It used to be that if you graduated from college with no marketable skills but dreams of a safe career path, you went to law school. For three years and about $150,000. Now people skip law school and go to a computer coding bootcamp. For just three months and $15,000 or less. NOTE: Anyone interested in […]
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Degrees don’t matter anymore, skills do By Miles Kimball, Professor, University of Michigan If I were to make a nomination for the most destructive belief in our culture, it would be the belief that some people are born smart and others are born dumb. This belief is not only badly off target as a shorthand description of […]
Can solar power transform the electricity market as much as shale did for oil and gas? This question has been posed in a new study by Wood MacKenzie, an international energy research and consulting company.
Futurist Thomas Frey: At a recent video game tournament in Denver called ClutchCon, I was moderating a panel discussion on the future of video games, and we got into the topic of leveraging the time and energy spent playing video games into a “wisdom of crowds” approach for solving the world’s problems.
Rob Schwartz has been a technology education teacher for nearly two decades. He is in his first year at Sheridan Technical High School in Fort Lauderdale, FL, a blended-learning magnet school where he teaches an online technology course. In his previous position at Seminole Ridge High School in Palm Beach County, Schwartz created Brainbuffet, a classroom website, and oversaw students’ […]
With Silicon Valley struggling to add diversity into the male-dominated tech companies, a new study suggests that women have a natural head start.
Journalism students at most universities are required to take English composition, and other courses related to writing, yet in the debate about teaching code in journalism programs, code is often reduced to a shiny toy. NOTE: Anyone interested in learning to code, DaVinci Coders offers multiple courses designed to get you into the rapidly growing technology industry. For […]
With U.S. salaries hitting an all time high last year, and a plethora of free online classes and workshops designed to help develop your skills, there is not better time to get into the software engineering industry. NOTE: Anyone interested in learning to code, DaVinci Coders offers multiple courses designed to get you into the rapidly […]
Bill and Melinda Gates have a pretty substantial to-do list. In the Gates Foundation annual letter, they have outlined their long-term, 15 year goals for the challenges they wish to solve.
Futurist Thomas Frey: Business owners today are actively deciding whether their next hire should be a person or a machine. After all, machines can work in the dark and don’t come with decades of HR case law requiring time off for holidays, personal illness, excessive overtime, chronic stress or anxiety.