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15Nov

629  software engineers  told  us their top 5 priorities for their next job. (Spoiler alert: it’s not ping-pong and cold-brew)

Experienced software engineers and developers are in high demand. Many of them get daily messages from recruiters. Unscrupulous recruiters spam emails and LinkedIn accounts, call cell phones, and dump job posts into community forums and other places they aren’t wanted. Worse, many of these recruiters don’t seem to understand, or care, what software engineers are […]
13Sep

GetUpside CTO Jo Kochaniak Speaks to DC Python Meetup

Imagine if you could save up to 25 cents per gallon on gasoline, just by scanning a receipt with your phone. That’s idea behind GetUpside, a DC startup “that personalizes brick-and-mortar commerce to help communities thrive.” GetUpside allows users to scan receipts from gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants. They’ve already helped consumers get back […]
17Apr

How to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Stand Out as a Software Engineer

LinkedIn. We all seem to have a love/hate relationship with the site. We can quickly update our resumes, connect and form relationships with others in our field, read interesting articles and even find potential future co-workers. While there are many positive uses for the site, we also have many negatives including staffing firms that spam […]
26Mar

DC Tech Growth: A Snapshot

We’re only a few months into 2019 but it’s already clear that the DMV tech scene is thriving more than ever. With Amazon’s upcoming move to Northern Virginia, Virginia Tech’s promise to build a new campus expanding their computer science and software engineering programs, DC’s biggest year (2018) of venture capital investment since 2000 and […]
12Feb

 5 Ways to Make Your Engineering Resume Stand Out

New Year, new me. This saying has permeated deeply into our culture. We like the idea of starting fresh, finally tackling those challenges that we pushed off in the previous year and reflecting on what we perceive we can do better. We say, “this year will be different.” It’s no surprise then that we see […]
16Jan

Scale4Startups: The New Way of Recruiting

When you think of traditional staffing firms, what immediately comes to mind? Pesty recruiters who always have the “perfect” candidate or job? Spam emails? Slow and daunting processes? Honestly, we think many companies and job seekers shudder at the idea of working with a recruiting firm. Recruiting firms not only have a bad rap with […]