Rebecca Szymczak, aka Cardsy B, author of The Saturn Diaries and tarot reader to the stars, consulted her cards and has tips for which signs are in a place to make big shifts and which should focus on nourishing themselves and their vision through this month’s Venus retrograde. She also has insight regarding new projects that can open up big doors following the full moon in Capricorn on July 3.
July begins with the buck moon on Monday the 3rd, which brings the successful, hard-working energy of Capricorn to tackle any obstacles. As the sun and moon meet with the new moon in Cancer on July 17, we can look forward to upgrades in relationships and team dynamics at work.
Whatever your sign, there are plenty of big wins — plus some key decisions — to look for this month, so read on to see what the cards have in store.
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Steve Jobs famously claimed that everyone should learn how to write code because learning how to code teaches you how to think. Coding is a way to solve real-world problems with existing technology– and it’s a must-have skill for the 21st century.
Curious about how to get into coding? In this guide, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about coding from what it is from coding basics to jobs that use coding.
The technology industry has historically been male-dominated. While that’s changing, women still make up less than one third of the global tech workforce. Companies have invested heavily in programs that recruit women and promote DEI, but they’re often fighting over the same limited pool of talent. Real change will only happen if we start at the beginning and foster a pipeline of women with tech chops by ensuring young girls are encouraged to pursue their interest in STEM fields.
As we celebrate dads this upcoming Father’s Day, we should also celebrate the potential impact fathers can have on their daughters’ careers by inspiring them to develop tech skills and interests. Fathers are uniquely positioned to serve as a role model for daughters that are interested in tech. According to a Girls Who Code and Logitech survey, 60% of women in tech and IT cited a parent or friend as the greatest influence in their career choice. Additionally, 46% of women in tech were encouraged by their fathers to pursue computer science.
By encouraging girls to pursue careers in tech, fathers can help ensure their daughters will be financially secure, have future-proof job skills and land a fulfilling career as adults. So how can more fathers lend encouragement to young girls who are showing an interest in technology? Let’s dive in.
Despite big promises from CEOs, flashy DEI hires and significant financial investments by companies, the tech industry continues to fall behind when it comes to diversity. While Black employees make up 12% of the US workforce, only 8% of tech workers are Black. Thanks to this gap, Black households may lose out on more than $350B in tech job wages by 2030, according to the McKinsey Institute for Black Economic Mobility.
Juneteenth holds significant historical importance as it commemorates the emancipation of enslaved Black people and African Americans in the United States. Juneteenth serves as a reminder of the long-fought struggle for freedom and equality, highlighting the resilience and perseverance of Black individuals throughout history, acknowledging the progress made and the ongoing work needed for racial justice.
Afrofuturism emerges as a remarkable accomplishment within the Black community, as it combines African diasporas, science fiction, and technology to envision inclusive and empowering futures. Afrofuturism celebrates Black imagination, resilience, and creativity, offering a platform to challenge stereotypes and envision a more inclusive and equitable world. By embracing these cultural movements and celebrating Black heritage, society can strive towards a more equitable and inclusive future for all.
The tech industry is projected to grow by almost 8% in 2023, that’s a total projected worth of $4.6 trillion. Whereas the social work industry is projected to grow by only 2% this year.
If you’re reading this, you’re considering a career switch to a tech role. The long unpredicted hours and poor salary may be what’s driving you away from social work. Although it may be a personally rewarding job, a tech role has much more to offer.
From higher salaries, career growth opportunities around every corner, and the long-term benefits of having tech skills in a digital-first workforce. These are just some of the few advantages that a career in tech has to offer.
Switching to a tech role might be the best thing you do in 2023. Keep reading to learn how you can make the switch today.
Companies are still competing for tech talent, however many businesses continue to struggle with recruiting diverse employees. The root issue? Everyone is fishing in the same pond, competing for the same pool of talent.
Some companies have decided to pivot and pursue alternative approaches to recruiting underrepresented tech talent. Uber Design Pathways (UDP) Apprenticeship Program, for example, is a recent success story. Last summer, Uber first partnered with General Assembly to identify a group of high-potential, underrepresented San Francisco Bay Area residents interested in transitioning careers and provide them with the unique opportunity to embark on a future-proof UX career through the design apprenticeship.
The fast-paced nature of the tech industry is what draws many to it. The pace can allow for accelerated learning, plentiful growth opportunities, and the ability to make a significant impact. The downside is that, if not managed effectively, it can lead to stress and burnout.
When it comes to a career in software development, it might seem like the best way to learn programming is to dive in and never come up for air. But if you’re under the impression this is how to get better at programming, we’re here to tell you that’s not the case. Pairing your professional development with mindfulness practices is the best way to succeed as a software developer.
In today’s environment, many teams have been impacted by layoffs, resulting in more work for remaining and new team members, and more pressure to perform. Setting boundaries and implementing mindfulness practices is more essential than ever —not only for your mental health but also for your work quality and productivity.
This article reviews ten tips for mindfulness for developers — to help you get better at programming without neglecting your well-being.