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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?



5 Learning Tech Trends to Watch

March 28th, 2016 at 10:49 am » Comments Off

Here’s the list of five trends learning professionals should be considering when mapping out strategies for the next five of years. It’s important to note that trends are not isolated developments within the L&D community but are often the culmination, confluence, and convergence of technological innovation, discoveries or rediscoveries of learning science and a reaction […]



Estonian startup helps people get tech jobs around the world

March 3rd, 2016 at 10:30 am » Comments Off

Estonian startup, Jobbatical, helps travel enthusiasts get technology jobs around the world. Over $2 million has been raised in a funding round which involved LocalGlobe and Union Square Venture. NOTE:  For those looking to enter the programming world and get tech jobs around the world through Jobbatical, check out the code school courses at DaVinci Coders.



2016′s Top 5 Jobs Startups are Hiring for

February 25th, 2016 at 2:12 pm » Comments Off

By historical standards, unemployment remains low, yet supply and demand remain out of balance. Job openings are at 10-year highs, but candidates are still struggling to find the right fit both professionally and culturally. These Top 5 jobs are leading the way into 2016. NOTE: For anyone looking to enter the field of software engineering, check out […]



Ex-Google coder makes twice as much freelancing

February 23rd, 2016 at 12:17 pm » Comments Off

James Knight, a 27-year-old coder, recently made an unorthodox career move: quitting a well-paid job writing software for Google to go freelance. No more gold-plated benefits, catered lunches or million-dollar views from the search giant’s Manhattan office. But why? NOTE:  If you’re interested in entering the freelance coding world, check out the exciting new courses DaVinci Coders has to […]



Apple’s open source version of Swift

December 22nd, 2015 at 2:01 pm » Comments Off

  Apple has released its open source version of Swift. From now on, its source code is freely available to anyone and development will continue as a collaboration with the community. NOTE: If you’re interested in learning the new Swift language, check out DaVinci Coders 12 week iOS programming course that can get you started on Jan 18th!



How to recruit a great software developer

November 10th, 2015 at 1:15 pm » Comments Off

It’s a seller’s market for programmers. Demand for programmers and software engineers is expected to grow by 22 percent over the next seven years, according to research conducted by IT staffing firm, Modis. The average salary for a software developer is around $96,000 and top earners approach $150,000 per year, according to the U.S. Labor […]



Will Coworking Replace Colleges?

July 17th, 2015 at 1:38 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Tom Frey:  When I first brought up the idea of coworking taking over colleges, it seemed like an absurd notion. But there is a secret reason that very few people are grasping. At first glance, the highly structured ivory towers of academia seem to be on the opposite end of the spectrum from the […]



Leonardo da Vinci would be a programmer today

July 17th, 2015 at 1:38 pm » Comments Off

Modern da Vincni – I sat quiet and still in a clean, worn armchair; a good balance between luxurious and cheap. The near absolute silence was a pleasant break from campus outside. Were it not for the electrodes taped to my head, I might have been comfortable. The television before me, much like the one […]



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