Technology is eroding norms across all sectors, from real estate and health care to energy and finance, and everything in between. There’s virtually no industry that’s immune to its influence. Essentially, this means the demand for talented employees who can build and maintain complex IT systems is at an all-time high. Whether they’re installing a local area network or developing a proprietary A.I. – skilled tech workers are being gobbled up at an alarming rate.
A coworker recently asked me to take notes at a company meeting. I answered by saying yes, but just to clarify – not because I’m a woman. Fitting in a specific role or category has been something I’ve fought against my whole life, but times are changing (thank goodness). Luckily this coworker wasn’t a sexist or misogynistic male trying to establish dominance over the new female, but a leader utilizing their resources to the best of their ability. You see, I was the new employee, and like it or not I had a long way to go in learning a new role.
A passionate software developer never stops learning. Over time, the continued curiosity of a passionate developer enables them to solve problems more quickly, write code more efficiently, and build solutions more creatively – all while adapting to ever-changing technologies. As they continue to grow their technical know-how, some develop into highly successful software developers. However, if they are anything like me, the skills that made them a successful developer may not have prepared them for mastering the potential world of leadership.
Our nation’s student loan crisis has many wondering whether or not college is still worth the price of admission.
As the collective debt balloons past $1.5 trillion, traditional four-year universities seem less and less auspicious. What’s more, thanks to the breakneck speed of innovation, experts predict many jobs of today won’t even exist in the next decade. We’re living in an era when driverless cars, robotic warehouse workers, and AI-based customer service agents are real-world products, no longer the stuff of science fiction.
On Saturday, February 16th, a group from Techtonic made their way to the