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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 of...

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...

Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 10/3/17 | Category: Technology
Weekly Tech News 10-03-2017

    Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry each week. This week ending 10/03/2017 Microsoft announces Visual Studio 2017 with new updates, we discuss the issue with diversity in tech and UK tech firms try to tackle the industry's diversity problem. UK tech entrepreneurs react to the Spring Budget announced this week and if you're new to programming we give you a guide to programming languages.        Visual Studio 2017 gets new integrations This week Microsoft announced the general availability of its Visual Studio 2017 with an update to its software development...

Author: Rick Deller | Date: 7/3/17 | Category: Technology
your guide to programming languages

Are you new to programming or perhaps you’re looking to switch languages? Learning a new coding language can not only lead you onto a new career path, but it’s also a great way of developing in-demand job skills. By becoming fluent in a programming language, you will be able to prove to employers that you have a clear software aptitude as well as the ability to process information and analyse data. Whether you want to learn a language to build software, apps or websites understanding the fundamentals of programming will also teach you computational thinking, and problem-solving skills that can be applied anywhere. So how do you decide? Learning a new coding language from scratch...

Author: Rick Deller | Date: 3/3/17 | Category: Technology
tech team standup

Last week Eligo Technology were pleased to welcome experienced CTO James Oughton to say ‘hello from the other side’ of the desk, offering us a first-hand insight into what Senior Hiring Managers expect from recruiters, their processes, and how we can adapt our way of working to benefit both our candidates and clients. The talk comes as part of our ongoing training and insight programme, which has also included a recent session with an Agile coach and mentor to learn how we can utilise the communication system within our team whilst continually getting a better understanding of the developers we work with on a daily basis. His view of the hiring process in which Eligo shares a...

Author: Tom Townsend | Date: 3/3/17 | Category: Technology
Weekly Tech News 03-03-2017

  Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry each week. This week ending 03/03/2017 the new UK Digital Strategy is announced, AWS typo knocks websites offline, the UK economy is adapting well to automation and Dyson challenges tech giants with a huge investment in Britain.             Google, BT and more pledge skills training for millions as part of UK digital strategy The department for Culture, Media and Sport has finally unveiled its Digital Strategy that includes Google, Barclays, Lloyds Banking and BT pledging to offer digital skills training to millions in...

Author: Rick Deller | Date: 24/2/17 | Category: Technology
Weekly Tech News 24-02-2017

Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry each week. This week ending 24/02/2017 Amazon and Expedia announce positive plans for post-Brexit UK, 26 companies join Tech City UK's Future Fifty programme, Linux 4.10 is released and Google introduces its new debugger tool.             Positive UK post-Brexit: Amazon creates thousands of new jobs Amazon is promising to create thousands of new jobs in the UK by the end of 2017. It’s the latest US tech giant to commit to the UK following the Brexit vote, with aims to create 5,000 more full-time jobs, totalling at 24,000 by...

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