Monthly Archives: May 2013

Raspberry Pi + Graduation Cap = Totally Awesome

Here at Readyforce, we often run cool contests and giveaways for our students and we absolutely LOVE it when students share with us what they’ve used their winnings for. This past weekend, one of Cornell University’s most recent graduates, Jeremy Blum, used the Raspberry Pi he won from our SloganFest’13 contest to bring a little funContinue Reading

Company Spotlight:

Providing Answers and Improving Lives‘s goal is to improve and change people’s lives.  An altruistic goal for sure, but one that its employees take to heart.  As an online professional services platform, connects people with hundreds of experts to over 100 different categories to answer questions from anything about antiques pricing, car advice,Continue Reading

Need Help Choosing A Career? Data to the Rescue

Need Help Choosing A Career? Not sure which career to choose? Sometimes numbers can help. Now you can play around with this fun and interactive infographic from Rasmussen College that uses data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor and their  Occupational Employment Statistics (salary data) and Occupational Outlook Handbook (career information and outlook) released inContinue Reading

Company Spotlight: Axcient

Silly string, nerf guns, scooters, and master chefs?  Yes, all those are part of the daily fun for recent college grads and interns that work at Axcient, the cloud services platform.  That and of course all the serious stuff that comes with working alongside a mentor and collaborating on one of their exciting engineering teams.Continue Reading

Who Will Win ‘Best Commencement Speech of 2013′?

Over the weekend, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo did a great job in kicking off the race for the best commencement speech of 2013.  While delivering his 15 minute address to University of Michigan graduates, @DickC drew on his experience as a stand up improv comedian and kept everyone both entertained and inspired with his messageContinue Reading

Quixey Challenge Results Are In!

Thank you to everyone that participated in the April Quixey Challenge!  It was the 1st national Quixey Challenge and had the highest number of challenge participants to date! Here are some results for all those that are curious about the challenge results… 5 Challenges – Fix a bug in 1 minute. Win $100. 325 registeredContinue Reading

Startup Life’13 Follow Up: Square and SoundCloud Answer Your Questions

When we hosted Startup Life’13 with Zach Brock from Square and Paul Osman from SoundCloud about what life is really like interviewing and working at a startup, there were a couple of questions from our student viewers that we couldn’t get to.  Lucky for us, both Zach and Paul spent some time answering  those questions offline.  Here’s a little more Q&AContinue Reading

Manifest Solutions: Minding the Technical Skills Gap

Although colleges and technical schools are providing a solid foundation in computer science, there is a growing chasm between what students learn in school and what employers are expecting. While there is no simple answer to solving this problem, Manifest Solutions is minding the technical skills gap by hiring junior level developers and training them for placement atContinue Reading