In 2018, Mei'lani Eyre, an 18-year-old computer science student at Cascadia College in Washington state, was in the middle of a phone interview with a hot shot Y Combinator-funded tech company, when the interviewer barked at her to stop talking and just code, “But with that kind of bass in his voice,” Eyre says. “You can hear when they snap at you.” Interviewing for an engineering internship can be an exacting process—with many of the same hoops as applying for a job as a full-time engineer. The first step is often a phone screener, where candidates are asked to demonstrate their technical skills using tools like CoderPad, which allows interviewers to watch what they type in real time. After that, candidates typically face a series of in-person interviews, where they often have to write code on a whiteboard, sometimes in front of multiple people. Eyre had worked as a software intern at Code.org and Microsoft. She knew that interviewers needed to push the … [Read more...] about For Young Female Coders, Internship Interviews Can Be Toxic
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It’s not you. Hiring for today’s in-demand roles is harder than ever, for a variety of reasons including a lack of qualified applicants for in-demand, specialized roles. As the VP of Strategic Partnerships at Mondo, a leading staffing agency, I understand the struggle to reach talent in today’s candidate-driven market. Of over 800 recruiters surveyed in a 2018 report, 74 percent projected hiring becoming more competitive throughout 2019.While offering a competitive salary and health insurance package is no longer optional in the hiring process, especially for those hiring for high-end IT or tech roles, it’s still not enough to attract and retain experts who are receiving identical offers from your competitors. How can you stand out? It all comes down to knowing what the talent you need values most after money and health benefits. Round out your benefits package to include the following three benefits, and you’ll be surprised to see the impact it has on … [Read more...] about The 3 benefits tech professionals value most
Hiring in the technology industry isn’t like hiring for, say, a sales, marketing, or finance role. When all is said and done, tech employees face challenges unlike those of any other workers.If tech executives want to uncover the best talent and improve retention rates, they have to break free from traditional hiring workflows and start using tactics with proven success rates.Tech executives hold the hiring keysBecause tech executives typically have the most hands-on experience in acquiring and training tech talent, they have a much stronger understanding of the combined traits and skills present in a successful hire. Unlike human resources professionals, tech executives truly know the specific demands of their industries and the trends that determine the skills employees need to stay afloat.Unfortunately, that knowledge goes to waste most of the time. Tech leaders are rarely as immersed in hiring processes as they should be, and that means many leaders don’t see the flaws … [Read more...] about The key to better tech hires in less time? Hire off process.
Samsung SDS and Tech Mahindra will collaborate to expand the South Korean company's Nexledger platform, the companies have announced. The Indian IT consulting firm will offer the blockchain platform to its local market, it said. It will also take part in developing the Nexledger platform going forward. The two companies also have plans to commercialise various proof-of-concept versions of the Nexledger platform for it to be available in different industries and markets, they said.Samsung SDS commercialised Nexledger back in 2017 for enterprise use, but has largely only gained exposure in the US market so far. The finance and logistics sectors have been Samsung SDS's key targets, with the company partnering with the Netherlands' ABN AMRO Bank in 2018 to apply the platform in shipping logistics.Enterprise clients can choose from the Nexledger Consensus Algorithm, Hyperledger Fabric, or Ethereum as consensus algorithms when using the solution. In June last year, Samsung SDS announced … [Read more...] about Samsung SDS and Mahindra to collaborate in blockchain
By Mikey Campbell Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 10:09 pm PT (01:09 am ET) In a rare interview published last week, Apple's former head of iOS development Scott Forstall discusses a wide range of topics that offer a peek behind the scenes at the company during the genesis of iPod, iPhone, iPad and other landmark devices. Former Apple executive Scott Forstall on Philosophy Talk's The Creative Life. Forstall sat down with Stanford philosophy school faculty Josh Landy and Ken Taylor in an episode of Philosophy Talk's The Creative Life, a road show installment of the Philosophy Talk radio program that airs twice a week in the San Francisco Bay Area. The installment, spotted by 9to5Mac, was taped in October 2018 at New York's Stuyvesant High School. Before starting at NeXT in 1992, which was later assimilated by Apple, Forstall obtained bachelor's degree from Stanford in the philosophy-related field of symbolic systems. In fact, Taylor is now director of the university's Symbolic Systems … [Read more...] about Former Apple exec Scott Forstall discusses creativity in tech, more in interview