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10 IT Skills that Employers Need in 2017

Unemployment rates in the IT industry are still hovering at historic lows, and some roles -- like network and security engineers and software developers -- are showing unemployment rates of around 1 percent. A recent survey from Robert Half Technology showed that the majority of CIOs will either...
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How Should You Put Soft Skills on a Technical Resume?

I was in Google Docs collaborating on a resume for a Resume Raiders client the other day when a comment popped up regarding soft skills. The client was a highly accomplished mobile developer with many years of experience, and he wanted to be sure that his "abilities to communicate with clients,...
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Google Unleashes its Machine Learning Group

Google offers GPUs to support the more complex workloads.  Google announced its Google Cloud Machine Learning Group to be led by two machine-learning experts: Fei-Fei Li and Jia Li. The group will focus on delivering cloud-based machine learning software to businesses. The new group evolves from...
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Top 3 Questions Job Seekers Ask in Open Source

As a recruiter working in the open source world, I love that I interact every day with some of the smartest people around. I get to hear about the cool projects they're working on and what they think about the industry, and when they are ready for a new challenge. I get to connect them to companies...
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OpenStack Barcelona
In conjunction with OpenStack Summit in Barcelona, The OpenStack Foundation reported that enterprises have moved away from the OpenStack evaluation stage and are now managing deployments and serious workloads.

Research from OpenStack Summit Shows Deployments Ramping Up

If you already have OpenStack administration skills, or are considering pursuing them, you’ll want to take note of some surprising research reported in conjunction with OpenStack Summit in Barcelona last week. Specifically, a study commissioned by The OpenStack Foundation found that enterprises...
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Increasing Diversity is not Just the Duty of the Marginalized

Increasing diversity in the technology industry is something that has gone from discussion to action in recent years. In 1985, 37 percent of computer science graduates were women. That number has continued to decline over the years, with women now earning only 18 percent of today’s computer science...
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How to Incorporate Open Source into Computer Science Classes

This year at the Grace Hopper Conference I'm moderating a panel on why, and how, to incorporate open source into computer science classes. The panelists are four computer science instructors—all women—who have already used open source projects in their classrooms. I've asked these four talented...
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Linux Foundation Certified Engineer: Karthikeyan Ramaswamy

The Linux Foundation offers many resources for developers, users, and administrators of Linux systems. One of the most important offerings is its Linux Certification Program, which is designed to give you a way to differentiate yourself in a job market that's hungry for your skills. lfce-...
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LiFT scholarship
LiFT scholarship recipient Lorien Smyer is a former bookkeeper who decided she wanted to start a new career in computer science.

2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Lorien Smyer: Bookkeeper Turned Technologist

Lorien Smyer is a former bookkeeper who decided she wanted to start a new career in computer science. She was one of 14 aspiring IT professionals to receive a 2016 Linux Foundation Training (LiFT) scholarship, announced in August.   lorien_smyer.jpg Lorien Smyer, LiFT Scholarship Winner...
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This Week in Open Source News: 4 out of 5 Banks to Use Blockchain by 2017, Linus Torvalds Reflects on Past 25 Years, & More

This week in Linux and open source news, the popularity of blockchain amongst banks will continue to surge through 2017, Linus Torvalds refelcts on the anniversary of Linux at LinuxCon Europe, and more! Read on and stay in the know! opensource-jobs.png A new report from The Linux...
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