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QuickBase predicts that developers are going to be redefined in 2017

QuickBase predicts that developers are going to be redefined in 2017

Thursday, December 29, 2016 by

Editors note: 2017 Predictions from John Carione, Product and Corporate Marketing Leader at QuickBase   Agility 2.0: a new era of decision-making in the enterprise emerges.  Agile methodologies have completely changed how companies evaluate and implement technology solutions. In 2017, we’ll see a new wave of agile thinking enter the ent... Read More

The journey from a hairdresser to a Salesforce Administrator

The journey from a hairdresser to a Salesforce Administrator

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 by

This week, we spoke with Cheryl Feldman, Assistant Vice President, Salesforce Administration & Strategy Allianz Global Investors, about how she went from hairdresser to Salesforce Administrator, and her advice for others looking to kick-start their technology career. ADM: Prior to working in tech what did you do for a living? What made you want to switch career... Read More

Udacity Blitz aims to connect companies with top engineers

Udacity Blitz aims to connect companies with top engineers

Thursday, November 17, 2016 by

Udacity Blitz is announcing a new service directly connecting companies with top engineers who develop and fully manage custom software projects. Udacity Blitz teams build mobile apps, websites, and data services for innovative companies that need to move fast and get quality results. Companies have the option to hire Udacity Blitz engineers (called Blitzers) for their ... Read More

Trailhead Profiles and Social Logins announced by Salesforce

Trailhead Profiles and Social Logins announced by Salesforce

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 by

Salesforce has announced new updates to its online learning platform Trailhead, that could reinvent the resume as we know it.  Trailhead helps developers catch the eye of recruiters and hiring managers by showcasing the specialized skills they’ve acquired in their efforts to land the high-quality jobs they’ve been preparing for. Updates include:- Trailhead Pro... Read More

There has never been a better time to be a Salesforce developer

There has never been a better time to be a Salesforce developer

Tuesday, November 08, 2016 by

Trailhead is Salesforce's interactive learning environment for all app creators, enabling them to master in-demand Salesforce skills through free hands-on training.We spoke with Sarah Franklin, senior vice president of developer relations and general manager of Trailhead at Salesforce, about a report released on the size of and job opportunities in the Salesforce ecosys... Read More

The developer shortage is real and it's going to hit the cloud market real soon

The developer shortage is real and it's going to hit the cloud market real soon

Monday, November 07, 2016 by

Global research (across 8 geographies and with nearly 900 respondents) made something crystal clear - the developer shortage is real and it’s going to hit the cloud market really hard, really soon. And the drain is coming from a surprising place -Global 2000 businesses not traditionally known as IT companies. A majority of companies (64 percent) see the g... Read More

Want to work as a freelancer, your not alone

Want to work as a freelancer, your not alone

Tuesday, October 04, 2016 by

In this day and age, to not need a secured biweekly salary of a 9-5 job is akin to winning the career lottery. Well, it may not be quite as rare, given that there are currently 53 million Americans who are currently freelancers, which represent just 34% of the total U.S. labor force, but one can say this is indeed the dream of most Americans in the labor force. The dema... Read More

Chatting with HackerRank: Which country would win the coding Olympics

Chatting with HackerRank: Which country would win the coding Olympics

Monday, September 19, 2016 by

We recently visited with Dr. Heraldo Memelli, ‎Lead Technical Content Manager, HackerRank, about how their platform helps companies find the right developers based on coding skills, and the results from a recent survey. ADM: Tell us about your recent study.Memelli: Developers come to our platform to learn, practice and earn jobs based on their coding skil... Read More

Advice for Engineers on Effective Career Development

Advice for Engineers on Effective Career Development

Thursday, September 15, 2016 by

We recently had a visit with Erick Tai, Co-Founder and Head of Engineering for Reflektive (a performance management platform for the workplace) to talk about career development for engineers and some of the mistakes made along the path. Erick is not only Head of Engineering at Reflektive, but also an expert in management and mentorship.ADM: What are the danger... Read More

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Seeks Proposals to Develop App

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Seeks Proposals to Develop App

Tuesday, September 06, 2016 by

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (“Authority”) seeks proposals from firms or individuals interested in collaborating with the Authority to develop and implement a mobile application to order, purchase, deliver, and pick-up food/beverage/retail products (“Mobile Application Solution”) for customers in an airport environment at the San Diego International A... Read More

IT Jobs Still Growing in the US Says COMTIA Latest Report

IT Jobs Still Growing in the US Says COMTIA Latest Report

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 by

CompTIA has released its latest analysis of the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data as it relates to the U.S. information technology (IT) sector employment. As CompTIA reports, the IT sector saw its second consecutive month of growth in July, though at a significantly slower pace than in the prior month adding 4,000 jobs in July. Through the first seven months of 201... Read More

Learn Ruby or Javascript for Free With Flatiron's School Online Courses

Learn Ruby or Javascript for Free With Flatiron's School Online Courses

Wednesday, August 03, 2016 by

The Flatiron School, located in NYC, has launched four new online application programming courses as part of the school’s Online Campus. Two are free and two are certificate courses available for a fee. Free CoursesThe two free courses include provide an introduction to Ruby and JavaScript. These courses offer 30 to 50 hours of self-paced, test driven curriculum fi... Read More

Hired.com Dives Into The United Kingdom Tech Sector After Brexit

Hired.com Dives Into The United Kingdom Tech Sector After Brexit

Wednesday, August 03, 2016 by

Hired.com, a platform that connects companies with top IT talent, has recently published the “Mind the Gap” report that takes a deep dive into the United Kingdom tech sector to identify the digital skills that companies are demanding to help their businesses grow. The report also analyzes how issues such as Brexit, the uncertainty around freedom of movement, and the gro... Read More

Understanding the Impact of Telecommuters on Employment Law

Understanding the Impact of Telecommuters on Employment Law

Friday, July 22, 2016 by

Developers who work remotely are part of an increasingly growing trend in telecommuting in the US. Whether it is from their own home or a coffee shop, an increasing number of employees are choosing to work from outside of the office.  A prevalent theory is that those who work from home generally put in more hours of work each day and employees can be more productiv... Read More

New Digital Connectivity and Communication Systems Diploma Offered by Telcoms Academy

New Digital Connectivity and Communication Systems Diploma Offered by Telcoms Academy

Monday, July 18, 2016 by

Telcoms Academy is launching a new tech diploma in Digital Connectivity & Communication Systems. This nine-month blended learning program brings together content that reflects the current industry competencies and knowledge needed for professionals and a range of learning formats that are structured to maximize learning.The flexible modular course structure allows s... Read More

Nearly a Quarter-Million of US Application Developer Jobs Are Unfilled

Nearly a Quarter-Million of US Application Developer Jobs Are Unfilled

Thursday, June 30, 2016 by

Esri and The App Association have used the Esri ArcGIS platform to spotlight the current state of developer hiring in the US. According to the interactive report, nearly a quarter-million job software developer jobs in the United States remain unfilled.The interactive maps show where software developer jobs are, how much they pay, and where to find openings. I... Read More

Hired.com Expands Developer Hiring Platform to France

Hired.com Expands Developer Hiring Platform to France

Thursday, June 30, 2016 by

Hired.com, which connects developers with job offers from top companies, has announced that is has officially expanded to Paris, France following its acquisition of Paris-based alternative recruitment start-up Breaz earlier this year. The move represents Hired.com’s first entry in a non-English speaking market and the integration of the Breaz team has provided a smooth ... Read More

VMWare, Pinterest, Intel and Others Commit to Make Hiring Practices More Inclusive

VMWare, Pinterest, Intel and Others Commit to Make Hiring Practices More Inclusive

Saturday, June 25, 2016 by

As part of the Silicon Valleys Global Entrepreneurship Summit, 30 companies have committed to including more inclusive technology hiring practices as part of the Tech-Inclusion initiative. The companies are pledging to taking the following actions:- Implement and publish company-specific goals to recruit, retain, and advance diversetechnology ta... Read More

One in Five Companies in the US Plan to Expand IT Departments in Second Half of 2016

One in Five Companies in the US Plan to Expand IT Departments in Second Half of 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016 by

A recent survey by Robert Half Technology, IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report, indicates that 21% of CIO’s are planning to expand their technology hiring in the second half of 2016. The hiring forecast is based on telephone interviews with over 2,500 CIOs from 25 major U.S. markets who were asked to provide a six-month hiring outlook.The survey shows that sixty-t... Read More

Views From the Front and Back Side of App Development Careers

Views From the Front and Back Side of App Development Careers

Wednesday, June 08, 2016 by

Interested in landing a job with Google as a back-end developer? Well, you best have working knowledge of Java, C++, or Python. How about Twitter? Might want to be familiar with Ruby on Rails, Scala, C++, or Java. What if you’re interested in a position working as a front-end engineer? The programming language is pretty universal - JavaScript. According to research... Read More

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