Is the college degree valuable for employment in the future? And what machine will take my job? All this and more with Scott Hartley who says tech can be applied anywhere.

Is the college degree valuable for employment in the future? And what machine will take my job? All this and more with Scott Hartley who says tech can be applied anywhere.

Show Notes

On automation replacing jobs: “It’s a far more sanguine view than I think the headlines would communicate.”  [02:33]

Routine and non-routine tasks; manual and cognitive tasks  [04:44]

What could automation mean for you if you’re not in the tech profession?  [07:51]

On the need for soft skills  [08:43]

How relevant will your college degree be years from now? [11:47]

The importance of building teams that are methodologically diverse  [16:37]

On development methodologies and their applicability  [25:45]

Scott’s book The Fuzzy and the Techie shows how non-techies (“fuzzies”) can participate in the tech world  [29:10]

“Think about how you can apply technology to your industry that you understand because there’s a big, big opportunity and those are exactly the companies that the venture capitalists are looking for.”  [33:57]

What’s next for Scott?  [34:16]

Bonus snippets of information:

cryptocurrency – virtual or digital currency that is used as a medium of exchange

blockchain – a public ledger that contains cryptocurrency transactions

Bitcoin – a type of cryptocurrency

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Quotes

Your education should always be in beta. — Matthew Briber

I think that sort of willingness to continue to learn is far more important than where you went to school or what your degree title is. — Scott Hartley

Engage with your local tech community as well and sort of allow people the space to invest and keep their education in beta. — Scott Hartley

 

Links and Mentions

HLW Episode 40: Interview with Scott Hartley, Part 1

Scott Hartley’s website

David Autor

Daron Acemoglu

Matthew Brimer

General Assembly

Treehouse

Codecademy

Coursera

Bento

Sketch

InVision

Framer

Agile methodology

Lean startup methodology

High Level Wisdom blog

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