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Preparing For Finovate: The Largest FinTech Conference in the World

By Emily on Aug 17, 2020 1:34:44 PM

Byte Academy is heading to London to provide exclusive coverage of Finovate Europe.  The conference is one of the largest, if not the largest, FinTech conference in the world with more than 1500 attendees - VCs, Founders, Developers, and C- Level Executives - from all over the world. It is perhaps only eclipsed by Finovate Fall in New York City, the conference's original venue

So how to best prepare for our venture abroad especially when it’s to a cosmopolitan, FinTech center like London? This is a semi-shopaholic wannabe jet-setter's guide who soon realized that many companies demoing would provide solutions for travel details and making payments.

Topics: Finovate FinTech Careers trends events
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The Rise of the New FinTech Middle Man

By Emily on Aug 17, 2020 1:34:29 PM

As large banks embrace FinTech start-ups and their advanced technology rather than compete against them, both parties aim to eliminate the “middle man” in financial services transactions. This “middle man” is a metaphor for the different steps of customer interaction that technology has removed to make banking more efficient. However, in the hyper-speed environment from which bank - start-up integrations emerge, a new middle man - between these parties has become necessary.

Topics: FinTech Startup Careers bitcoin trends Blockchain
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5 Things Employers Look for in a Graduate

By saloni samant on Aug 17, 2020 4:58:54 AM

Looking for a job after graduation? With more and more students graduating every year, employers have a huge choice when it comes to selecting the most highly skilled and qualified candidates. Therefore it is imperative to gain an edge and beat the competition to get your dream first job. We list out 5 things employers are on the look-out for when hiring graduates.

Topics: Careers graduate Light Reads summer career
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How to Ride the Big Data Wave in 2017

By Byte on Aug 14, 2020 9:05:18 AM

Due to an exponential increase in data in the 21st century, a new term "Big Data" was coined few years back.

Topics: big data Careers data science
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Coding Bootcamp Alumni Survey

By Byte on Aug 6, 2020 6:28:20 AM

Course Report, a leader in coding bootcamp information, recently published its 2015 Course Report Outcomes and Demographics Study survey of recent alumni.   National publications such as Forbes and Business Insider have been picking up the news.  Here’s our take on a few items, two in each category.

Topics: Student Stories Careers Python bootcamp
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Behind The Future of Work

By Emily on Aug 6, 2020 6:21:00 AM

LiquidTalent, a job matching platform focused on tech officially launched last week after gaining a significant presence in its home, New York City. “Liquid Talent,” is an industry buzz word for intensive on the job training and refers to the opportunities to broaden employee skill sets and work on client business in different geographies and across disciplines. LiquidTalent’s job platform matches candidates – talent -  to hirers based on actual projects, rather than resumes.  The significance of school GPA? “Not important,” says CEO and Co-Founder Alex Abelin, “we really want to see the actual work you have done and what you can do.” Alex had been at Google many years before launching his company.

Topics: Student Stories Careers job tips tech industry
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Blockchain Developers are in High Demand: Are you Ready?

By Kiran Datar on Aug 6, 2020 6:18:30 AM

Blockchain has emerged as the next big thing in highly paid IT careers with the demand increasing almost 2000% according to Upwork (global freelancing platform). From a part time passion project to the hottest skill in demand - blockchain technology has come a long way. Blockchain distributed ledger system is proving to be effective in securely storing records of transactions and industries from finance to medicine to agriculture are moving quickly to integrate the technology into their services and systems.

Topics: Careers blockchain developer Blockchain
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Blockchain: the future of tech or just another Dotcom bubble?

By Byte on Aug 6, 2020 5:27:42 AM


Those who’ve heard of blockchain technology at all will likely associate it with Bitcoin, the decentralized, internationally traded ‘cryptocurrency’ which made headlines across the globe back in March when the value of a single ‘bitcoin’ surpassed that of an ounce of gold. For those who don’t know, bitcoins are digital, nonphysical ‘coins’ which can be used to buy goods and services online. The trading of these bitcoins, along with all other cryptocurrencies (of which there are many), is underpinned by a database protocol called blockchain.

Topics: cryptocurrency Careers bitcoin learning Blockchain
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Fashion Tech Meets FinTech (An NYC Fashion Week Special)

By Emily on Aug 6, 2020 4:52:10 AM

Byte Academy coding bootcamp and Felix Gray eyewear kicked off a collaboration and demo for campus "Fashion Tech Week" paralleling New York Fashion Week in mid February.  Although Felix Gray is only in soft launch, participating Byte Academy students and community members received free Felix Gray glasses for a demo period concluding Friday, February 26.  The glasses have filtering technology which block blue light and reduces eyestrain. Upon conclusion, Felix Gray will talk to Byte students and community members answering questions on the product, the technology behind it, and what startup life is like.

Topics: FinTech Startup Careers Light Reads medtech