A new international career fair wants to level the playing field for tech workers abroad.
FORTUNE -- Compared with domestic candidates, international tech workers applying for jobs in Silicon Valley face a truly uphill battle. In the past, employers have had little incentive to hire an immigrant and invest thousands of dollars in legal paperwork and relocation fees.
But a new international career fair from Hired.com, an online marketplace for recruiting new MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jan 22, 2014 2:14 PM ET
From Box's Aaron Levie to Lookout's John Hering, these startup CEOs review the year in tech.
FORTUNE -- If Silicon Valley is known for anything, it's breakneck innovation, consequences often be damned. Startups debut promising ideas -- or execute an already existing idea better. Today's scrappy poster child becomes tomorrow's old establishment. And one product launch is enough to ignite a new software or hardware category.
The last 12 months have proven MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 26, 2013 8:07 AM ET
What to do and look for from day one.
FORTUNE -- So you've been hired as a software engineer. Congratulations.
That was half the challenge. The other? Hitting the ground running from day one. Because whether you're coding from the plush comforts of Google's (GOOG) Mountain View headquarters, toiling at an early-stage San Francisco startup of 10, or plugging away elsewhere, the demand for software engineers is as high as it has MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 16, 2013 5:00 AM ET
CEOs reveal what makes an engineer attractive to employers.
FORTUNE -- Great software engineers are hard to find, let alone hire and keep.
Which is why more people than ever are trying to become one. The average annual salary for Google (GOOG) software engineers, for instance, now hovers around $145,000 and skyrockets to as much as $550,000, according to job site Glassdoor.
But training to be a software engineer and snagging a high-profile, high-paying position MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 9, 2013 1:57 PM ET
Silicon Valley companies are still hiring en masse, but for industry outsiders, getting a job can seem downright impossible.
FORTUNE -- The technology industry aims to invent the future. But for too many aspiring Silicon Valley workers, it's their past that's holding them back.
Who can blame any job-seeker for trying to break into the tech industry? There were 58,000 available Bay Area tech jobs this October, according to job data firm, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 26, 2013 1:15 PM ET
The Silicon Valley startup Ayasdi is just the beginning, the Sun Microsystems co-founder says.
FORTUNE -- Last year, entrepreneur-turned-venture capitalist Vinod Khosla made waves when he said technology would someday replace 80% of doctors. This morning, at a Menlo Park, Calif.-based event hosted by one of his firm's portfolio companies, Ayasdi, Khosla reiterated his belief that computational power -- not people -- will bring about massive improvements in nearly every field, MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Nov 13, 2013 5:48 PM ET
VC firm raises a $75 million fund for tech companies in the Lone Star State, mainly Austin.
FORTUNE -- Austin-based venture capital firm Silverton Partners announced Thursday its new $75 million fund for investing in Texas-based technology companies. The burgeoning tech scene in Austin in recent years inspired Silverton's three partners, Bill Wood, Kip McClanahan, and Morgan Flager, to raise the investment fund, which will focus on seed and Series A MOREChanelle Bessette - Nov 11, 2013 1:14 PM ET
The sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg tackles digital lifestyles in two new analog books.
FORTUNE -- There are few people more qualified to chronicle the lessons and elaborate on the pitfalls of living digitally than Randi Zuckerberg. Because she is the sister of Facebook (FB) founder Mark Zuckerberg, her accidental photo-shares and unconsidered viral videos can have a much larger audience than, say, yours or mine. Some have ballooned into MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Nov 11, 2013 12:53 PM ET
These crash courses accomplish in 12 weeks (or less) what top computer science schools might teach in four years. Welcome to the 21st century vocational school.
FORTUNE -- Hiring a good software engineer in Silicon Valley these days can seem almost as daunting as creating the next big thing. Just ask the companies.
"I think this might be the worst engineering market ever," Jess Lee, CEO of the style community Polyvore, told Fortune MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 10, 2013 10:15 AM ET
Everyone in the Bay Area seems to think they can start their own tech companies. They can't. Welcome to the world of the "wantrepreneur."
FORTUNE -- In places like Boston and New York, they could be called "wantrepreneurs," but here in Silicon Valley, they're just "wannabes."
They're the poseurs who think all it takes to be a startup founder is sauntering up to the bar at San Francisco's 21st Amendment or cracking open MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 3, 2013 10:22 AM ET
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