We examine the tech jobs with the highest employer demand, the concept of stickiness in UX, and the future of decentralized finance. This is your weekly Kenzie news roundup.
Burning Glass has released new data on the top 25 technology jobs with the highest employer demand. It’s no surprise to us that Software Engineers/Developers are topping the list. There have been over 90,000 openings for software engineering professionals in the last 90 days. Find this story on Dice.
Making a career change into tech can be a challenging but rewarding journey. But, if you embrace your background, work hard, and actively do your part to make connections, you can be well on your way to a fulfilling career in this field. Learn from the success stories of four people who transitioned from roles like chef and ballerina into software engineering and UX design. Read this story on Built In.
Ever heard of a Systems Engineer? These professionals manage a product or system throughout its lifecycle. In this interview, several Systems Engineers share what a day in their jobs is like, how they measure success, and what projects they’re currently working on. Learn more on Built In.
Over half of workers say they want to remain remote after the pandemic ends and for every job-seeking engineer, there are three job openings. New data from IBM and the Bureau of Labor suggests that we’re living in the era of employee choice. Read more about what this means for the tech job market on Forbes.
Stickiness is a metric for UX Designers to measure the effectiveness of their apps and websites. From a great onboarding process to leveraging the hook model, you can improve your stickiness in no time. This story takes a deep dive into the concept of stickiness and how you can improve the stickiness of your apps and websites. Read more on WRCBtv.
Hot Take of the Week: Decentralized finance needs UX
Decentralized finance, also known as DeFi, still has a ways to go when it comes to appealing to a wide pool of investors. For Adrian Krion, founder of blockchain gaming startup Spielworks, DeFi will become more appealing to a wider range of people through a focus on improving user experience and by educating people about it. Find this piping hot one on Hacker Noon.
Case Study of the Week: Are smart glasses poised for a comeback?
Smart glasses were set to be all the rage a few years ago… or so designers thought. Now, UX professionals at various companies are rethinking the technology and looking for ways to make it more appealing to users. Learn more about the latest in smart eyewear technology in this story on Built In.
Meme of the Week: “Overall, it’s fun – we promise!”