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Your definition of accountability is all wrong

By Ron Schindler on April 28, 2015

Most of us have this whole accountability thing all mixed up. We take a look at what it actually means, and why you should work toward changing your perception of the word.

Microsoft Ignite: Get organized with this checklist

By Stacy Warden on April 27, 2015

Are you attending Microsoft Ignite? Here’s a quick list to help you prepare before heading out.

Insider advice on surviving a tech conference

By Stacy Warden on April 24, 2015

Conference season is here and we’re gearing up by gathering insider tips on everything you need to make it through, without turning into an overworked zombie.

Learning to program: 3 lessons to help you get started

By Amelia White on April 23, 2015

Programming for the first time ever can be overwhelming. Here are a few insider tips from someone who’s been there.

Happy Earth Day! Here’s what you should know about recycling your old gadgets

By Stacy Warden on April 22, 2015

When it comes to getting rid of our old gadgets, recycling isn’t always the first option that comes to mind, but it should be. Here are a few things you should know about turning over your used tech.

7 ways tech pros can reduce stress right at their desks

By Stacy Warden on April 17, 2015

April is National Stress Awareness Month, and we’re taking note by finding simple ways to be less stressed at work. Here are seven ways you can unwind while you’re still on the clock.

You can now spend your evenings watching other people code

By Brian Collins on April 15, 2015

We take a look at the latest trend to hit the developer community (hint: you can eat popcorn while you’re doing it).

Heading to Microsoft Ignite? You must do at least one of these things while you’re in Chicago

By Stacy Warden on April 7, 2015

Make sure you leave room in your Ignite schedule for some of these noteworthy Chicago spots.

Managers: Stop trying to control everything and do this instead

By Keith Sparkjoy on March 31, 2015

Giving up command and control in favor of trust and autonomy can be a scary thing, especially if you’re a manager steeped in traditional methods. Here’s why you should do it anyway.

5 toxic workplace habits and how to break them

By Stacy Warden on March 26, 2015

We all have bad habits, but some of these toxic behaviors can cost us our jobs. Here are five that you should break right now.

Why you need to start practicing emotional hygiene

By Keith Sparkjoy on March 23, 2015

Emotional hygiene plays a pivotal role in both our personal and professional lives. Here’s what it is and how you can start practicing it right now.

7 ways developers can make the internet a better place

By Stacy Warden on March 16, 2015

In honor of Freedom of Information Day, we look at seven things developers can do to make the Internet a better place.

9 TED talks you need to see on Digital Learning Day

By Stacy Warden on March 13, 2015

There are plenty of ways to celebrate Digital Learning Day, but perhaps one of the most entertaining is to watch a TED Talk. Here’s a list of our favorites.

More tech trends to watch in 2015

By Stacy Warden on March 9, 2015

Whether you’re an entrepreneur or you’re part of a large organization, these are three tech tech trends you can’t afford to miss this year.

Why your IT team needs to be involved during a merger

By Mary Branscombe on February 20, 2015

Is your company buying another business or, perhaps, being acquired by another organization? To avoid expensive mistakes and lengthy delays, make sure that the IT departments are communicating with each other during this process. Here are a few key things to keep in mind.

Your next tech job could be in one of these unexpected cities

By Stacy Warden on February 18, 2015

Looking to relocate? Here are some unlikely spots becoming tech hubs you should consider.

What to do when you’re stuck in a death march

By Dan Appleman on January 26, 2015

If you’ve ever been part of a death march, you know how absolutely miserable it can be. Here are a few tips to help you survive the next doomed-to-fail project.

Hollywood reality check: “Blackhat”

By Don Jones on January 20, 2015

The new “Blackhat” movie is a little fuzzy on facts, but it serves up one very relevant lesson to anyone in tech. Get a full update on the tech-packed movie here.

8 tech-related Wikipedia pages you must visit at least once

By Stacy Warden on January 15, 2015

In celebration of Wikipedia Day, we’ve rounded up eight tech-related pages you won’t want to miss. From one of the first open-world fantasy video games to a 2,000-year-old analog computer, these fascinating little nuggets will either leave you feeling inspired, puzzled or ready to conquer a really bizarre round of trivia.

How to deal with negative co-workers

By Stacy Warden on January 9, 2015

Negative co-workers can take a serious toll on your productivity. Before you have a breakdown, take heed of these tips to help you keep your cool.