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Find Your Next Great Hire on Twitter

Find Your Next Great Hire on Twitter

Original post by Josh Tolan via Entrepreneur

Social media is increasingly becoming a popular tool for recruiting talent. In fact, Twitter is one of the best social networks for recruiting bright and savvy professionals.

Twitter is more than a network for talking about trending topics and interacting with high-profile brands, it’s also a tool for recruiting candidates and hiring top talent. Last…

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Did Bankers And Lawyers Make FinTech The Darling Of London’s Startup Scene?

Did Bankers And Lawyers Make FinTech The Darling Of London’s Startup Scene?

Original post by Edmund Ingham via Forbes

What’s in a name? FinTech was once a quick way of saying Financial Technology, but now it has become an industry in its own right.

Disruptive, dynamic, and capable of attracting large sums of both client and investor money, FinTech has been on the march for some time, and London has acted quickly to establish itself as the leader of the pack.

In 2013 53%…

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Five Tips for Hackathon Participants

Five Tips for Hackathon Participants

Original post by Michael Bleigh via Intridea

This past weekend I participated in Hack the Midwest, a Kansas City hackathon. The event was a huge success drawing a crowd of around 100 developers. As one of the visiting developer evangelists said, it was a great turnout for a New York hackathon, much less one in the midwest.

At the competition I built Qup.tv, a simple service that will send you…

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Developer Evangelism

Original post by Developer-Evangelism

The developer evangelism handbook

This handbook will get you on the way to be a great developer evangelist for any product or company. Of course your approach needs tweaking for different markets and audiences – and in accordance with your own personality – but the main principles are the same for everybody and anywhere in the world.

Developer evangelism is…

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How to organize a hackathon: 6 key tips

How to organize a hackathon: 6 key tips

Original post by  via TechRepublic

Thinking about organizing a hackathon to power up new innovations?

Read these tips to make sure you host a fun, impactful event. 

Hackathons have taken the world by storm, happening all over the globe and across many different industries. The events, which typically last between a full day and a weekend, bring together innovative strangers to…

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This 23-Year-Old Built and Sold His Startup While in School - Here’s How He Did It

This 23-Year-Old Built and Sold His Startup While in School – Here’s How He Did It

Original post by First Round Review 

From the moment Dan Shipper (on the left, above) stepped foot on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus, he knew he wanted to learn how to build a real software business with paying customers and steady revenue. He passed with flying colors last month when he both graduated from school and sold his company Firefly (the first company backed by Dorm Room Fund)…

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Startup Staffing: 10 Things A Good Leader Can Do To Keep Their Employees Motivated

Startup Staffing: 10 Things A Good Leader Can Do To Keep Their Employees Motivated

Original post by forbes

If you want to know if a fish is bad, look at its head, they say. No role in life is more dependent on success and failure than that of a leader. Some see the pressure that comes with managing others as a burden, others see it as a thrill. The reality is the best leaders see it as a mixture of both.

Over the last six months I have met literally hundreds of start-up…

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Top Tech Tips: 10 Things The Best Programmers Do

Top Tech Tips: 10 Things The Best Programmers Do

Original post by siliconallee

This is a guest post by Ola Pszczoła of netguru.

You are an experienced developer, but you want to be great. You’ve worked with a couple of companies and noted that each has its own way and working style. Some companies put value in TDD, while others care about clean code. Then there are those who only look for result (you know, clients), without caring what’s…

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Seven Steps to Hackathon Success

Seven Steps to Hackathon Success

Original post by Ryan Jarvinen via Openshift

Hackathons are coding competitions that take place over a fixed period of time – If you are at one now, then you clearly don’t have time to read lengthy introductions, Skip directly to the checklist below!

Judging and awards are frequently offered as incentives at the close of these events. Although, many who participate find collaborating with a team…

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14 top tips for hackathon success

14 top tips for hackathon success

By  Kirsty.Cooke 

Taking part in a hack day? As we have recently emerged, triumphant but tired, from a pretty successful hacking event, the FusePump team are pleased to present this handy guide for hackathon victory…

1. Know your client

The FusePump Hackathon was carried out in partnership with an existing client, Chain Reaction Cycles. (We used their data to come up with a new digital marketing…

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