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Women in Tech: Shannon Turner with Hear Me Code

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The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in tech leaders to highlight their group’s mission, culture and events. The… Read more »


Apply Now: Disruption Corp. Offers $3000 Scholarship to Learn Code

Disruption Corporation Offering $3000 Scholarship to Learn Code

The Arlington, VA-based Disruption Corporation announced earlier this week that they are offering a $3,000 scholarship towards one student’s tuition in an upcoming coding course that will be held at Disruption’s HQ in Crystal City. The #SparkDisruption Scholarship is made possible in partnership with The Iron Yard, the Greenville, SC-based accelerator and tech education organization… Read more »


Here Are the Top Feeder Schools You Should Attend If You Want a Job at Google, Apple, or Facebook

Top Feeder Schools to Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon

As the spring semester approaches, college students across the country are all likely busily brushing up their resumes and diligently applying and interviewing for jobs at some of the top companies in the world. I remember it fondly, from both friends and random people alike – the nervous and stressed tension as we waited for responses from potential… Read more »


The Hacker’s Guide to User Acquisition: How to Leverage Twitter

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Austen Allred, Co-founder of Grasswire, recently shared a marketing information guide on /r/Startups because “most of the marketing information out there is very high-level and mostly BS.” He calls it The Hacker’s Guide to User Acquisition, and various acquisition channels are broken down, step-by-step. Why is it called a hacker’s guide? Hacking available tools, he says,… Read more »


Why You Should Read More Books in 2015

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Last night, instead of being a fun human being and partying it up at a wild New Year’s Eve party, I spent the evening cooking a pot of blanquette de veau, sitting around in my parents’ living room, and finishing up a few books before the start of the new year. Sure, it’s lame, and… Read more »



15 Time Wasters to Avoid If You Want to Be More Successful in 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC]

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A thing that’s great: binge watching episodes of The Gilmore Girls on Netflix. A thing that’s even better: doing said Netflix watching whilst openly refusing to read through the Chinese language review book I bought for myself months ago. A thing that’s terrible: both things do not, at all, benefit the development of my productivity skills (unsurprisingly). For 2015,… Read more »


25 Top Job Skills That Got People Hired in 2014

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With more than 330 million members currently on its platform, LinkedIn is a massive treasure trove of data. With information on the educational and professional backgrounds of people from across the world, the professional social network has become an invaluable tool for anyone trying to land a career in the digital age. For many looking to… Read more »


Here’s a Survival Guide for the Millennial Entrepreneur

Survival Guide for the Millennial Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is hot – and Millennials everywhere are choosing to take the entrepreneur route than the more traditionally popular course into corporate America. According to data gathered in 2013 by Rasmussen College, of those Millennials currently at the typical 9-to-5 job, 71 percent desire to quit and work for themselves, with 60 percent claiming that they plan to leave… Read more »


25 Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs [VIDEO]

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What does it take to become a successful entrepreneur? Does it help to be a creative person? Or maybe is it more beneficial if you’re numbers-driven? For startup founders, it’s a thought that’s undoubtedly always running through their minds. Entrepreneur looked precisely at the common characteristics that make up a successful entrepreneur, and summarized its… Read more »



Women in Tech: Michelle Fox from Code for Progress

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The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in tech leaders to highlight their group’s mission, culture and events. The… Read more »


A Career Guide to Becoming a Computer Programmer or Engineer

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In a recent ranking of the highest-paying starting salaries per college major, lines of study connected to engineering or computing dominated most of the top spots. While this information is certainly useful for those wanting to get into some pretty lucrative fields post-college, it’s not particularly helpful for anyone whose considerations include whether they have… Read more »


David Tisch to Join Cornell Tech as Head of its Startup Studio

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This morning, Cornell University announced that entrepreneur, investor, and Techstars NYC cofounder David Tisch will join Cornell Tech as head of its Startup Studio. In this role, Tisch will work alongside Cornell Tech’s Chief Entrepreneurial Office and former Twitter CTO, Greg Pass, to develop the capstone program of Cornell Tech’s experiential learning curriculum. “David will provide our… Read more »