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Today’s Developers: Self-Taught and Over-Caffeinated Stack Overflow recently surveyed several thousand developers about pretty much everything work-related, and the results paint an interesting portrait of... continue...
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Entering the (Growing) Healthcare-Privacy Field Healthcare privacy experts are in demand, and a tech pro with strong analytical and interpersonal skills has the potential to... continue...
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The Trick to Win-Win Negotiations In many situations, it’s common to feel as if someone is continually taking advantage of something—whether it’s you, the situation... continue...

How Many Hours Does Mark Zuckerberg Work Per Week?

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If you run the world’s largest social network, how many hours can you expect to work a week? In a new Q&A, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg suggested he puts in 50-60 hours a week… at most. “I spend most of my time thinking about how to connect the world and serve our community better,” he wrote, “but a lot of that time isn’t in our office or meeting with people or doing what you’d call real work.” He added: “I… continue…

Why I Became Involved in Data Science, Part 2

Posted In Data, Looking in Tech
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This is a continuation of our short series ‘Why I Became Involved in Data Science’. Click here to read the Part 1 stories. Saba Teserra, Data Scientist I guess I always liked to find the structure in a mess, although early on I thought that meant matching strings and counting words. Somewhere along the way, I learned more about the distribution of words in text and their linguistic significance to syntax and semantics; that made unstructured natural-language data processing all… continue…

Snapchat Using Its Own App to Poach Tech Pros

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If you’re Snapchat, maker of the world’s most popular disappearing-message app, how do you poach software engineers and other tech pros? By using your own app, of course. According to Forbes, Snapchat has produced a geolocation filter, accessible at Uber’s headquarters in San Francisco, that overlays images with the words, “This place driving you mad?” and a link to Snapchat’s jobs page. “They’re a unique and playful form of recruiting,” a Snapchat spokesperson told the magazine. While Uber and Snapchat… continue…

Prepared for Continuous Background Screening?

Posted In Working in Tech
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Even if you passed your pre-hire background check with flying colors, you may not be out of the proverbial woods. A growing number of employers are performing periodic background checks or so-called “infinity” screening on current employees. The ongoing scrutiny of your criminal activity, credit report and social media posts could have a major impact on your career. “There’s no limit on the type of background checks employers can run on current employees as long as they have a signed… continue…

Engineers, Data Analysts Top 2015′s Best Jobs

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Which jobs offer an ideal combination of solid salary and career prospects, comfortable environment, and a moderate level of stress? According to a new list by CareerCast.com, data scientists, software engineers, and computer systems analysts all fulfill this picture-perfect mix of requirements. The website’s “Best Jobs of 2015” reads as follows: Actuary Audiologist Mathematician Statistician Biomedical engineer Data scientist Dental hygienist Software engineer Occupational therapist Computer systems analyst Contrast that with CareerCast’s list of the year’s worst jobs, which include:… continue…

What You Need to Know About This Year’s WWDC

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Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is taking place June 8-12 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. As usual, it will include hundreds of sessions and hands-on labs for engineers and developers. Here’s what else you can probably expect: A Preview of the Next iOS and Mac OS X Apple traditionally uses WWDC to show off its latest software. If rumors are correct, the next iOS and Mac OS X versions won’t feature many radical new features or upgrades, but focus… continue…

Why I Became Involved in Data Science, Part 1

Posted In Data
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Why do people decide to become data scientists? Read these personal stories from the members of the Dice Data Science team to see what draws people to one of the hottest professions in tech. Simon Hughes, Chief Data Scientist Growing up in the ‘80s and ‘90s with movies such as Terminator 2, Aliens and Blade Runner, I became fascinated with robots and artificial intelligence (AI) from a young age. As a teenager I decided that a true AI would need… continue…