Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is one of the hottest digital trends gaining traction in 2020. With RPA, businesses can automate away mundane and repetitive tasks to focus on work that not only drives revenue, but also brings employees job satisfaction.
In our latest virtual conference, “RPA Insiders Virtual Conference,” hosted by Udacity and UiPath, world-renowned panelists and keynote speakers —- from companies including Spotify, Forrester, and PwC — gathered to discuss what RPA is, how COVID-19 has impacted the industry, and what it takes to be an excellent RPA developer.
Here are the top five takeaways centered around RPA as an emerging technology that we got from the conference on September 15.
COVID-19 changed how we work in 2020. Huge tech companies, like Twitter, have announced that they’ll let their employees work from home for the foreseeable future. With this newfound freedom, many in tech are looking to expand their career options by applying to jobs anywhere, since remote working is the new norm.
React Developers are no exception. In fact, now that anyone can work from anywhere, they’re in demand. According to Hacker News Hiring Trends, last year React was the top skill in job postings with Python, AWS, Machine Learning, and PostgreSQL also ranking high, but significantly behind React.
Our notion of what qualifies as “up to date” has changed over time. Nowadays, a freshly printed newspaper can be full of old news. A stock quote from 15 minutes ago might be deemed irrelevant. And telegrams, once a revolutionary method for transporting information faster than humans could travel, have been made obsolete.
We have reached a point where many applications rely on sending and receiving information in real time.
Do you love computers? How about the web? Are you passionate about making sure people who use the things you make have the best experience possible? You just might be a Front End Developer in the making.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 13% job growth for Front End Developers over the next eight years. Plus, the pay can be lucrative. According to Glassdoor, Junior Front End Developers make an average of $63,000 a year. And that’s just the starting salary. The average overall salary for Front End Developers is over $76,000, with top earners making over $130,000 a year.
Online learning has never been more important. COVID-19 closed schools and over 67% of students worldwide are unable to attend class on campus. And scores of businesses closed causing unemployment to rise to 10%.
Fortunately, with just a computer and internet access, you can learn just about anything — from anywhere — even tech skills.
In fact, there has never been a better time to add technological know-how to your resume. A recent report showed that the tech industry generated $1.9 trillion, or about 10% of the economy in the United States. The tech industry is huge, and only growing bigger.
Imagine having the skills of a data analyst and the marketing know-how of a marketing professional. This hybrid role is known as a marketing analyst, and they have a unique blend of marketing and data skills.
They bridge the gap between marketing and analytics by bringing data into business decisions. Through careful study of the market, a marketing analyst makes predictions to help the business grow, then backs up those predictions by gathering data, analyzing it, and presenting it.
They also manage to consistently prove themselves useful to the companies that employ them.