Seize The Moment and Your Opportunity

The older we get, the more conscious we become that we can’t get our time back. Given that, we’re always curious as to why too many of the potential candidates we contact shy away from opportunities because they seem too “risky.” Most of these opportunities have a very small window of opportunity. You owe it to yourself to at least work at one startup, so when you’re looking back at the end of your career, there are no regrets. The …

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Client Successes This Week

It has been an exciting week for our clients! From IPOs to new rounds of investments, here are some highlights from this week’s news: Airbnb closed a $500 millon round of funding this week, valuing the company at $10 billion. Zoosk, the online dating network, has filed for an initial public offeringand aims to raise $100 million. RelateIQ, a relationship management software start-up, has raised $40 million at a valuation of $245 million. ClearStory Data raises $21 million in Series …

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Out of the Incubator: Spitfire Athlete

Here at Riviera, supporting the tech community is high on our list of priorities, because we want to make sure that innovation in technology doesn’t slow down. We started our Entrepreneurs In Residence program because we know that in order to innovate, people need a space conducive to getting stuff done. The latest to take advantage of this space are Erin Parker and Nidhi Kulkarni, the dynamic ladies behind the recently-launched Spitfire Athlete, which was just written up in TechCrunch. …

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Announcing The Odin Project

Announcing The Odin Project: Free Online Education For Aspiring Developers Built by Students, for Students Now in Beta, The Odin Project provides the 1,000 hours of coding training needed to go from zero to employable in web development  San Francisco, Calif. (March 25, 2014) – The Odin Project, an open source website dedicated to providing free online training for beginner level web developers, is launching in beta today. The move opens up the courses to a broader group of students, …

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High School Hacks Proves Coders Come In All Ages

Last weekend, high schoolers from all over the west coast descended on PayPal headquarters in San Jose, California to compete in HSHacks. The 24-hour hackathon was founded and organized by local students, and many professional developers and designers were onsite to offer one-on-one mentoring and guidance. All told, the attendees created more than 150 programs and hacks. “A lot of the students were first-time hackers,” said Alaina Percival, Head of Developer Outreach at Riviera Partners, “and the projects were truly …

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InformationWeek – Hadoop Jobs: 8 Resume Do’s And Don’ts

In a followup article published in InformationWeek regarding jobs in tech leveraging Hadoop, Darin Matuzic shares a few best practices when assessing Hadoop talent. Darin provides some common turn-ons and turn-offs for recruiters and employers when looking at resumes for Hadoop gigs and other big data positions. (InformationWeek) Hadoop Jobs: 8 Resume Do’s And Don’ts Here’s what hiring managers look for when vetting resumes for Hadoop-related positions — and what prompts them to hit the delete button. If writing your resume feels like …

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InformationWeek – Hadoop Jobs: 6 Recruiter Tips

In a recent article published in InformationWeek, Team Lead Matt Andrieux shares his perspective on the recent buzz around the growing need to savvy engineers familiar with Hadoop. Matt lays out 6 specific tips to help those on the hunt stay connected with the latest opportunities and happenings within the Hadoop community. (InformationWeek) Hadoop Jobs: 6 Recruiter Tips Tech recruiter shares insights and advice for IT pros with Hadoop skills looking to land a new gig. When you’re hot, you’re hot, …

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Imagine K12 Fireside Chat

Recently, Riviera Partners team members, Michael Ellison and Joseph Yeh, along with ClassDojo Co-Founder Sam Chaudhary and Remind101 Co-Founder Brett Kopf, spoke about their experiences helping grow startup teams from two to twenty people. Imagine K12 Founder and Partner Tim Brady, who was Yahoo!’s first employee, served as moderator of the Imagine K12 fireside chat. Both Riviera team members have a shared passion for, and experience with making an impact on education for many years, through different approaches. Michael had …

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Tech Community Workshop: Job Search for Engineers

Embarking on or in the middle of your job search for an engineering role? Riviera’s own Wendy Hays is offering a free weekly workshop that can help. Job Search for Engineers takes the mystery out of the job search and interview process, helping tech professionals feel confident as they look for work. So if you’re nervous about interviewing or need to polish up your resume, look no further. At the workshops, Wendy teaches engineers how to verbalize their skills, values …

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A Look Back at Recruiting in Q4

Q4 was the perfect ending to cap off the whirlwind of a year that 2013 embodied – lots of new clients, placement, and events! In this issue, Chief Operating Officer John Simonelli looks future-state and makes a few predictions for the year to come regarding recruiting and the market outlook. We also share some of the latest and greatest happenings from our firm (recent announcements, useful data, program updates) as we press on into the newly blossoming 2014. Read our …

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