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Why Software Developer Is the No. 1 Job of 2023
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Why Software Developer Is the No. 1 Job of 2023

Software developer is the top job of 2023, according to U.S. News & World Report's 100 Best Jobs rankings. The median salary is $120,730.

An Uneven Job Market for Assistant Professors
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An Uneven Job Market for Assistant Professors

The most recent Academic Analytics database reveals that demand for assistant professors is growing, but unevenly across disciplines.

Big Tech's Layoffs Shows How U.S. Fails Immigrant Workers
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Big Tech's Layoffs Shows How U.S. Fails Immigrant Workers

One group has been particularly shortchanged by the tens of thousands of layoffs by tech employers in recent months: U.S. immigrants holding H-1B visas for workers...

Laid-Off Workers Are Flooded With Fake Job Offers
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Laid-Off Workers Are Flooded With Fake Job Offers

Employment scams using fake job opportunities to swindle applicants are on the rise and have found a new, prime target in laid-off tech workers.

Data4All Workshops Demo Data Science Potential, Pathways
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Data4All Workshops Demo Data Science Potential, Pathways

Data4All High School Bridge workshops give high school students invaluable lessons about data science and the first steps toward data-focused STEM learning in college...

How India's Caste System Limits Diversity in Science
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How India's Caste System Limits Diversity in Science

The most privileged castes dominated white-collar professions in India, including roles in science and technology. The situation highlights how the caste system...

Four Career Paths for Software Developers on the Move
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Four Career Paths for Software Developers on the Move

Developers looking to leverage their coding experience and advance to the next stage of their career have a variety of options, including developer advocate, technical...

The People Behind the Patents
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The People Behind the Patents

MITRE, which has been granted more than 270 patents through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, believes "innovation lies at the intersection of diversity and...

College Student's App Can Tell Whether AI Wrote an Essay
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College Student's App Can Tell Whether AI Wrote an Essay

Edward Tian, a 22-year-old computer science student at Princeton, has built an app that detects whether an essay is written by the AI-powered language model ChatGPT...

'Disruptive' Science Has Declined – And No One Knows Why
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'Disruptive' Science Has Declined – And No One Knows Why

The proportion of science and technology publications that break with the past in ways that send a field in a new direction has plummeted over the past half-century...

The Engineers Are Bloggers Now
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The Engineers Are Bloggers Now

Cristian Velazquez, a software engineer for Uber, helped fix an important issue for the company's software in 2021. Then Uber asked him to write about it on the...

ICML Bans Papers Written by ChatGPT and AI Language Tools
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ICML Bans Papers Written by ChatGPT and AI Language Tools

The International Conference on Machine Learning has banned authors from using AI tools like ChatGPT to write scientific papers, triggering a debate about the role...

California's Pay Transparency Law Reveals Big Tech Salaries
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California's Pay Transparency Law Reveals Big Tech Salaries

The pay transparency law that went into effect in California this week requires some companies to disclose salaries on job listings, revealing what top tech companies...

Burned by Layoffs, Tech Workers Are Rethinking Risk
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Burned by Layoffs, Tech Workers Are Rethinking Risk

A common consideration of laid-off tech employees includes a reframing of how "safe" it is to work in tech, and what it takes to jump back into the sector after...

Pace of Layoffs Picks Up Speed In Tech Sector
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Pace of Layoffs Picks Up Speed In Tech Sector

Technology-driven companies across industries have been laying off workers at the fastest pace since the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 2020, according to the Layoffs...

Companies Can 'Hire' Virtual Person for About $14k a Year in China
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Companies Can 'Hire' Virtual Person for About $14k a Year in China

Companies in China are "hiring" virtual employees, with technology firm Baidu saying it has doubled the number of virtual people projects it's worked on for clients...

As Silicon Valley Retrenches, Tech Talent Shift Accelerates
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As Silicon Valley Retrenches, Tech Talent Shift Accelerates

More technology professionals are pursuing employment outside of Big Tech, looking to sectors that increasingly offer more interesting challenges.

Transition From Software Developer to Manager
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Transition From Software Developer to Manager

There comes a time when every developer has to make a decision about career progression. Do you stay as a developer and focus on code, or make a jump into management...

IT Leaders Reveal Their First Jobs
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IT Leaders Reveal Their First Jobs

Tech executives looking for new ways to find skilled workers during today's talent crisis might consider their own first jobs when doing so.

Perfectionists Are More Likely to Burn Out, Study Suggests
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Perfectionists Are More Likely to Burn Out, Study Suggests

People with perfectionist traits are more susceptible to burnout, researchers say.
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