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Future Careers

  1. 1. CareersMy Career in 2020 Information Culture November 5, 2012
  2. 2. Section Topics Section One Personal Experience Section Two Technology Industry Predictions Section Three Future of Web Developmenbt Information Culture November 5, 2012
  3. 3. Personal ExperienceCurrently work for ICF International as a “Senior Interactive Developer”. Past &current work has includes:- ColdFusion-based and ASP.NET Data Collection Systems- Content Management System Web Sites- Mobile application development including responsive design- Front-end development using JavaScript, jQuery & Other Front End technologiesCurrently work for the University of Maryland University College as a “AdjunctInstructor”. Past & current work includes:- Instructional design of parts of the undergraduate Digital Media and Web Technologies (DMWT) courses- Online teaching of DMWT and Learning Principles courses Information Culture November 5, 2012
  4. 4. Technology Industry PredictionsFuture of IT Reduced to three kind of JobsAccording to Hiner (2011) from his TechRepublic article, IT jobs in thefuture will be reduced to three categories of Consultant, Project Managerand Developer.http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/hiner/the-future-of-it-will-be-reduced-to-three-kinds-of-jobs/8717“We are entering the decade of the developer”The demand for developers is increasing because everyone wants an appnow — from Target to Allstate to Joe’s Garage down the street. They If developer jobs are going to bestarted with mobile but we should expect this to spread to tablets, around in 2020, what will they lookdesktop widgets, and eventually TVs like?http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/hiner/were-entering-the-decade-of-the-developer/6020The Traditional “IT Department” is Going AwayAccording to Nicholas Carr, “The IT department is dead, and it is a shift toutility computing that will kill this corporate career path.” In his 2003article “Does IT Matter?” he asserted that “ IT investments didnt providecompanies with strategic advantages because when one companyadopted a new technology, its competitors did the same.”As electric utilities became more reliable and offered better economies ofscale, companies stopped running their own electric generators andinstead outsourced that critical function to electric utilities. Information Culture November 5, 2012
  5. 5. The Future of Web Development Augmented Reality Presenting information and data based on our surroundings. Semantic Web “The core idea of the Semantic Web is to create the meta data describing data, which will enable computers to process the meaning of things. Once computers are equipped with semantics, they will be capable of solving complex semantical optimization problems.” Artificial Intelligence “AI has been the dream of computer scientists since 1950 - when Alan Turing introduced the Turing test to test a machines capability to participate in human- like conversation.” Personalization & Localization Customized web applications for personal experiences “iGoogle”. Websites as Web Services Amazon Services, Online Video /Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c6W4CCU9M4 Internet TV Information Culture November 5, 2012
  6. 6. Questions Information Culture September 16, 2012