Udacity Blitz aims to connect companies with top engineers

Udacity Blitz aims to connect companies with top engineers

   (11/17/2016 2:10:34 PM)
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 (calle...Read More

Trailhead Profiles and Social Logins announced by Salesforce

Trailhead Profiles and Social Logins announced by Salesforce

   (11/15/2016 10:06:35 AM)
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 i...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

   (11/8/2016 12:08:38 PM)
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...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

   (11/7/2016 2:06:46 PM)
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 ...Read More

Want to work as a freelancer, your not alone

Want to work as a freelancer, your not alone

   (10/4/2016 12:13:47 PM)
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...Read More

Chatting with HackerRank: Which country would win the coding Olympics

Chatting with HackerRank: Which country would win the coding Olympics

   (9/19/2016 12:35:51 PM)
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 base...Read More

Advice for Engineers on Effective Career Development

Advice for Engineers on Effective Career Development

   (9/15/2016 10:03:05 AM)
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.AD...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

   (9/6/2016 5:10:11 PM)
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...Read More

IT Jobs Still Growing in the US Says COMTIA Latest Report

IT Jobs Still Growing in the US Says COMTIA Latest Report

   (8/10/2016 9:01:15 AM)
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 fir...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

   (8/3/2016 3:03:15 PM)
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, tes...Read More

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

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

   (8/3/2016 9:02:55 AM)
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...Read More

Understanding the Impact of Telecommuters on Employment Law

Understanding the Impact of Telecommuters on Employment Law

   (7/22/2016 12:04:00 PM)
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...Read More

New Digital Connectivity and Communication Systems Diploma Offered by Telcoms Academy

New Digital Connectivity and Communication Systems Diploma Offered by Telcoms Academy

   (7/18/2016 1:02:47 PM)
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 cou...Read More

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

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

   (6/30/2016 6:32:13 PM)
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 whe...Read More

Hired.com Expands Developer Hiring Platform to France

Hired.com Expands Developer Hiring Platform to France

   (6/30/2016 6:47:16 AM)
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 ...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

   (6/25/2016 1:02:22 PM)
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 advanc...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

   (6/24/2016 5:02:26 PM)
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 sur...Read More

Views From the Front and Back Side of App Development Careers

Views From the Front and Back Side of App Development Careers

   (6/8/2016 7:52:57 AM)
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. ...Read More

The Top Twenty Emerging Cities for Tech Jobs

The Top Twenty Emerging Cities for Tech Jobs

   (6/7/2016 6:52:11 PM)
Homes.com recently released the New Tech City Index 2016 report which ranks cities with the best option for technology employment and living expenses based on metrics including industry wages, employment levels, and average house price.The report used a number of factors to calculate the rankings. This included analyzing data from the US Bureau of ...Read More

Despite Weak May US Jobs Report the IT Sector Remains Resilient

Despite Weak May US Jobs Report the IT Sector Remains Resilient

   (6/3/2016 5:01:53 PM)
As the US stock market reacts to what is perceived as a weak overall US Department of Labor May jobs report, the IT sector continues to show its resiliency as tech employment continues to grow. Looking at the report’s overview of specific industry sectors, tech jobs as a whole eked out a slight increase in new job creation for the month of May...Read More

UC Riverside Adds New Graduate Degree with Data Science Specialization

UC Riverside Adds New Graduate Degree with Data Science Specialization

   (5/26/2016 3:02:13 PM)
The University of California Riverside (UCR) has added a Data Science specialization to its Online Master of Science in Engineering, a fully online degree program that is aimed at professionals in multi-disciplinary data-driven looking to enhance their careers.This specialization provides the knowledge to understand, process and analyze large volum...Read More

College Graduates Are Frustrated With the Developer Recruiting Process

College Graduates Are Frustrated With the Developer Recruiting Process

   (5/24/2016 12:01:25 PM)
Devpost has released the second edition of its annual Student Hacker Report, which takes a look at how students feel about, look for, and evaluate their tech career options. More than 1,700 college students from at 80 hackathons across the U.S. were surveyed about expected compensation and longevity expectations, what students value most when ...Read More

Specific Technology Skills Provide Pay Boost for Tech Sector

Specific Technology Skills Provide Pay Boost for Tech Sector

   (5/18/2016 9:01:53 AM)
PayScale, in partnership with Future Workplace, have released a new workforce skills preparedness report titled “Leveling Up: How to Win In the Skills Economy.” Among the findings were a “pay boost” for tech hiring when considering specific technical skills.Overall, the report details a disconnect between managers and recent graduates regarding the...Read More

Developers Dominate for Highest Paying Tech Jobs as Market Continues to Grow

Developers Dominate for Highest Paying Tech Jobs as Market Continues to Grow

   (5/13/2016 3:02:01 PM)
A recent Forbes report shows that developers lead the way in overall compensation among tech jobs. In fact, the report shows that the top ten highest paying jobs are all for developer employment covering popular technologies and programming skills.Here are the ten paying developer jobs with average salaries offered in the Forbes report:Softwar...Read More

Developers See Significantly Higher Salaries Based On Advanced Experience

Developers See Significantly Higher Salaries Based On Advanced Experience

   (5/12/2016 12:06:33 PM)
As a developer, it definitely pays to have experience. According to analysis provided by Payscale, experienced software developers see significantly higher salaries.  In demonstrating how experience affects salaries, Payscale provides the following based on the career path for developers: Late-Career - 39% above averageExperienced - 29% a...Read More

US Department of Commerce Opens Data Academy for Data-Driven Decision Training

US Department of Commerce Opens Data Academy for Data-Driven Decision Training

   (5/10/2016 2:05:54 PM)
The US Department of Commerce is now offering the Commerce Data Academy to help educate and empower employees within the Department of Commerce to make data-driven decisions. The academy is tasked with enhancing the contribution of data to the economy by helping the 12 Bureaus of the U.S. Department of Commerce create and develop projects to advanc...Read More

Make School Summer Developer Training Includes VR and Gaming

Make School Summer Developer Training Includes VR and Gaming

   (5/10/2016 10:06:07 AM)
The Make School Summer Academy located in San Francisco is offering a Summer Academy series designed to teach product development in four tracks areas: Intro to Swift Development, Gaming Development, VR Development and iOS App Development.The deadline to apply is May 15 and pricing for each Academy varies by track. Tuition assistance is available. ...Read More

Upgrade Job Skills with Java Enterprise App DevOps Training

Upgrade Job Skills with Java Enterprise App DevOps Training

   (5/6/2016 1:06:20 PM)
NIIT, as part of its recently introduced DigiNxt Series, is launching “Java Enterprise Apps with DevOps”, the company’s first program in its new project-based learning series.The Java Enterprise Apps with DevOps program lasts 14 weeks and will encompass various aspects of enterprise app development, covering the following objectives:- Understand an...Read More

Hired Releases Report on Wage Inequality in the Technology Industry

Hired Releases Report on Wage Inequality in the Technology Industry

   (5/3/2016 2:07:00 PM)
Hired.com has released a new, in-depth report on the state of wage inequality for the technology industry. The report was made possible through Hired’s deep visibility into the salaries that men and women ask for and what companies, in turn, offer them.Hired used its large salary data set to analyze technology hiring across gender, location, role a...Read More

Advances in IT Labor Force Training Fails to Halt Drop in US Productivity

Advances in IT Labor Force Training Fails to Halt Drop in US Productivity

   (5/2/2016 2:07:37 PM)
Despite technical advances and a more skilled IT labor force, productivity in the US since the early 2000s has decreased sharply.  The specifics of why this has occurred have been outlined in a new research offering written by Gregory Daco, Head of US Macroeconomics, at Oxford Economics.Among his findings on the decline of US productivity:- De...Read More

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