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A Computer Scientist with a Biologist's Ambition
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A Computer Scientist with a Biologist's Ambition: Advance Humanity

I became a computer science student without ever having seen a computer before.

Who Is Hiring Software Engineers and Engineering Managers?
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Who Is Hiring Software Engineers and Engineering Managers?

A Google Sheet containing a list of over 700 companies shows firms that are currently hiring software engineers and engineering managers.

The Many Shapes of a Computer Science Career
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The Many Shapes of a Computer Science Career

When you apply for a career in tech, it often means having to decide: Am I a product manager? A software engineer? A researcher? A designer? Most of us have a variety...

The Making of an IT Strategy Consultant
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The Making of an IT Strategy Consultant

Years ago, my mentor asked me how I envisioned my career. I replied, "It's important that my work is fun." She replied rather dryly, "You can't live off fun, Kristian...

How a Shopping Mall Trip Inspired Me to Work in Neuro-Symbolic AI
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How a Shopping Mall Trip Inspired Me to Work in Neuro-Symbolic AI

I'll never forget the time — at just six years of age — when my father showed me a toy robot holding a tray and told me that very soon there will be actual robot...

Tech Sanctions Press Russia to 'Reinvent' Ways to Work
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Tech Sanctions Press Russia to 'Reinvent' Ways to Work

Russian companies are increasingly searching for locally developed alternatives to Western hardware and software amid sanctions.

Singapore Tech Salaries Jump 22% in Chase for Skilled Coders
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Singapore Tech Salaries Jump 22% in Chase for Skilled Coders

A report by NodeFlair and Quest Ventures found that salaries for software engineers in Singapore rose an average 22% last year, fueled by high demand for limited...

CIO Pay Jumps as Tech Moves Closer to Core of Business
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CIO Pay Jumps as Tech Moves Closer to Core of Business

Average CIO salaries rose 21% to $287,500 this year from last, according to staffing firm Mondo, reflecting the position's increasingly critical role within businesses...

Changing the World Through HCI and UX
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Changing the World Through HCI and UX

You can build the best technology, but if it doesn't meet real needs, it becomes a misdirected effort. Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) helps ensure technologies...

After the Great Resignation, Tech Firms Are Getting Desperate
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After the Great Resignation, Tech Firms Are Getting Desperate

Faced with a shortage of qualified workers and fierce competition for talent, tech companies are laying on benefit after benefit to get new recruits through the...

Digital Talent Shortages Pose 'Existential Threat' to Business
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Digital Talent Shortages Pose 'Existential Threat' to Business

Fifty-nine percent of employers report that not having enough skilled employees has had a major or moderate impact on their business.

How Computing Empowered Me to Tackle Big Problems in Medicine
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How Computing Empowered Me to Tackle Big Problems in Medicine

What have I learned that might be helpful in preparing aspiring computer scientists to lead impactful and meaningful professional lives?

Managers Are Losing Confidence in Their Tech Teams
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Managers Are Losing Confidence in Their Tech Teams

One in five IT decision makers have little or no confidence in their teams' ability to bring about positive change in their departments over the next five years...

Intel Opens ControlFlag Machine Learning System for Improving Code Quality
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Intel Opens ControlFlag Machine Learning System for Improving Code Quality

Intel has made its ControlFlag software, which uses machine learning to improve code quality, open source and accessible on Github. 

Grace Hopper, Minicomputers, and Megabytes
From Communications of the ACM

Grace Hopper, Minicomputers, and Megabytes: It's a Fun Career

In 1963, the British government decided to make the world's most powerful computer. The manufacturer, Ferranti, asked would-be buyers to send their best programmers...

How Music and Programming Led Me to Build Digital Microworlds
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How Music and Programming Led Me to Build Digital Microworlds

The ability to discover and experience world building is a relatively unique privilege afforded to computer programmers.

Developers Reveal the Programming Languages They Love, and the Ones They Dread
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Developers Reveal the Programming Languages They Love, and the Ones They Dread

Over 80,000 developers from 181 countries voted on their favorite technologies for Stack Overflow's 2021 Developer Survey, and 86.69% identified the Rust programming...

Developers Are Moving From Java 8 to Java 11
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Developers Are Moving From Java 8 to Java 11

More developers are using Java 11 than Java 8 in production, according to the JVM Ecosystem Report 2021, marking a shift from earlier surveys which showed developers...

Old Programming Languages Still Critical, But Nobody Wants to Learn Them
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Old Programming Languages Still Critical, But Nobody Wants to Learn Them

Large organizations that rely on aging IT systems and programming languages face an urgent skills shortage as older developers retire — and take their expertise...

Obtain a Ph.D. and a Career in Data
From Communications of the ACM

Obtain a Ph.D. and a Career in Data

Innovative new approaches to learning are enabling people to gain skills that are vital in today's workplace.
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