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Griffin on Tech: Tech's role in challenging times
Techweek again showcased our innovative tech sector. But we'll need strategic long-term thinking from the government to help it achieve its true potential.
The 100 best Kiwi startups and tech companies to work for
Our tech start-up scene is thriving, attracting more talent and capital than ever before.
But where are the best places to work?
Tech boot camps to beat the talent shortage
AUT and the Institute of Data have joined forces to offer new 3 and 6 month boot camps in software engineering, data science and cybersecurity.
Griffin on Tech: Supersonic ballet, Kiwi style
I can't think of any other Kiwi company that regularly has me foregoing meetings so I can log onto a live stream to watch their latest product launch.
Why is Meta going open source with its AI language model?
Facebook owner Meta has been developing a rival to the powerful GPT-3 artificial intelligence model and is inviting the research community to make use of it.
What do you think? Upskilling and Reskilling
The digital technology industry is suffering greatly from a mismatch of skill supply and demand at different stages of the skills pipeline.
Upskilling and reskilling is one of the ways we can address…
Griffin on Tech: Where the money is in tech right now
If you want to maximise the financial return on the IT skills you have acquired, contracting has long been the obvious path to take.
Griffin on Tech: More ambition please: the verdict on the digital strategy draft
As a vision statement for New Zealand's place in the digital world, the Government's draft digital strategy has been given a mixed scorecard at best.
Growing the industry: Language
I am told on a very regular basis by grass roots equity advocates that one of the biggest barriers to understanding digital technology is our language.
We use a lot of acronyms and jargon, we speak …
Microsoft courts start-ups with free cloud services, skills, intros to VCs
Start-up founders can now tap Microsoft for support in the form of free credits for services and platforms as well as mentorship and skilling opportunities.
Griffin on Tech: Auckland could become a mecca for innovation - here's how
Could Auckland become an innovation mecca? Sir Peter Gluckman thinks so.
But the city has some barriers to overcome.