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Computing Without the B.S. – CF050

This week on Cyber Frontiers Christian and Jim discuss the computing industry without the bachelor’s degree (B.S.). We discuss the recently increasing trend of major tech companies doing away with degree requirements for top software engineering positions. We evaluate the pros and cons of university value propositions, co-ops/work studies, internships, and apprenticeships and discuss which jobs seem best tailored with-in the field for these backgrounds. As demand for these positions continues to grow, we also discuss the ways in which the job is evolving itself with the advancement of automation and cloud computing, which is letting developers at companies focus

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College Tech and the Gadgets it Takes to Make it Thru the School Year – HGG195

Christian Johnson (https://twitter.com/TheWizBM) and Ashton Webster join Jim (https://twitter.com/jcollison) for show #195 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network, part of http://thegeeksnetwork.com/ community.  We spend some time catch up with Christian and Ashton and discuss what is going on over at Cyber Frontier and https://cyberfrontierlabs.com/.  We also ask how are the new dorms outfitted?  What have you found really useful?  What was a bust?  What tech did you bring with you to school this year?  Different than last?  What do you wish you had that you don’t?  Have you seen any major changes in what

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Tech Education: An Interview with Rich O’Neil from the University of Southern Maine – HT111

Jim (@jcollison) is joined this week by Rich O’Neil (@dvn7) for Show 111!  Rich joins us to talk about his experience with going back to school at the University of Southern Maine for some technology education. After the show, Jim covered some more details about his trip to Germany and we finished the show with some discussion around small and large scale rocket building.  I have included some links below. Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live. Listen Mobile:   Link to the Germany Pictures: http://theAverageGuy.tv/me/germany Rocket Videos The Average Guy Facebook Page The Average

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Mar-4 Weekly Market Commentary from Guide Rock Capital – FT019

It was a bumpy week for stock markets. Early on, markets in many countries were negatively affected by the outcome of Italian elections. Italy’s anti-establishment Five-Star Movement, led by comedian Beppe Grillo, won about one-fourth of the votes in both the country’s upper and lower houses. Markets lost value as investors anticipated political gridlock could delay Italian economic reforms. Since Italy is the third largest economy in Eurozone and its public debt is significantly higher than its Gross Domestic Product, political stalemate in Italy could negatively affect the Eurozone. Listen Mobile:   As the week progressed, events in Italy were

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