Hey, CTOs… how about speaking plain English?

CTO_EnglishDuring my years in agency-land I’ve met and worked with a number of CTOs as an agency and as a client). Most have bored the shit out of me, they weren’t actually boring, they simply spoke Geek (Greek would’ve been easier).

But when I was at Wunderman London I met Gregory Roekens, CTO at AMV BBDO. He changed my view on what an inspiring, engaging asset a plain-speaking CTO can be to an agency and how if they speak in ‘our’ language it makes life waaaaay less boring. Continue reading

Through Hired tech talent can ‘auction’ themselves for jobs

hired.comUS startup Hired launches its service in New York tomorrow where tech talent such as developers, engineers and data scientists can find jobs at tech companies by ‘auctioning’ themselves.

Tech companies bid on these people and have to be upfront about salary, equity options and signing bonus. Hired comes to NYC after launching in Silicon Valley; according to the company, there are more than 5,000 unfulfilled tech jobs in NYC. Continue reading

PRODUCT REVIEW: Impact Snap Case for Macbook Air

tech21Whether it’s a Palo Alto cafe or a pop-up restaurant in Shoreditch, the use of Macbooks is ubiquitous and it is a badge of tech honour to be seen with one (naturally I have one myself).

So, the idea of wrapping aforesaid Macbook in a black cover seems like anathema to any visible hipster, but style over substance means nothing if that expensive bit of kit is dropped and broken. Continue reading