Kenzie News Roundup 2/26/21

Kenzie News Roundup 2/26/21

Bumble shares the UI decisions that help users find love, Data Engineers discuss a day in their lives, and Key hopes to be the new live-streaming app of choice. This is your weekly Kenzie news roundup. 

Walking the software engineering career path

A Kenzie education lays the foundation for a fulfilling career in tech. But, what exactly are your options when it comes to jobs and employers? A former Google tech lead walks you through the varied and rich career options for software engineering learners. Whether you want to work in mobile development or on front-end web dev, this video can help you get a clearer picture of how to apply your skills in the workforce. Watch it on Hacker Noon

It’s a revolution 

For some UX Designers, artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the way they work. From personalizing ads to AI-assisted customer service: when done right, AI can play a big role in making a designer’s job more efficient and the user’s experience even better. Find this story on IoT For All

Making money moves

If you’re on the job hunt, knowing your earning potential can help you get a better idea of where you want to aim for your next role. As a Software Developer, your earning potential can drastically vary depending on where you live. With this in mind, Dice Insights released a list of the top 20 states where Software Developers are paid the most. Leverage this data in your job search by checking out the report here

Focus on this

A wandering mind can keep you from getting things done at work, of course. But, it can also keep you from being present in your everyday life. To circumvent this, Bryan Robinson, a nonfiction author and psychotherapist, encourages people to try out simple embodiment practices throughout the workday. So next time you find your mind wandering during a meeting, try deep breathing, feeling your feet on the floor, or taking a second to really taste your coffee. Learn more about how to fix your focus on Forbes

Looking at the data

Curious about what life’s like as a Data Engineer? Explore the work-life and times of 6 Data Engineers from across the country in this piece. These engineers share the competencies they use on the job each day from technical skills like API data integration to soft skills like focus and task management. Get a glimpse into this tech role on Built In

Case Study of the Week: Bumble

Bumble, the “women-first” dating app, recently went public thanks to its successful user experience. Lara Mendonça, Bumble’s Head of Product Design, shared how UI and UX decisions have ultimately led the company to success and its users to love. Find this case study on Fast Company.  

TLDR: “Can Key host snackable celebrity content people will eat?”

Key is a new live-streaming platform where celebrities, influencers, and athletes can leverage data to better understand their audiences. The founders of this pay-per-stream platform have tried to learn from the mistakes of predecessors like Quibi. This long-form story breaks down how the startup plans to differentiate itself from other content apps. Find it on Built In

Meme of the Week: “Whether it’s GitHub or a bathtub, bring your rubber ducky for guidance”


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