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Coding Bootcamps: Not all they’re made out to be?

Bloomberg is running a story suggesting coding bootcamps and code schools aren’t all they’re made out to be. You pay them to train you in the most basic programming knowledge, usually focused on web development…


The Longflow Manifesto

This manifesto¬†looks to be far more promising than previous manifestos in the software development industry. It’s called the Longflow Manifesto and it advocates a lot of ideas that will be found controversial by managers but…


Canadian Startups Told To Emphasis Everything Except For Salaries

In a magazine article published by MaRS, a Canadian startup incubator/coworking-space, Canadian startups are having trouble hiring excellent software engineers because of salaries.¬†The salary difference between Silicon Valley and other U.S. areas and Canada is…


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Here Come the Hackathon Headhunters

You’re going to start seeing more recruiters at hackathons judging by this article. Hackathons are being used to recruit top talent and instead of having fun socializing and collaborating with other developers, you’re going to…


Old Geek Jobs: fighting against ageism in the industry

Check out https://oldgeekjobs.com/ if you’re over 30. In the software development industry it’s hard to get hired when you get past 35 and are still “just a developer”. Employers look down on you because you’re…


Cisco Systems to lay off 14,000 employees

Cisco is laying off about 20% of its workforce. Thankfully they are offering early retirement packages. Hoping that they also offer job finding assistance to employees too. Apart from Cisco, the other tech giants, which…


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New Code School, 42 US, Opens In U.S.

A French billionaire has decided to open a new code school named 42 US in Silicon Valley. The school is free for students and teaches them how to code and some computer science skills. Their…



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Employees at startups are coping with unprecedented levels of anxiety

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/small-biz/startups/why-employees-at-startups-are-having-to-cope-with-unprecedented-levels-of-anxiety/articleshow/52705347.cms The India Times has an excellent article on the stress that employees at startups are facing. Because startups have few resources and are making a big bet on a payoff they sometimes push workers…