28 Jul 2019 Smart Ninja
If you look at Canadian universities in computer science courses today, you get a clear picture: the majority of students are male. Only rarely do you meet a woman in computer science lectures. Only one in five computer science students is female. Why is it that almost exclusively men work in IT?
When women stopped programming
In fact, at the universities it did not always look that way. When computer science was first offered as a degree course in the 1980s, half of the students were female. ...
27 Jul 2019 Smart Ninja
There are many different ways to learn programming. The most important, however, is the time and effort you are willing to invest. You wonder if there is a programmer in you too? We have 7 signs for you, which could possibly help you with this question.
1. You are a problem solver
Programming is about solving problems. It requires you to be able to solve problems yourself while taking into account given deadlines and budgets. And how do you know if you like troubleshooting? Well, do you like...
20 Jul 2019 Smart Ninja
Probably the best-known programming language for non-programmers is Java. You may have heard something of C or C ++ before. It would have been synonymous in school or university by starter courses in HTML, this language may have been incorrectly classified as a programming language. But Java has a higher status, because in this language beginner courses were often taught outside of computer science studies.
However, a good indication of which language is needed on the job market and which is th...
02 Jul 2019 Sanjay Jain
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Jerry. I am 30 year old father of two children. I am currently developing one of my own ideas and cycling a lot in the company of my oldest son. I spend my free time playing with kids and learning.
What does your normal working day look like?
My usual working day is quite boring. :) In the morning I take my son to kindergarten, then return home and start working. The afternoon is reserved for various activities with kids. Evenings are divided bet...
17 Jun 2019 Smart Ninja
Apple, Google and many other large companies no longer require employees to hold a university degree.
Both the quality and the importance of university education is becoming less important. According to CNBC, fewer and fewer companies are demanding a university degree, even if this was the norm before. Now everyone is following companies like Apple, Google and IBM.
Of course, this trend is not visible in all industries. No one wants to be operated on by a surgeon who has no university degree i...
21 May 2019 Sanjay Jain
Many believe programming is complicated and it is too hard to do anything with it. Either they have never tried it or have had bad experiences with it, for example in computer classes at school. That's a pity, because the first steps to learning can be very easy and even fun.
We asked Filip, a young web developer, how he learned to code and how to start a career as a developer ...
Who are you and what are you doing?
My name is Filip Potočnik and currently I work as a Junior Developer at Rend...
20 May 2019 Smart Ninja
A web developer, also known as a Web Developer or System Engineer, takes care of the planning and development of software solutions / web applications in companies. In this role they take over the care and maintenance of websites, digital products, etc. A concrete definition of this job description does not exist, because it is constantly evolving and is dependent on continuous innovations in the Internet.
Technical skills of a web developer:
14 May 2019 Sanjay Jain
Employees with IT skills are becoming more and more valuable for every company. Many of the jobs today will be in one way or another affected by technology. Due to automation, by the year 2030 there are an estimated 800 million jobs at risk of being replaced. But fear not, there is still time to adjust. So what can you do today? Learn the IT skills that will be valuable for you and your employer. Here is step by step guide on how to convince your boss to pay for your IT Course.
Step 1: What a...
08 May 2019 Sanjay Jain
Why do we need SmartNinja in Winnipeg?
We see these three main reasons for a coding school in our city:
The world is changing - every job will soon need some level of programming knowledge.
Huge demand for IT people/programmers all around the World! (With lots of open job positions in Winnipeg and Canada)
Helping young people start a new career that can be prosperous, creative and fulfilling.
Why did we decide to bring SmartNinja to Winnipeg?
We realized that there is a huge need for a mor...
08 May 2019 Smart Ninja
This is one of the most common questions that beginners ask. So what do you do (as a beginner) when this question pops into your mind?
You go search on Google, you ask on forums and ask friends and acquaintances who already know how to code.
What answer do you usually get? Each of them proposes their favorite language to start with. Or the one they started with.
This makes you even more confused because you don't get the same answer from everyone. So who’s right?
Answer: Everyone and nobod...