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David Stanton
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Attended Susquehanna University
Lives in Harrisburg, PA
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As the state repairs and rebuilds its bridges for the 21st century, what can it learn?
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NPR Ed is celebrating 50 Great Teachers. Today: The story of a young algebra teacher in Oklahoma oil country, who has taken an unorthodox approach to classroom math.
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A 6-year-old can't be vaccinated against measles because he is recovering from leukemia. He faces a higher risk because parents at his California school have chosen not to vaccinate their kids.
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When machines, smarter than us, make machines smarter than them, futurists argue, the 'singularity' will have arrived. Commentator Alva Noë, a skeptic, wonders about imparting values — and control.
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Medical tricorders in the not-too-distant future ...
There is something interesting going on at CES. It's still on the fringes and is championed by people with backgrounds in science who see an ocean of wearables and imagine something completely new arising.
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Gillian Jacobs, known for her role as Britta Perry on Community, directed a short documentary on the computer programming pioneer. She says Hopper wasn't fond of the hype over her accomplishments.
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The Security Center of Excellence, set to open in spring, is targeting to educate security staff about protecting data at the state and local levels, and in public schools -- and may eventually spread outside Pennsylvania's borders.
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Commentator Tania Lombrozo says her sense is that thinking machines elicit an existential response — perhaps because we're threatened by the idea that maybe human thinking isn't so special.
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Why Ants Handle Traffic Better Than You Do http://n.pr/1xxrABL
Ants don't show road rage. In fact, some research shows they rarely get into traffic jams and are able to maintain a steady speed even as their numbers swell. Can physics explain it?
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It’s wonderfully subversive for a government institution to teach people how to use Tor in a series called “Orwellian America.”
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A Nationwide Outpouring Of Support For Tiny Ferguson Library http://n.pr/1uHYbU6
The Ferguson Public Library has become a refuge for community during a difficult time. In response, donations to the library have reached "several orders of magnitude" higher than ever.
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Education
  • Susquehanna University
    Computer Science, 1982 - 1987
  • Lansdowne-Aldan High School
    1977 - 1982
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IT Manager (SAP Basis / Netweaver)
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  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    IES Basis Team Manager, 2006 - present
    Office of Administration, Bureau of Integrated Enterprise System Manage the IES Basis team, providing system administration for SAP ERP, Business Warehouse, Process Integration, and Solution Manager system landscapes; components of the Commonwealth’s integrated enterprise system. Work with Managed Services Provider (MSP) and Data Power House (DPH) data center management teams to plan, implement, configure, monitor, and tune hardware and network infrastructure. Accomplishments include: • Migrate from MSP data center to DPH data center, including replacing/upgrading hardware. • Upgrade to SAP ERP Core Component (ECC) 6.0. • Technical support of the Budget Control System implementation project. • Technical support of the Plant Maintenance implementation project. • Upgrade to SAP Business Warehouse 7.0. • Technical support of the Finance Transformation project. • Technical support of the Flexible Real Estate implementation project. • Upgrade from SAP Exchange Infrastructure to SAP Process Integration 7.1.
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    SAP Basis Team Lead, 2001 - 2006
    Office of Administration, Imagine PA Project Led and participated in SAP Basis team of five members, providing SAP system administration through all phases of the Imagine PA project to design, configure, and implement the Commonwealth’s integrated enterprise system. Worked with Facilities Management and Managed Services Provider (data center management) teams to plan, implement, configure, monitor, and tune hardware and network infrastructure. Accomplishments included: • Imagine PA Project: Implementation of SAP ERP, Business Warehouse, Enterprise Buyer Professional (Supplier Relationship Management, SRM) systems to support the Commonwealth’s accounting, procurement, budget, human resource, and payroll business functions. • Request for Proposal (RFP) committee to develop requirements, review proposals, and select a Managed Services Provider (data center management) and new hardware. • Replace hardware with new equipment; and migrate systems to new hardware. • SAP Business Warehouse 3.5 upgrade.
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The hidden economic boom at CES | Computerworld
www.computerworld.com

The show appears to be mostly about novelties or expected tech toys -- unless you look hard enough

A Sacred Reunion: The Colorado River Returns to the Sea
newswatch.nationalgeographic.com

After coursing through its delta for nearly eight weeks, the fresh waters of the Colorado River have touched the high tides of the salty sea

A Cartoonist's Vision of a Car-Free Future
www.theatlanticcities.com

An anti-car, pro-bike manifesto, in drawings.

Augmented Reality Meets Music Education
www.centerdigitaled.com

An augmented reality app brings music out of the classroom and into the halls of an elementary school.

It's vacation time: Leave the work (safely) behind
www.infoworld.com

Security fearmongers say employees can't be trusted to keep corporate data safe outside the office -- so stop making them take it

TIME
plus.google.com

Breaking news & current events from around the globe.

IBM's Watson Is Learning Its Way To Saving Lives
www.fastcompany.com

The woman was gravely ill. Her name was Ms. Yamato. Thirty-seven years old, born in Osaka, Japan, she had never smoked, and yet there it was

Column: Technology Fiascoes and the Failure of Analysis
www.govtech.com

There are too many IT project failures in government. Getting the upfront analysis right could prevent a lot of them.

Star Wars (John Williams Is The Man) a cappella tribute medley song - Co...
www.youtube.com

A Star Wars themed, four-part a cappella musical tribute set to cinematic themes from composer John Williams. YouTube video (lip sync) by Co

Coming soon: 100% renewable power | SmartPlanet
www.smartplanet.com

The 100% renewably powered grid is coming sooner than you think. The only question is whether grid operators will be ready for it in time.

Cyclists and Pedestrians Can End Up Spending More Each Month Than Drivers
www.theatlanticcities.com

A new study out of Portland finds that cyclists and pedestrians can end up spending more each month than drivers.

Eco-Friendly Lighting May Improve Traffic Circle Safety
www.govtech.com

New concept uses reflective technology and low-level lighting to better illuminate pedestrian crosswalks and traffic flow at roundabouts.

Smart Highways Glow in the Dark
www.govtech.com

Five new technologies in development by Dutch design firms show what highways in the future could look like.

Meeting A Troll...
www.traynorseye.com

I'm back on Twitter. I can imagine the cries of 'I knew he wouldn't last!' from the Twitterati. But give me a few minutes of your time and I

Q&A: The self-experimenter who intends to change medicine | SmartPlanet
www.smartplanet.com

SmartPlanet speaks with Larry Smarr who has embarked on a computer-aided study of his own body, which may lead to profound changes in the wa

A Brief History of the Birth of Urban Planning
www.theatlanticcities.com

The field first started in America as the purview of three very different types of thinkers.

A New Marijuana Plant Without the High? It Could Be Good Medicine | Heal...
healthland.time.com

The Internet is buzzing about a new breed of marijuana that apparently causes no buzz of its own. Israeli researchers have bred cannabis pla

The Best Strategy for Reducing Stress
blogs.hbr.org

Imagine you're sailing in the Bahamas, sipping a cold drink and listening to the water lapping the sides of the boat. Relaxing, right? Not f

Ray Bradbury, 'Fahrenheit 451' author, dies at 91
blog.pennlive.com

In Bradbury's lifetime, more than 8 million copies of his books were sold in 36 languages.