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Kenzie News Roundup 3/19/21

Kenzie News Roundup 3/19/21

We peel back the curtain on imposter syndrome, the future of UX, and how to always be learning as a Software Engineer. This is your weekly Kenzie news roundup. 

Hoosiers get connected

The Indiana Department of Workforce is leveraging AI to make it easier for Hoosiers to get connected with open jobs. The Hoosier Talent Network is powered by Eightfold AI and currently lists over 135,000 open roles. If you’re an Indiana-based Kenzie student, head over to WISH-TV to learn about how you can land your next role.

What is data-driven design? 

Data-driven design is the process of leveraging data insights to improve the quality of design work. This piece explores the ways machine-learning can assist designers in better knowing their users while maintaining boundaries around user data. See how several machine-learning platforms are helping designers through data on Built In

Insider Perspective: Cora Ryan

Cora Ryan, who is a Product Manager at Fidelity Investments in Ireland, has a pretty impressive tech journey. She recently shared how she went from working in software engineering to IT to yoga to product management. For Cora, software engineering goes beyond ones and zeros and is all about understanding people and their needs. Read her story on Silicon Republic.  

The design of learning

Want to merge your passions for education and UX? Consider using your UX skills in a learning experience design role. Learning consultant Andrew DeBell shares how instructional designers can use UX principles in the process of creating quality learning products. Find out more about how UX applies to this field at Training Journal

Examining imposter syndrome  

In the 1970s, psychologists coined the term “imposter syndrome” (meaning: to doubt your abilities and feel like a fraud) and found that it was disproportionately affecting high-achieving women. Since then, leaders, programs, and books have tried to help women create individualized solutions to get over imposter syndrome. Now, researchers are finding that perhaps imposter syndrome isn’t something that can be fixed on an individual level but is a systemic problem created by racism, classism, sexism, and other biases. Learn more about how to address imposter syndrome in the workplace as a whole at the Harvard Business Review

Upgrading your UX 

Keeping with the theme of technological advancements and the future of tech, the Forbes Technology Council put together a list of its predictions for the future of UX design. These experts predict that designs will become cleaner, B2B tech will be consumerized, and applications will switch from role-based to persona-based. Get a peek into the future on Forbes

Always be learning

Software engineering, like other technical fields, is always changing as new technologies, languages, and processes are developed. This is precisely why Software Engineers should make continuous learning a high priority. But what does this look like in the day-to-day? For SmarterCode.io Founder Mohammed Osman, it looks like becoming a specialist, understanding adjacent technologies, working on soft skills, and being aware of knowledge gaps. Learn how to always be learning on Built In

Meme of the Week: “Yes, we’re still waiting. And yes, the Bernie meme is still funny.”

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Alexa Goins

Alexa Goins

Alexa Goins is the Content Marketer at Kenzie Academy. Before she joined the field of higher education marketing, she worked as a journalist and taught English in the South of France. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading non-fiction works, doing embodiment yoga, or planning her next trip to Paris. You can find more of her work at www.alexagoins.com.

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