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Tech is Looking Strong in Boston in 2018

January 8, 2018

The Tech industry is as strong as ever here in Boston, and in the state of Massachusetts in general, with 1 out of 14 jobs in a tech occupation. And things are looking up in the tech job market, with many companies on a growth track as the year kicks off, which is clear by browsing the various job sites such as LinkedIn Jobs, Indeed, Dice, and Glassdoor. Hiring is up for many local startups as well as established tech companies. Boston is very much the Silicon Valley of the East these days, and many opportunities are available for college grads, mid career folks, and senior leadership and executive positions. Check out the few recent stories below for a sense of the environment. And if you have any news or info to add, feel free to send it to info@mcgroder.co and it will be shared here.

The State of the Tech Industry in Massachusetts - November 17, 2017
Boston Startups and Tech Companies Hiring in January - January 3, 2018
Global ed tech firm Cengage to move Boston HQ, hire 100 - January 4, 2018

More Than Half of Americans Didn't Get Raises

November 22, 2017

More than half of Americans didn’t get a raise in the past year, according to a survey by financial services company Bankrate. Those with higher levels of education and salaries (more than $75,000 per year) were more likely to see an increase, while older workers were some of the least likely. 64% of workers over the age of 53 didn’t receive a raise compared to 47% of younger workers. Annual wage growth continues at a modest 2.5% despite a strong economy and tightening labor market. Share your thoughts on LinkedIn: #PayRaises

I/ITSEC 2015 A Success

December 2015

In early December 2015, the annual Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) again descended upon central Florida, along with exhibitors from DoD and Industry. The world's largest Modeling, Simulation, & Training conference, I/ITSEC attracted over 14,000 total attendees this year, for the 3rd year in a row. One of the highlights of this year's conference was "Operation: Blended Warrior", a "Live" Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) Network on the show floor for showcasing M&S capabilities. This is anticipated to be the first of a multi-year annual LVC Special Event at I/ITSEC. Read about other highlights from this year's conference at the website IITSEC.org.


I/ITSEC 2015

Sep 23, 2015

In the spirit of the autumn equinox today, here is a reminder of a big late autumn event that is approaching, and will be here before we know it. In just over two months from now, attendees of the annual Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) will yet again descend upon central Florida, along with exhibitors from DoD and Industry. The world's largest Modeling, Simulation, & Training conference, I/ITSEC attracted about 14,000 total attendees to each of the last two years events. Previous exhibits have included displays and demonstrations of: Computer-Based 3D Graphics, Flight Simulators, LVC Simulation Demos, Convoy Trainers, Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) ELearning Technology, Advanced Distributed Learning, Aerospace, Communications, Public Safety and many more. Being introduced this year is the establishment of a Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) Network on the show floor for showcasing M&S capabilities. This is anticipated to be the first of a multi-year annual LVC Special Event at I/ITSEC. Read more about this year's conference, which runs from Nov 30 to Dec 4, at the conference website IITSEC.org.


Are You Creative?

Aug 10, 2015

This is an inspiring article that claims that we are all creative, we just may not tap into it enough, or we assume incorrectly that we are not the creative type. It's worth the read. Read more in this LinkedIn Pulse article...


IEEE CG&A Special Issue on Computer Graphics for Defense Applications

Aug 8, 2015

The IEEE Computer Computer Graphics & Animation magazine is going to present a special issue on Computer Graphics for Defense Applications. Read about what to expect in this issue, which promises to include a wide range of defense computer graphics topics, from theory to applications, as well as guidelines for submitting articels for the November/December 2016 publication. Read more in this post on LinkedIn Pulse...


Online Scenario for Homeland Security Degree Program

Oct 28, 2014

A web-based scenario was designed and developed for the Homeland Security Online Bachelor Degree Program at Medaille College in Buffalo, NY. Students in the capstone course ran the scenario in real-time over five weeks to complete their degree, which featured storm emergency response, terrorist, hazmat, and rail accident events that required team role-playing and response actions.

Two news stories were done about this project.

A story broadcast by WGRZ TV - Jan 27, 2014

 

An article in Buffalo Business First - Oct 27, 2014




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