Isn’t there a recession?….

According to the news there seems to be a recession going on, economic instability, high unemployment and all that. Somehow that is very hard to see from within the tech/startup community. Most every strong developer and data scientist I know is happily employed and competent undergards are entertaining offers 6 months before graduation. Starups are raising capital and data science is seeing more and more funding – for a big example, Mu Sigma a data analytics firm just raised $108 million, see here. The data scientists I have tried to recruit for Sailthru all have great jobs and multiple others waiting for them if the need arises. As a matter of fact the company has been desperately trying to seek out an experienced sys. admin., so if you are reading of this and know someone out there do let me know. Apparently, the recession has decided to skip the tech industry…

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