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hiring | Jason E. Shao

What’s Jason Up to?

Some people have commented on updates to Facebook & Linked in, so thought I’d author a quick post detailing what I’m up to these days. For anyone who’s wondering, as of January of this year, I am no longer at CampusEAI – I’ve chosen to join ContextWeb, an advertising network/exchange vendor based in NYC, as ...

ContextWeb is Hiring Java Developers in NYC

For people who have heard, I recently started a new position as a developer at ContextWeb. ContextWeb is a targeted/contextual advertising provider and exchange, and recently embarked on a technical re-architecture moving from C# to Java, moving from DBs to Hadoop, running a SCRUM/Agile environment with a bunch of pretty sharp people, free coffee, soft ...

Screening Resumes

We’ve been looking at expanding our development team (contact me if you’re an awesome developer, passionate about what you do, and like people and work) and so I’ve been screening a lot of resumes and CVs recently. If you’re a candidate, keep reading and tell me in your interview you read this. If you’re just ...

Jason’s Employment 2.0

Well the questions are pouring in (mostly due to my tardiness in writing this kind of announcement) and so, without farther ado… ## What Happened? While it still feels a little strange to say it, as of 2 Fridays ago (2/8) I am no longer employed at Rutgers University. Over the last 9 years as ...

Ballmer says Google’s hiring pace is ‘insane’

Ballmer says Google’s hiring pace is ‘insane’ Google also is reliant on a single source of revenue, Ballmer said. The company made almost all of its revenue last year from advertising sales. “They’re still really one business, and it’s a search and advertising business,” he said. Google’s other efforts have been “cute,” he said. I’m ...

Patent Reform Recommended

Wired News: New Study Urges Patent Upgrade bq. As a solution, the council recommended in its report that the patent office and Congress take seven steps to improve the patent system. Those steps include, among other things, hiring new patent examiners, creating a more open system for challenging questionable patents, and rejecting more patents on ...

Unemployment and Offshoring

Say I wanted to build a technology research company from scratch. I would hire all of the principal analysts and core management team (including IT) from US sources. All of the accounting, admin, international sales, research associates, call center sales, editorial support, translation services, report production, and IT services would be hired from offshore sources ...

Google’s IPO

The New Yorker: The Talk of the Town – That, as it happens, is what Google is contemplating. To be sure, the company has made the rounds on Wall Street and auditioned the usual investment banks. But it is also considering a different approach. Instead of hiring an investment bank, Google would effectively let the ...

Nafta and Mobile Factors of Production

NAFTA reality check – However, when Ricardo said that free trade would produce shared gains for all nations, he assumed that the resources used to produce goods — what he called the “factors of production” — would not be easily moved over international borders. Comparative advantage is undermined if the factors of production can relocate ...

NAFTA Effects

A decade later, a tempered vision of NAFTA – Industrial space that was once hotter than a jalapeņo pepper is cooling as companies that flocked to Mexico in the 1990s are looking to China, Honduras, Sri Lanka, and elsewhere for lower wages and better all-around conditions. Overall, the number of jobs in Mexico’s so-called maquiladora ...