Why Coding Bootcamps and Online Learning Matter More Than EverAugust 16, 2017In recent years, computer coding “bootcamps” in which students can get up to speed quite quickly on a particular programming language have seemed to become a hot trend.
Even so, I’m sure there are some who ask, “Are these bootcamps and online learning environments a viable option to consider alongside some of the more traditional avenues of education?”
In my opinion, the answer is an unequivocal “yes.”… Read More
Will Tests And “Brain-Teasers” Reveal Your Next Golden Hire?July 20, 2017Recently, I came across a promotion by Jaguar that was designed not to sell cars but to highlight how the brand plans to hire thousands of new engineers this year. How so? It starts with a challenge for the potential hire using an app that’s been developed by the company and in the process, seems to be a unique way to gamify the recruiting process.
Obviously, a name like Jaguar lends a slick appeal of working with such a recognized brand. But don’t let that fool you. At the end of the day, it’s still about the test, not the brand.… Read More
They Can't Advertise To Customers So How Do They Promote Themselves To Candidates?July 11, 2017In a perfect world, most companies would like the person to work for them not because they get paid a lot, but because they love the job. On the other hand, there is a reason why Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Apple pay more than just about anybody else.… Read More
Slow Down!: Why More Patient Job Candidates Beat The SpeedstersJuly 3, 2017Not long ago, we were working with a candidate who had a PhD in machine learning from a very reputable west coast institution. Impressive, right? He could write his own ticket anywhere!
Or so you’d think.… Read More
The H-1B Visa Program: Everything You Know Is About To Change (Maybe)May 25, 2017As we’ve written here before, the H-1B visa program that caters to foreign hiring is hardly a perfect one and has been in dire need of a revamp of its design.
Why? Take your pick from a multitude of reasons: The process is chaotic. Far more H-1B visa applications are accepted than those that can actually be granted. Candidates can apply to multiple firms and accept multiple offers, effectively pulling a bait-and-switch on one company choosing to sponsor that candidate in favor of another company.… Read More
Monumental Computing Shift #3: Machine Achieve "Next Level" Learning-From UsMay 11, 2017While programming in our current day and age isn’t going away – and probably isn’t even shrinking anytime soon – there are exciting new opportunities on the horizon for programmers to come. Namely, with machine learning becoming ever more important, we’re sure to see new “trainer” roles growing and eventually becoming part of the profession that deals with artificial intelligence.
What exactly do we mean by that?… Read More
Monumental Computing Shift #2: The Changing Role Of Traditional MathMay 1, 2017As part of a multi-post series, we’re taking a closer look at three monumental shifts in computing on the horizon, including how AI will create new roles for programmers, the shift from traditional architecture to memory-based computing and our featured topic here, the changing role of formal math in contrast to the path of building new models so that machines can learn from one other.… Read More
Monumental Computing Shift #1: Traditional Von Neumann Architecture Pushed AsideApril 18, 2017As part of a multi-post series, we’re taking a closer look at three monumental shifts in computing on the horizon, including how AI will create new roles for programmers, the rise of mission-based learning as opposed to solely programming and our featured topic here, the shift from traditional Von Neumann architecture to memory-based computing… Read More
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