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Long ago, a generation of youths that fit somewhere between the end of Gen X and the beginning of the millennial were introduced to a revolutionary new way to access music. It was called Napster, and despite operating at a mind-numbingly glacial pace, it was glorious.
Napster all at once exposed us to hip tunes previously held hostage on pricey CDs and the radio, and persuaded us to wait upwards of eight hours for a single download of a song off of Green Day’s “Nimrod” album.
Or, if you were like this writer, Britney Spears’ pop thriller, “Stronger.” Hey, it was a long time ago.
Now, just as Napster faded away with the days of yore, iTunes is also going bye-bye. Obviously Apple has many a new app to replace it, but it’s important to pay respect to the streaming programs that raised us.
And so, dear iTunes, we bid you farewell. It was inexplicably difficult to transition our iTunes music from one Apple device to another but we loved you once, and we shall remember you forever.
Alrighty! Onto the good stuff.
Looking to get into the fintech space without four more years of school? Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania just launched an online fintech specialization program. Anyone can take it, and it might be just the right nudge you need to try your hand in a new sector of tech. Learn more and see what other local universities are spreading knowledge online.
PromptWorks employee Montana Goodman shared her career journey (so far) with Technical.ly and spilled the beans on why the custom software consultancy is a dream for young technologists looking for mentorship and learning. Oh, right, the most important part: PromptWorks is hiring.
In this month’s “On the Market” column, get the downlow on business moves being made and who’s makin’ ‘em. Including four hot jobs for esports coaches. Get in there, sport.
Blast your walk-up music (on iTunes, obvi) and set up to the plate, kids:
- Odessa is on the hunt for a Business Analyst
- Deacom seeks a Business Development Representative
- WizeHive is seeking an Implementation Specialist
- PromptWorks is looking for a Senior UX Designer
- The Annenberg School for Communication at Penn is looking for a Web Designer
- Chariot Solutions is on the prowl for Full Stack React Developers
- Stratis IoT is hiring a Software Engineer
- Elsevier is hiring up on Lead Software Engineers (Java, JS, Microservices)
- Accolade is ready to hire a Sr. Data Engineer (Java, Python, AWS, Spark)
- Drops is hiring a Visual Designer
- Heetch is looking for a Back-End Engineer
- SemanticBits wants to hire a Data Scientist
Thanks for joining us this week!
Here’s hoping Apple comes up with an easy way to save our iTunes tunes before it all changes. If it doesn’t, we propose a very annoying plan where everyone walks to Apple HQ loudly singing the songs they lost, a capella through the streets, until Tim Cook can’t take it anymore.
See you next time. Happy job hunting.-30-
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