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The 5 Biggest Tech Scandals of 2017

By | Dec 1, 2017 at 9:20 am

2017’s rapid-fire news cycle took plenty by surprise. The tech world, with its massive corporations, powerful leaders, and huge influence over the world’s population, certainly didn’t lack for it’s share of newsworthy scandals. Now, thanks to a survey from Instamotor, we have a handle on…


San Francisco

There’s Nothing Cheap About Developing a Good App

By | Nov 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Why is app development so expensive? I get this question a lot, and it often comes from a shell-shocked CEO or CIO who discovers his five-figure-budget project ends up being six or even seven figures. That’s crazy. The easiest explanation to the question is…

Gear & Gadgets


LEGO Celebrates Women of NASA With Latest Build Set

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Growing up if you were a girl that wanted to play with LEGOs, you had to head over to the boy’s isle and find the latest Sci-Fi set. Today, LEGO is developing more gender-neutral sets and finding new ways to encourage girls to become…

HR and Recruiting

Why Companies Are Hiring Employees Without a Tech Degree

By | Oct 9, 2017 at 3:50 pm

When you’re getting ready to hire a new employee, how much stock are you putting in the “education” section of that résumé? Many employers feel that a higher level of formal education provides an easily applicable screening criterion that helps weed out unqualified job…

Programming education

Learn Python for Less Than $40

By | Oct 2, 2017 at 8:30 am

One of the most important programming languages in existence today is Python. It’s the versatile, easy-to-learn language that is used in everything from website development to self-driving cars. Python is not only one of Google’s preferred languages, but it’s also an extremely in-demand skill…



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Solutions Architect Tops the Latest List of Highest Paid Positions in Tech

By | Jul 17, 2017 at 1:30 pm

The future is bright for tech professionals: average tech salaries have jumped 7.7 percent in the last year, and are now up to a whopping $96,370, according to a Fast Company stat. But which professions are earning far above that number, and which are…


5 Tech Jobs Companies Will Need to Fill

By | Jul 6, 2017 at 7:15 am

With the insanely fast speed of technological development and new startups popping up every day, it is difficult to keep track of all the changes in the job market. Many jobs that were once at the top of the recruiting list will either be…


Portland, Maine

Raptor Maps Drones Are Helping Farmers Keep Their Crops Healthy

By | Jul 2, 2017 at 12:45 pm

In early 2015, Nikhil Vadhaykar and some fellow students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has an idea for a company that would use drones to help farmers collect real-time, actionable data about their crops. Vadhavkar, who’s now 28, was pursuing a PhD in…

HR and Recruiting

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How to Build an In-House Data Science Team From Scratch

By | Jun 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Technology tends to favor teams that have a firm grasp on data and analytics, and you can create one from scratch. At a recent tech conference I noticed two very clear patterns. First, the virtual/augmented reality economy is going to be as big as…


San Francisco

This Entrepreneur Went From F-16 Flight Instructor to Silicon Valley Insider

By | Dec 14, 2016 at 2:20 pm

The entrepreneurial journey is like a snowflake; no two are alike and they fall a lot more often than they rise. One of these entrepreneurs, Ilana Golan has recently made her mark as a go-to Silicon Valley insider for foreign-born startup founders. And her…


6 Technical Interview Tips for Prospective Software Engineers

By | Oct 22, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Job interviews are absolutely terrifying. It doesn’t matter how much you’ve prepped. The stress of having a small window to prove your worth is a daunting task no matter how great you are. Even the most confident coder can turn into a sweaty mess…

Reports & Rankings

The Top 20 Startup Ecosystems by Engineer Salary

By | Aug 5, 2015 at 8:00 am

The top 20 startup ecosystems in the world pay software engineers $72,000 on average, Compass’s Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2015 reported last week – with a $118,000 average engineer salary in Silicon Valley. The seven cities with the highest engineer salaries are all in…



Pop & Stop: A Journey From NASA to Craft Brews

By | Jan 12, 2015 at 8:00 pm

He’s been an aerospace engineer for the last 12 years of his life, but Joe Hackel recently made an entrepreneurial shift. His technological developments for NASA and the DoD are helping in the hunt for asteroids that might threaten Earth, but when you’re living…


6 Dev Jobs You Might Want to Apply For

By | Jul 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Hiring? Post a job on our board for just $79 and see it featured here!   We know everyone and their brother is looking for a programmer – which is good news for those of you with a newly minted coding school degree, or a knack…


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Leah Busque of TaskRabbit: From Engineer to Entrepreneur

By | Sep 17, 2012 at 3:00 pm

The chief inspiration officer for TaskRabbit is Kobe Busque, a hungry, eight-year-old labrador retriever. Founder and CEO Leah Busque became an entrepreneur when she realized that she shouldn’t have to cancel date night just because she ran out of dog food. There should be…