career advice

Push the publish button already Joaquin Lippincott Tue, 10/31/2017 - 04:39

The most important measure of progress in building blogging expertise is not word count, it’s how many timers you hit the publish button. Every post is either a rock or a gem dropped into the water; the rocks will sink and be forgotten but the gems will be scooped up and shared.  Drop enough rocks in the water and you are more likely to create a gem. 

So push the publish button already.

Why Software Still Looks Like a Frat House Joaquin Lippincott Wed, 08/31/2016 - 20:55

Software has a bad rap as being a white/asian-male-dominated industry. With some of the most progressive companies in the industry still at over 83% male in their tech roles, and ethnically speaking over 90% Asian and White in the Bay area, its reputation is well deserved.

Bringing More Magic to the Software Apprenticeship Program Joaquin Lippincott Thu, 06/02/2016 - 19:28

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting with Aaron Bridges, Abby Miles and Toto Vo.  We sat at lunch to talk about something that all four of us are passionate about: creating jobs in the tech industry.

The Open Source Apprenticeship Model

The software industry is facing a workforce shortage of unprecedented proportions.  

The bureau of labor statistic is projecting a shortage of 1 million people over the next five years, when they compare the number of jobs that will be posted that require a Computer Science degree with the number of graduates the university system will be able to turn out within that same time window.  Looking at this huge gap, it's time fot the industry to look at vocational programming schools and apprenticeships as a viable way to solve this problem.

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