July 18, 2018

  • How does Blockchain Impact Privacy?

    Blockchain believers hail the distributed ledger technology as a transformative means to enhance trust and transparency. But how does it impact privacy? Cyber Security Expert and UAT Adjunct Professor Damian Chung empowers his students to develop blockchain solutions for real-world problems. Despite his enthusiasm for blockchain technology, he still preaches caution: “Companies looking to implement blockchain solutions will have to consider how much anonymity and privacy is required so that the proper architecture is designed. The more restrictive the environment, the lower the user adoption rate. Naturally, a permissioned blockchain would have less nodes but contain better privacy. Even in…

  • Tips for Networking Your Way to a Job

    Eighty precent of jobs are not posted online. So how do you find those open jobs and the hiring managers? An over-looked way to network with industry professionals or like-minded individuals is to join a group. Hiring managers specifically look for people who proactively contribute to their community, present at events and mentor others. But the benefits of joining a group go beyond just networking. Groups give you the social life that many people may leave behind due to their commitments to work/family/school.   Story time! The first thing I did when I moved to Arizona was join a group that would provide…

  • Online Schools Help Adults Make Midlife Career Changes

    Changing your career midlife can feel daunting. Living in the age of automation forces people to reskill and retrain, resulting in significant career changes. In fact, according to a McKinsey Global Institute report, approximately 14 percent of the global workforce may need to alter their occupation as automation and digitization transforms careers. To support these transitions, online schools provide a pathway for adults to change and develop new careers. Midlife Career Change Benefits Experts agree that most people who change their careers midlife have success. According to another report published by the American Institute for Economic Research, 82 percent of people…

  • Social media: More than Doggos

    The world has never been as connected as it is right now. You can log on to any social media platform and connect with friends, celebrities, athletes, industry professionals, and even brands (sup, @Wendys?). In 2010, social media played a major role in mobilizing people and igniting mass social movements such as the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street. Recently, Facebook came under heavy scrutiny for its role in the spreading of disinformation in the 2016 US Presidential election. Whether it’s seen as a savior or the bane of people’s existence, social media is so engrained in who we are…

  • Is the Business Plan Dead?

    Every so often journalists proclaim that the business plan is dead. UAT Business Technology Program Champion Dr. Mark Smith agrees that startups need to do more showing than telling, but says that business plans or proposals “are certainly not dead and are used in pretty much every business venture.” What’s different about today’s business plans? According to Dr. Smith, “They just aren’t emphasized as much. But no matter how well the presenter pitches their product, they will still face a scrutinizing vetting process. Business plans help venture capitalists and investors visualize the person’s pitch and help them make sound funding…

How does Blockchain Impact Privacy?

Jul 18, 2018

Blockchain believers hail the distributed ledger technology as a transformative means to enhance trust and transparency. But how does it impact privacy? Cyber Security Expert and UAT Adjunct Professor Damian Chung empowers his students to develop blockchain solutions for real-world problems. Despite his enthusiasm for blockchain technology, he still preaches caution: “Companies looking to implement blockchain solutions will have to consider how much anonymity and privacy is required so that the proper architecture is designed. The more restrictive the environment, the lower the user adoption rate. Naturally, a permissioned blockchain would have less nodes but contain better privacy. Even in…

Tips for Networking Your Way to a Job

Jul 16, 2018

Eighty precent of jobs are not posted online. So how do you find those open jobs and the hiring managers? An over-looked way to network with industry professionals or like-minded individuals is to join a group. Hiring managers specifically look for people who proactively contribute to their community, present at events and mentor others. But the benefits of joining a group go beyond just networking. Groups give you the social life that many people may leave behind due to their commitments to work/family/school.   Story time! The first thing I did when I moved to Arizona was join a group that would provide…

Online Schools Help Adults Make Midlife Career Changes

Jul 13, 2018

Changing your career midlife can feel daunting. Living in the age of automation forces people to reskill and retrain, resulting in significant career changes. In fact, according to a McKinsey Global Institute report, approximately 14 percent of the global workforce may need to alter their occupation as automation and digitization transforms careers. To support these transitions, online schools provide a pathway for adults to change and develop new careers. Midlife Career Change Benefits Experts agree that most people who change their careers midlife have success. According to another report published by the American Institute for Economic Research, 82 percent of people…

Social media: More than Doggos

Jul 11, 2018

The world has never been as connected as it is right now. You can log on to any social media platform and connect with friends, celebrities, athletes, industry professionals, and even brands (sup, @Wendys?). In 2010, social media played a major role in mobilizing people and igniting mass social movements such as the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street. Recently, Facebook came under heavy scrutiny for its role in the spreading of disinformation in the 2016 US Presidential election. Whether it’s seen as a savior or the bane of people’s existence, social media is so engrained in who we are…

Is the Business Plan Dead?

Jul 2, 2018

Every so often journalists proclaim that the business plan is dead. UAT Business Technology Program Champion Dr. Mark Smith agrees that startups need to do more showing than telling, but says that business plans or proposals “are certainly not dead and are used in pretty much every business venture.” What’s different about today’s business plans? According to Dr. Smith, “They just aren’t emphasized as much. But no matter how well the presenter pitches their product, they will still face a scrutinizing vetting process. Business plans help venture capitalists and investors visualize the person’s pitch and help them make sound funding…

Metal 3D Printing for the Masses

Jun 29, 2018

Aerospace manufacturers have been 3D printing interior aircraft parts for decades. With the advent of more affordable metal 3D printing techniques, companies are now beginning to 3D print metal materials for key exterior components. Metal 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, uses lasers to fuse layers of metals or metal powders together. Companies continue to experiment with different materials, but the most popular metals and metal alloys used in metal 3D printing today include aluminum, stainless steel, copper, titanium, cobalt chrome and gold. Metal 3D printing helps companies save time and money by cutting labor-intensive steps such as welding…

The Switch from Canon to Sony

Jun 26, 2018

Photographers at all levels have been geeking out about mirrorless cameras recently. These fancy new cameras do not require a reflex mirror, a key component of DSLR camera. We asked freelance photographer Rick Holladay to dish on his experience switching from his Canon to the new mirrorless Sony camera.   I get quite a few DMs asking me about what cameras and lenses I use. So, I wanted to write a quick review of my current setup and my impressions switching from Canon to Sony. Currently, my setup is: Sony A7iii Sigma Art 35mm f/1.4 Sony E Mount Sony G…