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The value of an arts degree in teaching computer science
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 Computer Science at the University of Auckland.
Will NZ fall behind on AI?
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 economic challenges.
Are our teachers ready for the new digital curriculum?
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.
New Zealand team gains a bronze at the International Olympiad in Informatics
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.
Kiwi kids get their say
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 …
AI bigger than the internet, maybe
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?
IT professionals happy in their work
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…
CIO upfront: Inside a different kind of IT bootcamp
I have been mentoring ICT professionals - new graduates, migrants - for years.
And, with apologies to the original Kiwi Landing Pad based in San Francisco which helps New Zealand companies gain a…
Take one step forward
Do you work for a corporate that gives you the day off to volunteer? Have you used it yet? This year? Ever?
We've chatted with many companies and more and more organisations are giving their staff …
Future of Work - update
With the latest labour market statistics showing that the unemployment rate has fallen to 3.9%, you might wonder why anyone with bother with a Future of Work Forum, but the Labour Government seems det…
R&D spend under the spotlight
The latest New Zealand's R&D performance report shows that investment in innovation continues to be weighted towards the manufacturing and primary sectors, that business expenditure on R&D is low (but…