Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • November 4, 2019

    Julius Clark Sr., a former member of the Creating IT Futures board of directors and mentor to other technologists, dies at 51

    Julius Clark Sr., a gifted cybersecurity technologist who served on the Creating IT Futures board of directors and invested countless hours mentoring other aspiring tech professionals, has died at the age of 51.
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  • October 31, 2019

    Cybersecurity Bootcamps Bridge the Confidence Gap for Women

    Our field correspondent Michelle Lange reports from the Women in Tech Summit (WITS) in Denver that technology bootcamps can help launch careers in cybersecurity for workers transitioning from nontechnical jobs, especially women feeling a tech skills confidence gap.
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  • October 30, 2019

    Why the U.S. cybersecurity talent gap threatens national security on 2 fronts

    Randi Parker, senior director, partner engagement, for Creating IT Futures explains why a senior official in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) called our nation’s cybersecurity talent gap a leading “national security risk” in this post excerpted from a recent episode of our Technologist Talk with Charles Eaton podcast
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  • October 28, 2019

    Anderson Lee maps the Chicagoland tech ecosystem for students

    Two years of research into Chicagoland’s tech ecosystem taught Anderson Lee a lot about its strengths and weaknesses. Now he’s leveraging that knowledge to help people under-represented in tech find a foothold and move up the career ladder.
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  • October 25, 2019

    Why today’s teens should know what being a “technologist” really means

    In this Podcast Flashback from Technologist Talk Radio, CompTIA CEO Todd Thibodeaux brings clarity to the term “technologist” and explains how understanding this role in business can help teens envision future careers.
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  • October 25, 2019

    Tech industry employer, Atomic Data, finds well-prepared professionals in IT-Ready grads

    When hiring managers at Atomic Data interview candidates for vacant positions, the softer professional skills the candidates possess often are just as important as technical knowledge. That’s why Atomic Data has hired 9 graduates from our IT-Ready Technical Support program — because they come to work already knowing the day-to-day expectations of a tech professional.
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