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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?



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 […]



DaVinci Institute Relocates Coding School and Startup Space

November 30th, 2015 at 11:46 am » Comments Off

Coding at DaVinci Coders Located in Westminster off U.S. 36 between Denver and Boulder, DaVinci Institute is helping connect professionals and startups to the tech industry. NOTE:  If you’d like to find out more about coworking, check out DaVinci Institute located in Westminster, Colorado.



Futurist Thomas Frey predicts by 2030 people will rely on billions of drones and sensors to live

November 12th, 2015 at 5:38 pm » Comments Off

Thomas Frey, a futurist from the DaVinci Institute in the United States predicts that by 2030 people will rely on billions of drones and sensors to live.



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 […]



The 12 most influential programmers today

July 16th, 2015 at 7:47 pm » Comments Off

Richard Stallman, software freedom fighter Someone, somewhere, actually wrote the code for the apps and games you use every day.  Even the underlying platforms and hardware that those apps run on. And the web. And the entire Internet itself.  And the programming languages that people use to build this stuff first had to be written by somebody else. […]



Most popular programming languages

July 9th, 2015 at 2:18 pm » Comments Off

Click to enlarge RedMonk has released their bi-annual programming language rankings.  Very little has changed in the process since Drew Conway and John Myles White’s original analysis late in 2010. NOTE:  Anyone interested in learning to code, DaVinci Coders offers multiple courses designed to get you into the rapidly growing technology industry.  For more info please visit davincicoders.com.



The age of developer-defined infrastructure: The geek shall inherit the earth

July 7th, 2015 at 3:52 pm » Comments Off

There have been articles about the primacy of software engineers over the past several years.  The fact that technical majors are making more money coming out of college than their classmates and the average salary for a developer has risen dramatically over the past few years supports this reality. NOTE:  Anyone interested in learning to code, DaVinci Coders offers multiple […]



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