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Competitive Programming vs. Paid Programming Jobs

Competitive programming is fun, and could be applied in certain scenarios — mostly in large tech companies building compilers, dealing with humongous databases and analytics programs, dabbling into compression techniques, encryption, and the like. The vast majority of companies employing developers build projects solving business problems. It’s a different mindset. In competitive programming, it’s about optimal…

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Steps To Choosing A Topic For Public Speaking At Your School

Figure out the specific topic that you would like to cover. Could be: The value of being loved and supported by your family. Maintaining a healthy relationship with your parents. Family values transferred to school and other extra-curriculum activities. An inspiring story from your childhood that shaped you into a young, reasonable, modest and honorable human being….

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How Useful Is Speaking At WordCamps

I studied Informatics, but we had several Economics classes as well during the first year. My professor was a Deputy Minister of Economic Development – a bright, wise, experienced industry professional who taught us a lot. During the very first lecture, he said: While pursuing a professional degree, you become public personas. Being able to express your…

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WordPress Hosted Blog vs Self-Hosted Website

A WordPress.com blog may get a small boost of readers, but not as many as you’d hope. There are certain feeds and “recommended/related stories” here and there, but a new blog would likely received dozens of views a month, 100–200 at most organically, excluding social promotion or ads. Sure, this may be compared to ~10 views/month with…

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Resources For Learning WordPress

Online Resources For Learning WordPress

Learning WordPress is like “studying the Internet” — there are dozens of job profiles using the platform in different capacities. In terms of covering the basics of the WordPress dashboard or the core feature set (and then some), here are some of the reputable and popular course vendors: WP101 – WordPress Videos. I’ve got a lifetime license…

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How To Turn Website Visitors Into Subscribers

What’s the best way to get your website visitors to subscribe? Freebies are usually the best. An ebook, a checklist, anything that relates to the core topic (even better when tailored to the given piece). Email series, of course, work even better. They combine recurring knowledge with a legitimate reason for readers to share their…

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Do Job Postings With Salary Range Work Better?

We certainly have seen more applications coming in after announcing a salary range for certain roles. This isn’t quite common for most roles out there. There are two specific benefitsto doing this: More applications, as mentioned. Ensuring that the applicants will fit the salary requirements. Sadly, this approach comes with various negatives: Poor brand perception unless the…

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How Do Some People Travel Without Ever Working?

Mostly, false perceptions and misguiding social accounts that showcase a life of “rainbows and unicorns” don’t exist. You’ll be surprised to realize how many fake influencers there are. In fact, there are some who rent small studios for an hour just to take a couple of selfies, hijack dinners with celebrities, master Photoshop, you name…

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Major Fears That Keep People From Starting Own Business

What are the major fears that can keep people in their jobs when they really want to start own business? Every single person who had ever started a business knows all the grind it comes with. You work 80–100 hours a week for years to come, and becoming profitable may take 6–12 months, if not…

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