Cloud jobs are growing faster than the talent pool. That’s an opportunity for women coders says Intel

This is exciting, especially this part:

““There’s a huge demand and need for skill users in cloud computing,” says Paul Owen, Executive Director of IC3. The US Department of Labor predicts that by 2020 there will be 1.4 million job openings to lead the transition to a cloud-based Internet economy — and yet at this rate universities are only expected to fill 29 percent of that need…Owen explains that instead of the highly specialized work done by system administrators today, where each individual is responsible for one component of a company’s infrastructure, these new jobs will require workers to be more like jacks-of-all-trades.

“It’s a huge technical and cultural change,” Owen says.”

Not only is this exciting for addressing the gender gap in IT, but also for the cultural change Owen mentions, opening up opportunities for skilled, driven and intelligent talent who haven’t taken a traditional path through school.

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