As instructed by Network Commander Tony Bates (whose British accent comes in handy for the introductory video), your mission in Edgequest is to gather packets on an icy Tron-looking field and deliver them to the MCP-looking upload cylinder.
There's going to be a 24-hour tournament on June 16, with a grand prize of $10,000... and an ASR 1002 router. The router is apparently worth a lot more than $10,000, but it won't be much help as you try to psych up your gamer nephew to be your ringer in the tournament.
I've only tried the game once so far. With my Tetris-era mad skillz, I managed a whopping 320 points before getting the "mission failed" message. The sun got in my eyes.
You have until June 11 to build up a qualifying score for the tournament. Hey, it beats the Cupid/Easter-Bunny/unicorn-lady promotion. I'm thinking the Vyatta Inc. guys ought to work on their chops to try to win this thing.
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.