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Kenzie News Roundup 8/28/20

Kenzie News Roundup 8/28/20

Engineers explore the idea of ethical tech and a UX Designer shares tips for navigating life after graduation. This is your weekly Kenzie news roundup. 

The pros and cons of being an unpaid intern

For UX Designer Melody Sabouri, unpaid internships can have their perks, but they also come with their drawbacks. If you’re considering taking one on, she says you need to ask the important questions to ensure you’ll also get something out of the deal. Read about Melody’s personal experiences with unpaid work and knowing when to walk away, as well as her tips for navigating the job market as a new designer on Prototypr.io

An engineer’s oath

Tech workers in India are having conversations about ethical tech and implementing a Hippocratic oath for Software Engineers. Tech journalist Vishal Chawla examines both sides of the argument. He acknowledges that this oath could stifle innovation and shrink the talent pool, but it could also create more ethical AI. He explores the idea of company leaders taking oaths instead of the onus falling on engineers. Grab this one on Analytics India Magazine

Beat burnout

In the throes of burnout? Senior Forbes Contributor Jack Kelly has a few ideas to help you identify burnout and get back on track if you’re battling it. Whether you’re job searching, practicing your code, or working, these burnout busting activities can help you recharge. Get these tips on Forbes

Build understanding through VR

Carrie Shaw is using her startup Embodied Labs to help caregivers and medical students better empathize with those with age-related health issues like Alzheimer’s and macular degeneration. The company received $3.2 million in seed funding this year and is a great example of how technology can bridge the understanding gap. Read more on The New York Times

Hot Take of the Week: “The dilemma of being a UX designer

In a recent Medium blog for UX Collective, UX Designer Martin Sandström gives some insight into the job titles and organizational structures UX professionals often find themselves in. He shares both frustrations with the current structuring of design teams as well as his dreams for the future of these teams. Ultimately, this hot take demonstrates the broad skill set UX professionals bring to the table. Read more here

TLDR: “A requiem for The Creamery”

A former TechCrunch writer reflects on the closing of a beloved Silicon Valley meeting spot in this bittersweet piece. Read more on TechCrunch


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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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