Leveraging Cloud Native Technologies with Google’s Kelsey Hightower

As a proud member of Portland’s growing tech scene, EdgeLink enjoys bringing together like-minded area professionals to discuss emerging technologies and their capabilities. On October 15th, EdgeLink was pleased to host a special event for cloud technology professionals featuring Kelsey Hightower, a Principal Developer Advocate at Google working with the Google Cloud Platform. Held at EdgeLink’s downtown Portland headquarters, Mr. Hightower spoke to more than 50 attendees about cloud native technologies and how companies can utilize these platforms to save time and improve their bottom line.

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Running While Corporate: Success Begets Success! Take That Confidence and Run with It (Pun Intended!)

So there I was, April 1st at 7:45 a.m., preparing for a brand-new day, a new month and a new quarter.  We needed to come out of the gate with a great month because our goal was the highest that it had ever been.  Our pipeline was strong, but I was going to ask for more this month from my team of sales and recruiting professionals. Continue reading

Hitting the Links in Portland: Drives, Putts and Prizes at EdgeLink’s 9th Annual Client Appreciation Golf Tournament

Portland is a booming city with a large and growing IT industry, as well as a great tech community with endless opportunities for professional growth and development. At EdgeLink, we’re grateful to be part of this growing industry and we set aside a day each year to show our appreciation to our clients and candidates by hosting our Annual Client Appreciation Golf Tournament. This year, our 9th annual tournament was held on Friday, May 17th at Langdon Farms Golf Course in Aurora, Oregon, just outside of Portland.

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Contract Versus Full-Time Employment: A Comparison for IT Professionals in 2019

 

Contract versus Full Time Employee

It’s a great time to work in the IT Industry. Yes, we’ve been saying this for years, but 2019 is no different. With technology unemployment near record lows, median wages double the national rate, and 94,000 computer systems related jobs added over the last year, IT career opportunities are growing faster than almost every other profession.

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Running While Corporate: Prepare, Envision, Execute!

Two weeks ago, I received a lead that a Fortune 500 company with an operation in Denver was using a lot of the type of business services that my company offers.  I went on LinkedIn and found the names of a few of their executives that I thought might be interested in our services.  One of the leaders that I reached out to has a robust LinkedIn profile and has written articles on a variety of topics.  Before I sent the email introducing myself, I read a couple of his articles.  Then, in my initial reach-out, I lightly referenced it with something humorous.  The result was nothing short of amazing: his assistant didn’t respond to my email, she just put a meeting on my calendar to talk to the leader.  Success! Continue reading