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Nick Kolakowski
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Data from the latest Dice Report shows that employers are hungry for tech pros with specialized skill knowledge, including AWS.
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If you're a tech pro who's sick of programming, consider jumping into one of a variety of alternate careers, including education and finance.
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How much are you worth at this stage in your career? Take this handy quiz from Dice to get a better idea of your salary range.
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Google has released the Cloud Natural Language and Cloud Speech APIs, now in beta. Check them out if you're into machine learning or language processing.
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When it comes to upgrading their digital platforms, companies focus on the benefits to employee productivity—while neglecting to think much about security.
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Startups can benefit from hiring older technologists, such as Baby Boomers, who possess the experience necessary to get things right the first time.
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Will Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump execute the most technology-friendly policies as President of the United States? It's hard to tell.
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There's a bit of an art form to handling weird or insulting interview questions. First, whatever's said, remember to stay calm.
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Dice recently analyzed its database of job postings to see which skills had seen the greatest year-over-year growth. Cloud-related skills topped the list.
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You can often transition without earning another degree, so long as you’re willing to put some extra effort into the job-hunting process.
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When should a tech firm kill a project? Google X offers some good insight into that very question. Its answer: as fast as possible.
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My essay on "Drive," neo-noir, and psychopaths. Simply put, Ryan Gosling's character is the Great White Shark of the neo-noir world.
By Nick Kolakowski It’s difficult to stomp someone to death in an elevator. Near the end of the neo-noir film Drive (2011), when Ryan Gosling’s otherwise-nameless Driver slams his boot through the skull of an equally namele...
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Writer, runner, cinephile, Slashdot editor. Previous contributor to The Washington Post, eWeek, McSweeney's, Washington City Paper, Playboy, Thrillist, WebMD, AARP the Magazine, Trader Monthly and Private Air.
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    History, 1999 - 2003
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