Part 2 of Start up City: Coders wanted: New Opportunities in the Tech Industry

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Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:00am to 11:10am
Start up City: How the new tech boom is changing Portland
"There’s a new gold rush, and the pickaxes are free."
                                             -- Andrew Berkowitz
 
 
While the unemployment rate in Oregon hovers around seven percent, in the technology industry there's a shortage of talent available to fill all the open positions.  The second part in this series on the growth of the tech industry in Portland, looks at the first annual Tech Fest Northwest Talent Fair, held this past at OMSI. Attending this years talent fair were hiring managers from tech companies such as Puppet Labs, Nike, Jama Software, and Urban Airship and Simple, among others. Also attending were a number of schools and boot camps that offer training in computer programming. Among those interviewed are Sheri Dover, Director of The Portland Code Guild, talking about the new opportunities for jobs in the tech industry, provided that one is willing and able to learn computer coding. Part Two in a five part series on Technology in Portland, produced by Suzanne LaGrande.
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