Coders Wanted: New Opportunities in the Tech Industry

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Tue, 11/18/2014 - 5:00pm to 5:10pm
There are lots of high paying jobs in the tech industry, if you are willing to learn how to code

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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