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People wearing virtual reality headgear What’s Next for Virtual Reality?

When most of us think of virtual reality, what comes to mind is fitting on a headset to experience a computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional environment. However, the recent TED conference had a different “shared immersive reality” experience that doesn’t require headgear. Here's what's new with VR tech.

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Groups of people networking at a conference Learning to Network: Fake It till You Make It

Failure is part of learning; we have to do things we are not good at in order to become better at them. To learn networking, we have to take the risk of failing and do what we fear. This means taking small steps to open up, asking questions, and listening—and even pretending to be interested until you really are!

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Scrum team member taking a card from the product backlog The Difference between Priority and Order in Your Agile Work

The Scrum Guide talks about an ordered backlog, not a prioritized one. While order and priority are related, they are not the same, and understanding the difference and why people focus on one over the other can help your team be more effective at delivering business value.

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Unapproachable man scowling at his computer Are You Unintentionally Unapproachable?

Could you be giving off an air of unapproachableness without meaning to? Is it possible that you exhibit some unapproachable behaviors that are so subtle you’re not even aware of them? Think about whether you have any of the following habits that could give your coworkers the impression that you are unapproachable.

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Nathen Harvey Experimenting Your Way to DevOps Success: A Slack Takeover with Nathen Harvey

Thought leaders from the software community are taking over the TechWell Hub for a day to answer questions and engage in conversations. Nathen Harvey, a cloud developer advocate at Google, hosted this Slack takeover and discussed all things DevOps: what it means, getting your team on board, and measuring your success.

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Person with writer's block holding a pen over a blank piece of paper Unblocking Writer’s Block

Being unable to think of what to write can happen to anyone. Maybe your assignment is to contribute a blog post for the company website, draft a white paper, or produce design documents or other materials. What do you do? Here are some helpful suggestions for unblocking writer's block and getting started.

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Evangelist holding up a light bulb What It Means to Be an Evangelist for Quality

The role of evangelist is often not very well known—or even if it is, it is not well understood in terms of its differentiation from closely associated functions, such as sales and marketing. But when understood and implemented well, it is a very powerful role. What does evangelism mean in terms of software quality?

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Two people shaking hands after earning a promotion 3 Tips for Moving Up the Testing Leadership Ladder

Moving up the career ladder often means more money, more fun, and more impact. But it's not a good idea to sit around and just hope it will happen. There's a lot you can do to speed up the process and earn a well-deserved promotion. Jason Arbon shares three tips he has for moving up the testing leadership ladder.

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