Christina Tynan-Wood

The scandals of IT: Tech's year-long bumpy ride

What does a data scientist do? 7 of these in-demand professionals offer their insights

What does a data scientist do? 7 of these in-demand professionals offer their insights

We catch up with some of the rare unicorns who fill this role to learn about the job and the skills and education that got them there.

Developers who work from spectacular locations

Check out the incredible locations where many developers are fortunate enough to work

Drop out of college; earn a six-figure salary coding

A four year degree isn't the only path to a great development job -- if you have the coding chops

Made some mistakes? Don't let them limit your options

But I have heard the phrase, “If I’d stayed in school…” voiced so often in the last few days that I can no longer ignore it. It makes me want to and shout, “Stop making excuses! Regret is useless unless you learn from it!”

Gaming can lead to an IT career

“How many hours of your life have you wasted playing video games?” This question, often issued from the mouths of frustrated (non-gaming) parents, teachers, and guidance counselors, this question was meant to make you feel as if the...

Business liaison: A role that combines technical know-how and the conversation chops to translate it

Companies must get their smart people off the keyboard and focused on strategy. Those techies who can talk to the business will be in demand.

By the numbers: Detroit offers a bright future for technology professionals

A recent report reveals a promising tech bubble in Detroit and surrounding areas.

How to be the geek they keep

Never underestimate the importance of getting along with people, plus other tips for getting and keeping a job you love.

First, be a FIRST mentor and create a future engineer

You can probably point to a person, event, class, or after-school program that helped you find your way into your work. How cool would it be to know that a bunch of successful scientists, engineers, or IT people will point to you as...

Play is a necessary part of work and creativity, but don't forget the funny

I am a fan of workplace jokes. Some of my fondest workplace memories are of teams pulling together to pull off an elaborate prank. I have forgotten many of the projects I've worked on and some of the people I've worked with. But I...

Your brain must disconnect from the information feed to thrive

The human brain is a complicated beast. And if you want it to think creatively, you have to get out of its way. There is a great scene in Mad Men when Roger Sterling walks into Don Draper’s office and finds him doing absolutely...

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