TCF '17 on March 18 at College of New Jersey; A Look Back At Its History

TCF 2017 (formerly the Trenton Computer Festival) will be held on Saturday, March 18 at the College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ.

The first Trenton Computer Festival was held on May 2, 1976 at Trenton State College (now the College of New Jersey) in Ewing NJ, outside of Trenton. It was started by Sol Libes of the Amateur Computer Group of New Jersey and Allen Katz of The College of New Jersey.


Bail hearings by algorithm: New Jersey's 'earth-shaking reform' takes aim at racial, class biases

The Garden State has turned to technology as a way of mitigating racial and class biases at bail hearings. Judges in New Jersey started using an algorithm on Jan. 1 to determine which defendants should be granted bail and the danger they pose to the surrounding community. The system, called Public Safety Assessment, was created by…


Love at first site: NJIT students develop face-based dating app

Relationships may not be all about looks, but initial attractions are. That's the underlying theory behind a new dating app - "FaceDate" - a group of students and professors at the New Jersey Institute of Technology are in the midst of developing.


One-Stop Online Source for All Data to Make Government in NJ More Transparent

Gov. Chris Christie on Monday signed into law a measure that will increase the transparency and accountability of state agencies by making it easier for the public to find and get data and other information kept by the state government - all at one central online location.


Coding for Community Helps Towns, Cities Develop Apps on Their Wish Lists

Lauren Skowronski, director for community engagement for Sustainable Jersey New Jersey municipalities have a lot of good ideas for working smarter, growing greener, and becoming more open to the tech savvy, but many don't have the time, talent, or resources to make their dreams a reality. About two dozen towns have eagerly publicized their needs to…





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