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Tech roles in demand in 2020

Sarah Putt. 23 January 2020, 8:26 am

Technical skillsets remain in demand, but employers are also looking for candidates that can demonstrate strong interpersonal and creative skills. Meanwhile, 2020 marks the year in which members of 'Generation Z' start to enter the workforce in large numbers.

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Regional and Rural Schools take out National Digital Titles

Techblog Staff. 09 December 2019, 5:00 am

Smaller regional and rural schools from across New Zealand swept the National Finals for the Tahi Rua Toru Tech in-school challenge this year.

The 2019 National Winners were announced at a gala event at TSB Arena in Wellington, following 10 regional finals held across New Zealand in October. The National Finals were attended by the regional winning teams with students coming from around the country.

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Data Quality 30 years on - What's changed?

Victoria MacLennan. 04 December 2019, 6:28 am
Data Quality 30 years on - What's changed?

Data quality projects are the darling of the industry but they're not new. Victoria MacLennan takes a look into the misty past and peeks at the future as well.

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CIO50 nominations extended

Paul Brislen. 27 November 2019, 7:59 am

Nominations for the second annual CIO50 list have been extended to December 16.

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The value of an arts degree in teaching computer science

Sarah Putt. 15 October 2019, 8:17 am

An Arts degree can be a useful qualification if you are pursuing a career in the field of software development. That's according to Andrew Luxton-Reilly, Associate Professor in the Department of Compu…

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Will NZ fall behind on AI?

Sarah Putt. 03 September 2019, 2:43 pm

The AI Forum is calling for urgent action on the development of AI in New Zealand, and has today released a study into how this 'general purpose technology' can address social, environment and economi…

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Are our teachers ready for the new digital curriculum?

Ellen MacGregor-Reid . 21 August 2019, 7:10 am

A guest post from the Ministry of Education's Deputy Secretary for Early Learning and Student Achievement on whether teachers are ready for the new digital curriculum.

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New Zealand team gains a bronze at the International Olympiad in Informatics

Margot Philips. 15 August 2019, 7:21 am

ZhiYuan Qi, a year 12 student at Auckland Grammar School, was presented with a bronze medal for his programming prowess in an elite international competition for high school students.

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Kiwi kids get their say

Sarah Putt. 26 February 2019, 8:15 am

A mini-census of New Zealand children is due to take place over the next four months, as the CensusAtSchool or TataurangaKiTeKura Aotearoa survey kicks off from March 4. Organisers say it is the only …

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AI bigger than the internet, maybe

Sarah Putt. 07 February 2019, 7:29 am

Will AI be bigger than the internet? Will it be bigger than blockchain, which may also turn out to be bigger than the internet? And when did "bigger than the internet" become a thing anyway?

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IT professionals happy in their work

Sarah Putt. 11 December 2018, 3:27 pm

A survey of over 500 Kiwi IT workers shows that most are happy in their roles, with women respondents recording greater job satisfaction than men.

The New Zealand survey was led by Dr Jocelyn Crane…

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