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#NYCTech - The cloud for your startup or personal life can probably be easily managed use a number of consumer friendly services that are readily available. Think Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, etc.  However, what happens when you are in a regulated...
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Advice - I remember the first time I ever really dove into coding a website. I decided I wanted to create a website for a craft business I was running, and got it into my head that I would recreate the look and feel of the website of a...
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Advice - Every single company depends on software, and startups are no exception. Software has gone from being critical to every business, to BEING the business.Software creation is an art, a craft, and a process.Building and...
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Inside the Code -  One of the coolest things about tech skills is that you can learn them from just about anywhere from weekend workshops to online coding bootcamps.What you don’t need is to sit in a classroom for 3-plus hours every week (per...
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Advice - Machine learning can eliminate the need for a lot of programming. These first steps simplify the daunting process of applying it to your business.Even with advances in machine learning (ML) techniques, computing power and...
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AI - I never win raffles, but I finally did recently at the MIT Xconomy in Boston. My prize was a Roomba. These robotic vacuums have been around for years for personal use, but now hotels are using similar devices to not only automate...
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Inside the Code -  A new report finds that business is booming in underground markets for Russian and other hackers, who take aim at both personal and corporate email accounts.
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Advice - Usability testing on friends and family is a good start, but are they really going to give you an honest answer?When it comes to planning usability tests, it remains surprisingly difficult for many companies and individuals to...
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Advice - Way back in 2013, when I first started to get interested in learning to code, I remember being confused about something: was I training to be a web designer or a web developer?I remember thinking that being a designer sounded...
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#NYCTech -  Starting your business for some begins easy, but what happens when you begin expanding and your RDBMS can’t hold what you need? You are sick of splitting between two servers and your NoSQL does not give you the quality...
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Advice - According to a recent report by Glassdoor, data scientist is the top job of 2016. It’s not terribly surprising: Data’s so hot right now. There’s a huge amount of it available, but it’s noisy and companies need people to make...
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Finance - The IRS has debuted its first-ever crowdsourced challenge, calling on the public for ideas on "the taxpayer experience of the future.”
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Apps - The debate between privacy and national security has never been more heated, with Apple and other tech firms going up against the government. So how are text messages encrypted, and what are the controversial "backdoors" that...
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Advice -  Let’s face it: nearly every company needs to fill technical roles these days. But the fact is, many people involved in hiring for these highly-specific roles--from recruiters and hiring managers to CEOs and members of the...
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Inside the Code - Warning signs that your blog or newsletter might need an HTML intervention:You lay awake at night wondering how to get more people to even FIND your blog. You ask strangers on the street for help adding graphics to your...
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Advice -  There are some very talented engineers out there with the experience, intelligence, and empathy needed to work well in any company. They’re in high demand, and as a result, some of them are expensive and hard to hire.This...