Why Portland is a Great Destination for IT Professionals

It’s no wonder that Portland topped Forbes’ list of best places for businesses and careers across the nation.  Since 2010, Portland has grown by over 60,000 residents, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Between rising household incomes and a low state unemployment rate (just 3.5%), the city is one of a kind. Aptly named the “Silicon Forest”, Portland’s renowned for its prevalence of tech jobs and corporations and some of the city’s largest employers are tech companies – Intel and Nike, just to name a couple. Here’s what IT professionals need to know about America’s newest tech hub. Continue reading

Running While Corporate: Strides for Business!

Over the past year, many people have asked me, “What is the #1 way that my coach has helped me become a faster runner?” It’s a pretty simple answer. Strides. In running, strides are a very short burst of speed added into your easy run. For example, on an easy run day, I’ll go out and run 8 “easy” miles with 6X20 seconds fast and an additional 2 easy minutes in the second half of the run. Why has this seemingly short activity made me faster? The less complex answer is that if you learn how to run quickly some of the time, it will make it easier for your body to run more quickly all of the time. (Want the more complex answer? See David Roche’s article.) Continue reading

Breaking Down the Top 4 Technologies of 2018

2018 has been an unprecedented year for the tech industry. Multiple disruptive technologies have advanced from game-changing concepts to essential tools for business success. As we round out 2018, let’s take a look back on the most influential technologies and how they’ve impacted the marketplace, as well as what skillsets will be the most valuable going into the new year.

 

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Consistency is key to reach your work and running goals

Renowned ultra-marathon coach David Roach writes that the key to running success is “building a really huge aerobic wall through consistent running.” He adds that “the best way to build fitness… is to focus on putting as many daily bricks (runs) as possible, even if they are really small.”  He goes on to say that “to be any good at running, you have to train frequently and consistently to improve running economy and aerobic development, not necessarily hard and long which increases injury risk.”
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5 Networking Opportunities That Can Accelerate Your Denver Tech Career

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Maybe you aim to become an expert in your field, broaden your current skillset, or find a new position. Regardless of your career path, networking is vital to your success in the tech industry and connecting with other IT professionals can open doors to unique opportunities. As a matter of fact, in today’s market, 85% of all positions are filled as a result of successful networking. Fortunately, as Denver has grown, so has its rich tech community. There are thousands of local IT professionals interested in learning, developing their skills, and meeting new people. Let’s take a look at 5 networking opportunities that can accelerate your Denver tech career. Continue reading