Architecture school is a long haul and we all know it. Whether you get a 5-year professional degree or choose to take on a few years of graduate school (or both), it’s a grueling process. However, most would hopefully agree, it’s worth it for the knowledge you gain throughout those years (not to mention the friendships you form in the close quarters of the studio).
There’s an enormous amount of responsibility that goes along with being a freelance web designer – especially if you’re doing it full-time. Sure, it can seem like a carefree way of life, but the reality is that you’re ultimately responsible for your own success or failure.
I am in good shape for almost every single item on this list! Wow!
Here are the hottest, most in-demand skills around the globe:
- Cloud and Distributed Computing
- Statistical Analysis and Data Mining
- Web Architecture and Development Framework
- Middleware and Integration Software
- User Interface Design
- Network and Information Security
- Mobile Development
- Data Presentation
- SEO/SEM Marketing
- Storage Systems and Management (maybe not one of my strong points but I have my friends and subcontractor specialists to call on for this)
LinkedIn have outlined the most in demand skills for next year.
Here are some easy tips, which I elaborate on later, to improve your performance at almost anything. How you practice makes a big difference. You need to think about feedback loops, deliberate practice, and working in chunks. The mindset between top performers and amateurs is different. Sleep is incredibly important.
I was sitting in a large meditation hall in a converted novitiate in central Massachusetts when I reached into my pocket for my iPhone. A woman in the front of the room gamely held a basket in front of her, beaming beneficently, like a priest with a collection plate.
And a radio interview with Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) about his article…
The constant stream of gossip, photos, videos, updates, tweets, news and information online has been a growing distraction for many people.