Yvonne Lee

Yvonne Lee is the Dice community manager and Silicon Valley community guide. A veteran business and technology journalist, she reported on a wide range from microprocessors and developers' tools through finished products ranging from big iron and enterprise software through mobile devices. One of her favorite accomplishments is creating the first NCAA conference website. Her current online haunts include MOOCs and the sports forum she runs.

Recruiters Challenge Candidates on Social Media

Posted In Looking in Tech
Dice News Hangouts
As employers increase their monitoring of social media websites, job seekers worry about how their search could be affected. And now there’s a new rub: While it’s not unusual for recruiters to request social media connections, some are demanding them as a condition of representing candidates. In this week’s Hangout, Dice News Associate Editor Dawn Kawamoto and Managing Editor Mark Feffer discuss what to do if a recruiter requires you to connect, and examine whether your social media behavior can… continue…

Tech Trends for the Year Ahead

Posted In Looking in Tech
Dice News Hangouts
Dice News Managing Editor Mark Feffer and Associate Editor Dawn Kawamoto look at this year’s most promising tech trends, and how they’ll lead to jobs.

How to Program for the Internet of Things

Posted In Looking in Tech
Dice News Hangouts
Observers say that 2014 will be the year that the Internet of Things finally comes into its own. But how many more connections will we really see between the network and our refrigerators, house alarms or microwaves? Potentially a lot, and that could mean a range of new opportunities for developers. Dice Linux Talent Community Guide Rob Reilly and Linux Pundit Principal Analyst Bill Weinberg discuss what’s involved in writing a program for connected devices, and what kinds of skills… continue…

Hackbright Boot Camp Moves Women Into Coding Careers

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Hackbright Academy in San Francisco is a 10-week boot camp with a twist: Not only is the year-old program for women only, all of its graduates began with established careers in non-STEM fields. Through its intensive training, mentoring, final projects and “speed dating” career day, Hackbright has been able to place graduates into positions as software engineers at startups and established organizations including Change.org, Eventbrite, Facebook, Flixster, Heroku, New Relic, Rdio, Perforce, Pinterest, Pivotal Labs, StubHub, SurveyMonkey, Trulia, Twilio and… continue…

It’s Never Too Early to Build a Robot

Posted In Living in Tech
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More educators are developing programs to engage students in computer science, and often at younger ages than they have before. They’re teaching elementary school kids to build robots and code video games, taking advantage of new tools that let students get their hands dirty without bogging down in the kind of debugging that can discourage any newcomer. In this week’s Dice News Hangout, we explore the influence such programs can have on a child’s education, how quickly coding can grab… continue…

How to Get Low-Cost – or No-Cost – Training

Posted In Looking in Tech
Dice News Hangouts
A programmer’s skills need constant updating. You know the story: Technology that was hot two years is old hat as far as employers are concerned – which means they want something different today. And while it used to be companies would spring for the cost of training, that’s become increasingly rare. So, how do you get the training you need? That’s what we explore in this week’s hangout. Our panel — Software Engineering Talent Guide Catherine Powell, C++/C# and Java… continue…

Developing Countries’ Women Learn Tech Entrepreneurship

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When you hear the phrases “technology entrepreneur” and “third world women,” chances are you conjure up very different mental images with very little overlap. A project in Silicon Valley is trying to change that. In its third year, TechWomen is a State Department program launched by former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton as a means to advance women’s rights and foster cross-cultural awareness between the U.S. and the Middle East. It provides women already in science, technology, engineering and mathematics… continue…

Where Are Linux Jobs Heading?

Posted In Linux, Looking in Tech
Dice News Hangouts
Does all this movement to the cloud mean enterprise systems administration is dying? If you’re a Linux systems admin, how can you increase your value? And what are the new areas you need to add to your portfolio? Our Linux Talent Community Guide Rob Reilly and Linux Consultant Bill Weinberg take a look at the future of jobs in Linux and open source administration.  

Is Developing in Xamarin Better Than Xcode?

Posted In C++/C#, iOS, Working in Tech
Dice News Hangouts
Apple makes its Xcode IDE available for free to iOS and Mac developers. Should experienced C# developers use the cross-platform Xamarin Studio instead? Talent Community Guides David Bolton and Eric Schweitzer discuss considerations such as GUI developers, debuggers and learning curve, as well as the speed of cross platform development, in this Dice News Hangout.

How to Move from IT Management to Programming

Dice News Hangouts
So, you’re in IT management but you’d rather get into programming. How do you go about making the transition? Two of our Talent Community Guides – David Bolton (C++ and Java) and Rob Reilly (Linux) – explore the options in this conversation.