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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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Tech for Non Tech

Tech for Non Tech: Automation, No-Code and Community | Slides + Videos

Thank you everyone who joined us last month for our Tech for Non Tech event on Automation, No-Code and Community. We had 4 amazing speakers including Niamh McAuley, Ellie McBride, David Shawe and Fajar Siddiq. Watch the recording of last months event. Slides We currently have slide decks from Ellie McBride and Fajar Siddiq. Davids and Niamh’s will be…

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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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No surprise to us here at Raise Ventures – “Belfast ninth in the top tech cities of the future according to Financial Times – fDi Intelligence.”

This recognition is well placed and the ranking is all the more impressive when you look at the populations of the cities in the top 9 places. Andrew Jenkins, Fintech Envoy for Northern Ireland was quoted to say: “Confirmation that Belfast has been ranked in the inaugural top 10 “Tech Cities of the Future” for…

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