Ken Grady has been actively involved in efforts to establish paths to technology careers for communities who don’t usually end up there—specifically for US veterans.
Students came to see the world and themselves in a new way, were moved to share their knowledge publicly, grew to be confident in themselves, and felt empowered to use their voices to raise awareness and affect change.
Upon being released in 2011, the Pathways to Prosperity report revealed the struggles of young people to attain employment in America, despite many good jobs going unfilled.
Today in America, fewer than 5 percent of young people train as apprentices. In Germany, the number is closer to 60 percent—in fields as diverse as advanced manufacturing, IT, banking, and hospitality. And in Europe, what’s often called “dual training” is a highly respected career path
If you’re an aspiring data scientist but still processing your data in Excel, you might want to upgrade your toolset. Why? Firstly, while advanced features like Excel Pivot tables can do a lot, they don’t offer nearly the flexibility, control, and power of tools like SQL.
Liberal-arts graduates can improve their job prospects markedly by acquiring a small level of proficiency in one of eight specific skill sets, such as social media or data analysis.
The prospect of hiring up to 550 new workers over the next decade, including dozens of highly coveted software developers and IT specialists, isn’t keeping Tyler Technologies’ Christopher Hepburn and Robert Sansone up at nights.
“In this short contribution, I share what I believe to be the most valuable resources – a small list of top resources and starting points. This will be most valuable to any data practitioner who has very little free time.”
Big data is changing the way people and companies work and interact. It can provide valuable insights to inform decision-making processes and improve operational efficiency and effectiveness.
Returning for its 3rd year, Agile Maine Day is a practical Agile conference that allows participants to connect and learn from their peers and leaders in the industry.