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Want Better Tech Employees? Give Students More Data, Educators Say

San Antonio—Developers, analysts, and data scientists: Every tech company needs them, particularly in hot areas like cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. The U.S. Department of Labor projects that computer and IT jobs would grow 13 percent by 2026 from 2016, which is faster than the average of all occupations. Even though there’s demand for workers, educators […]

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Iron Yard, Coding School With Three Texas Campuses, Shuts Down

The Iron Yard coding school, which has campuses in Dallas, Houston, and Austin, TX, announced Thursday that it is shutting down operations. In a blog post on the school’s website, communications director Lelia King wrote that “the Iron Yard has made the difficult decision to cease operations at all campuses after teaching out remaining summer […]

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With Rackspace Layoffs, Eyes Turn to Rising San Antonio Tech Economy

San Antonio—There’s never a good time to be laid off. But maybe some times are better than others? Rackspace is cutting about 270 jobs in the U.S.—some 6 percent of its 4,500-person workforce—the company’s CEO Taylor Rhodes announced yesterday, almost five months after it was acquired by private equity firms for $4.3 billion. The layoffs […]

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RealCo Accelerator Opens in San Antonio for Internet Tech Startups

San Antonio—There is a new startup accelerator in San Antonio that provides early stage funding, mentorship, and more for business-to-business Internet tech companies. RealCo’s accelerator program lasts up to 15 months and offers startups as much as $125,000 in early operating capital for a small equity stake in return. The accelerator is led by partners […]

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This Old Coffee Factory in San Antonio Might Upend Manufacturing

San Antonio—There’s an industrial factory about two miles southeast of downtown San Antonio that was built for a coffee company but, sometime after the 1970s, it became home to an HVAC business. That was lucky, the factory’s current owner says, because there’s at least one room in the 26,000-square-foot complex with air conditioning. That’s the […]

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San Antonio Software Event Combines Pizza, Learning, and Networking

San Antonio—For anyone considering learning how to write code for software, it can feel as intimidating as diving into a foreign language. That’s partly why David Daeschler, a San Antonio entrepreneur, started an event series called Dinner and Code. He wanted to offer free lessons to people who were interested in learning computer programming, but […]

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San Antonio Tech Academy Creates Cybersecurity Course for Veterans

San Antonio—A technical career school affiliated with Rackspace is announcing a new training program focused on cybersecurity, a move that comes as more companies around the nation are seeking workers with highly technical training, especially in Internet security. The Rackspace Open Cloud Academy is starting a 12-week course on cybersecurity for job-seeking veterans with experience […]

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As Rackspace Sells to Apollo for $4.3B, Locals and Cloud Feel Impact

San Antonio—Even though it now has more than $2 billion in annual revenue, Rackspace is a company whose roots are in the nimble startup world. That’s epitomized by a decision in the late 1990s, when the company’s co-founders—Richard Yoo, Dirk Elmendorf, and Pat Condon—transitioned the business from being an Internet service provider and app developer […]

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With Linux for Ladies, Rackspace Aims to Bring More Women to IT

San Antonio—The tech industry is notorious for its boys’ club history, problems with misogyny, and gaps in pay equality between men and women. In San Antonio, cloud computing giant Rackspace is leading one effort to help turn around the persistent gender problem in tech. Three years ago, Rackspace opened a technical career school called Rackspace […]

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General Assembly Brings Tech Training Event to San Antonio Saturday

San Antonio—General Assembly and San Antonio co-working space Geekdom are hosting a day of free tech workshops and training in San Antonio this weekend. The event is being held Saturday at the Geekdom Event Centre starting at 2 p.m. and is open to the public, though the hosts are asking for online RSVPs here. The […]

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