Author: Cara McCarty

One Big Thing E-Learning Platforms For Devs Are Missing? Measuring Actual Comprehension.

Each year, thousands of prospective developers take their first steps into the world of development. Equipped with a laptop and buckets of enthusiasm, they spend countless hours learning and honing their craft. But measuring & verifying their skill development is a real challenge. A host of amazing e-learning platforms have emerged in recent years such …

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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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Why you should expect more from your recruiter.

Chances are you’ve been emailed by a recruiter at least once in the past year. You know the message I’m talking about. It usually starts with “apologies for the unsolicited message” followed with a quick synopsis of your experience and education from your social media profile and a job description. You might respond if the …

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