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5 blockchain trends to watch for in 2018 | The Enterprisers Project

https://enterprisersproject.com/article/2017/12/5-blockchain-trends-watch-2018?sc_cid=7016000000127ECAAY Few new technologies have raised as much discussion as blockchain. One reason is the controversy, concern, and perceived opportunity around blockchain-based cryptocurrencies (such as bitcoin and ether) and crowdfunding via initial coin offerings (ICOs). But what is blockchain’s role in the enterprise?  This article gives some ideas to think about. Take those trends with grain of

Does tech industry needs to move towards responsible innovation in 2018?

https://techcrunch.com/2017/12/22/the-tech-industry-needs-to-move-towards-responsible-innovation-in-2018/?ncid=rss&utm_source=tcfbpage&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&utm_content=FaceBook&sr_share=facebook  For over a decade now, Silicon Valley ideology has been to simultaneously:Move fast and break things. Make the world a better place. According to this article 2017 has been a demoralizing year. Our product innovations for accessible and affordable content have also been weaponized against society by bad actors. Social media became a vector of bullying and propaganda targeted with algorithms.

Software Developer Shortage

News all over say that there seems to be a serious software developer shortage now. According to Business Insider, Finland currently lacks over 7000 software developers. And if the trend continues, the need will grow to 15,000 unfilled positions in 2020. The issue isn’t limited to just Finland. Other Nordic countries have the same problem. Software engineers have been at the

What Tech Skills are Hot (React, Cloud) or Not (Linux, Tableau) – IEEE Spectrum

https://spectrum.ieee.org/view-from-the-valley/at-work/tech-careers/what-tech-skills-are-hot-react-cloud-or-not-linux-tableau  It’s a good time to have experience in React, the JavaScript library used to create user interfaces, according to a study released this week by job search firm Indeed.com. Meanwhile, a growing number of job seekers are touting their Linux skills, but employers are less interested. And Python’s status is, well, complicated, the Indeed study showed.

Slush 2017

Slush advertisesises itself as The world’s leading startup event, Nov 30– Dec 1 in Helsinki. Slush connects startups & tech talent with top-tier investors, executives and media. I will not be there, but I will add links to some news from there in comments.

A Formula for Success with GDPR – IBM Analytics – Medium

https://medium.com/ibm-analytics/a-formula-for-success-with-gdpr-c7fbd2a5b2f The General Data Protection Regulationcomes into effect on May 25th 2018 and many organizations are already seeking outside help to understand and navigate the complexities. As you consider connecting with an advisor, this brief series of posts lets you know some of the most important questions to ask, how to set priorities. You should consider having a

One Bitcoin Transaction Now Uses As Much Energy As Your House In a Week – Slashdot

https://m.slashdot.org/story/333535 It look like Bitcoin is not very “clean” technology: Bitcoin’s incredible price run to break over $7,000 this year has sent its overall electricity consumption soaring, as people worldwide bring more energy-hungry computers online to mine the digital currency.  Bitcoin miners burn through over 24 terawatt-hours of electricity annually. This averages out to a shocking 215