Innevation BLOG

On Monday, August 4th from 2 to 4 pm, 3 of our awesome Collaborators will be teaming up to host an important discussion: Reforming Teacher Professional Development & Literacy Outcomes. Guinn Center for Policy Priorities, Nevada Succeeds, and The Public Education Foundation all call The Innevation Center home and we’re so proud of their efforts to improve education in Nevada! The meeting will present research from Seth Rau, Policy Director at Nevada Succeeds, and Victoria Carreon,

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Today, we came across an interesting article on a somewhat controversial topic: the revelation that Facebook secretly manipulated users’ News Feeds in a social experiment. For one week back in 2012, some users saw mostly negative posts and some saw mostly positive as part of Facebook’s research. “The study set out to discover if the emotional tone of a users’ News Feed content had an impact on their own emotional makeup, measured through the tone of

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A food truck frenzy is invading Innevation! We know there aren’t tons of options for nearby eateries, so we’ve decided to bring the restaurants to you, Innevators! Throughout the month (dates TBD) we’ll have a new food truck parked outside waiting to serve you up some delicious eats. With affordable pricing and tasty treats, it’s guaranteed to be the highlight of your week! This week, we’ll welcome Sauced, serving up unique concoctions in tasty sauces.

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Tech Cocktail is looking for more startups to demo at their July 11th Mixer & Startup Showcase, hosted at the new downtown space, The Window. “Work might be from 9-5, but business happens between 5-9,” says the event description. “Tech Cocktail Mixers are like networking events except fun, like a party, except business-oriented, and like a startup pitch series, except informal and fast-paced. The result is a one-of-a-kind experience that makes for the perfect evening

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Oculus, the virtual reality superstar, just announced that they will acquire Carbon Design, designer of famous tech objects like the Xbox 360 controller and Kinect as well as wall clocks and medical devices. “One little gem tucked into the announcement: turns out, Oculus has already been working with Carbon Design for sometime, though they won’t say on what,” says TechCrunch’s Greg Kumparak. Thoughts on this, people? Are you familiar with Carbon Design’s products? Are you

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On August 8 – 10, Vegas GiveCamp will take over The Innevation Center and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it! Last year, 50 volunteers participated in helping 18 local charities by donating their time and skills to building software to help the organizations succeed. Let’s make 2014 EPIC by doubling the number of volunteers this year! We can do it! Let’s collaborate!  In case you hadn’t heard, The Innevation Center

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