Data streaming: The most important skill in big data right now

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A data engineer is currently the most sought after tech job–– it had an 88.3% increase in postings over the past twelve months according to Burning Glass’s Nova platform. Why? The answer is hidden in the apps you rely on every day: data streaming. 

Right now, you probably have a handful of apps on your phone that leverage real-time data––think ride-sharing apps, maps, and streaming services. And that’s just skimming the surface. Financial institutions use data streaming to monitor the stock market and hospitals use streamed data to monitor the health of patients. In a nutshell, data streaming is the process of sending data continuously rather than in batches, which enables millions of companies to create the products we use every day. This includes everything from web personalization and recommendation engines, to fraud detection and in-game interactions.



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Learn by Doing: Why Project-Based Learning is so Effective

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We’ve all witnessed the frustrating catch 22 of needing experience to land a job and needing a job to get experience. This classic struggle illustrates just how much value the job market places on experience, and rightfully so. Here at Udacity, our goal is to ensure that students are set up for success and possess the tools to not just land a job, but thrive in it? 



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Workforce Transformation Begins with Your People

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We’re witnessing incredible contradictions in the workplace. On one hand, an increasing number of jobs are being lost to intelligent automation. But at the same time, emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, and blockchain are also creating new roles that are going unfilled due to a severe skills shortage. 



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Why Mentorship Is The Secret Ingredient To Success

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The people with the most sought-after careers and impressive resumes will tell you that they didn’t get to where they are because of hard work alone. They also won’t solely credit it to skill, talent, or a great idea. Yes, all of those things play their part, but there’s another piece that’s just as vital to one’s professional success––mentorship.



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Four Key Elements to Successful Digital Transformation

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It’s the word that we hear all the time in business.

Change.

The world is always changing. So companies need to change with it, or else. Andrew Grove, the legendary CEO of Intel, famously put it this way, “There are only two types of companies—the quick and the dead.” 

There are moments when however painful it may be, the new must be embraced because technology is always moving forward. The consequence of not evolving is the risk of being left behind. And starting too late can be no different than not starting at all when it comes to digital transformation.



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Five Easy Steps for Breaking Into the Tech Industry

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Switching careers can be daunting — you might feel as though you’ve been doing the same thing for too long or it’s too late to try something new — but it doesn’t have to be that way. 

Follow these five steps to stand out from the crowd as you transition into the tech industry:



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Reasons Why You Should Pursue a Career in Tech This Fall

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It’s no secret that the job market in the tech industry is one of the most lucrative there is. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for web developers are projected to grow 15% between the years 2016 and 2026. Keep in mind, the rest of all other occupations only has a projected growth of 7% in that same time span.

Basically what that means is that the tech jobs are abundant! There are seats to be filled and companies are itching to hire. In 2019, it’s a job seeker’s market.

So why should you work at a tech company? Here are 4 of the top benefits you will get if you work at a tech job:



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