Booming coding community offers unique niche, member rewardsWritten by Jacob Melovitch
YoungCoders.com, a new programming community that has amassed 13,000+ unique posts in just over four months, announced today that it has begun a unique contest that remains unmatched by other websites.
The site (http://www.youngcoders.com), which launched in late August, was designed to offer young entrepreneurs and programmers a chance to develop their skills and ask questions in a controlled, youth friendly environment, according to sites owner and founder Frederick Coleman.
In recent weeks, site has featured eight administration sponsored contests, and has given away a grand total of over $250 in prizes.
The new contest, which officially begins January 5th, and ends one month later, will reward active members of community with free hosting and domain names.
"I wanted to give something to community for New Year," said Coleman. "We’ll be giving away hosting and domain names, so hopefully it will get some of our members started in this great industry."
The forum currently caters to youth interested in server-side and client-side programming, software programming, web hosting, graphic design, and computer security.
Newbie Business Building and Information Overload - What Can You do About It?Written by Francisco Aloy
Information overload is something that will happen to all of us at one time or other. Net Newbies, in particular, are prime targets for that terrible affliction. The incredible variety of ads and come-ons assaulting Newbie is frightening just by sheer number!
All marketers want you to sign-up for a seminar or a promotion. Your email inboxes are straining to hold all correspondence telling you that unless you buy this or that system or utility, you'll be left hopelessly behind; heck, you've lost race before it even started!
All above, of course, while you are just fumbling around doing your best to understand basics and snag onto a set of guiding principles. It's enough to make perfectly sane Newbies fling their arms, pull their hair and throw their computer out window! However, is there an antidote, a way to minimize or stop it? Read on and I will show you how to spell relief from your information congestion.
The strongest defense against information overload is a special kind of knowledge. What I'm talking about is type of knowledge that comes from a deep investigation of sound business principles. As you spend weeks and months contemplating setting up your Net business, ask yourself what are basics of business. It doesn't matter if it's a brick and mortar or Net business.
Grab a pen and paper and make a point by point outline of what you consider to be essential business principles. Double check above list against established sources; there might be an item you left out. The list has now become YOUR list; not a list somebody else handed you. Take a look at this article and see if it helps: http://www.newbie-business-guide.com/tested_business_principles.htm
Continue to meditate upon above subject and welcome it onto yourself; have knowledge become a part of you, feel it in your gut! Only a very complete study of basic business principles will set you free from information overload. In your quiet moments, dwell upon it and become one with it.