“There will be the equivalence of blue collar jobs in the digital economy, and coding will be one of them,” says Professor Marek Kowalkiewicz, PwC chair in digital economy at the Queensland University of Technology. (read more here)
Every year, around 1,000 volunteers from up to 40 nations (including New Zealand) serve with Mercy Ships. While you can imagine there would be plenty of demand for professionals like surgeons, cooks, mariners and teachers, digitisation has seen IT positions become far more sought after.
Jonathan Clark, a trained information services specialist is a perfect example. In August 2016, Jonathan joined his wife Steph (a nurse) for three months aboard the Africa Mercy, in Benin, West Africa.
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Here’s a pithy article on managing clients’ demands.
“They crash in through the door, shoving a proposal in your face – it’s on fire. They need a website and they needed it yesterday – if possible, by last weekend. You do work on weekends, don’t you?
Mr. Urgent could be trying to squeeze more work out of you in fewer hours, but it’s more likely that they simply suck at planning – so it’s super important that you don’t.”
Here are some people who have drastically changed their life using the internet. (article)
This article gives a broad perspective on what employers are looking for when hiring. It may not be what you expect.
Is it reasonable to expect mere mortals to have mastery over every facet of the development stack? Probably not, but Facebook can ask for it. I was told at OSCON by a Facebook employee that they only hire ‘Full Stack’ developers. Well, what does that mean?
To me, a Full Stack Developer is someone with familiarity in each layer, if not mastery in many and a genuine interest in all software technology. [Read more]
Indie game developers Northway Games are a husband and wife team who travel and develop interactive virtual reality games on the Unity platform. If you like the video below then you can read more about them here.