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Kenzie News Roundup 7/31/20

Kenzie News Roundup 7/31/20

A smart district is merging tech and community in the Netherlands, experts discuss news ways of analyzing software risk, and we share tips on finding a workplace with a healthy company culture. This is your weekly Kenzie news roundup.

All eyes on UX

Kathryn Stracquatanio is the Director of UX Engineering and Design at Comcast. She recently shared 5 reasons why good UX design is game-changing for a product or brand. For Kathryn, good UX Design creates an emotional connection between users and products, provides efficiency, and pushes the boundaries of what we believe is possible. Get this one on Technical.ly.

Ace the (video) interview

On the hunt for a new job? We’re confident you’re well on your way to a sweet new gig! In the meantime, you’ll likely be doing some video interviews. For better or worse, video interviews can be a bit different from their in-person counterparts— you’ll need to make eye contact with your webcam for starters. So what exactly does it take to master the video interview? Grab a few tips on Stylist.

Now hiring

After taking a pause, some tech companies are now back in the hiring game. These fast-growing companies demonstrate just how resilient our industry is. From big-name telecom brands to music-centered startups, there’s a plethora of open positions to shoot your shot at. Peep these listings at The Muse.

A new approach to analyzing software risk

Writer Danny Bradbury argues that it’s time to go beyond the industry standard metric for measuring software risk and fixing software security bugs. For Danny, Software Engineers should consider multiple factors when analyzing software for vulnerabilities. Read up on his approach at Infosecurity.

Look for this in your job search

Finding a workplace with a healthy culture is key to feeling fulfilled at work. Healthy workplaces are often built on positivity and altruism and emphasize team-building and inclusivity. Curious about how you can spot one during your job search? Learn more on the Kenzie Academy blog.

TLDR: “A ‘Smart District’ Takes Shape in the Netherlands”

Forget about smart houses, smart districts are coming in hot. The first of its kind will be a 1,500 home development in the Netherlands that uses tech to build community and meet the needs of residents. Get a glimpse of the future on The New York Times.


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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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