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Here’s How to Win a Dice Hackathon

Posted In Looking in Tech
Hackathon working
An app that helps job seekers identify opportunities in distant regions was the winner of Dice’s first hackathon, held over the weekend of March 15 and 16 in Ankeny, Iowa, outside of Des Moines. The app, called Make Me Move, helps users search for positions they might not otherwise find, and allows employers to expand their recruiting efforts to areas that might offer a wider field of candidates. The app also provides salary comparisons to help users calculate the cost-of-living… continue…

Q&A: Why Linux Experts Are In Demand

Posted In Linux, Looking in Tech
Linux
We interviewed Jim Zemlin, Executive Director at The Linux Foundation, to get his take on the Linux Jobs Report recently compiled by the Foundation and Dice. Can you provide some details on what’s driving the need for Linux expertise? Linux is experiencing major growth across industries. In consumer electronics, it’s used to run TVs, Android phones and tablets, your washer, dryer and refrigerator. Even your crock pot. In the enterprise, Linux is the foundation for cloud computing and is powering data… continue…

Dice Plans Its First Mobile Hackathon

Posted In Looking in Tech
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Dice will host its first mobile hackathon on March 15 and 16 in Ankeny, Iowa, just outside of Des Moines. The event’s open to both professionals and students, and will award $10,000 in prizes in categories such as best overall app, best use of the Dice API and best student entry. Among other things, the projects will be judged on usefulness, technical difficulty, polish and creativity. The hackathon kicks off on Saturday the 15th and runs straight through until noon… continue…

Tournament of Sevens: Week 1 Results

Marathon
Though the Tournament of Sevens coding challenge took much longer to get off the ground than expected, I’ve taken steps to sort out the bot bugginess and the contest is now roaring ahead. The first week included 16 viable competitors, out of 19 entries. One obstacle in getting this going was from Eclipse projects. The problem with them is that their source files end up in different places and the IDE is a bit fiddly building and deploying the class… continue…

Demand for Linux Expertise Drives Hiring Priorities

Posted In Linux, Looking in Tech
Linux
Hiring managers are ramping up their plans to bring aboard talent with Linux skills, according to the 2014 Linux Jobs Report, which forecasts the Linux job market based on a survey of hiring managers and Linux professionals. This demand is driving salaries for Linux above industry norms and leading a majority of Linux professionals to conclude that Linux skills are helping them move their careers forward. The 2014 Linux Jobs Report released today includes data from hiring managers (1,100) and… continue…

Tournament of Sevens Contest Update: A Saga

Posted In C++/C#, Living in Tech
Tired Runner
I picked the game for this contest with the thought that it would be simple and straight forward. Was I ever wrong! The contest was due to start Jan. 1, but a sudden unexpected vacation took me to Vegas through Jan. 2. With jet lag and such, I wasn’t really up to sorting the entries it for a day or two after. I had most of my competition runner created, though I hadn’t debugged it. By that point, there were… continue…

Tech Pros’ Salaries, Confidence Rise: Dice Report

Posted In Looking in Tech
Salary Satisfaction Slippi
More technology professionals in the U.S. enjoyed merit raises over the last year, driving average salaries up in 2013. Average U.S. tech salaries increased nearly three percent to $87,811 in 2013, up from $85,619 the previous year, according to the 2014-2013 Salary Survey from Dice, the leading career site for technology and engineering professionals. (Tweet This) Technology professionals understand they can easily find ways to grow their career in 2014, with two-thirds of respondents (65%) confident in finding a new,… continue…

How to Search for Jobs by Company

Posted In Looking in Tech
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By Alicia Ouverson Have you dreamed of working for a specific company?  Want to know the quickest ways to find out what openings they have available?  You have a few options: First, go to the Dice homepage. Near the top, you’ll see the BROWSE JOBS bar. Click the ‘By Company’ link. You will be directed to the Employer Directory, where you can search the alphabetical listings to find the company you’re looking for. Or there’s another option, if you’re already… continue…

Answers to Tough Interview Questions

Posted In Looking in Tech
Interview Questions Hangout
  What do you think of pair programming? If you designed an elevator for Bill Gates, how would you test it? These are just a couple of the interview questions you sent in ahead of our Google Hangout on the toughest interview questions you’ve ever heard. Our panel took on each one to show you how to answer it in a way that hits the hiring manager’s hot buttons. Our panel: John Sumser – Founder and CEO, HRExaminer.com Justin Hall… continue…

Watch Our Interview Question Hangout Monday

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The Internship
Have you entered our interview question contest? Remember that on Monday, we’re hosting a Google Hangout where a panel of career experts will answer your interview questions. It’s all to celebrate the movie The Internship (and, of course, tech careers). Do you have an interview question you’d like an answer for? Whether they’re challenging, weird, funny or whatever, we want to hear them. And by sending one in, you’re entered in our interview question contest. You can watch our hangout… continue…