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Nigerian Outsource Powerhouse Partners with Qwasar, Launches Software Development Department at Silicon Valley Standards

Oct 28, 2020 11:43:12 AM / by Jennifer Robertson

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Amal Hassan is the impressive and talented CEO at Outsource Global, an outsourcing company she founded in Nigeria specialising in customer service, legal service, back office support, IT support services, AI services, etc. Over the last four years, the company has grown to over 900 employees, serving clients in US, UK/ EU, Japan, and Africa.

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On the Closing of 42's Fremont Campus by Gaëtan Juvin

Oct 23, 2020 4:00:27 PM / by Gaëtan Juvin

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I was sad to hear that 42's Fremont campus is closed, ending 42's presence in the United States and North America. I am convinced that there is an enormous need for accessible, skills-based education in the US and that American needs to multiply its tech talent pool - something it is struggling to do.

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On the Closing of 42 Silicon Valley from 42 co-founder Kwame Yamgnane

Oct 23, 2020 3:54:42 PM / by Kwame Yamgnane

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It saddens me deeply to hear that the 42 Fremont campus has closed. I opened the campus with Gaetan in 2016, and I still remember the first day of the first piscine. The early days were certainly an adventure and it was a pleasure to see the campus grow.

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Learning Through Play: an Interview with LEGO Ventures' Jamie Beaumont

Oct 15, 2020 2:59:04 PM / by Jennifer Robertson

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Many of us grew up with the infamous little bricks from LEGO, bricks that we played with and built all sorts of imaginary worlds and kingdoms. While we may not have realized it at a young age, these bricks served as instruments for learning through play.

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A Non-degree Pathway Into Tech That Doesn't Cost >$10K

Sep 16, 2020 2:53:41 PM / by Jennifer Robertson

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CodeU Launches in Mexico to Develop Tech Talent at Silicon Valley Level

Aug 24, 2020 12:28:14 PM / by Jennifer Robertson

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In partnership with Qwasar Silicon Valley, CodeU is bringing industry-leading tech talent programs to Mexico and Latin America with the aim of equipping professionals with the digital skills and competencies necessary to work in an environment increasingly defined by innovation and technology.

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Do You Have What It Takes to Get a Software Engineer Job?

Aug 13, 2020 11:43:38 AM / by Jennifer Robertson

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Every year, there are thousands of people who spend a lot of time and effort trying to get a software engineering job in North America. Companies such as Apple, Tesla, eBay, Google, or Amazon received thousands of applications for these positions, but only very few are chosen. Tier 1 tech companies are known for (and often inappropriately boast about) their <1% acceptance rates.

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How Kazakhstan Built a Digital University Overnight (And It's Exploding)

May 15, 2020 6:14:47 PM / by Jennifer Robertson

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Kazakhstan is a beautiful country, bordering Russia, China, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and the Caspian Sea. While it may not be Silicon Valley, it has arguably out-teched California and succeeded in launching an innovative digital university during the coronavirus lockdown that has been wildly successful.

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How to Reskill Your Workforce For a Digital Economy at Scale with Strong ROI

May 15, 2020 1:53:05 PM / by Jennifer Robertson

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With the significant unemployment levels in America and the sudden boost to digital transformation with the coronavirus lockdowns, there's a surge in a need to upskill or reskill the workforce.

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Meet Gandalf, Our Autocorrector, and His Purpose in Your Life

May 8, 2020 9:33:06 AM / by Jennifer Robertson

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Feedback in learning and in decision making is important. Delayed feedback makes it difficult for us to evaluate our decisions; instant feedback makes it easier. When it comes to solving a problem or creating a solution, we naturally make decisions and choices. Sometimes, with computer programming, there is a right or wrong answer; for example, if the exercise was to perform a function that returned a count of characters in a string, and your answer isn't the expected output, then it's wrong and you have work to do.

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