New top story on Hacker News: Ask HN: Is Georgia Tech’s Online Master in CS Worth It?

Ask HN: Is Georgia Tech’s Online Master in CS Worth It?
3 by soneca | 0 comments on Hacker News.
I would like to know if HN thinks it is worth to go through Georgia Tech’s Online Master of Science in Computer Science. http://ift.tt/2dqYKGs It is basically an online program of academic education in CS planned to be taken while working, costing around USD7,000 to complete. My context: I am brazilian, living in Brazil, 37 yo, graduated in Economics and just recently made the career transition to become a developer. I basically studied more practical things about software development (web, mostly javascript) through free content available online. I am already working as a frontend web developer. I believe this program is a good complementary source of knowledge to become a better software developer. I assume the more theoretical academic approach would benefit me as a complement to my more hands-on learning I had [...]  read more

New top story on Hacker News: Ask HN: Does anyone use online standup tools?

Ask HN: Does anyone use online standup tools?
2 by priitmaxx | 0 comments on Hacker News.
Was curious if anyone had experience/thoughts on online standup tools. I am debating if I should move our team from a typical standup to an online one. I see benefits being, people put more thought into the standup report. Sometimes I see engineers showing up to the standup and having to remember and plan on the go.