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

October London conference wants to stop child trafficking

child_traffickingThe first-ever Global Online Child Trafficking Conference will take play from October 16-18th in London and the organisers are harnessing social media to put out the word.

Organised by child protection consultancy, touchpoint, and the Counter Human Trafficking Bureau, the three-day event consists of more than 40 webinars delivered by speakers from across the world. Continue reading

Mobilista Rockstars sets sail across three continents

mobilista_rockstarMore than 30 of the world’s foremost writers and experts on mobile will be part of a conference roadshow that runs for three consecutive events in Hong Kong, London and New York.

Taking place from 7-11th October later this year, Mobilista Rockstars will feature keynote-level presentations from each of the 32 specially invited speakers in each two-day event in each city. The event/events are organised by Tomi T Ahonen, ‘the world’s most influential expert in mobile’ in 2012 and Matthew Dawes, the foremost African conference expert.

“The speakers on the tour are the people that I quote in my books. The ones I retweet; the authors I mention in my presentations. I’m looking forward to? Going to all three events and not listening to a single corporate pitch. The presentations are going to be independent perspectives, from true thought-leaders; formed from years of exposure to the expansion of digital and how mobile has swelled within it,” says Ahonen.

For a full list of speakers and details of the event, go to the Mobilista Rockstars website.