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Where Are All The Old People In Silicon Valley?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.23.2015 | Fifty

I was joking with Steven Levy, 64, editor-in-chief at's Backchannel, about forming a club. We are both the oldest people in our respe...

The Terrifying Truth About Working In Tech

Sarah Cooper | Posted 08.25.2015 | Technology
Sarah Cooper

If you think having a tech job is the answer to all your problems, think again. Working at a large tech company can be quite a sobering experience for new employees, especially the drunk ones. Here are just 11 of the horrors experienced everyday by tech employees.

Learn This Language to Make the Most Money as a Programmer

Quora | Posted 07.05.2015 | Technology

You might never use it professionally, but it contains a lifetime of lessons. And the hardest problems, the ones that the top engineers are asked to solve, will sooner or later hit some foundational C code.

4 Wishes For The Class of 2015

Sheryl Sandberg | Posted 06.29.2015 | College
Sheryl Sandberg

I believe your generation will do a better job than mine at fixing the problem of gender inequality. So we turn to you. You are the promise for a more equal world. Great leaders don't just develop people like them, they develop everyone. If you want to be a great leader, develop the women -- as well as the men -- at your companies.

More Companies Should Follow Google's Lead, Invest in Diversity

Brennon Marcano | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Brennon Marcano

Google's multimillion-dollar investment is a bold step in the right direction for a company with a history of innovation. More companies, both in and out of the tech world, should choose to follow their lead and champion diversity and inclusion. If they fail to do so, they risk being left behind.

WWDC Bathroom Lines Summarizes Tech's Gender Problem

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.09.2015 | Technology

If you need a visual to help explain the tech industry's gender problem, look no further than the bathroom line at Apple's Worldwide Developers Confer...

There's More To The Disruption Brewing In The Tech Industry Than On-Demand Startups

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 05.22.2015 | Technology

Even if we're living in an increasingly on-demand world, you still have to be able to pay to play. On Thursday, New York Times columnist Farhad Manjoo...

Study: Top Tech Firms Bypassing Asian Workers For Exec Jobs

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.09.2015 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google, Yahoo and other major technology companies are far more inclined to hire Asians as computer programmers than to promote...

Why We Need Terrible Female Engineers

Amy Nguyen | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology
Amy Nguyen

It needs to be okay for women to fail. We need flawed women whose mistakes represent just that -- their own mistakes. Not reflections upon our entire gender, not held up as reasons for why women aren't meant to be in tech. We need to accept women in this field who want to be here just because it's a great place to be.

Why I'm Confident That the Tech Industry Is Fixing Its Diversity Quagmire

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 04.12.2015 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

The tech industry has surely been guilty of negligence in diversity. It has become a boys' club. But this industry not only tolerates failure but embraces it -- even if it is its own. It has a special word for failure: "pivoting." And tech is now pivoting.

The Tech Diversity Story That's Not Being Told

Medium | Anil Dash | Posted 01.29.2015 | Technology

One of the most destructive tropes about Asian Americans is the pervasive myth of the “model minority”. Grounded in detestably anti-Black, anti-La...

The Vagina Bio-Hack That Wasn't: How Two 'Startup Bros' Twisted the 'Sweet Peach' Mission

Jessica Cussins | Posted 01.26.2015 | Technology
Jessica Cussins

There's nothing inspiring or empowering about two male CEOs taking credit for a young woman's work while twisting the entire purpose from being about reproductive health to being little more than a joke. But a 20-year-old ultrafeminist scientist who's about to launch her own company? That will be something to watch.

Mostly White, Mostly Male Amazon Publishes Diversity Report

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 11.05.2014 | Technology

E-commerce giant Amazon has revealed that the company is a lot like its tech industry peers: mostly male and predominantly white.

Hewlett-Packard Plans To Break Into Two Companies

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.06.2014 | Technology

Technology giant Hewlett-Packard will break in two, according to sources cited by The Wall Street Journal on Sunday. The company will reportedly be...

Which Tech Companies Are Ahead of the Curve in Women's Leadership?

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 10.05.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

While it will clearly take some time before such strategies result in widespread change throughout the industry, here are some companies that are off to a good start.

Barbie May Have Just Gotten Her Toughest Job Yet

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.20.2014 | Business

Barbie has over 150 jobs on her resume. She’s been a football coach, a doctor and even president. But her latest gig might be her toughest challenge...

The One Thing That Separates Silicon Valley From Everywhere Else

Mark Cuban | Posted 05.19.2014 | Business
Mark Cuban

Like Hollywood, today's nouveau entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley are looking past the pitch right in front of them to the next source of capital who will pay a higher valuation.

Jesse Jackson Targets Tech Industry's Lack Of Diversity

AP | By MARTHA MENDOZA and JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 05.18.2014 | Black Voices

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is bringing a strategy borrowed from the traditional civil rights era playbook to the age of social media and a booming tech in...

5 Truths About Housing Costs In Tech Hubs Like San Francisco

Jed Kolko | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

The Trulia Price Monitor and the Trulia Rent Monitor are the earliest leading indicators of how asking prices and rents are trending nationally and lo...

Tech Industry On NSA Reforms: Meh

AP | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE and BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 03.20.2014 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Technology companies and industry groups took President Barack Obama's speech on U.S. surveillance as a step in the right direc...

Technology Skills Gap: Fact or Fiction? Part II

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn | Posted 10.21.2013 | Technology
Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

How can companies better utilize IT budgets? How should hiring managers go about seeking the right talent?

Technology Skills Gap: Fact or Fiction? Part I

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn | Posted 09.02.2013 | Technology
Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

Research by industry analysts has shown that in every major geographic region, there is a substantial shortfall between the supply of qualified professionals and the demand for networking and IT skills.

Baby Steps: Finding Your Career Path

Students Rising Above | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Students Rising Above

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifHaving been in the country for only a year, and the only one in the family who could speak English, my 16-year-old self was very lost. I felt lonely and hopeless; I didn't know where life would take me next.

2013 After Depression: Connecting the Dots for a Total Innovation Economy

Rebekah Iliff | Posted 02.20.2013 | Technology
Rebekah Iliff

The convergence of tech and every major industry presents a fountain of opportunity for entrepreneurs. Those willing to dive deep and take note of systemic issues in need of change, disruption, and innovation will ultimately win.

Another Man Against Brogramming

Toph Whitmore | Posted 02.12.2013 | Technology
Toph Whitmore

Satirically or otherwise, the term "brogramming" presents a vision of high tech as a hard-partying, single-sex frat culture. Yes, I get the joke. It's funny because it's ironic. But it's also inane, puerile, and bluntly sexist.