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7 laws that will have to change because of blockchain

May 16th, 2017 at 7:45 am » Comments Off

“Code is law,” as described in Lawrence Lessig’s book ‘Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace’, refers to the idea that computer code has progressively established itself as a predominant way to regulate behavior to the same degree as legal code. With the advent of blockchain technology, code is assuming an even stronger role in regulating […]



What software engineers are making around the world right now

March 8th, 2017 at 10:31 am » Comments Off

A new study published by the data science team at Hired, a jobs marketplace for tech workers, shows why it’s becoming harder for software engineers to afford life in San Francisco, even while they make more money than their peers elsewhere in the U.S. and the world. Based on 280,000 interview requests and job offers provided by […]



Will My Future Self Be Disappointed in the Decisions I’m Making Today? – Excerpts from “Epiphany Z”

March 3rd, 2017 at 11:22 pm » Comments Off

On January 10, 2017, my new book, “Epiphany Z – Eight Radical Visions for Transforming Your Future“ was officially released in bookstores all around the world. Here are a few excerpts from the book where I discuss the concept of “future self.” Being a Futurist is far more than just making predictions. It involves digging deep […]



9 Reasons Every Online Marketer Should Learn Code

September 14th, 2016 at 5:42 am » Comments Off

You’ve heard it said before that learning how to code is an important skill for everyone today. But maybe, as an online marketer – SEO expert, SMM expert or PPC/SEM expert – you probably don’t think that applies to you. Surely you can do your job just as effectively without having to know the basics […]



Six reasons you don’t need a college degree to excel in tech

September 13th, 2016 at 10:21 am » Comments Off

The tech industry is rapidly changing, but one thing has stayed the same: there’s a lot of demand for workers. Many people rule out the idea, though, feeling like they need a relevant degree to break into tech. However, that’s not even remotely true. Here are six reasons why you don’t need a computer science […]



8 Jobs that are easier to secure if you learn to code

June 17th, 2016 at 9:05 am » Comments Off

Many people believe that you should only learn programming if you’re wanting to pursue a career as a programmer. They’re wrong. Coding skills can come in handy in a range of roles—making you a more competitive candidate. Here are eight jobs that are easier to secure if you know how to code. NOTE: Visit DaVinci Coders to see […]



Unbundled Education is allowing students to customize their educational experience

May 21st, 2016 at 11:37 am » Comments Off

Why pay for a whole degree, taking classes you don’t really want, spending multiple years to build skills that you may never use?  Unbundling is happening to education and the results are students with customized portfolios,  projects that are orientated towards skills employers are looking for, and industry level experience.



Teaching assistant robot being used for help in online courses

May 17th, 2016 at 6:31 pm » Comments Off

Students at Georgia Institute of Technology found out that a teacher assistant giving them assistance they was actually Jill an artificially intelligent robot. Jill was created to provide faster answers and feedback to students and take some of the pressure of teaching large classes off the instructors.



If You Want To Learn To Code, A Degree Might Be a Huge Waste Of Time

April 5th, 2016 at 7:50 am » Comments Off

Unless you get a  degree from Stanford or MIT, it will mean a lot less than having built your own apps to show off. Most Universities struggle to keep up with changing technology, and it will only boost your pay for the first 1-3 years. After that, those who are self taught can catch up […]



Do you need a degree to get a job as a computer programmer?

March 30th, 2016 at 2:37 pm » Comments Off

Two candidates apply for a software development position: One has a degree in computer science from a prestigious school. The other is self-taught with several years’ experience under his belt.  Which one one gets the job?



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