Thursday December 12, 2019

Why upskilling is a process and not a destination

Róisín Kiberd on the need to keep upskilling as the speed of development accelerates

2nd September, 2018
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Tom O’Sullivan, deputy chief executive of the Irish Computer Society and ECDL Ireland

Amazon deploys to production every 11.6 seconds. Google is reported to change its search algorithm up to 600 times per year. Meanwhile at Netflix, engineers release code into production thousands of times each day.

Technology pauses for no one, and the skills required to keep up with it are in increasingly short supply. Up to 9,000 IT professionals are hired in Ireland every year, a demand only partly met by new graduates. The pressure is on for...

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