If you have 6 months of free time to spare, you can make your own glowing ball of death like imgur user, burgerga. His creation, aptly called “Sol Crusher” took 6 months of planning and building to come to life.
Remember the old adage, money doesn’t buy happiness? Turns out that’s only partly true as several studies (including our year survey and this recent Dice Report) report that salary and bonuses directly correlate with overall job satisfaction.
You’ll also get the added benefit of not really knowing how Prophix will be using your live streaming, dramatic tooth-brushing footage #toothbrushingselfie
You likely don’t think of shoes when you heard the word technology. Which is why so many at this year’s eMerge America’s Tech Expo were so surprised to see a Ilene Berg shoes front and center. “I thought, ‘what do shoes have to do with tech,'” one eMerge attendee told me. “Then I realized it was actually pretty smart, they stood out among the tech companies.”
If you’re busy applying for jobs, it’s common practice to include a link to your LinkedIn page for prospective employers to get a better feel for your background. If you currently have a profile URL consisting of your name and a long string of numbers, you probably would like to have something a bit more professional looking as well as easy to use. Today, a contact of mine noticed my custom LinkedIn URL and asked for me to help them set up theirs. Even though it’s a simple process, finding where to go can be tricky if you don’t know where to look. Hopefully this quick guide will help.
Happy Memorial Day Weekend. This months highlights: Women in Tech, Uber/Lyft Leave Austin, Learn to Code for Free
The Highs and Lows of Women in Tech
Why are there so few women in tech leadership roles?
According to a recent Reuters study, 30% of 450 technology executives stated that their groups had no women in leadership positions. Only 25% of the IT jobs in the US were filled by women and considering the fact that 56% of women leave IT in the highlight of their career, it’s no surprise that there’s so few women leading the tech industry.
The value of having women in leadership is common sense – women make up half of the purchasing demographic so having limited or no representation of women leading companies can make them miss out on valuable insight. This common sense is backed by a study by a DDI consulting firm that found the top 20% of top-performing companies had 27% or more women in key leadership positions while the bottom 20% of companies had less than 19% of women in these roles.
We asked women in leadership roles to share their experience in the tech space, everything from why they chose a career in tech to perks/challenges of being a woman in a male-dominated industry to advice for young women considering tech as a career. Thank you to Becca Stucky, Director of Demand Generation at tech company Thycotic; Katie McCroskey, Senior Manager Channel Operations at Thycotic; Karen Nowicki, director of engineering for a Chicago-based software company called kCura; Diane Merrick, VP of Marketing at Teradici; Robbie Hardy, tech sector veteran, and author of the new book UPSETTING THE TABLE: Women Mentoring Women; and Dr. Galina Datskovsky, CEO of Vaporstream for contributing their insight.
Uber and Lyft Depart Austin
What happened in Austin was not the result of crooked councilmen or big taxi swaying voters. It was essentially a hostage situation with Uber and Lyft demanding special treatment or else they’d simply leave.
5 Places to Learn to Code for Free
If you want to try your hand at coding, check out one of these five resources to learn to code for free.
Miami Entrepreneur launches ‘sharing economy for small businesses
When it comes to business tools like Salesforce or Marketo, small businesses are often forced to choose between a high price point or low functionality versions of the platform. Not anymore.
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Young or old, learning a bit of code can help you better understand and appreciate technology. If you want to try your hand at coding, check out one of these five resources to learn to code for free.
If you’ve ever been on the job hunt, you know it can feel like a full-time job – which makes it all the more difficult to find and land a new opportunity when you’re already employed full time.
In their early days, Uber and Lyft were little startups fighting against ‘big taxi’ and government officials who were supposedly being bought with that big taxi money. With a common hate for the traditional dirty, thieving taxi industry, the common man, woman and child believed regulations against Uber and Lyft as blows against themselves and their choices. What’s next, we collectively asked, is the government going to want to charge me a fee for taking my sister to the airport? Do I need to get a background check to pick up my friend from the bar?