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Entrepreneurship

1 Simple Step to Get Involved in the Tech Sector

May 9, 2017

An old friend of mine called the other day because he wants to break into the tech sector. His stagnant work in the health care industry frustrates him, and he wants to flex his entrepreneurial muscles. He was asking for advice because his lack of formal computer science education was concerning to him. During my time in the tech sector, I’ve often heard this hesitation from intelligent people like my friend. What many don’t realize is that the barrier of entry for learning to…

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Why Don’t People Use Strong Passwords?

January 12, 2017

Chances are that you use lots of online services, each one asking you to create new passwords. If you’re like most people, you’re only going to have 1 or 2 that you remember. After all, there are a lot of different sites to log into! Why bother making a new one every time? Unfortunately, it’s time for a bit of a reality check – passwords are the bottom line of security. No matter how secure a service is, an attacker can easily access…

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Writing Good Technical Documentation

January 7, 2017

The time arrived to write technical documentation for our product, X Life. Our goal was to achieve the thoroughness of a wiki and the fun of Valve’s Handbook for New Employees. We used Google docs so we could work together at the same time, which proved to be a fun exercise! Building Good Documentation Most of what worked in our documentation came from discussing it beforehand. The developers split up and brainstormed what they would want to see if they were reading new the technical…

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