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TECH + TODAY’S WORKER:
Upgrading Your Skills
in Every Phase of Life
WILL BEGIN SHORTLY
#NTCwork
LARRY HARRIS, Chief Marketing Officer of PubMatic
@glarrisharris
CARMEN SCHEIDEL, Vice President
of Learning + Development...
TOM KAMBER

CARMEN SCHEIDEL

LARRY HARRIS
“The darlings of the bubblicious tech
boom — Twitter, Facebook, Zynga,
LinkedIn and Google — employ roughly
58,000 people ...
CASE STUDY #1
RECENT GRAD
MATTHEW
• Graduated in 2012 with Business Major
• Former VP of French Club
• Thinks he has a gre...
“For all the traditional talk about a skills gap in
technical and computer skills, 44% of senior
executives cited soft ski...
CASE STUDY #2
MID-CAREER
AMANDA
• Has worked at Time Inc. for 7 years
as a copywriter/editor
• Was an English major
• Worr...
WHERE TO BEGIN?
Skillshare
General Assembly
Flatiron School
DeCode
Udacity
Mediabistro
Code Academy
Coursera
Big Think
Kha...
“Senior Americans aged 65 and older in the
workforce increased from 22% in 2010 to 25%
in 2013.”
— Miami Herald, Nov. 3, 2...
CASE STUDY #3
SENIORS
LESTER
• Back office employee at a bank for
25 years.
• Has extensive administrative and
computer sk...
ZACH LIEBERMAN, FOUNDER
SCHOOL FOR POETIC COMPUTATION
Exploring the intersections of code, design, hardware and
theory — f...
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Tech + Today's Worker: Upgrading Your Skills at Every Stage of Life

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WNYC's New Tech City event at The Greene Space in New York featured experts from Pubmatic, OATS, and Time Inc. who gave insider tips on how to keep your job and stay relevant at work. Learn more by watching the whole show http://bit.ly/1cXa817 or check out newtechcity.org

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  1. 1. TECH + TODAY’S WORKER: Upgrading Your Skills in Every Phase of Life WILL BEGIN SHORTLY #NTCwork
  2. 2. LARRY HARRIS, Chief Marketing Officer of PubMatic @glarrisharris CARMEN SCHEIDEL, Vice President of Learning + Development at Time, Inc. @scheidel TOM KAMBER, founding executive director of Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) @thomaskamber MANOUSH ZOMORODI, host + managing editor of WNYC’s New Tech City @manoushz and @newtechcity #NTCwork
  3. 3. TOM KAMBER CARMEN SCHEIDEL LARRY HARRIS
  4. 4. “The darlings of the bubblicious tech boom — Twitter, Facebook, Zynga, LinkedIn and Google — employ roughly 58,000 people combined; in contrast the old-line tech firm Intel employ 85,000 people, half in the U.S., while ExxonMobil provides livelihoods to 80,000.” — Chicago Tribune, Oct. 11, 2013
  5. 5. CASE STUDY #1 RECENT GRAD MATTHEW • Graduated in 2012 with Business Major • Former VP of French Club • Thinks he has a great startup idea • Working as a temp at Amex but worried about cost of school loans and Williamsburg rent
  6. 6. “For all the traditional talk about a skills gap in technical and computer skills, 44% of senior executives cited soft skills, such as communication, critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration, as the area with the biggest gap.” — Adecco Research, Sept 30, 2013
  7. 7. CASE STUDY #2 MID-CAREER AMANDA • Has worked at Time Inc. for 7 years as a copywriter/editor • Was an English major • Worried about losing job in next round of cuts • Interested in getting new skills but not sure where to get started • Just finished reading Lean In
  8. 8. WHERE TO BEGIN? Skillshare General Assembly Flatiron School DeCode Udacity Mediabistro Code Academy Coursera Big Think Khan Academy Hacker School
  9. 9. “Senior Americans aged 65 and older in the workforce increased from 22% in 2010 to 25% in 2013.” — Miami Herald, Nov. 3, 2013
  10. 10. CASE STUDY #3 SENIORS LESTER • Back office employee at a bank for 25 years. • Has extensive administrative and computer skills, but all specific to former company • Tries finding work by answering online ads • City’s Workforce One Center for training “basically told me to go sit in a rocking chair for the rest of my life.”
  11. 11. ZACH LIEBERMAN, FOUNDER SCHOOL FOR POETIC COMPUTATION Exploring the intersections of code, design, hardware and theory — focusing especially on artistic intervention. It's a 10-week program that’s a powerboost for creativity. OUR MOTTO IS: more poetry, less demo.
  12. 12. Break into groups!
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