A mini bright guide to staying ahead in tech. Our top picks include...
For current affairs
- Fast Company / Technology
- Huffington Post / Technology
- Guardian / Technology
- Wired Magazine
- Computer Weekly
Books for a good read
- Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, by Walter Isaccson
- The Master Switch, by Tim Wu
- Tubes: Behind the Scenes at the Internet, by Andrew Blum
- From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: What You Really Need to Know About the Internet, by John Naughton
- In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works and Shapes Our Lives, by Steven Levy
- The Facebook Effect:The Inside Story of the Company that is Connecting the World, by David Kirkpatrick
- Idea Man: A Memoir by the Co-founder of Microsoft, by Paul Allen
- iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon by Steve Wozniak
- The Lean Start-Up, by Eric Ries
Additional sites to surf
- Women in Technology
- Institute of Analysts and Programmers
- British Interactive Media Association
- British Computer Society
Events to attend
A superb first step is to check out all the latest technology-focused events on our site.
Ed Wray, Google's Geo-spatial technologist and the brains behind Google Maps inspires over 150 Bright Network members at the Bright Network: IT & Software event in 2013 in London.
Bright Network: IT & Software : With a keynote speaker from Google, and networking with firms including BNP Paribas; CHP Consulting; Deutsche Bank; EY; Thales; Metaswitch; Deloitte and Natural Motion this event is your chance to get noticed by leading employers ahead of the competition.
And a few more ideas...
Women in Technology also host regular events, check out their website for more information.
Apply for student membership of The Chartered Institute for IT. Find out more here.
If if we've missed anything, or you have any super tips for graduates aspiring to work in tech, please let us know @brightnetwork #brightadvice and we'll be more than happy to add to it.
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