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Advice - Have you ever heard this question from a client? “Do you know SEO?” If you haven’t yet, you will soon. Clients know that search engine optimization (SEO) is important, whether they’re sure about how it works or not. They...
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Techs and the City - Last year was a huge year for women in tech but, but 2015 could be even bigger. With more and more women learning to code, an uptick in tech conferences for women, online tech communities cropping up, and more women starting companies...
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Advice - Does everything about the tech job market make you nervous? Or is it just the thought of stepping into one of those open offices, sitting across from a hiring manager in plastic-rimmed glasses, and trying to sound like you’ve been...
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Advice - Do you really know how to be your own boss? It sounds great, right? You wake up whenever you want to (but probably nice and early, since you always treat yourself to a run and a sit-down breakfast), you wear whatever you want, you...
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Advice - Developers come in all shapes and sizes, but they do share one thing in common: they all THINK like programmers. And they bring that approach to everything in their lives, whether it is a challenging software problem, or “hacking”...
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Advice - With barely enough time to get your work done, and never enough time to go to the gym or properly dress your kids, carving out time for your own professional development seems… well, impossible. And picking up  a new skill?...
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Advice - There’s an app for that. But should there be? These days, we all think we need an app. Restaurants want apps for online ordering, credit unions want apps for ATM maps, retail stores want apps that send coupons in real time, and...
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Techs and the City - Hey tech rookies, have you ever gotten advice like this? “You need to get involved in the tech community. Start talking with your tech idols on Twitter. Develop a social media presence so people know you want to code.” Me,...
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Advice - A couple months ago, I posted a photo to Instagram, added all my hashtags and waited with glee for the likes and comments to roll in. Come on, admit it. You do this too. But instead of my daily dose of affirmation, I got this: a...
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Advice - We’ve all been there. There is no lunch to look forward to and going home is hours away, but you can’t keep your eyes open. The afternoon lulls are the worst. They can completely halt progress and throw off the rest of your day....
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Advice - Whether you are an entrepreneur, a freelancer, or just someone trying to show that you are worth working for, chances are there will come a day when you need to convince someone that you have an AWESOME idea. You need an elevator...
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Advice - Though this summer it seems like we have been bombarded by reports about the minority of women in Silicon Valley and the tech industry as a whole, it is great to see some success stories. Business Insider just compiled a list of the...
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Resources - There are lots of “programmers who have made phenomenal business people (Marissa Mayer, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos to name but a few), as Skillcrush CEO (both a developer and an entrepreneur herself!) said in a recent...
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Advice - Though the words you say clearly are essential when you are trying to book a client or get an investor on board, a lot of how you come across comes down to how you present yourself physically. Yes, we are talking about the importance...
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Inside the Code - Make an app that texts you every time Brad Pitt tweets. Image credit: CC by p22311919 CLICK HERE TO SEE THE OTHER 16 THINGS AWESOME YOU CAN DO WITH RUBY  
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Advice - Though working at home is a huge perk for some freelancers, some people actually find they work much better when they get up and go to an office and are surrounded by other people (even if they may not be directly working with them)....

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