Ken Grady has been actively involved in efforts to establish paths to technology careers for communities who don’t usually end up there—specifically for US veterans.
18F is an office of federal employees acting as a civic digital consultancy for the government. Because we work on distributed teams so frequently, we’ve developed certain strategies for working well.
“Let’s define ourselves not by how we talk about ourselves or what we build, but by how we support existing efforts and partners in our communities.”
Upon being released in 2011, the Pathways to Prosperity report revealed the struggles of young people to attain employment in America, despite many good jobs going unfilled.
Big data isn’t necessarily smart data. How can healthcare organizations develop the tools and competencies they need to make actionable decisions?
Today in America, fewer than 5 percent of young people train as apprentices. In Germany, the number is closer to 60 percent—in fields as diverse as advanced manufacturing, IT, banking, and hospitality. And in Europe, what’s often called “dual training” is a highly respected career path
If you’re an aspiring data scientist but still processing your data in Excel, you might want to upgrade your toolset. Why? Firstly, while advanced features like Excel Pivot tables can do a lot, they don’t offer nearly the flexibility, control, and power of tools like SQL.
Through advanced data analytics and visualization, Data USA tells stories about: places in America—towns, cities and states; occupations, from teachers to welders to web developers; industries — where they are thriving, where they are declining and their interconnectedness to each other; and education and skills, from where is the best place to live if you’re a computer science major to the key skills needed to be an accountant.
“Ask any hiring manager what they are looking for in an ideal candidate, and you will quickly hear words like grit, determination, motivation, persistence, adaptability and hard work, characteristics often described as ‘non-cognitive’ skills by academics like the Nobel Prize winner James Heckman.”