Author: Cara McCarty

The Data Science Skills Gap: What Most Online Courses Don’t Cover

“Data scientist” topped LinkedIn’s list of the Most Promising Jobs of 2019 thanks to generous salaries and a high number of job openings. So it’s no surprise that a growing number of people are taking an interest in the field and wondering what they need to learn to get started in it. Those hoping to …

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Serverless Computing: What It Is, Key Benefits, and How To Learn

With each passing day, developers and enterprises alike are beginning to explore the transformative potential of serverless computing. New providers are emerging too, each vying to gain control in a competitive and promising space. Still not exactly sure what serverless computing is? Here’s a closer look at serverless computing, its benefits, and how you can develop your skills. What Is …

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This Evidence-Based Process Can Make Coding Based Learning More Effective

There will be 7 million current job openings in the U.S. by 2020. Over 1 million will be empty computer science-based jobs. A tight labor market will become the “new normal” for decades to come. The solution – more effective workplace onboarding, training, and upskilling. Currently, companies spend millions on learning and development… but are those training …

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Hit 2019 Running: The New Year’s Checklist for Developers

Whether or not you’re a person that gets excited about the prospect of New Year’s resolutions and new beginnings, you’ve got to admit there’s a positive energy in the air come January. People are rested, happy, and ready to get down to planning their year. They’ve refocused professionally and personally, and this is often the …

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Reflecting On Lessons from #MoveTheDial’s Global Summit

MoveTheDial is a movement which is dedicated to increasing the participation and advancement of women in technology. Founded by Jodi Kovitz in January last year, the movement recently hosted its first Global Summit in Kovitz’s native Toronto. By all accounts the Global Summit was a great success and was attended by over 800 executives and …

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Together We Can Do So Much: How Developers Benefit from the Open Source Model

Each day millions of developers contribute their time, abilities, and billions of lines of code to enhance countless open-source projects. On Github alone over 31 million developers contribute to the growth of over 96 million repositories. Amazingly, one third of all those repositories were created in the last year alone. Why are more developers than …

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How To: Hire Your First Software Engineer

Medium, Airbnb, Quora, Slack, Buffer, Snapchat… These startup success stories were able to be written thanks to hiring choices made in the early days of those companies. Without the appropriate technical talent to execute on a nascent startup idea, very few startups are able to get off the ground. Finding your initial engineer can be …

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In Your Senior Year of College? Here’s When You Should Begin Applying for Jobs

After three years of exams, projects, and sleepless nights, entering your senior year at college can feel bittersweet. On the one hand you’re well on your way to earning your degree but on the other it’s a tough year that you have ahead and you’ll probably miss certain aspects of college life after you graduate. …

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The Reign of the Resume is Coming to an End

As the sun sets on this relic, we step into a brave new world where the technical hiring process is improved for hiring manager and candidates. The end of the resume means that: candidate profiles are no longer restricted to a static snapshot, great candidates don’t fall through the cracks left by keyword searches, the …

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