25 Blog Articles

    The present of presenting

    If you want to know how to be an MVP, specifically how to be a Microsoft MVP, it’s not enough to be an expert. You need to show everyone else you’re an expert. It’s not about shameless self-promotion: it’s about sharing the knowledge, sharing the love, becoming a pioneer for your area of expertise. Here are some public speaking tips, whether it’s at local groups, meetings, user groups or (deep breath) conferences.

    Are recruiters redundant in the world of the Tinder generation

    We’ve all heard the terrifying statistics around workforce automation: a net loss of five million jobs in 15 major economies by 2020 , 2.6 million robots in work by 2019 , and 47% of jobs at risk of being taken over , including almost half of UK jobs in the next twenty years . We see it happening every day – with ATMs, self-checkout counters and personal assistants. The robots are coming.

    The Blockchain Arms Race

    As London contests the title for Fintech Capital of the World against Singapore, with New York, Hong Kong, Chicago and Silicon Valley hot on its heels, Fintech Week 2017 couldn’t come at a more exciting time in the city’s evolution.

    Life of java

    In a recent survey of more than 3000 coding tests that businesses are running, the over-riding languages preferred by businesses as a whole are the un-shakables at the top end: Java, enabled in 100% of those tested, alongside Python, C, C++, Ruby and C#.

    Being a thought leader

    A thought leader might sound like some kind of mindreading dystopian dictator from the novel 1984, but it’s also something you need to become if you want to be an MVP. It’s not enough just to consume content: you need to conceive, create and deliver content that will define the way people think about your technology.