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Designing Presentations with PechaKucha: Keeping Your Audience Engaged

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Feb 21, 2018 2:00:00 PM

We've all sat through boring presentations, fighting to keep our eyes open and pretending to maintain interest, while all we are really thinking about is when it will end. PechaKucha is a presentation style which seeks to resolve that. This technique involves detailed design guidelines, and allows up to twenty slides to be shown for a maximum of twenty seconds each, keeping presentations concise, fast paced and interesting. It allows speakers to convey their main ideas in just 6 minutes and 40 seconds.

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How a Master's in Web Development Can Help Your Career

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Feb 14, 2018 2:02:00 PM
If you’ve landed here, then you must be interested in becoming a web developer and are asking yourself if a master's degree is worth it. The short answer is YES! It’s no wonder that with an annual median salary of $80,000 that web development is expected to grow 27% from 2014-2027, many times faster than the average for other occupations. The reality is that every company needs a website, making web developers high in demand. Read on to learn how to become a successful web developer:

Learn the Basics

Education is going to be a crucial factor on your journey to becoming a web developer. First you want to start by learning the basics which include: HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, Wordpress, and Javascript. These are fundamental web development tools that you'll need to work with daily in your career. If you didn’t receive an undergraduate degree in this area then be sure to check out free sites, like codecademy, to fine-tune these basic skills.

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How To Master Tech Networking Events

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Feb 7, 2018 2:00:00 PM

If you’re looking to advance your technology career then be sure to start attending networking events in your area. Navigating tech events can be intimidating and not all events are alike. But today more and more industry professionals are attending networking events and meetups more frequently to help with their job search and career.

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Topics: Admissions

How To Become a Web Designer

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Jan 3, 2018 7:05:00 AM
So, you want to become a web designer? Lucky for you, this is an exciting time to get your design degree. With a median annual salary of $73,000, multimedia web design is one of the most desirable career paths available today. However, just like any career, entering this industry requires more than just having the right tools. It requires commitment and the skills to stand out. The idea of starting a new career in web design can be overwhelming, so read along to find out what it really takes to become a web designer:

Step 1: Learn the Basics

First, let’s discuss the difference between a web designer and a web developer. A web designer creates the layout and other visual elements of the website with focus on its aesthetics and usability. Whereas web developers will take the web design and actually make a fully functioning website from it… in a nutshell. What is great about this career choice is that you can use an undergraduate degree that is outside the scope of web design and learn the skills necessary to succeed in the field. Having a degree in computer science or having studied the basics will often put you a step ahead. The essential elements to know include programming and graphic based platforms, such as Dreamweaver and WordPress, and an understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. After you checked off the basics, you’re ready for Step #2.

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How To Beat Computer Eyestrain Part 3: Eye Rolling

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Sep 27, 2017 12:35:00 PM

 If you work on a computer all day or spend a lot of time in front of a screen, then keep reading! Staring at a computer screen all day (and yes, reading your Kindle counts) puts a strain on your eyes. A slower blink rate and poor lighting can contribute to computer-related eyestrain. Like you, millions of Americans today suffer from fatigued and overworked eyes as a result of using computers for work, school and entertainment. In addition, prolonged screen time has a strong connection with obesity, and increases the risk of various vision ailments, including blurred vision, loss of focusing power, and dry aching eyes. However, there are at home exercises that you can do that increase the flow of nutrients to the retina, making your eyes stronger and healthier. People who have used these exercises have reported healthier eyes with clearer vision.

Continue reading to learn how to naturally reduce your risk of computer eye strain and other common ailments quickly and easily:

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Topics: Insider

How To Beat Computer Eyestrain Part 2: Squeeze Blinking

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Sep 13, 2017 12:35:00 PM

Calling all individuals with tech jobs or to those who just love all things technology. With so many of us using computers at work, computer eye strain has become a common job-related ailment. A recent study reported that Americans spend more than 10 hours per day looking at a screen. Furthermore, studies show that eye strain symptoms occur in an average of 75 percent of computer workers. Symptoms include anywhere from decreased productivity and increased numbers of work errors, to minor annoyances like red, aching eyes. Prolonged screen time has a strong connection with obesity, and increases the risk of various vision ailments, including blurred vision, loss of focusing power, and dry aching eyes.

Continue reading to learn how to naturally reduce your risk of computer eye strain and other common ailments quickly and easily:

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Topics: Insider

How To Beat Computer Eyestrain Part 1: Slow Blinking

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Jul 11, 2017 1:30:34 PM

Attention programmers, coders, UX/UI designers, database engineers, those with tech jobs, and people who just love all things technology. Do you spend long periods of your day in front of a computer? Are your eyes tired and achy? A recent CNN study reported that Americans spend more than 10 hours per day looking at a screen. The number of devices available to consumers have increased over the years adding to this average. Prolonged screen time has a strong connection with obesity, and increases the risk of various vision ailments, including blurred vision, loss of focusing power, and dry aching eyes. This especially applies to people suffering from nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, eye strain, dry eyes, presbyopia, or lazy eye. 

If you or someone you know can relate to the above, read on to discover how simple, innovative natural techniques can be used to help sharpen your eyesight.

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Topics: Insider

Codecademy - How To Learn To Code for FREE

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on May 1, 2017 11:51:00 AM

So you want to learn more about coding? Well, you came to the right place. Last August Touro Graduate School of Technology offered a FREE coding workshop. We highlighted the perks of learning how to code in a previous blog.

Whether you're building a website for your own business or creating a program to help others start their first website, knowing how to code is square one and useful in many different fields. If the extra income isn't desirable then consider how learning code can sharpen your problem-solving skills! In the Lost Interview with Steve Jobs, Apple’s co-founder said, “I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.”
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Topics: Insider

How To Save Money Using Technology

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Apr 17, 2017 11:36:00 AM

Technology, quite ironically, can be both an expensive and cost effective interest. A recent article states that consumers spent an of average $2,300 on technology in 2016! It’s common for people to “forget” what iPhones and Androids cost today with all the financing options available. Hearing “your phone will only cost you $21/ month” doesn't quite hit you in the way $800 does. With the rising costs of gadgets, we wanted to highlight the ways you can save money using technology.

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Topics: Insider

How To Set Up Your First LinkedIn Account

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Feb 24, 2017 12:03:00 PM

LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network. Recently, we did a post about How To Network on LinkedIn, then realized you may not even know what LinkedIn is. LinkedIn is a social outreach platform with over 400 million users that are actively seeking work or recruiting candidates. With one in three professionals in the world using Linkedin and 48% of recruiters using ONLY LinkedIn to network, it is easy to see how this platform is valuable to you! Although signing up for LinkedIn is quick, we want to elaborate on how to utilize the sign-up process to its full potential.

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Topics: Insider

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