Så ska bristen på programmerare lösas | SVT Nyheter

Bristen på programmerare har under en längre period varit stor – och kompetensbristen ökar. Nu väljer man att ta till ett nytt grepp för att se till att fler utbildas inom programmering – och att det sker snabbt.Som en lösning på problemet väljer samhälls- och industriutvecklaren Midroc tillsammans med utbildningsföretaget Academy, att erbjuda en intensivutbildning i Umeå. På bara tolv veckor ska programmerarna ha fått sin utbildning och därefter erbjuds de arbete inom samma koncern som leder utbildningen.LÄS MER: Ny gymnasieutbildning i programmering– Kompetensbristen inom IT och specifikt inom fastighetsautomation är en stor utmaning för hela branschen där vi är många som slåss om samma kandidater, säger Camilla Nöjd, HR-chef på Midroc Electro, i ett pressmeddelande.LÄS MER: Stor brist på programmerare – kvinnor lockas till yrketEnligt IT&Telekomföretagen kommer det att saknas omkring 60.000 personer med rätt IT-kompetens inom fyra år.

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Josh Walker Fought Against ISIS. He Almost Got Killed. Now He’s Charged With Terrorism.

Josh Walker Fought Against ISIS. He Almost Got Killed. Now He’s Charged With Terrorism.

Josh Walker Fought Against ISIS. He Almost Got Killed. Now He’s Charged With Terrorism.

IT WAS A quiet night until the bombs began crashing out of the sky. Only a few minutes earlier, on the roof of a gray, single-story building not far from the city of Manbij in northern Syria, Josh Walker had been peacefully sleeping. Now the walls were collapsing beneath him, he was surrounded by fire, and his friends were dead.Walker, a 26-year-old university student from Wales in the United Kingdom, was in Syria volunteering with the People’s Protection Units, or YPG, a Kurdish-led militia that has been a leading force in the ground battle against the Islamic State. He had made the long journey to Syria after flying out of a London airport on a one-way ticket to Istanbul, appalled by the Islamic State’s brutal fascism and inspired by the YPG’s democratic socialist ideals.

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Where Do Ideas Come From?

Where Do Ideas Come From?

Where Do Ideas Come From?

A short film about the mysteries of inspiration.

Featuring thoughts on the subject by:
David Lynch
Robert Krulwich
Chuck Close
Tracy Clayton & Heben Nigatu
Ray Barbee
Lulu Miller
Susan Orlean
and a couple of kids named Mason and Ursula

Presented by transom.org
With funding from The National Endowment for the Arts
For more about this video, visit:
transom.org/2017/where-do-ideas-come-from/

 

Jawbone's demise a case of 'death by overfunding' in Silicon Valley | Reuters

Consumer electronics company Jawbone had more than enough money to take on Fitbit and other health-tracking devices in the “wearables” market.That may have ended up being its biggest problem.Top-tier venture capital firms Sequoia, Andreessen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and then a sovereign wealth fund, invested hundreds of millions of dollars in Jawbone, lifting its valuation to $3.2 billion in 2014.Ultimately, all that money couldn’t save San Francisco-based Jawbone, which began liquidating proceedings in June after its fitness-tracker product failed to take off. It now ranks as the second largest failure among venture-backed companies, based on total funding raised, according to the research firm CB Insights.Jawbone’s fall after raising more than $900 million provides a stark example of how the flood of cash pouring into Silicon Valley can have the perverse effect of sustaining companies that have no future, technology executives and financiers say.

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Nokia 'regrets' Withings health app backlash – BBC News

Nokia 'regrets' Withings health app backlash - BBC News

Nokia ‘regrets’ Withings health app backlash – BBC News

Nokia says it is “regrettable” that problems with its Health Mate fitness-tracking app have frustrated users.Nokia took over health tech firm Withings in 2016 and recently replaced the Withings Health Mate app with a Nokia-branded version.Health Mate has been downloaded more than one million times from app stores.But many users have left one-star reviews, saying the new app removed popular features from the Withings version and had technical issuesThe company told the BBC an update would “integrate missing features”.Before being taken over by Nokia, Withings made internet-connected health products such as weighing scales and air quality monitors, which provided data for the Health Mate app.

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