According to a recent Career Builder survey, 70% of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates. This is up 10% from last year's same survey. The most popular employers to screen candidates? Information and Technology services.
Imet Orion Demkiw in a very trendy coffee shop just north of the River North Arts District (RiNo). With dogs, espresso, and jazz music surrounding us, we sat down to talk about the Manager's journey from Down Under to Denver. Read on to learn about his position at Beatport, how he built up the company culture, his top qualities in a new hire, and more.
With everything just a click away, technology enabled businesses no longer are able to stick to the traditional nine to five workday. That's why VictorOps created a platform to help teams find the problem and address it collaboratively, no matter where they are, what device they're using, or what time of day it is.
This week I had the opportunity to sit down with Denver tech leader Jason Waldrip. After I had him pick out a good beer for me (he brews his own, so I trusted his opinion), we got into the details of his career, experience with startups, the Denver community, and more. Continue reading to hear all about this local tech star.
The unique Denver event, 10.10.10 was a huge success yet again! In just 10 days, 10 prospective CEOs and serial entrepreneurs look to address one of the 10 wicked problems in health presented to them. There are three events open to the public: The Big Reveal, Mid-Point, and The Grand Finale. Though the entrepreneurs are not expected to have begun ventures by the end of the 10 days, the event hopes that in 9 months their ideas will be in action.
Located in Golden, HomeAdvisor aims to take the hassle out of the process and make home improvement easier and more efficient—and they recently became the #1 industry leader. Learn their full story.
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with someone who helped fuel the start of the Denver tech scene, and continues to do so to this day, Josh Churlik.
Josh and I met at Well Data Labs — the sixth company he's founded— to talk about the progression of our Mile High City, his past entrepreneurial experiences, his current company, and more.
As a renewable energy leader, Colorado's energy industry has more opportunities than ever, especially with the renewable market growing steadily. The Colorado State Energy Office emphasizes just that in the introduction of their 2014 report:
"Colorado's diversity of energy resources, business-friendly environment, and world-class research institutions puts the state on a path toward a more secure energy future."
With these perfect conditions, people are merging Denver's love for tech with the opportunities in the energy industry. Companies are innovating new ways to save money, power, and other resources; whether it be connecting power consumers to investors or putting them at the center of everything.
Last week, I had the opportunity to interview Denver tech leader Dan Hannigan! Dan is the founder of DenverDevs, an organizer for Develop Denver, and a general role model for the community.
Read our full interview and learn about the "accidental" founding of DenverDevs, Dan's thoughts on the open office plan, why he came to Denver, and more!
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