Web standards and blogging – important skills for new graduates

I was invited to deliver a talk to the final year Computer Science students in University College Cork yesterday.

The title of my talk was Computer Science Prospects – it was a talk, from the perspective of someone who has been in the industry for a few years now (ahem!), advising prospective graduates on useful skillsets to make themselves more desirable to employers.

I pointed out that with the increasing awareness of web standards, and the advantages they confer, it is vital for graduates to be intimately aware of them and to have demonstrable experience of development using the standards.

I then went on to point out as blogging is now, fast, becoming a mainstream means of corporate customer communication (witness the blogs of Randy Baseler – VP of Marketing for Boeing, General Motor’s Blog, and even the blog of Margot Wallstrom – vice president of the European Commission!), graduates with a knowledge of blogging technologies will be increasingly in demand.

Anyway the talk is available in Powerpoint format here.

2 thoughts on “Web standards and blogging – important skills for new graduates”

  1. Glad you like the notification feature Frank – I thought it was a great idea when I saw it first, so I said I’d try it here.

    Sorry you can’t get the Powerpoint file to open, I have uploaded it again, just in case there was an error 1st time.

    You might want to try it again? Alternatively I have uploaded a .zip version of the file – you can download it here.

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