Future Readiness: Tech Workforce Trends for Startups and Developers

Panel
Friday, October 11, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Great Hall
Kaplan Hall

Startups are leading the trend to hire internationally. This panel covers the international approach to building a technical workforce for new companies: sometimes, local resources are ideal; other times, they’re hard to find. What are the benefits and challenges of working on an international team?

This panel also discusses the dilemmas this trend creates for developers seeking opportunities locally: in a world without borders, how do local resources remain competitive?

While building Wordeee, Ms. Allen developed a virtual global workforce and worked with developers worldwide. While the objectives of this approach were to increase team flexibility and manage costs, the diversity of thought has been an unexpected added benefit -- but there have been challenges too. 

This panel will be of interest to entrepreneurs who are building tech companies, or who may do so in the future. It’s also for developers seeking international opportunities.

 

Tags 
coders, Workforce Development, talent development, startups

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