around the block. There doesn’t seem to be much untouched. iOS, macOS, Siri, watchOS, and tvOS are all getting improvements, and there are many new additions as well.”

FamilySearch: #NotAtRootsTech 2018? Here’s How to Participate Virtually

FamilySearch: #NotAtRootsTech 2018? Here’s How to Participate Virtually. “…the world’s largest family history conference isn’t just for those who live close enough to go. In fact, many of the sights and sounds and much of the learning from the conference will be streamed live online for free. Over the years, this live stream has made RootsTech events and classes accessible to tens of thousands of online participants. If you can’t make it to RootsTech in person, here are a few ways you can participate virtually…”

Tubefilter: YouTube Doubles Down On Its Coverage Of Video Game Conference E3

Tubefilter: YouTube Doubles Down On Its Coverage Of Video Game Conference E3. “For the third year in a row, YouTube plans deliver live streaming coverage of E3, the annual conference at which video game developers and publishers will tease upcoming projects. In 2017, YouTube’s E3 coverage will double in size. As first reported by Variety, the video site plans to offer two days of live streaming content rather than just one.”

Digital Trends: Here’s Everything We Expect To See At Google I/O 2017 — And How You Can Watch It

Digital Trends: Here’s Everything We Expect To See At Google I/O 2017 — And How You Can Watch It. “The festivities at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California don’t begin until May 17 at 10 a.m. PT — the day and time of the conference’s first keynote address — but rumors have already begun to circulate about what Google has up its sleeve. Here’s how to watch the conference, and what to expect.”

Twitter Bails on Annual Developer Conference

You will probably not be stunned to hear that Twitter isn’t holding its annual developer conference. “Sources say that the conference was planned, at least tentatively, but then abandoned. Company spokesperson Will Stickney confirmed Flight isn’t happening, and said Twitter plans to focus on smaller developer events instead.”

Library of Congress Hosting Online Conference for K-12 Educators

The Library of Congress is hosting an online conference for K-12 educators. “This free two-day event, ‘Discover and Explore with Library of Congress Primary Sources,’ will be held October 25-26, from 4-8 p.m. EDT and will be open to K-12 educators from across all teaching disciplines. Last year’s event brought together more than 1,500 participants for the sessions. Over the course of two days, there will be 15 one-hour sessions facilitated by Library specialists, instructional experts from the Library’s Teaching with Primary Sources Consortium and other recognized K-12 leaders. “