No, we don’t mean in a clichéd, hacker-sitting-in-a-dark-basement sort of way. That’s so 1998. We hate to break it to you, but if you’ve jumped on Houseparty or Zoom just once in the past six months, you’re a tech person.
If you take pride in tracking and recording your 10,101 steps a day, you’re a tech person. Ordered Uber Eats? Clicked-and-collected from Bunnings? Paid a friend with just their mobile number? Sorry, but you’re just going to have to own up to what you are.
So, why is it when people talk about tech pervading the jobs of the future, we glaze over, freak out or shut down? Is it because we flash forwards to being forced to code, failing miserably, losing our job, not making rent, then selling our organs to androids masquerading as humans in a Bladerunner-esque nightmare? We do love a good bit of catastrophic thinking.
But we’re going to put this to you – it’s not about having to know what sq=lambda n:int(“.join(map(lambda x:str(int(x)**2), list(str(n))))) means. Seriously, put that keyboard away and stop abusing close parentheses. It’s actually about a little bit of learning that will make work (and life) easier down the track.
Tech is like salt. It’s in Everything, Everyone Everywhere Does. And if you’re looking to dish yourself up a new career, you’d best pick courses that are well-seasoned with it.
We’ll be direct. We’re Swinburne University of Technology, because, yes, we excel at IT and engineering, but also because everything we teach has sprinkles and pinches of that all-too-important ingredient for future career fireworks. To make things easy, we’ve put together a ‘best of’ list for your consideration.