When I wrote code in college, I started in C. And in C, a regular concern is memory management: malloc() and free(). The core problem is making sure my program can fit into available memory, and then there are a bunch of ancillary bugs that emerge because of manual memory management.
I work for (and believe in) General Assembly for a reason. The traditional liberal arts education is a wonderful luxury for some, but for many it will be the most expensive vacation of their lives. The world needs a vocational alternative.
Had we not seen IPO volumes fall off of a cliff in the last decade, the Kaufman Foundation estimates that we would have created an estimated 1.9 million new jobs. Even more significantly, Professor Enrico Moretti of UC Berkeley has identified a multiplier effect with technology-related jobs. For every one new technology job, Professor Enrico estimates that five new service sector jobs are created.
To put the job numbers in context, the number of total US employees in 2001 was just shy of 138 million people; 10 years later, that number was only 139 million. Thus, the potential to add a minimum of two million jobs—and potentially more with the multiplier effect—to an otherwise stagnant employment environment is immense."
Ultimately this article looks to return to a fraction based pricing scheme for financial markets which feels like a step backward but is a great synopsis of many of the issues facing IPO markets.
“Netflix, which has 27 million subscribers in the nation and 33 million worldwide, ran the numbers. It already knew that a healthy share had streamed the work of Mr. Fincher, the director of “The Social Network,” from beginning to end. And films featuring Mr. Spacey had always done well, as had the British version of “House of Cards.” With those three circles of interest, Netflix was able to find a Venn diagram intersection that suggested that buying the series would be a very good bet on original programming.”
Even if this isn’t true, it should be. Very cool
This used to be called “using a spreadsheet”.