Headspring Systems Seeks 100 App Developers

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Austin, Texas-based enterprise software development firm Headspring Systems plans to hire 100 app developers by the end of the year, with most of the hires based in Dallas, where it’s opening a new office. The company nearly tripled its headcount last year and expanded to Houston. It plans a Chicago office in 2015. The company focuses on custom application development, business intelligence and systems integration. In February, it launched a mobile division. Opening in May, the Dallas office will hire… continue…

Google Fiber Expands to Austin, Texas

If all goes according to plan, Google will begin connecting homes in Austin to Google Fiber in mid-2014. continue…

The 10 States With Fastest IT Job Growth

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Five of the ten states with the fastest growing job growth in computer systems design and related services are on the East Coast, according to figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics cited in a Dice Report released Thursday. Here’s a look at the Top 10 states, based on year-to-date figures: Growth Drivers In Maryland — the top-ranking state — biotech, healthcare services and local hospitals are driving the growth. And while the federal government also plays a role,… continue…

Ritchey Mulhollem, Programmer [Featured Geek]

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Ritchey Mulhollem doesn’t simply work with technology. He surrounds himself with it. He immerses himself in it. He rolls in it. His front gate is automated with two relays and is connected to an off the shelf network power switch. For his hot tub, he developed a crude controller board using salvaged power relays off eBay, screwed them onto a 2×8, and plugged it directly into the network power switch. Dangerous setup, but it proved the concept. Now he’s built… continue…

FMC, VMC Seek Engineers, Support Specialists in Texas [DiceTV]

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Between them, the two companies are trying to fill some 900 positions in Houston and San Antonio.

Austin’s Game Industry Keeps Growing

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Gaming and digital media grew faster than any other creative industry in Austin, with jobs in the sector more than doubling to 7,274 over five years ending in 2010. More importantly, the average salary in the region reached $87,000 in 2009, according to the Entertainment Software Association. For job seekers, that means Austin provides the best of both worlds – high salary and low cost of living. Electronic Arts is driving this job growth. Last year EA moved its EA Sports game… continue…

Philadelphia, Boulder and Detroit Luring Software Engineers

State economic agencies and local technology incubators around the country are trying to lure software engineers away from traditional tech hubs like Silicon Valley, New York and Boston. Is there enough job security for you in a secondary market? Tell us what you think in the comments below. The efforts are manifestations of the increasing demand for software engineers around the country. In Detroit, Shifting Code is offering software engineering training to tap into a new workforce. In South Florida,… continue…

Texas, Detroit and DARPA All Want You [DiceTV]

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Texas has a, well, Texas-sized need for Health IT professionals… Detroit is telling laid-off Yahoo workers: “We want you”… and can you conquer DARPA’s “Robotics Challenge?” All on this week’s DiceTV Update.

Texas Needs Health IT Pros, Especially Data Managers

Texas needs 10,000 new Health IT workers by 2013 if it’s going to meet its goal of implementing electronic health records in medical settings. That’s according to a report by the Department of Health Information Management at Texas State University – San Marcos. Texas health organizations are primarily looking for professionals with experience in privacy and security, project management, data management, data mining and data analytics. Data management is the real hot button, with 31 percent of respondents saying they need… continue…

Texas A&M Offers $10,000 Degree For Tech Students

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Texas A&M San – Antonio has introduced a $10,000 bachelor’s degree program targeting area students interested in technology careers. The program allows students to begin taking college courses during their junior year of high school, according to the Daily Texan. By completing them before graduation, they avoid the tuition costs the same classes would require in college. Students must also take two years of classes at San Antonio College, an area community college that specializes in IT. Texas A&M spokesperson… continue…