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Gainesville Dev Academy Prepares New Coders For Jobs

Josh Doody, author of “Fearless Salary Negotiation,” talked to the Gainesville Dev Academy students about interviewing. Guest lecturers speak and fill in some of the gaps in the curriculum, such as soft skills that don't include coding, said Dave Stanton of Mobiquity, who has acted as an advisor on what’s being taught at the academy.

Sean Krauth, a professional percussionist who learned programming as a hobby, recently graduated from the Gainesville Dev Academy, a program that teaches software development and code-writing to beginning developers. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment for web developers is predicted to grow 20 percent between 2012 and 2022 - faster than average across all other occupations.

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Food Allergies Among Kids On The Rise

Kye Umstead

Kye Umstead's mother will never forget the night she almost lost her son. It was a night that every allergy mom fears. At Kye's first birthday party he had a allergic reaction to his birthday cake. Kye suffers from food allergies and anaphylaxis, which is becoming a topic more and more parents are learning to combat.

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Pot Back In Political Spotlight In Florida

Robert Wallace, owner of Chestnut Hill Tree Farm spoke to members of the Senate Regulated Industries Committee Wednesday confirming the nursery's ability to meet a February 7 deadline to apply for cultivation authorization. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons Flickr.

A Quinnipiac University poll last month found that nearly 90 percent of Florida voters support allowing adults to use medical marijuana. Numerous other surveys in Florida and across the country consistently show that a majority of voters endorse medical marijuana for sick and dying patients. Voters next November will almost certainly have the chance to decide whether Florida should legalize medical marijuana.

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