7 tech advent calendars for the holiday season

The holiday season is upon us, bringing its special brand of festive chaos to many of our lives. Although this time of year can be a bit busy, many technologists still find the time to hone their skills by participating in a technical holiday calendar.

From: LXer

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“Greenlight for Girls” seeks STEM stars

A keynote at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe described Greenlight for Girls, which aims to give girls around the world the opportunity to love STEM. There is growing anxiety within tech companies about the lack of skilled professionals to keep up with demand. There’s also a realization that one of the largest untapped resources is […]

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Security advisories for Wednesday

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Arch Linux has updated neovim (code execution).

Debian has updated hdf5 (multiple vulnerabilities).

Fedora has updated drupal7 (F25; F24; F23: multiple vulnerabilities), p7zip (F25: denial of service), teeworlds (F25; F24; F23: code execution), and vagrant (F25; F24; F23: nfs export insertion).

Mageia has updated jenkins-remoting (code execution) and teeworlds (code execution).

Oracle has updated thunderbird (OL7; OL6: multiple vulnerabilities).

SUSE has updated vim (SLE12-SP2; SLE11-SP4: code execution).

From: LWN

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