Author Archives: Matt @ Raise

Recruitment! We have a problem.

This tweet highlight a problem with recruitment. What's the difference between ❌ "Python skills are essential" and ✅ "experience with Python is a benefit, but there is also room to improve your programming skills" in a student job add? 60% increase in qualified applicants and ~30% vs. ~5% female applicants. -> — Dr. Victoria Grinberg…

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Challenge those sacred cows in your organisation

Sifted.eu writes: A European rival to workplace messaging app Slack called Element has won the world’s largest-ever single contract for a collaborative software service, supplying half a million licences to help communication in the German education system. The win points to the growing concern about privacy in communications around the world. At Raise, we use…

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New SBRI for Flood Defences shows the world keeps turning

@deptinfra launches #SBRI challenge with £130K available for #emergingtechnologies solutions for remote monitoring of flood defences across Northern Ireland. Briefing 10th July https://t.co/1uiGa0tzPU @digicatapult @digicatni @innovateuk @matrix_ni @economy_ni @AI_NI @IoTBelfast pic.twitter.com/Ix5qcUaoAo — Sue McGuire (@sue_mcguire) July 1, 2020 SBRI represents an easy way for SMEs to get involved in widespread infrastructure and technology projects. My…

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