What Will Get You Hired in 2020

What Will Get You Hired in 2020

August 27, 2020By Peter Surowski

Just when you thought you knew what tech employers were looking for in a job candidate, along came 2020. Now, a deadly virus is on the loose, protests—sometimes riots—have broken out and a reality TV star is president of the U.S. Now here you are, applying for jobs with this going on out your window. … Read More

How Do You Clone a WordPress Website?

How Do You Clone a WordPress Website?

July 29, 2020By Peter Surowski

Don’t ever, ever, evereverevereverever modify the PHP code on a live WordPress website. PHP code is a compiled language, which means that if there’s one syntax error—a missing semicolon, an extra curly bracket, a misspelled word—your site crashes and your visitors see nothing but the dreaded White Screen of Death. via Gfycat (Incidentally, here’s how … Read More

Should My Child Learn Programming?

Should My Child Learn Programming?

July 26, 2020By Peter Surowski

If you’re on this website, you’re probably into programming. And if you, like me, are a programmer with kids, you’ve probably asked yourself, should my child learn programming? I might be biased—OK, I’m definitely extremely biased—but I’m going to give into my urge to give a one-sided, overly enthusiastic yes. Why? Because programming has provided … Read More

What Is the White Screen of Death (WSOD) and How Do I Fix It?

What Is the White Screen of Death (WSOD) and How Do I Fix It?

July 18, 2020By Peter Surowski

We’ve all been there. You’re working on your site—or worse, a client’s site—and you refresh the browser, and there it is: Nothing. A white screen where the site should be. Adrenaline rushes, you start to sweat. You can’t see the site, you can’t access the dashboard. How are you going to fix this?! This is … Read More

Why COVID-19 Will Accelerate the Silicon Valley Exodus

Why COVID-19 Will Accelerate the Silicon Valley Exodus

June 7, 2020By Peter Surowski

When Verious Smith graduated college, he was like many young entry-level software engineers—he planned to get a job in technology and climb the ladder, eventually reaching the Promised Land, Silicon Valley. That was in 2010, and the number of jobs for tech workers in that region was unparalleled in the world. So it was reasonable … Read More

Controversial .org Sale Rejected, World Sighs in Relief

Controversial .org Sale Rejected, World Sighs in Relief

May 16, 2020By Peter Surowski

The nonprofit organization that manages domain names has rejected a proposal to sell the .org top-level domain to a private company, and organizations all over the world that have a .org website breathed a sigh of relief. Ethos Capital, a Pennsylvania-based private equity group, submitted an offer in November to buy the Public Interest Registry … Read More

16 Students to Receive Matching Grants

16 Students to Receive Matching Grants

April 27, 2020By Peter Surowski

You can now enroll in our Remote Learning program for as cheap as… free! WP Code Camp now offers a matching grant for crowd sourcing your tuition. This means, for every dollar you raise, we’ll match it with a dollar. So, if you raise half of your tuition, we’ll pay the other half, and the … Read More

Tech Sector to Weather Economic Storm

Tech Sector to Weather Economic Storm

April 25, 2020By Peter Surowski

Nobody’s denying that the U.S.—and likely the world—are about to feel an economic slowdown. Some are expecting recession or full-blown depression and the unemployment rate to exceed 10 percent. But web and software development—and most of the tech sector—have been growing much faster than the average employment sector for many years. So many in the … Read More