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Can You Get a Master's Degree in CS Without a CS Background?
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Can You Get a Master's Degree in CS Without a CS Background?

Master's degree programs in computer science generally look for applicants to have at least some experience in the field, but that's not a hard-and-fast requirement...

Data Science Jobs Are a Top Pick for Gen Z, Report Finds
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Data Science Jobs Are a Top Pick for Gen Z, Report Finds

Gen Z considers the role of data scientist to be a top occupation, ranking it No. 4 in job satisfaction, according to a Glassdoor report.

How Amazon Is Tackling the AI Talent Crunch
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How Amazon Is Tackling the AI Talent Crunch

Amazon is requiring potential new programming hires to take classes in machine learning so that they can work on more cutting-edge projects after they're hired....

'Gender Equality in Tech' Initiative Kicks Off in Chicago
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'Gender Equality in Tech' Initiative Kicks Off in Chicago

Melinda Gates' Pivotal Ventures will spend $50 million to create "inclusive tech hubs" in Chicago and two other yet-to-be-named U.S. cities over the next five years...

How Harvard's Popular CS50 Class Became a 'Lifestyle'
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How Harvard's Popular CS50 Class Became a 'Lifestyle'

CS50, Harvard's introductory computer science course, is a carefully crafted model of how to teach any subject in today's technological and social environment. ...

The Death of American Research and Development
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The Death of American Research and Development

When rumors began to fly about a merger between chemical giants Dow Chemical  and DuPont , it was obvious the deal was not your ordinary fee-driven scheme dreamed...

Best and Worst Graduate Degrees For Jobs in 2015
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Best and Worst Graduate Degrees For Jobs in 2015

PayScale crunched the numbers for Fortune and identified the grad degrees that lead to lucrative careers—and those that lead to high stress and low pay.

Walter Isaacson on the Women of Eniac
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Walter Isaacson on the Women of Eniac

Ever since the days of Charles Babbage, who conceived of a giant mechanical calculator called the Analytical Engine in the 1830s, the engineering of computer hardware...

Is Tony Fadell the Next Steve Jobs or ... the Next Larry Page?
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Is Tony Fadell the Next Steve Jobs or ... the Next Larry Page?

In the late 1990s a young entrepreneur named Tony Fadell tried to persuade Stewart Alsop, a journalist who had recently become a venture capitalist, to invest in...

The One Good Thing About Cyberattacks
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The One Good Thing About Cyberattacks

The normally humdrum world of IT security is heating up, and not just because of comedian Stephen Colbert's controversial closing keynote at last week's RSA Conference...

What Does Your Top Tech Talent Really Want?
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What Does Your Top Tech Talent Really Want?

For any company hoping to hang on to its stars these days, the odds are daunting.

5 Tips For Aspiring Silicon Valley Engineers
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5 Tips For Aspiring Silicon Valley Engineers

Great software engineers are hard to find, let alone hire and keep.

10 Questions For Ibm's Katharine Frase
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10 Questions For Ibm's Katharine Frase

Dr. Katharine Frase was appointed chief technology officer of IBM in March 2013. She sets IBM's technical strategy and defines areas of growth in addition to cultivating...

Can Silicon Valley Boot Camps Get You a $120K Job?
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Can Silicon Valley Boot Camps Get You a $120K Job?

Hiring a good software engineer in Silicon Valley these days can seem almost as daunting as creating the next big thing. Just ask the companies.

Top 5 Jobs in Silicon Valley
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Top 5 Jobs in Silicon Valley

If there's anything observers can say with certainty, it's that Silicon Valley remains an anomalous industry.

Big Data Could Generate Millions of New Jobs
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Big Data Could Generate Millions of New Jobs

With data analytics now one of the fastest growing fields in IT, it stands to reason that data scientists are in demand. That's great for people with the requisite...

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The Tech Job Market Keeps Heating ­p, But Not for Everybody

At first glance, you might think that anyone with up-to-date IT skills and a few years of work experience has it made in the shade.

Marissa Mayer: Ready to Rumble at Yahoo
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Marissa Mayer: Ready to Rumble at Yahoo

On a Friday morning in late August, six weeks into her new job as CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer was brainstorming about how to make the company innovative again.

Where Are All the Science Majors?
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Where Are All the Science Majors?

The single largest employment category at Nationwide Insurance has nothing to do with insurance. It is "technology." An entire upper tier of computer scientists...
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