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HDC keynote speaker Doug Durham to talk about structures for software development success

LINCOLN — Doug Durham, Chief Technology Officer at Don’t Panic Labs, will be featured as the afternoon keynote speaker on September 6 at AIM’s upcoming Heartland Developer Conference. Durham’s scheduled talk is titled “Be a Hero — Stop Being the Development Villain.” “The title is a bit provocative, this idea of going from villain to […]

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Interface, First Data partner to offer free COBOL training

Interface Web School and First Data Corporation are partnering to offer students an exclusive opportunity to jump-start a career in tech with one of Omaha’s top employers. Interface is offering a free, 11-week training course in Common Business Oriented Language (COBOL) programming. The course will teach students the skills to be an entry-level COBOL programmer. COBOL […]

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Thoughts on the science of hiring from Bonsai Hiring’s Nicole Rufuku

According to Nicole Rufuku, the most broken part of the hiring process is the interview, but the most important process of the hiring process is also the interview. Rufuku is the CEO and cofounder of New York-based Bonsai Hiring, a company that specializes in hiring-processes, and author of the upcoming book, Hiring for the Innovation […]

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Report shows increasing demand for Linux and open source tech talent

The seventh annual report released in June by The Linux Foundation and Dice.com shows that demand for Linux coding talent is making it one of the most sought-after open source skills currently on the job market. The 2018 Open Source Jobs Report examines trends in open source careers, which skills are most in demand, motivation […]

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Technology services provider Xpanxion opens center in Kearney, Nebraska

Global technology services provider Xpanxion, a UST Global Group company, recently announced the opening of its latest state-of-the-art Rural Delivery and Executive Briefing Center in Kearney. “Xpanxion’s unique and sustainable workforce model of rural outsourcing is in line with our mission,” said Sajan Pillai, CEO, UST Global. “We are thrilled about Xpanxion’s new state-of-the-art Rural […]

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Omaha’s North End Teleservices reimagines customer service contact centers

Carmen Tapio, founder, president and CEO of North End Teleservices Customer service contact centers have evolved from the 1990’s. Instead of just providing phone support, they now interact with customers via phone, chat, email and text. Tech startups and software developers around the world work to produce cutting-edge solutions that produce results like minimized support […]

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How your social media presence could slash your chances of getting hired

OMAHA — It’s no secret that employers use social media when screening applicants. According to the results of a national survey published in 2017, 70 percent of employers use social media to screen candidates. And more than half of those surveyed said they chose not to hire a candidate based on their social media presence. […]

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