Author: Chase Norlin

Thousands of Veterans Want to Learn to Code — But Can’t

David Molina launched Operation Code with a single goal: Modernize the outdated GI Bill so veterans can land tech jobs. David Molina was stationed at Dover Air Force Base, 100 miles outside Baltimore, when he started trying to become a coder. After 12 years of service, his time in the army was almost up, and he needed a new career. “My dream has always been to create something in my head,” says the 38-year-old Molina. So in his spare time, he tried to build iPhone apps and learn some basic programming. He even took Mattan Griffel’s One Month Rails course...

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Some tech workers over 50 are literally working themselves to death — and other things we discovered about their careers

There’s no question the tech industry is filled with satisfying, high paying jobs. But a career in tech comes with a deadline of sorts. After you turn 50, you’ll likely find yourself struggling for job security and respect. In tech these days, people in their 20’s are worshiped. “Young people are just smarter,” Mark Zuckerberg infamously said back in 2007. People in their 30’s are tolerated. “Don’t fund anyone over 30” was the unwritten VC rule back in 2007, too. Tech workers in their 40’s are starting to look over their shoulder. (A group at Google called ‘Greyglers’ is for Google employees over 40.) As for people...

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Cybersecurity Has a Serious Talent Shortage. Here’s How to Fix It

It’s a refrain I’ve been hearing for the past 18 months from clients all over the world: “We need more skilled people for our security team.” The need is real and well-documented. A report from Frost & Sullivan and (ISC)2found that the global cybersecurity workforce will have more than 1.5 million unfilled positions by 2020. But the security industry is a fast-growing market, with IDC pegging it as becoming a $101 billion opportunity by 2020. So what’s causing the talent shortage? One of the big reasons is that security businesses tend to look for people with traditional technology credentials...

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Press Release: Transmosis and Workforce Institute announce application deadline for their tuition-free summer STEM game training series for technology driven students

State of California grant provides tuition subsidy for three-part STEM game training programs San Jose, CA – June 12, 2017 Transmosis Corp. and the San José – Evergreen Community College District Workforce Institute (WI) are hosting a three-course Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) gaming series this summer. Their first advanced game training starts June 19. The program is funded from a grant through the State of California, therefore tuition for students in the training is waived. The summer series focuses on different aspects of actual game development, prototyping, building, and more advanced techniques, taught by experienced gaming professionals. “In...

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Transmosis and State of Nevada’s Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology Unveil New Cybersecurity Training Bootcamp

Transmosis accepting applications for subsidized cybersecurity training program HENDERSON, Nev., July 17, 2017 – Transmosis Corp. will open a new Cybersecurity Training Program this summer in Southern Nevada. The program is funded through the STEM Workforce Challenge Grant through the State of Nevada Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology (OSIT). The training intends to attract incumbent, displaced workers, minorities and postsecondary students. In greater Clark County, there are a limited number of affordable cybersecurity training opportunities, but the need is growing. According to the Labor Market Information from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, the long-term...

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Presentation Abstract Technology is accelerating the transformation of every major American industry. Unfortunately, our labor force has not changed along with it and American workers are left out of this amazing (r)evolution. Our workforce needs to be cutting edge and adaptable. Both employees and employers are facing significant challenges: The “robotization” of many jobs, Increasing international workforce competition, The disruption and transformation of industries as a result of new technology, Workforce discrimination, and the need to acquire new skills and training to be relevant in our New Economy. LEARNING OUTCOMES FROM PRESENTATION In this session these issues will be...

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According To Bill Gates These Are The Jobs He Would Drop Out For

When asked the question during a Q&A session at Columbia University, he said there are 3 jobs he would drop out for in the 21st century. While Bill Gates is an advocate for education, making it the number 1 priority of his foundation in the US, he believes that dropping out can sometimes be a wise decision, depending on the circumstances. Being a dropout of Harvard University himself in 1975, he ended up founding Microsoft. Soon he became the richest man in the world. He considers himself lucky that he was obsessed with computers during a time when they...

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PRESS RELEASE: Transmosis to Host Unique Cybersecurity Career Fair at Symantec

Transmosis to Host Unique Cybersecurity Career Fair at Symantec Career Fair Hopes to Energize Silicon Valley Cybersecurity Apprentice Talent Sources OAKLAND, Calif., May 5, 2017 – Transmosis Corp. and Symantec Corp., the world’s leading cyber security company, will host a cybersecurity career fair and discussion on the industry demand. This exclusive event for cybersecurity apprentices will be held on May 11 from 1pm to 3:30pm Pacific Time at Symantec Headquarters in Mountain View. According to an ISC2 Global Information Security Workforce Study, by 2019, the demand for cybersecurity professionals will increase to 6 million globally. Transmosis and MetroEd have...

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Netflix Has No Rules Because They Hire Great People

Previously I’ve written about the downside of rules at work and how rules can be replaced with accountability and transparency and trust. In this article I’d like to explore the foundational solution, which is hiring great people. Do corporate rules really reflect a hidden hiring problem? What can we learn from Netflix NFLX -0.59%’s approach to culture and rules? Netflix is well known as one of the great success stories of the last two decades. Launched as a DVD-by-mail company in 1998, they now have 3,500 employees and generate over $7 billion a year from 81 million subscribers to...

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Number of people who owe over $100,000 in student debt has quadrupled in 10 years

The situation just got worse for student loan borrowers with six-figure debts. The number of borrowers with balances over $100,000 has more than quadrupled in the last 10 years, according to data released Monday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The default rate of borrowers with high balances “appears to have deteriorated over time,” Donghoon Lee, a research officer at the NYFed, said during a press briefing with reporters. In 2016, borrowers with $100,000 in student loans or more make up just 5% of borrowers, but account for about 30% of total outstanding student debt, the data...

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