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With many college graduates unemployed or underemployed, is college worth it?

June 11th, 2015 at 3:50 pm » Comments Off

Many college graduates are unemployed or underemployed, leading some to speculate whether college is worth it, in our post-2008/2009 slow growth recovery.  Is some of the planning for college just plain wrong?  How does the future look for millions of unprepared, untrained, or misdirected job seekers?  



Google and Apple have made their own programming languages, why?

June 11th, 2015 at 3:43 pm » Comments Off

At its Worldwide Developer Conference next week, Apple shared a success story that a lot of people didn’t know about.  About one year ago, Apple released Swift, a new programming language promised to make it easier to build iPhone and Mac apps than ever before. Developers cheered from the stands. NOTE:  Anyone interested in learning to code, DaVinci Coders offers […]



The 4 types of companies that can benefit from distributed engineering teams

June 11th, 2015 at 3:39 pm » Comments Off

Limiting yourself to local talent is no longer an option in today’s talent war.  While most companies may need to resort to hiring lesser candidates or to not hiring at all, a small number of incredibly attractive companies can afford to pay sky-high salaries to attract top local talent.  



The rise of coding bootcamps

June 10th, 2015 at 4:22 pm » Comments Off

Due to a 20% increase in demand for developers, bootcamps for coding have started popping up to help fill the employment openings. What exactly is a coding bootcamp? It’s an accelerated learning program featuring skills such as full-stack web development, data science, digital marking, and UX/UI design. Bootcamps last an average of 10 weeks, often […]



Why software is eating the job market

June 10th, 2015 at 3:33 pm » Comments Off

The U.S. economy is in its strongest stretch in corporate hiring since 1997, according to the Labor Department.  It is important for employers, job seekers, and policy leaders to understand the dynamics behind some of the fastest growing professional roles in the job market, given the rapidly escalating competition for talent.  



Got a college degree? Now if you want a job, go to code school

June 3rd, 2015 at 5:32 pm » Comments Off

In a new kind of vocational training school being housed in a Boston basement, Katy Feng says she’s working harder than she ever did at Dartmouth College.  Graduating last year, the 22-year-old received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and studio art, and it cost more than a quarter-million dollars. NOTE:  Anyone interested in learning to code, DaVinci Coders offers multiple courses designed to […]



Coding bootcamps improving diversity in the tech industry?

June 3rd, 2015 at 5:12 pm » Comments Off

It has been discussed time and time again, the tech industry has a diversity problem. 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.



Hollywood teaching us about the future of work

May 29th, 2015 at 4:18 pm » Comments Off

By Adam Davidson Recently I visited a movie set. It was the first day of production, and I arrived just as the sun was coming up, but already, around 150 people were busy setting up that day’s shot in an abandoned office building. Crew members were laying electric cables and hanging lights. The cinematographer was in […]



Rhode Island gives approval to a new kind of college

May 28th, 2015 at 12:55 pm » Comments Off

What do you do with the nearly one in five working-age adults who have some college experience, but no degree?  Is one of the biggest challenges in higher education today.  



Why college tuition really costs so much

May 27th, 2015 at 9:31 pm » Comments Off

It used to be that baby boomers paid for college with the money they made from their summer jobs, but then, over the course of the next few decades, public funding for higher education was slashed.  Forcing the millennial generation to take on crushing educational debt loads, because these radical cuts forced universities to raise tuition year after […]



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