January 8, 2014
From startup founders to corporate execs, if there is one thing that they all agree upon, it is that hiring is a challenge. More so with respect to developers. But if you look at the stats, there are 18.2 million developers all around the world. Now that is a lot of developers, and if you’re […]
January 3, 2014
2013 was amazing for us. 365 days of being able to serve recruiter and developer alike was a lot of fun and we intend to do a lot more of that this year. In fact, we’ll start with developers right away. For your personal life, you’ve got Facebook and Twitter. Your profile and the content […]
December 19, 2013
Without being a sexist, if I were to ask you the number of intelligent women programmers that you know of, how many do you think that would be. Of course you can argue that more men work at IT companies, so the number will be obviously low. You can also argue that more man get […]
December 18, 2013
I was at a conference, speaking about the pitfalls of working at a startup. It wasn’t easy to do so, as it was a 100 + audience of startup enthusiasts, so saying that I was treading on a minefield, would be putting in lightly. In the audience, was my previous boss. We were working on […]
December 13, 2013
2011 marked the arrival of a design standard for Android apps. Until then, badly designed apps were the hallmark of the fledgeling Android ecosystem. But come Ice Cream Sandwich and the beautiful Galaxy Nexus, Android got a nice makeover. For once Android looked good, and much to the dismay of the “fanbois”, it even looked […]
December 9, 2013
Let’s be honest. Academic degrees are all fine, but that’s just a filter. An employer only cares about only one thing - can the recruit get stuff done? This is pretty much the norm at startups - it is only after a few rounds of trails, on the job that a startup hire is finalized. […]
December 5, 2013
In what seems to have become a never ending discussion, you still see many a tech blog (TC, VB, and so many more) discuss in detail about the merits and demerits of HTML 5 and Native mobile apps. It is difficult to come to a consensus about which is better, especially when you’re faced with […]
December 3, 2013
When services like Codeacademy launched, its implications to the world of computer education was quite immense. There was now, a code editor on the Internet, which allowed you to learn and practice programming, without having to worry about cumbersome installations and system compatibilities. The schools particularly loved it. Installing software on all machines wasn't something […]
November 25, 2013
It is the age of the millennial. Mere monetary benefits are not enough to lure the best candidates. What were once considered dream jobs don’t make the cut anymore, because of a lack of interesting work, a bad work culture, or simply a lack of a brand. Lets admit it; kids today want to work […]
November 20, 2013
I was speaking with a professor at a university, which had an abysmal placement record. It was a touchy topic but I had to know what he thought were the reasons for a lack of placement. However, he seemed pretty unapologetic about it. He said, “It is an academic degree. What makes you think that […]