first_imgWe hope you are planning to attend the 2018 Soybean Leadership College January 9 – 10, 2018! The two-day conference will provide agricultural industry leaders with training to effectively promote the soybean industry, communicate key agricultural messages and work to expand U.S. soybean market opportunities domestically and internationally while networking with growers from across the country.New for 2018, ASA is partnering with Ag Leader Source on a session, “Serving as a leader in Today’s Agricultural Organizations,” designed to provide new state and national Board members with tools including strategic thinking and board member expectations. We are excited about opportunity to enrich our organizational effectiveness.In addition to the Ag Leader Source session, the 2018 Soybean Leadership College will feature the following:“The Big Picture – Agriculture looks at 2018”- Matt Roberts, Ph.D., The Ohio State University“A Tale of Two Soybean Organizations”- A panel discussion featuring the grower leaders of both the American Soybean Association and United Soybean Board“Who, What, Where, When and How – How to talk to (almost) anyone about agriculture”- Alyson Perry, The Center for Food IntegritySessions on trade and sustainability will round out the program and you won’t want to miss our Wednesday evening event at the City Museum, https://www.citymuseum.org! Visit https://soygrowers.com/learn/soybean-leadership-college/ to learn more and to register.Special thanks to corporate sponsors: BASF, Farm Credit, FMC and the United Soybean Board and to state investors:· Arkansas Soybean Board· Illinois Soybean Association· Indiana Soybean Alliance· Iowa Soybean Association· Kansas Soybean Commission· Kentucky Soybean Board· Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee· Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council· Nebraska Soybean Board· North Carolina Soybean Producers Association· North Dakota Soybean Council· Ohio Soybean Council· South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council· Tennessee Soybean Board· Virginia Soybean Boardlast_img read more

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first_imgGoogle wants to make it easier to package software and work with containers. The company has announced the Google Cloud Container Builder, a standalone tool designed to build container images no matter the  deployment environment. Features allows users to build source and package build artifacts into Docker containers; debug failed builds; view a permanent audit record; build from Google Cloud Source repositories; upload source to Google Cloud Storage, GitHub or Bitbucket; integrate with an IDE or existing CI or CD pipeline; set up branch and tag rules; and customize build steps.“This helps empower a tighter release process for teams, more reliable build environments across workspaces, and frees you from having to manage your own scalable infrastructure for running builds,” wrote David Bendory, tech lead and software engineer, and Christopher Sanson, product manager on the Google Cloud Container builder team, in a blog post. MongoDB announces free tier for MongoDB AtlasMongoDB is providing easier access to its database-as-a-service solution, Atlas. The company announced a new free tier and live migration tool for it. The new MO tier is a free cluster that allows users to learn or build a prototype using MongoDB. It features security, availability and managed upgrades. In addition, Atlas now features MongoMirror, a solution that automates the migration process. MongoMirror can live-migrate data to MongoDB from pre-existing MongoDB sets. Google introduces XLAGoogle is providing a new compiler for its deep learning solution TensorFlow. Accelerated Linear Algebra (XLA) is designed to improve speed, memory, usage and portability on servers and mobile platforms. “XLA uses JIT compilation techniques to analyze the TensorFlow graph created by the user at runtime, specialize it for the actual runtime dimensions and types, fuse multiple ops together, and emit efficient native machine code for them—for devices like CPUs, GPUs and custom accelerators,” the XLA and TensorFlow team wrote in a blog post. According to the company, XLA is still in its early development stages. SmartBear releases new version of CollaboratorSmartBear is updating its peer code and document-review tool Collaborator to integrate with the top three repository-management solutions. The update features a new integration with GitLab, and adds onto its existing integrations with Altassian’s Bitbucket and GitHub. “More teams are looking for solutions that allow them to extend the code review capabilities that are offered in GitHub, Bitbucket and GitLab,” said Justin Collier, product owner for Collaborator at SmartBear. “Collaborator is a tool purposely built to help teams achieve this. Organizations have always seen document review as a priority for improving their final deliverables; however, many teams are still reviewing documents using Microsoft Word’s track changes and comments feature. Though great for two people to collaborate, it becomes much more cumbersome as additional people are added to an e-mail chain. Collaborator 11.0 delivers enhancements that allow easy document review for the entire team.” Other features include new pan, zoom and scroll features to improve to the solution’s document-review capabilities.last_img read more

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