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Entries from November 2011

Catching up with Steve Dale: Life at DEMOCentral and New Recruitment Tips

November 22nd, 2011 · Comments

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When we last spoke with Steve Dale, he was on site at the 2011 World Finals in Orlando, Florida.  Now that he’s back at IBM’s DEMOCentral, Steve walks postcast host Amanda Carl through a day in the life of an IBMer and how he’s seen the industry evolve over the past decade.  He also shares fresh insights on what top technology companies are looking for in new recruits.

Check out the ACM-ICPC website for the latest updates on Regionals around the world.  We also love hearing your suggestions for new podcast topics, so give us a shout out on Twitter!

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Let the Battle Begin: Doug Heintzman Kicks Off Regionals 2011

November 11th, 2011 · Comments

Celebrating our fifth year on the web, we’re excited to kick off what we know will be our best season yet.

Today, we dDoug-IBM2011.jpgive into the regionals phase of the competition, which is heating up in almost 90 countries across the globe.  Host Christine Guerrini caught up with podcast favorite Doug Heintzman, Director of Strategy for IBM Software Group and Sponsorship Executive of the ICPC, to relive some of the most exciting moments of World Finals 2011.  New to the ACM ICPC competition?  No problem.  Doug also discusses the competition structure and what teams need to succeed at the regional level.

Check back for more podcasts with all the inside tips and tidbits from contest executives, past World Finals participants, and IT professionals.  You can also brush up on practice problems and follow us on Twitter.

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