Colorado Tech Weekly #114: Mind the Talent Gap
Colorado Tech Weekly brings you the top 10 technology stories of the past week and the best upcoming local tech events every Monday morning!
The Talent Gap is that annoying void between the demand for skilled software developers and the current amount of available skilled software developers. It’s something I’ve heard tech companies talk about since I started this blog over 2 years ago. There have been encouraging efforts by industry groups, companies and tech schools to fill the gap as quickly as they can but filling that gap is still a slow process because the biggest thing that turns new developers into skilled developers is time. It is frustrating for everyone involved. New developers want to have the skills companies need yesterday and companies want more skilled developers 2 months ago!
The best thing companies can do is support these programs, initiatives, schools and the students they teach because they will pay off in the long run. As students, the best thing we can do is keep learning, keep experimenting and show that we want to learn and contribute. Together, with time, effort and focus, we can narrow the Talent Gap.
Top Colorado Technology News
- Seeking software developers, Denver’s AppIt Ventures buys firm in India [DenverPost]
- Denver-based Galvanize, IBM partner to back women, minorities in tech careers [BizWest]
- Colorado’s most well-funded tech neighborhoods [BuiltinColorado]
- Boosted by new Agco deal, growing Ft. Collins-based Agribotix moving to larger Boulder space [BizWest]
- 132 Colorado companies make U.S. ‘fastest growing’ list [BuiltinColorado]
- BlacKnight Cyber Security partners with Boulder-based Knowledge Factor to mitigate risk of cyber attack through employee training [InnovatioNews]
- Colorado Tech Talent Pipeline Update: August 2015 [CTA]
- Westminster’s DigitalGlobe releases DigitalGlobe Maps API for app developers [InnovatioNews]
- Douglas County-based Rise awarded $16.9 million by FCC to offer broadband in rural areas [Tech+]
- Boulder’s SolidFire to triple size, move headquarters to Boulder’s new PearlWest [Tech+]
- 8/19 – Boulder/Denver Big Data – Self-Service Data Exploration and Nested Data Analytics: Introduction to Drill
- 8/19 – Learn to Code Colorado – Exploring The Stack: How Web Applications Work
- 8/20 – AllPRoWebTools – Launch Party
- 8/20 – Boulder/Denver D3.js and Data Visualization – D3.js Group Re-Launch!
- 8/20 – CIGDA – Warballoon: Star Commanding Part 2!!!
- 8/24 – HTML5 Denver – The Business of Web Development
- 8/24 – Node.JS Denver/Boulder – Nodeschool: Learn NodeJS with us!
- 8/25 – CIGDA – Monthly Northside Casual
- 8/25 – CTA – Gov-In-Tech: Introducing Data Visualization
- 8/25 – HTML5 Denver – Workshop: Mobile HTML5 for Smartphones and Tablets
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