Christina Wood

Christina Wood is a freelance writer living in North Carolina. She blogs at GeekGirlfriends.com.

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The scandals of IT: Tech's year-long bumpy ride

The scandals of IT: Tech's year-long bumpy ride

From sexism and racism on social media to influence peddling at Samsung and the Wild West world of distasteful YouTube videos, 2017 left a bad taste for many. Here's a look at eight tech industry scandals that burst into view.

Drop out of college; earn a six-figure salary coding

A four year degree isn't the only path to a great development job -- if you have the coding chops

Business liaison: A role that combines technical know-how and the conversation chops to translate it

Companies must get their smart people off the keyboard and focused on strategy. Those techies who can talk to the business will be in demand.

By the numbers: Detroit offers a bright future for technology professionals

A recent report reveals a promising tech bubble in Detroit and surrounding areas.

How to be the geek they keep

Never underestimate the importance of getting along with people, plus other tips for getting and keeping a job you love.

First, be a FIRST mentor and create a future engineer

You can probably point to a person, event, class, or after-school program that helped you find your way into your work. How cool would it be to know that a bunch of successful scientists, engineers, or IT people will point to you as...

Your brain must disconnect from the information feed to thrive

The human brain is a complicated beast. And if you want it to think creatively, you have to get out of its way. There is a great scene in Mad Men when Roger Sterling walks into Don Draper’s office and finds him doing absolutely...

Unhappy at work? Did you choose the wrong field or the wrong team?

When in a situation where you can't find the spark to work creatively, you need to ask yourself if it's your environment or your career choice. Rebecca Roth, app developer for OnStar, says the team you find yourself may be killing...

Improve IT skills with a specialization certificate

You don’t have to go it old school when it comes to going back to school. A clever nerd, can find a way to fit learning a professional or technical skill into time that’s currently a bit of a waste. How about the hour you spend...

Why shouldn't students have instant access to information?

The Los Angeles Unified School District is engaged in a massive effort to put an iPad into the hands of every student in its district. I am all for this. In fact, as the district has stated, this isn’t so much about education as it is...

Let's stop arguing about technology in schools and get the kids what they need

In the years since Google set out to "Organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful," technology has changed the world by making unlimited amounts of information available in seconds from anywhere....

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