EdgeLink Conducts Student Mock Interviews at Epicodus

EpicodusEdgeLink regularly encourages its employees to get involved in the local community, so when I first heard about an opportunity to conduct mock interviews at Epicodus, I jumped at the chance to volunteer.

Located in Portland, Oregon, Epicodus offers a four-month, hands-on course on programming. Class instructors immerse students in a number of cutting-edge programming languages, with the goal of graduating fully-fledged, ready-to-work programmers and developers. Continue reading

A Wrap On Portland Startup Weekend

Portland Startup WeekEdgeLink is proud to be a returning sponsor for The Portland Startup Weekend, a semi-annual event where over 100 entrepreneurs compete in an innovative, synergetic environment to build startups from the ground up.

The recent Portland Startup Weekend event, which took place on November 14-16, provided designers, developers, and other skilled business people the opportunity to pitch ideas for brand new startups. The best ideas were voted upon, and groups formed to build these conceptual ideas into working business models within 52 hours. Continue reading

EdgeLink is a Returning Sponsor of Portland Startup Weekend

Portland Startup Weekend

Edgelink is pleased to announce that we will be a returning gold sponsor for Portland Startup Weekend, taking place November 14 – 16, 2014. PSU Business Accelerator, Oregon’s leading technology incubator and the home to more than 30 promising technology and science startups, will host the event.

Portland Startup Weekend seeks to provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to pitch ideas to gain funding and teammates to transform their concept into a reality. Participants get 60 seconds to pitch an idea on Friday night and if they are chosen to continue in the competition, they will have a working prototype in order by Sunday night, 54 hours later.  Investors and sponsors contribute ideas, hosting, tools and plenty of feedback throughout the process. PSU Business Accelerator is an ideal location, providing office and lab space plus a menu of services designed with the fast-growing startup’s needs in mind.  This highly energetic and innovative event seeks to launch teams and startups in one weekend.

Startup Weekends are held throughout the world to provide inspiration and support to aspiring entrepreneurs.  The events help businesses determine if their ideas are viable and how they can be brought to market. For more information on Portland Startup Weekend, please visit http://www.up.co/communities/usa/portland/startup-weekend/about.

Considering Taking a Counteroffer? Read This First!

519558563As an IT employee today, it’s likely that you get regular calls from companies or recruiters about possible jobs.  After all, the IT unemployment rate remains low and more and more jobs are being created daily.  This is all well and good if you’re in the market for a new job but what if you’re already at a role you like and another job opportunity presents itself?  You may interview and ultimately get the job leading to your resignation at your current role.  However, as talented IT professionals are hard to come by it might lead to your manager offering you more money, benefits or other perks to stay.  This scenario is happening to IT professionals frequently these days leading to the question, “Should I take a counteroffer”?
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