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Can higher education keep up with computer science interest?

Net Neutrality design from http://www.savetheinternet.comIt’s no secret that computer science careers are more lucrative than ever. Plenty of students have recognized the opportunity, but can higher education keep up?

In a New York Times article titled The Hard Part of Computer Science? Getting Into Class the author brings to light a very serious issue – universities and colleges across the country are turning away students who want to study computer science. 

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NYC tech talent reels in HQ2

Lower Manhattan before sunsetBy now we’ve all heard the news about Amazon splitting it’s HQ2 between Long Island City, New York and Crystal City, Virginia. While the split was certainly unexpected, it should come as no surprise that this decision was one driven by talent.

In a further justification of this decision being a good bet for Jeff Bezos & Co, Forrester Research just released an independent report that shows New York City has more tech workers than any other city in the country. The 333,000 tech workers in NYC beat out San Francisco by 23,000.

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