Indian techies take up pen to write against CAA
The letter – ‘TechAgainstFascism’ on online publishing platform Medium – comes at a time when hundreds of thousands of Indians across the country and overseas have protested against what they fear are policies that could render many Muslims stateless. Thousands have been detained by the police for protests across India.
Techies take ‘fast’ lane on net highway
Tech workers finding ways to wean themselves off the internet, with a deliberate and phased fasting.
Not rocket science, just observation: Chennai techie Shanmuga Subramanian
The 33-year-old, who hails from Madurai, woke up to an email from Nasa confirming that the American space agency has confirmed Vikram lander’s crash site and giving him credit for the discovery.
Pesto: The startup that has found a way to boost skills & incomes of techies
There's a new and rapidly growing trend in upskilling — income sharing agreement (ISA). These are training and skilling programmes that take a fee from you only when you get a job, usually with a guaranteed income threshold. Pesto is a startup that is pioneering the concept in India. It conducts a three-month boot camp in Delhi for software engineers.
It's important women techies return to the workforce after career breaks: Unisys
"It is very important to us that women technologists return to the workforce after career breaks. For us, it starts the moment a manager knows that an associate is pregnant - we pair them up with a ‘maternity buddy’, who shadows them throughout their pregnancy and then stay connected even through the maternity leave," says Katie Ebrahimi of Unisys.
US completes implementation of H-1B electronic registration process for 2021 season
Under this new process, employers seeking H-1B workers subject to the cap, or their authorized representatives, will complete a registration process that requires only basic information about their company and each requested worker.
Chennai techie uses Nasa images to find Vikram lander debris, gets credit from US agency
A Chennai techie, Shanmuga Subramanian, used lunar images from Nasa's Moon's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured on different dates and studied them for weeks to locate the debris of the lander. He wrote to Nasa informing about his findings. In a tweet later, Nasa confirmed the news and released images of impact site on moon surface.
Dr D's column: Will Israeli techies be able to decipher details about Indians?
as hackers prying open your WhatsApp secrets, Israeli techies are the elite of the elite.
Non-techies now try their hands at data, AI tech
Digital technology training was once the realm of tech service company employees. But now, online and offline training course providers in this field have seen non-tech industry participation increasing to almost 40% of enrolments. Five to six digital training course providers now attract 20,000 to 30,000 candidates every year.
23 per cent petitions seeking H1-B visas were denied in 2019: MEA
According to H-1B petition statistics of the USCIS, 84.8 per cent of the total H-1B petitions processed and completed in Fiscal Year 2019 (October 2018-September 2019) were approved, as against 95.7 per cent of the total in Fiscal Year 2015 (October 2014-September 2015).
Supreme court order gives techies 'Aadhaar' to not share unique ID
Employees are citing the SC order from last September to avoid linking Aadhaar to EPFO.
Blockchain is not just for techies
Blockchain technology is relevant for coders who could look to build blockchain products. It is also relevant for tech managers/ project managers/ tech architects looking at product development and architecting solutions.
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