DiceTV: Do You Need Certifications? Think You Know UI?

No one can say that tech people aren’t engaged. Even when there’s a party going on – in this case, Diggnation’s fifth anniversary do last Friday night in San Francisco – and there’s beer involved – which there was – you can get them to talk about jobs. Which is exactly what David Spark did for us. Here’s two of the conversations he had. More coming tomorrow.

Yes, Dice was a sponsor. And, no, I didn’t get to go.

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Young and eager to expand his career in tech, Cory Hill (@cory3640) drove 1,000 miles from Northern Idaho just to come to the party. David caught up with him in line at the party. He was eager for some direction on how to get a job into tech. Standing next to him, Ally Weiss, of the tech PR firm OutCast Communications, provided some advice.

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Then David spoke with Lun Esex, a director of product management who’s interviewed a lot of UI designers and developers for many a dot-com. Esex reveals one of his questions (with the answer) that separates those designers who really know about user interface from those designers who just think they know.

By the way, Dice is running a contest: Go to our Facebook page and give us your answer to “You know it’s time for a new job when…” You could win an iPad. But get your answer in by July 9, 2010.

See more videos from the party here,
and here.

— Mark Feffer