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Disrupting the Status Quo With Glassbreakers

Samantha_Harris | Posted 03.06.2015 | Technology
Samantha_Harris

We break bread, we break rules, we even break-fast -- but rarely do we break the glass ceiling together. It's 2015 and only 4.2 percent of Fortune CEOs are women, out of 500 companies on the S&P there are only 24 female CEOs.

Life Lessons From a NASA Flight Software Engineer

Laura Faye Tenenbaum | Posted 03.05.2015 | Science
Laura Faye Tenenbaum

Unless you call yourself a rocket scientist, you probably don't think your daily routine has much in common with flight software engineering. But you would be wrong. If you skip the bits about the flying, disregard the software and pay no attention to the engineering, then what you're left with is some amazingly useful life lessons.

Sales Tax On Software: Virtually Impossible to Understand

David Seiden | Posted 02.26.2015 | Business
David Seiden

States are generally slow to enact new laws in the face of new technology. Hence many of states find themselves applying existing sales tax laws, developed for brick-and-mortar transactions, to emerging technology transactions (i.e. cloud computing).

Let's Empower Local Microfinance Solutions

Joyce Kim | Posted 02.24.2015 | Impact
Joyce Kim

But as the tech world continues to develop sleeker financial technology, let's not forget about the potential for sustainable progress and pervasive change in microfinance, for the people who need it most.

What Is Wrong With Outsourcing Software?

Emmanuel Straschnov | Posted 02.06.2015 | Technology
Emmanuel Straschnov

If you're building a business, you've probably had to think about building your software solution. Very often, the way to go is outsourcing, be it onshore or offshore.

Employers, Here's Your 2015 Wake-Up Call

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 01.28.2015 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

The typical cost to a company to replace an employee is about 20 percent of the employee's annual salary. Simple programs that support women employees -- programs such as flexible work schedules and family leave; mentoring and coaching programs -- can be much cheaper.

Women in Business Q&A: Liz Elting, Co-Founder of TransPerfect

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.27.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Liz Elting is the co-founder and co-CEO of TransPerfect and Translations.com. TransPerfect's Translations.com is a leading provider of software, website, and enterprise-wide localization services, as well as translation-related technology products.

How a 2,500-Year-Old Math Proof Can Help Determine When a Patient Improves

Rob Froud | Posted 01.08.2015 | Science
Rob Froud

For many chronic conditions epidemiologists agree that the correct point to choose is the point closest to the top-left corner of the ROC curve. As we stopped to think about it, it struck us as obvious that the way to choose this point is by using Pythagoras' theorem. But this was not what our epidemiologist peers and colleagues were doing.

NBA Owner Vivek Ranadivé: Welcome to Civilization 3.0

Vala Afshar | Posted 01.22.2015 | Business
Vala Afshar

"A little bit of the right info, just a little beforehand, is more valuable than all the info in the world, 6 months after the fact." - @Vivek What d...

Detekt: A New Software Tool in the "Cat and Mouse" Game Against Big Brother

Josefina Salomon | Posted 01.21.2015 | Technology
Josefina Salomon

The hope is that Detekt will not only provide human rights defenders, journalists, lawyers and activists with some sense of security but also open a debate on the broader need for regulation of the development, sale and use of surveillance technology.

You Shouldn't Have to Learn How to Code

Emmanuel Straschnov | Posted 01.06.2015 | Technology
Emmanuel Straschnov

Learning how to code is seen today as key to building a successful life. Barack Obama, Michael Bloomberg, and even Enrique Iglesias have all urged people to study coding.

5 Tools for Learning and Writing Regular Expressions

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 12.23.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alex Ivanovs

I remember my first experiences with RegEx, it was when I'd build snippets and small scripts within the Perl programming language. Even back then, w...

The Power of Customizable SAAS Price Modeling

Andre Bourque | Posted 12.13.2014 | Technology
Andre Bourque

Software as a service (Saas) pricing can be a tricky thing. Vastly different than commodity pricing, SaaS pricing strategy tends to revolve around ongoing utility rather than a cut-and-dry "flinch test."

What Global Warming, Energy Efficiency and Erlang Have in Common

Noah Gift | Posted 12.09.2014 | Technology
Noah Gift

Hidden in the discussion of rising energy costs and consumption in datacenters is the selection of software language. A physical server is an easy concept for the general public to understand since it compares so closely with a personal computer.

Reinvent Your Business Model or Die

Vala Afshar | Posted 11.21.2014 | Business
Vala Afshar

One of the key components of transformation and innovation is the business model, and since the ability of companies to transform and reinvent themselves is crucial to their lifeline, I went straight to the source.

Why Can't Business Applications be as Beautiful as Consumer Software?

Vala Afshar | Posted 11.15.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Historically, consumer software and enterprise software was a classic case of beauty and the beast, that is until Infor, one of the largest software c...

10 Reasons To Use Open Source Software Defined Networking [Slideshare]

Vala Afshar | Posted 11.04.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

10 Reasons To Use Open Source Software-Defined Networking from Vala Afshar Open source software (OSS) now has a permanent role in the enterpris...

Debt Default or Not, It's Entrepreneurship That's Going to Save Argentina

Patrick McGinnis | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Patrick McGinnis

Despite years of economic turmoil and political intrigue, the country is making it's case to be known as a hub for technology, software development, and entrepreneurship. Somehow, the technology industry has defied gravity to become a ray of economic sunshine in a country that has grown accustomed to bad news.

Is Personal Training Dead?

Jamie Walker | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

People now have endless options when it comes to their fitness, and rather than doubling down on one activity, they're taking a more holistic approach and exploring options that fit their individual budgets, lifestyles and interests.

Code Junkies, Mega-Software and the Decline of American Innovation

Alan Trefler | Posted 10.26.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alan Trefler

I once read that writing clear specifications for software was a good idea and that not having them would be like not having architectural blueprints for a building project. And blueprints don't make buildings, right? But what if they could?

Postmortem of an Outage

Sarah Novotny | Posted 10.20.2014 | Huffpost Code
Sarah Novotny

I'll let you all in on a secret. The big tech companies don't keep their websites perpetually available because of magic. These companies are able to serve their users on the web so consistently because of a few specific strategies.

The if's, and's & Yo's of it

Marc Shifflett | Posted 09.30.2014 | Huffpost Code
Marc Shifflett

Yes, there was a Yo Hackathon.

11 Tricks to Get Engineers to Sort of Respect You

Sarah Cooper | Posted 09.23.2014 | Technology
Sarah Cooper

As we all know, software engineers are the smartest, sweetest, most pretentious bastards in corporate America. I should know  --  I'm engaged to one of them.

Six Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Code for the Internet of Things

Samuel Bucholtz | Posted 09.22.2014 | Home
Samuel Bucholtz

Companies like Intel, Google, Samsung, Microsoft, General Electric, Cisco, AT&T and IBM, which are already taking an active role in Internet of Things development, will soon be placing a greater emphasis on risk-mitigation with these products - and developers who can deliver on security, in addition to performance and UX, are likely to be a step ahead of the competition.

How Code Empowers Social Good: The Warby Parker Story

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 09.20.2014 | Home
Saeed Jabbar

"Our thinking here is aligned with support for scale, rapid prototyping and agility."