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Tuesday, March 17 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
The Tech Talent Shortage: Problems and Solutions

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It’s no secret that there aren’t enough programmers, designers, or other technology experts to meet the rising demand. As the world grows more connected -- sparking cross-pollination and accelerating idea-generation -- and the marketplace for funding becomes more streamlined -- thanks to plummeting capital requirements and the rise of accelerators -- talent has become the new bottleneck for society’s technological evolution.
We simply don't have enough qualified people to build new technology and maintain existing technology. How bad is it? And how are we going to solve it?
10x Management brings the model of a Hollywood talent agency to Silicon Valley. Instead of movie stars, 10x represents top-notch freelance programmers and tech consultants, including core open source contributors and creators of mobile apps with millions of downloads. In this talk, 10x cofounder Altay Guvench will discuss the rapidly-changing marketplace for talent and the future of work.

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Altay Guvench

Founder, 10x Management
Altay Guvench studied monkeys and neurobiology at Harvard, made holograms and submarine antennas at MIT, toured as the opener for the Indigo Girls, is a two-time alum of Y Combinator, and has built full-stack Rails apps as a technical advisor for clients ranging from the World Bank... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
JW Marriott Room 408-409 110 E 2nd St