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Hot Programming Languages for Autonomous Vehicle Engineers: C/C++ and Python

It’s a good time to be an engineer with a background in self-driving cars—or even an interest in working with autonomous vehicles. According to job site, the numbers of people in the United States looking to get into the field or change jobs within it is skyrocketing, up more than 600 percent in the past three years, and job listings are just as hot.

Publish date: 04/10/2019

Three Ways to Dispel Imposter Syndrome

Imposter syndrome is a psychological phenomenon that occurs when individuals doubt their accomplishments and have a persistent feeling that someone will notice that they’re frauds.

Publish date: 04/10/2019

Which Software Engineers Get Paid the Most?

Online job search firm Hired took a look at its 2018 data from its job sites around the world to capture a snapshot of demand for software engineers and the salaries they are commanding in different roles.

Publish date: 04/03/2019

U.S. Students Have Achieved World Domination in Computer Science Skills—for Now

When it comes to computer science skills, U.S. students approaching graduation have a significant advantage over their peers in China, India, and Russia.

Publish date: 04/03/2019

Scott Shawcroft Is Squeezing Python Into Microcontrollers

As Python’s domination of the desktop and the cloud continues, two camps—MicroPython and CircuitPython—are working on hardware-centered versions of the interpreted language for embedded projects such as microcontroller-based gadgets.

Publish date: 04/03/2019

Oracle Swings the Layoff Axe and Clear-cuts Teams of Engineers

Yesterday, Oracle swung the layoff axe. The exact numbers of employees cut and their specific roles have not been reported by the company, but the layoffs are clearly significant.

Publish date: 04/03/2019

IBM Again Faces Allegations of Targeting Older Workers in Layoffs

Last September, IEEE Spectrum reported on a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of three former IBM employees who say their firings were part of a pattern of age discrimination by the company. IBM adamantly refuted the accusations, insisting that any changes in its workforce were “about skills, not age.”

Publish date: 04/03/2019

Leadership at Every Stage of Your Engineering Career

While everyone’s journey is different, many freshly minted EEs dream of leading major projects, or ascending to the C-suite of a large company. If that’s your goal, engineering career experts agree there are some common milestones to aim for on the way up.

Publish date: 03/26/2019

Workers Worry About Layoffs at Tesla, eBay, Snapchat

Who’s afraid of a looming layoff? Blind, a social network that anonymously connects employees with others in their workplaces, asked its users that question last week, and nearly 9,000 responded.

Publish date: 03/26/2019

2020 Olympic Organizers Introduce Two Robots That Will Assist Workers, Wheelchair Users at Tokyo Games

Ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, organizers have debuted two robots that will be assisting attendees, workers and athletes at the games as part of its Robotic Project.

Publish date: 03/21/2019