How You Can Compete For Tech Talent and WinRead the rest of this entry »
Recruiting IT professionals is tough. You've known that for years. You know well that there are more jobs than experienced people and that you're in a market competing with the likes of Google, Amazon, and Facebook, to name just three of the biggies. They get millions of applications a year, while you're lucky if even one qualified candidate applies for your developer job.
Dice, the tech-focused career ...
The Best IT Jobs of the YearRead the rest of this entry »
Anyone who's been paying attention to the labor market knows that jobs in information technology are among the hardest to fill and best paying. But what are the best jobs in this most in-demand field?
Pulling together the top jobs from its annual ratings of 200 positions, CareerCast found six IT jobs that are the best of the best. The list isn't simply based on the highest paying ...
New York Becoming a Consumer Tech PowerRead the rest of this entry »
Silicon Valley is still the undisputed tech capital of the U.S., if not the world, but its near monopoly on the best and brightest talent is being challenged.
An essay by Hans Tung, a managing partner at the VC firm GGV Capital, suggests New York's Silicon Alley, its heart in Brooklyn's DUMBO, is not only beginning to rival the San Francisco Bay area as an attractive tech ...
Demand For Open Source IT Pros Will Grow More IntenseRead the rest of this entry »
The already tight market for open source IT professionals is only going to get more competitive in the next six months. Two-thirds of managers in a just published study say the hiring of these skilled workers will outpace hiring in other areas of the business; 60% plan on hiring.
The report by the tech careers site Dice.com and The Linux Foundation surveyed 280 hiring managers from corporations, small and ...
ThisCouldBeYourNewPasswordRead the rest of this entry »
About that password advice that for years has been to have something like this 8&%tck702#kXyL: You can forget it. You probably did. Forgot the password, that is. And then ignored the advice.
Bill Burr, the guy who years ago told us to make passwords a combination of letters (upper and lower case) symbols and numbers and then change them every few months, now regrets the advice.
Back in ...
Who the Biggest Names In Tech Want to HireRead the rest of this entry »
What do Airbnb, Snap, and a handful of other well-known tech companies have in common with Oracle, Apple and Amazon? They all want to hire software engineers. That's their #1 most in-demand job.
Paysa analyzed some 8,200 job postings from 10 leading tech companies -- "Disruptors" who IPOed since 2007 and now have a value of over $10 billion and "Titans," companies that IPOed before then and are now ...
Don't Be Too Quick to Abandon Liberal ArtsRead the rest of this entry »
In a matter of weeks some 18 million students will fill the lecture halls and classrooms of colleges and universities around the country. Still ringing in their ears will be the admonition of well-meaning family to "study something that will get you a job."
In this age where Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are celebrities, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen's famous warning about college majors has taken on the aura of career ...
Swiss Scientists 'Print' A Human HeartRead the rest of this entry »
In a remarkable use of 3D printing, a team of Swiss scientists built a functioning human heart out of silicone.
In an article published last week in the Journal Artificial Organs, the team described the process and the results, concluding, "The preliminary results of this study show a promising potential of the soft pumps in heart replacements."
The 3D heart was pneumatically powered, and tested with mock circulation under ...
4 Lessons In the Journey to Small Company CTONot every coder wants to be a CTO. But if you happen to be one of those software innovators coding with your friends at a small company that begins to take off, success will bring challenges and career decisions on the path to CTO leadership.Read the rest of this entry »
Bryan Helmig, co-founder of Zapier, the fast growing web automation company, recently blogged about his evolution from coding with two buddies to CTO of an ...
Banks Are Beginning to Embrace BlockchainAs banking continues its embrace of fintech, interest is fast developing in using blockchain technology. Santander InnoVentures estimated that banks could save $15-$20 billion a year by dumping their current transactional processes in favor of using blockchain.Read the rest of this entry »
Over the last few years, the technology has, to its detriment, been associated with the bitcoin currency and its sometimes unsavory uses. Though blockchain may have been developed to facilitate bitcoin transactions ...