Lilly Rockwell

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For Austin tech sector, parental leave becomes key recruiting tool
 The tech industry is at the forefront of a movement to allow new parents more time at home after the birth or adoption of a child. These companies are motivated by a desire to retain top talent, particularly women, and evolving expectations over how much time off new parents need to care for a child. The trend is being seen in Austin-area...

Posted: 9 days ago

The tech industry is at the forefront of a movement to allow new parents more time at home after the birth or adoption of a child. These companies are motivated by a desire to retain top talent, particularly women, and evolving expectations over how much time off new parents need to care for a child. The trend is being seen in Austin-area...
In Austin, can code schools help ease tech job crunch?
 Coding schools are emerging in cities throughout America, promising jobs to its graduates in the lucrative tech industry. These schools, which teach programming languages and other tech skills, are concentrated in places like Austin that harbor a large tech industry. In Central Texas, hundreds of people each year are enrolling in for-profit...

Posted: 9 days ago

Coding schools are emerging in cities throughout America, promising jobs to its graduates in the lucrative tech industry. These schools, which teach programming languages and other tech skills, are concentrated in places like Austin that harbor a large tech industry. In Central Texas, hundreds of people each year are enrolling in for-profit...
Austin lender Skills Fund focuses on code school market
 The emergence of code schools has also spawned an industry of alternative lenders that specialize in giving shorter-term loans to students.  Tuition at code schools costs an average of $11,469, according to Course Report, an industry research company.  Because these schools are not eligible for federally-funded student loans offered...

Posted: 9 days ago

The emergence of code schools has also spawned an industry of alternative lenders that specialize in giving shorter-term loans to students.  Tuition at code schools costs an average of $11,469, according to Course Report, an industry research company.  Because these schools are not eligible for federally-funded student loans offered...
In Austin, can code schools help ease tech job crunch?
 On a summer day in June of 2016, executives from different code schools met at the W Hotel in Austin for a meeting that spanned several days. That these competitors were all in the same room together was unusual. But they had gathered for an important reason. They wanted to see if there was a way to agree on a standard way of reporting how...

Posted: 9 days ago

On a summer day in June of 2016, executives from different code schools met at the W Hotel in Austin for a meeting that spanned several days. That these competitors were all in the same room together was unusual. But they had gathered for an important reason. They wanted to see if there was a way to agree on a standard way of reporting how...
Code schools can be lifeline for those with ‘no options,’ Austin grads say
 Over the past four years, code schools in Central Texas have graduated hundreds of students. Code schools say that a majority of these graduates have landed jobs in Austin’s fast-growing tech industry.  We spoke to graduates of three different Austin-area code schools to learn more about how they paid for it, what they learned...

Posted: 9 days ago

Over the past four years, code schools in Central Texas have graduated hundreds of students. Code schools say that a majority of these graduates have landed jobs in Austin’s fast-growing tech industry.  We spoke to graduates of three different Austin-area code schools to learn more about how they paid for it, what they learned...
Why some Austin tech companies are offering more paid time off for new parents
 Soon after starting a new job in product marketing at Austin software company Bazaarvoice, Adri Nowell found out she was pregnant. Lucky for her, by the time she gave birth to her son Liam in July, Bazaarvoice had decided to add four additional weeks of paid parental leave for new mothers or “primary parents.” Nowell was able...

Posted: 11 days ago

Soon after starting a new job in product marketing at Austin software company Bazaarvoice, Adri Nowell found out she was pregnant. Lucky for her, by the time she gave birth to her son Liam in July, Bazaarvoice had decided to add four additional weeks of paid parental leave for new mothers or “primary parents.” Nowell was able...
Michael Dell: We’ve realized ‘revenue synergies’ from merger with EMC of a ‘few billion dollars’
 Dell Technologies CEO Michael Dell said during an interview at the Boston Harbor Hotel that after buying EMC Corp. for $58 billion in 2016, they have realized “revenue synergies” beyond what they expected. According to the Boston Business Journal, Dell said during the interview that the combination of Dell and EMC resulted in...

Posted: 11 days ago

Dell Technologies CEO Michael Dell said during an interview at the Boston Harbor Hotel that after buying EMC Corp. for $58 billion in 2016, they have realized “revenue synergies” beyond what they expected. According to the Boston Business Journal, Dell said during the interview that the combination of Dell and EMC resulted in...
Saying goodbye to my childhood home in fast-changing Bouldin
 When the For Sale sign went up, I knew it was my chance to say goodbye. For months, I found ways to spy on the house on a hill. When running errands on a Saturday, I would turn my car on to Columbus Street, creeping to a stop when I got to a two-story clapboard farmhouse with a portable toilet resting in the front yard. The house had undergone...

Posted: 15 days ago

When the For Sale sign went up, I knew it was my chance to say goodbye. For months, I found ways to spy on the house on a hill. When running errands on a Saturday, I would turn my car on to Columbus Street, creeping to a stop when I got to a two-story clapboard farmhouse with a portable toilet resting in the front yard. The house had undergone...
Wednesday Tech Crawl: Uber fires top executive after undisclosed hack last year exposed rider, driver info
 Uber customer, driver data stolen last year In October of last year, hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies Inc. But Uber concealed this breach for over a year after paying hackers $100,000, according to Bloomberg. After Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi found out about this, he fired Joe Sullivan...

Posted: 18 days ago

Uber customer, driver data stolen last year In October of last year, hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies Inc. But Uber concealed this breach for over a year after paying hackers $100,000, according to Bloomberg. After Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi found out about this, he fired Joe Sullivan...
Thursday Tech Crawl: Twitter will remove verification badges if users violate rules
 Under new policy, Twitter will remove verification badges if users violate rules On Wednesday Twitter announced that it will be enacting a new policy that will allow them to remove verification badges from users who violate its rules.  The Verge says this stems from an unofficial policy that began in January when Twitter removed the...

Posted: 25 days ago

Under new policy, Twitter will remove verification badges if users violate rules On Wednesday Twitter announced that it will be enacting a new policy that will allow them to remove verification badges from users who violate its rules.  The Verge says this stems from an unofficial policy that began in January when Twitter removed the...
During visit to Austin, Satya Nadella makes a pitch for empathy
 When Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was interviewing for his first job at Microsoft, the last question he was asked was curveball. It went something like this: “A young child falls in the street in front of you and is crying. What do you do?”  Nadella said his answer was that he would call 911. He was told later by a Microsoft...

Posted: 26 days ago

When Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was interviewing for his first job at Microsoft, the last question he was asked was curveball. It went something like this: “A young child falls in the street in front of you and is crying. What do you do?”  Nadella said his answer was that he would call 911. He was told later by a Microsoft...