We discuss job changes during the pandemic, pathways into UX careers, and why ‘no-code’ doesn’t mean the end of software engineering. This is your weekly Kenzie news roundup.
Curious about how no-code technologies will affect your job security as a Software Engineer? Ken Gavranovic, Head of Platform at Unqork, drew from recent data to share five reasons why no-code is the way to go both for an engineer’s productivity and job security. Learn more on eWeek.
Studies show the pandemic has prompted many to reevaluate their careers, so a lot of professionals are now on the hunt for new roles. Tech programs are one way people are leveling up and making career changes during the pandemic. Read more about how Kenzie Academy and other organizations are providing a pathway to tech jobs on USA Today.
Members of the User Experience Professionals Association shared advice for newcomers to the field in a recent panel discussion. Their stories are insightful and encouraging as they share everything from their college majors to the soft skills they use as UX professionals. Learn more about the many pathways to a UX career on New Jersey Tech Weekly.
Did you know 90% of users won’t return to a website if they have a disappointing user experience? This is precisely why UX and Web Designers are so critical to brand success. Staying on top of the UX and web design game means actively checking out new trends in user data. Help boost your clients’ conversion rates by checking out 10 of the latest UX and web design statistics. Read this story in CoFounder Magazine.
Insider Perspective: Software Engineer Anna
Anna is a Senior Associate/Technology Lead for Essex Management, LLC. She shared her thoughts on working in bioinformatics software and gave advice for up-and-coming Software Engineers. Read about Anna’s journey into tech on the Society for Women Engineers Blog.
Michael Correll is a Research Scientist at Tableau Software. Recently, Michael implored the software engineering community to see programming not as a “puzzle” to be solved, but as impactful labor. For Michael, this repositioning of programming can help engineers stay focused on ethics and keep themselves from getting taken advantage of in the labor market. Check out his thoughts on Medium.
Over the last few years, the Internet Engineering Task Force has been discussing whether to change offensive language in engineering such as whitelist, blacklist, master, and slave. While some are rallying behind these efforts, others are pushing against them. Read more about the history of these words in computing and where the fight over them currently stands on the New York Times.
Meme of the Week: “The tension. The drama. The IDE.”