While many Covid-hit businesses froze hiring or laid off a large chunk of their staff, developer skills platform HackRank saw several of its large customers accelerating hiring because the pandemic sent the need for their software products through the roof. “We had to quickly assemble our product and engineering teams to pivot all of our energy into building a strong remote hiring solution that customers would love,” said HackerRank co-founder and CEO Vivek Ravishankar in the first edition of Times Techies’ webinar series last week. The remote hiring tech is built on three principles. One, the interview experience of a developer should be as good as the onsite one. Two, the company can trust the solution completely because an offer is made without even seeing the candidate in person. Three, help developers prepare for jobs by providing them resources. Developers can not only code, compile and run their application, but also walk the interviewer through the problem. … [Read more...] about Remote hiring is surging; here’s how to ace it
Fingerprinting is an interesting phenomenon. It seems to attract less attention than malware and trojans, despite its ability to pinpoint individuals with startling accuracy. As you browse the internet, third-party sites can glean information about your computer, including your time zone, the display resolution, the browser, plugins, and language you use, and so on. … [Read more...] about Does Private or Incognito Mode Make Web Browsing Anonymous?
Leadership to me is that you empower your team to do the best they can, to achieve their full potential. In many ways, the leader sort of gets out of the way. The leader is the ultimate facilitator and makes it easy for others in the team to do their jobs so that you kind of get in their way. And of course, you take care of your team. This is one of the most important things about a leader is you take care of your people. You make sure that everybody's okay and make sure in these times of crises, of pandemics and health issues, you want to make sure your team is okay, because if they're not okay, mentally or physically, they're not going to work well. … [Read more...] about Ad Astra Rocket CEO Diaz on leadership, simulating rocket performance, and developing space
While this shortcut is fairly universal, in that it works in hundreds of applications and across operating systems, it isn’t actually a hardcoded system function and not all applications have to respond to it. For example, in Windows you can use CTRL+SHIFT+V to paste unformatted text into tons of programs like Google Chrome, Evernote, etc. but the shortcut isn’t support in, of all places, Microsoft Word (You can, however, use ALT+E+S in Microsoft Office apps to enable Paste Special which will allow you to select what formatting, if any, you want to preserve). … [Read more...] about How to Paste Text Without the Extra Formatting
"Manufacturing facility for the heavy-lift New Glenn launch vehicle is coming along nicely," Bezos wrote in the posting. The short video ends with a close-up of Bezos seated in an outdoor chair on top of the factory, chilling in shades, holding a sign that says, "Rocket Factory Coming Soon." … [Read more...] about Jeff Bezos dons sunglasses, says look at my big rocket factory