Youths with autism learn skills to get computer jobs through coding classes | Entertainment/Life

After her son Colby experienced seizures and was diagnosed with a number of health problems, Aisha Williams contacted Families Helping Families NOLA, a resource center for people with disabilities and their families.

The nonprofit operates in Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes, ensuring that people with disabilities are included in school, work and recreational activities, and experience the highest quality of life possible.

With the organization’s help, Williams was able to navigate the next steps of her son’s life. She also landed a job there as a transition specialist. That was nearly 11 years ago. Now, Williams is the executive director and the driving force behind a new program that teaches computer programming to people with autism.

She was once again inspired by Colby, 22, along with her two other sons — Marlin, 17, and Tristan, 13.

“My three boys are all on the autism spectrum. However, they love video

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Master skills in electronics, programming and robotics with $50, 15-course bundle

How do you stay on the cutting edge of a technology industry that continues to expand at an amazing pace, and with confidence? The ability to sharpen your skills and add to your toolbox is essential, and VentureBeat is serving up the perfect opportunity to do just that at an extremely discounted cost.

The Ultimate Raspberry Pi & ROS Robotics Developer Super Bundle is a remarkable 15-course resource that includes nearly 500 lessons. Normally, lifetime access to such a bundle would cost nearly $2,400 but it can now be yours for only $49.99 — a 97 percent price reduction.

Accelerate your career, or carve out a new one, by gaining new insight with 39 hours of content on electronics, programming, and robotics. An easy-to-stomach financial investment won’t take long to pay off.

Let’s review some of the courses you’ll have at your fingertips, each of which are valued at $200

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3 Job Skills That Can Help You Thrive Amidst a Pandemic And Beyond

The post-pandemic workplace will be a lot different to the one we knew, the marketplace will be a lot more competitive, remote working will become an integral part of life, and job security will not be what it once was

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The world has changed. There’s no going back to the way things were before COVID-19 transformed our professional and personal lives beyond all recognition. The important thing now is to adapt and learn how to flourish in the new normal. The post-pandemic workplace will be a lot different to the one we knew, the marketplace will be a lot more competitive, remote working will become an integral part of life, and job

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What software developers should know about 2021: Low-code, AI code testing, COVID-19’s lasting effect and the skills needed to stay on top

Forrester made 5 predictions for software development in 2021. Bill Detwiler talks with software industry veteran VP and principal analyst Jeffrey Hammond, the report’s lead author, about what developers and IT leaders should expect in 2021.

Software development is in a state of change.

and no-code platforms are shifting some of the dev process to non-programmers.

is changing how we test the software we do write. And the COVID-19 pandemic has forced dev teams to rethink how they work, when everyone’s remote.

Forrester just released five 2021 predictions for software development and we had a chance to talk with Jeffrey Hammond, vice president and principal analyst serving application development leaders at Forrester and the lead author of that report, for TechRepublic’s
Dynamic Developer

podcast. Hammond is also a former developer and dev team manager, with over 25 years of experience in the software industry. The following is a

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8-year-old starts Youtube channel to help kids learn computer skills

When virtual school started up earlier this year, one 8-year-old helped her friends figure out how to do things like ZOOM and virtual learning. One Kingwood third grader is an online teacher of sorts, to get kids excited about computer technology.

Caroline Gross does something most kids dream about. She has her own YouTube Channel. Complete with an eye-catching unicorn rainbow logo, at the “Coding with Caroline” page kids learn how to do basic computer coding.

What is computer coding for kids?

“Coding is simply telling a computer how to do something,” explains dad and computer expert Adam Gross, “You give it instructions, like writing an instruction sheet for a computer to follow.”

Caroline and her dad work together to get the videos up on her channel.

“First I write down a script I think what I am going to say, my dad corrects it and then I just say

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Cloud, programming skills gap impedes SMEs’ digital initiatives

Although digital adoption is accelerating among South African small businesses, more than two-thirds (67%) admit to struggling to source the right tech talent required to implement their digital strategies.

This is according to the fourth annual State of Small Business reportby global small business platform Xero, in partnership with World Wide Worx. The research is based on responses from 400 small business owners and 200 accountants in SA.

According to the report, virtually every small business in South Africa has adopted some form of technology they now rely on, with 97% saying they invested in new technologies in 2019.

Adoption of cloud accounting technology leapt from 13% in 2017 to 61% in 2020, indicating that more than half of small businesses can now manage their finances remotely.

Over half (53%) of businesses found that adopting technology resulted in ‘somewhat big’ or ‘big’ increases to their profitability. Despite this, many

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Good Programming Skills Help in QA Testing

Software testing is an important part of the release of a new software. Before release, a lot of testing has to be completed in order to know about existing glitches and errors. Based on results obtained from testing, such glitches can be rectified. QA testing training can be completed both online as well in classrooms.

The need for QA testing

Quality control is very important for any software. QA testing helps in rolling out a robust software product. Codes and functionalities need to be checked in an effective manner. After a candidate completes QA testing, he or she is in a position to deeply scrutinise the quality of a software product.

Professionals can either be freshers in the field of software testing, or they may be already familiar with the technologies. Freshers need to understand why software needs testing and how it tends to acquire glitches. Candidates have to learn … Read More

National Skills Shortage in Computer Forensics

Computer Forensics, or Digital Forensics to give it another name, is something that in today’s fast moving environment has become as much part of policing as walking the beat or patrolling or the mobile unit.

As technology progresses and it does so extremely quickly these days, so to do the ways in which technology is applied to crime and its uses by the criminal. Whereas in the past when crime was much more straightforward and involved a physical presence, Computer Crime requires, in some instances, nothing more than a computer, access to the internet, and the personal information of an unwitting individual.

As this type of computer criminal becomes more and more common so too does the need for experts in the field of Computer Forensics Analysis. However in the United Kingdom at the present time there is a shortage of trained professionals in this field which leaves the computer … Read More

PHP Tips to Improve Your Programming Skills

PHP is one of the programming languages which were developed with built-in web development capabilities. The new language features included in PHP 7 further makes it easier for programmers to enhance the speed of their web application significantly without deploying additional resources. They programmers can switch to the most recent version of the widely used server-side scripting language to improve the load speed of websites without putting extra time and effort. But the web application developers still need focus on the readability and reusability of the PHP code to maintain and update the web applications quickly in future.

12 Tips to Write Clean, Maintainable, and Reusable PHP Code

1) Take Advantage of Native Functions

While writing PHP code, the programmers have option to accomplish the same objective by using either native functions or custom functions. But the developers must take advantage of the built-in functions provided by PHP to accomplish … Read More

How to Improve Your Computer Skills With Computer Books and Ebooks

Are you looking for a computer book to improve your computer programming skills or general IT knowledge?

A distinguishing mark of professionals is that they keep up-to-date with the newest ideas, techniques and developments in their field. If you are a computer professional you should read every computer book and computer eBook which can help you to improve your computer skills.

You can find good Computer Books and eBooks on the Internet. Some of them can be purchased online, whereas other ones are free and can be easily downloaded.

Purchasing Computer Books

There are many online Book stores, which sell Computer Books and Computer Ebooks and the most famous one is surely Amazon. They have search facilities which allow to find what you are looking for in a way that is surely easier and faster than searching in a main street bookstore.

You can select a category from a menu … Read More