Technology Detectives | UMBC Industry News

This past weekend, UMBC held a 24-hour tech innovation marathon. Students across the East Coast worked together on new tech ideas, as well as putting their technology detective hats on to do some hacking. In this week’s Industry Roundup we take a look at one technology detective making headway with her timely leaks. We also take a look at climbing the social economic ladder, networking for introverts, and leadership tips.

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Getting the Tech Scoop from a Leak Detective

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A 23 year old engineer is highly-sought after by a few large tech firms wanting to hire her for her technological snooping abilities. This talented engineer relies on reverse engineering to figure out what large tech companies are up to, and she leaks those findings out to the public.

To Blend or Stand Out

Success is one of those things most professionals strive to achieve. But just how much success they go for depends on where they started and what that success might mean to those they leave behind on the economic ladder of their origins. Someone who manages to break free of a low economic upbringing may struggle to find footing in a world that is foreign to them and those they love. They are basically caught between two worlds.

Networking 101 for the Introvert

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To many professionals, extroverts make the best networkers. Think again. In this article, the networking domain gets redefined when experts remind us that introverts have a winning advantage over extroverts when it comes to networking.

The Three Top Rules Leaders Need to Follow


How to go from student to office newbie to leader one day? The old adage that practice makes perfect stands to be true in this context. To be a great leader requires diligence in showing up, rolling up your sleeves, getting your hands dirty, and earning a seat at that top position. Good old fashioned practice is a tried and true way to gain the skills and proficiency necessary to lead.

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