6 Companies That Will Pay You to Hack

by Modis on June 22, 2017

computer security hack unlockedNintendo recently offered a handsome reward to hackers that can find Switch security flaws. Nintendo wants to find security holes before anyone else. This way, the company can prevent pirated copies of Switch games. This is not the first time that Nintendo has offered a hacking reward – the company did so previously with the Nintendo 3DS.

Nintendo uses the Hacker One website to obtain software security information and to pay hackers. The San Francisco-based platform has a roster of more than 800 corporate clients. Many of those clients have paid out thousands to hackers. The site is used by a plethora of companies, including Yahoo, Adobe, Twitter, Dropbox, Nintendo, and others.

Here’s a list of companies paying top-dollar to skilled hackers.

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resolving the skills gap with engineering educationThe engineering skills gap has long been a hot topic across the industry. There have been many different strategies employed to try to attract young people back to the profession.

Businesses need more students to take STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) as the number of jobs needing these core skills are predicted to grow by 17% by 2024.

Drilling even deeper into the skills gaps, there is a particular need for people to qualify in finite element analysis, embedded software engineering and all areas of energy.

A 2014 report from the World Economic Forum’s Matching Skills and Labor Market Needs, recommended that its G20 members develop strategies for “improving the quality of education and training and its responsiveness to labor market needs” and that there should be a “closer integration of education and work.”

How have colleges and institutions responded to this to ensure that students are being taught the skills that will fill the gaps?

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6 Ways to Improve Your Hireability

by Modis on June 15, 2017

job candidate showing hireabilityThe time has come to find a new job. It may be a job seeker’s market, but there are still some tips you can use to make sure you’re the candidate who stands out for the role. Before you start looking at available job opportunities, take these steps to improve your hireability!

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Top Companies Investing in AI Research

by Modis on June 12, 2017

companies investing in AI

At Google I/O 2017, the company was hyper-focused on artificial intelligence (AI). CEO Sundar Pichai told attendees that Google would be re-thinking all of its products with an “AI-First” focus. In other words, Google is looking at the world with AI glasses. While Google is fresh in the minds of I/O attendees, other companies investing in AI research aren’t about to be outdone.

Here are some of the top companies spending time and dollars on all things artificial intelligence.

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You may remember the #MoreWithModis program we introduced earlier this year. We’re proud to announce the full list of #MoreWithModis achievers from the first quarter of 2017! We’ve also asked these top performers to share their best words of wisdom. Congratulations on your achievement!

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augmented reality in auto industryIt takes a lot to create a car commercial. It takes a beautiful location, artistic vision, and hours spent in post production. At the very least, it takes cars. Or does it? Epic Games, The Mill (VFX Studio), and Chevrolet created a short car commercial — without any real cars — that blends gaming technology with augmented reality.

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