Posts in category

People


Try one of these open source video conferencing services. I recently attended the Practical Open Source Information POSI conference, which was held on a free and open source video conferencing platform. As I attended a series of excellent talks about practical uses of open source software, I realized how commonplace video conferencing had become over the past …

Coding practices may vary. As a general principle, things work better when they’re done right. This also applies to code. Software developers tend to play by the rules more often than not. However, sometimes a code can be sloppy and disorganized and that doesn’t make anyone’s life any easier. According to the ubiquitous Pareto principle, …

Remote programmers and developers were a valuable addition to a company far before the pandemic. With the ever-growing digitalization of infrastructures and systems, hiring the best programmers in the world is the priority for thousands of companies. How to attract the best programmers in the world? And, considering the infinite possibilities of remote hiring, where to …

In his attempt to understand the world, German philosopher Friedrich Hegel organized history following the thesis-antithesis-synthesis pattern. The order of these categories, however, is never chronological but logical. For historical events, for example, it’s never the date that matters but the impact on the current society. What’s the use of this point here? We can …

 When millions of Australian students were plunged into lockdowns due to the global pandemic, CoreSenses saw the future of education. And the Sydney-based learning specialist turned to Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) and its partner Com-X for help in delivering it. Using Citrix digital workspace solutions, CoreSenses has built a virtual education platform from which it can provide students and teachers with secure, …

Applying open organization principles can help us build the kind of global governance and foster the cooperation necessary to address climate and humanitarian development. In the first part of this extended review of The Age of Sustainable Development” by Jeffrey Sachs, I outlined the author’s argument about the environmental impacts of economic development. In the second article, I discussed the …

What distinguishes great programmers from good ones? It’s a question I’ve been wrestling with since I began learning to program. I’ve written previously about the skills and knowledge great programmers have. Now I’m looking at the traits they possess. They seem to do things differently than the rest, and the results show. This blog post focuses on two …

Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced it has helped over 30 million people in 249 countries and territories gain access to digital skills, topping its initial goal of 25 million last June, and is extending the company’s commitment to help 250,000 companies make a skills-based hire in 2021. From laid-off factory workers to retail associates and truck …

Currently, women only represent 27.5% of software developers globally (source at bottom of article). The software developer community has a long way to go to reach gender equality and one of the ways to do this is to help highlight female developers. So, we asked some female software developers to share their advice for others …

The hottest jobs for 2021 can all be done remotely, according to LinkedIn’s analysis of work trends in 15 countries. It predicts 150 million new technology jobs in the next five years. 84% of employers plan to expand remote working, according to a World Economic Forum report. The digital revolution means a career change for …