I spent the day today at Brightworks in San Francisco. For those not familiar with this crazy school or the crazy man behind it, Gever Tulley is responsible for Tinkering School and for inspiring children at his camps over the other side of the Atlantic. If there's one thing worth watching of his, it's "Five dangerous things you should let your kids do."
Careers in Tech
The number of careers in tech are growing by the day, here are just a few examples of how you can turn your passion into a career!
1. Software Engineer
USNews.com rated Software Developer as the number one job in the technology industry. This career is in high demand, requiring you to have in-depth technical knowledge and also a creative eye. Software developers are hired over a spectrum of industries as they are often hired by clients who want a new programme or for their existing one to be updated. Understanding C++ and Python are vital in this field of work.
2. Web Developer
3. Information Security Analyst
For many companies, cyber security is highly important to ensure data is kept protected. To protect from cyber attacks, Information Security Analysts are hired by companies to educate staff and to conduct assessments that highlight potential risks. Their aim is to hopefully minimise the risk of a data breech before it takes place.
4. Artificial Intelligence
The number of jobs in AI has dramatically risen in recent years, as AI is being developed to aid humans in many areas of life. AI is both used to solve practical problems in businesses and for consumer products (such as Amazon Echo).
5. Games Developer
There is a wide variety of jobs within the development of games both online and for consoles, ranging from design, animation, programming and audio. If you are creative and love technology this career may excite you.