Women’s participation helps unlock the potential of GIS – EJ Insight

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Geographic information system (GlS) refers to the collection, sorting, analysis and visualization of geospatial data using information technology. This emerging and widely applied science has become a rapidly growing industry. It’s been applied for finding one’s way in daily life, finding the lost elderly, natural disaster relief, 3D city planning, and future unmanned driving. According to the estimation of the US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (DOLETA) in 2010, the growth of different GIS jobs was higher than the average. In 2010, there were nearly 425,000 geospatial professionals employed in the United States, it is expected that almost 150,000 additional positions will be created this year. According to last year’s update, the number of employees in the GIS industry is expected to increase by another 10% by 2028, and the growing trend will continue to prevail.

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鼓勵女生參加「黑客松」 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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被財經雜誌《福布斯》評為最佳公立大學的美國加州大學,校長妮寶烈塔娜(Janet Napolitano)近日撰文為女生抱不平。她指近年雖然更多女生擁有大學學位,但她們的收入卻只等於副學士資格的男生;即使美國早於1963年已為公平薪酬立法,但55年過去,男女薪酬差距以每年半個美仙的龜速改善。依此推斷,兩性要同工同酬,大抵到2059年才可達到!

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Women could be a new force in cybersecurity – ComputerWorld Hong Kong

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The Center for Cyber Safety and Education recently released the Global Information Security Workforce Study 2017, which interviewed nearly 20,000 professionals in the global information security industry from 170 countries. The study points out that there is a serious shortage of manpower in the industry with vacancies reaching 1.8 million by 2022, an increase of over 20% compared with two years ago. 繼續閱讀