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Author: Tom Townsend | Date: 21/4/17 | Category: Technology
Weekly Tech News 21-04-2017

    Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry each week. This week ending 21/04/2017 Mastercard creates a new biometric card, a majority of Open Source has secruity flaws, get up to speed with neural networks and deep learning, Sitecore research finds marketers focus too heavy on mobile rather than consumer experience and businesses are more likely to ask google than the government for cybersecurity help.        Biometric Banking: Mastercard creates credit card with fingerprint recognition to replace pins Tend to forget your pin at the till? Not keen on contactless? With...

Author: Rick Deller | Date: 14/4/17 | Category: Technology
Weekly Tech News 14-04-17

  Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry each week. This week ending 14/04/2017 Phillip Hammond champions UK FinTech, RedHat releases Ansible 2.3, and research finds men are more likely to use AI health care than women.              Chancellor of the exchequer Phillip Hammond champions UK FinTech Speaking at HM government’s inaugural International FinTech conference on Wednesday, Phillip Hammond declared that he wants the UK to remain at the forefront of the FinTech revolution post-Brexit. The Chancellor of the exchequer called on innovators, investors...

Author: Dan Baxter | Date: 7/4/17 | Category: Technology

      Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry each week. This week ending 07/04/2017 researchers have created an Artificial Synapse that learns autonomously, DevOps Institute and Scrum.org join forces, Ubuntu UNITY is no more and Sir Tim Berners-Lee slams UK and US net plans.          Researchers have created an Artificial Synapse that learns autonomously In the world of IT, AI systems that mimic how the brain works are called neural networks and contain algorithms that can be trained to imitate how the bran recognises speech and images. This, however,...

Author: Tom Townsend | Date: 31/3/17 | Category: Technology
Got 99 problems? Don't let your contract recruiter be one

The role of a hiring manager is tough, with 99 seemingly endless problems filling your day, including finding the best contractors to fulfil your next project. Partnering with a specialist contract recruiter is one way to solve your often-immediate hiring headache, until they become one themselves. Do you ever feel there is something missing between what you are putting in with your contract recruiter partnership and what you’re getting from it? Historically, relationships between employers and contract recruiters have been tainted by a range of pressures and varying degrees of mistrust from both sides. So how can hiring managers and contract recruiters re-build the trust and...

Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 31/3/17 | Category: Technology

      Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry each week. This week ending 31/03/2017 a great turn out at the first LPM tech meet up of 2017, UK tech reacts to Article 50, Google lanches new open source site and chat apps come under scrutiny over encryption.           Great turn out at the first London Perl Mongers technical meetup of 2017 As an organiser of the London Perl Mongers, last night Rick Deller hosted the first LPM tech meetup of 2017. There was a great turnout at the event, held at the offices of sponsors Pirum Systems with around 40 people...

Author: John Stephenson | Date: 24/3/17 | Category: Technology
Weekly Tech News 24-03-2017

      Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry each week. This week ending 24/03/2017 report reveals automation to replace 30pc jobs by 2030, Uber to reveal diversity data, study finds when developers are happiest and at least 26 entrepreneurs lost out on funding since Brexit.       30 percent of jobs at risk of being replaced by automation by 2030 According to a report by PwC, a third of all jobs in the UK are at risk of being lost to machines within the next 15 years. Sectors that are most at risk include transport, manufacturing, wholesale and retail. Head...

Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 21/3/17 | Category: Technology
TED talks for devs

      TED talks go hand in hand with technology; teaching and creating a platform for discussion to help inspire people to do great things in technology. Are you feeling low on creativity? Want to learn the secret to success? Or perhaps you’re looking for some new inspiration to become a better developer. These 7 TED talks are sure to inspire you as a developer and get that creative spark going         Linus Torvalds: The man behind Linux Linus Torvalds transformed the internet not only with the Linux Kernel, but more recently with Git, the source code management system used by developers worldwide. In a 1 to 1 interview, he...

Author: Thomas Waddle | Date: 17/3/17 | Category: Technology

  Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry each week. This week ending 17/03/2017 a report finds more women are needed in Cyber Security, a new community for developers is launched, Go programming is attracting more attention and a report finds UK tech workers to be quite unhappy.             UK needs more women in Cyber Security A study by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education has shown that the UK infosec industry has one of the lowest proportions of women and the highest gender pay gaps in the world. With the proportion of women in cyber security...

Author: Rick Deller | Date: 15/3/17 | Category: Technology
The problem with hiring tactics

Every company in the tech industry has their own methods of attracting, engaging, and hiring developers. Usually using well established hiring tactics such as the CV overview, technical test and a standard interview process with the senior developer and CTO. These “standard” hiring tactics, however, can often overlook one of the biggest debates that is ongoing in the hiring community; do you hire for personality or skill? In most cases, it will be essential to hire a developer for their skills over personality, as they will need to deliver on certain technology aspects for the business. However, there is an understanding that in today’s world of ever-changing technology that it...

Author: Rick Deller | Date: 10/3/17 | Category: Technology
how to stand out in a technical interview

In our previous blog, we mentioned a visit from CTO James Oughton, who gave a talk on his view of the hiring process from the other side of the desk. A great takeaway from his talk was his insight into the interview process, what he expects from candidates and types of questions he asks in technical interviews. Using my own experiences of interviewing candidates and discussing interview practices with clients, I wanted to take this further and offer steps that you can follow as candidates to stand out in a technical interview. To achieve this, you need to be prepared, communicate your skills and attributes effectively and present your problem-solving skills. The main thing CTO’s...

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