Understanding Tech

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What Are the Best Resources for Learning Search Engine Optimization?

Imagine you were interested in finding a cooking seminar, comedy show, or (ahem) marketing course in New York. Assuming you hadn’t been to one before and didn’t have a referral from a friend, you’d probably start with Google. You’d type a query into the search bar and then you’d scan the results for a promising option.

Which would you select? Would you scour the search results through to page 5 or 20? Probably not. Most likely, you’d choose from the first page of search results. (more…)

5 Top Design Companies in Boston

When you are new to the field of web design, it can be challenging to know what companies would be the right fit for you. At Startup Institute, we immerse you in the tech ecosystem from day one of the program, introducing you to our hiring partners to help you build your network and gain exposure to the companies that will be a fit for your career goals—both as a learner and a teammate. (more…)

Meet the 21 Women in Rev Boston’s Second Cohort

This article by alumna Sarah Downey, Principal at Accomplice, originally appeared on Medium. Sarah is living proof of our mission to create great leaders and foster inclusion in the tech community. We couldn’t be more proud of her and Accomplice for bringing attention to great female leaders through the creation of Rev Boston and to the overall importance of recognizing the women who are moving the innovation sector forward. We’re proud to share it on The Whiteboard in celebration of all of the honorees, including our own CMO Dana Córdova. (more…)

3 Entrepreneurs Share Advice for Women in Tech

We all know there is a major gender gap in the labor force at large, but women represent a very small percentage of the tech industry—30%, to be exact. In 2011, the Level Playing Field Institute published a study that revealed women in tech (especially women of color) had more negative work experiences than their male counterparts, which in turn led to high turnover rates and contributed to job dissatisfaction overall. (more…)

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