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Putting "Tech" Back In Tech Hub

Putting "Tech" Back In Tech Hub

Every now and then a new article is published stating "Colombia has an software engineering deficit", and yet the available salaries data doesn't seem to prove this point. We're in the middle of a global technology revolution and only people with the ability to create technological solutions can make this happen. We must restore the cultural and monetary value of technical and scientific knowledge in our nation, and this can only be done by those who posses technical skills.

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Juan Pablo Buriticá

April 14, 2015
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  1. Juan Pablo Buriticá VP of Engineering - ride.com @buritica PUTTING

    TECH HUB BACK IN TECH
  2. COLOMBIA: WHERE ARE ALL THE ENGINEERS?

  3. 2008 http://aprendeenlinea.udea.edu.co/revistas/index.php/ingeso/article/viewFile/7303/6742

  4. 2010 http://www.mineducacion.gov.co/observatorio/1722/article-243384.html

  5. 2011 https://sis-temas.uniandes.edu.co/escasez-de-ingenieros-de-sistemas-en-colombia/

  6. 2013 http://aztlek.org/2013/01/08/una-propuesta-para-afrontar-la-crisis-de-la-carrera-de-ingenieria-de-sistemas/

  7. 2014 http://www.semana.com/tecnologia/articulo/y-donde-estan-los-ingenieros/402945-3

  8. “En Colombia cada vez se estudia menos ingeniería y las

    empresas tendrán que importar talentos. Para 2019, habrá un déficit de 19 mil profesionales.” http://www.semana.com/tecnologia/articulo/y-donde-estan-los-ingenieros/402945-3
  9. “Se estima que en 2012 se graduaron 5.768 profesionales en

    carreras TIC y se espera que para 2018 la cifra baje a 4.805.” http://www.semana.com/tecnologia/articulo/y-donde-estan-los-ingenieros/402945-3
  10. DATA: WHAT DOES IT SAY?

  11. NUMBER OF GRADUATES

  12. 23.335 26.640 55.205 147.718 186.667 315.016 382.146 497.782 1,4% 1,6%

    3,4% 9,0% 11,4% 19,3% 23,4% 30,5% Agronomía, veterinaria y afines Ciencias básicas Bellas artes Ciencias de la salud Ciencias de la educación Ciencias sociales y humanas Ingeniería, arquitectura, urbanismo y afines Economía, administración, contaduría Total graduado por áreas del conocimiento 2001- 2010* * No incluye SENA ING. DE SISTEMAS Y TELEMATICA 108.784 ING. INDUSTRIAL 62.269 ING. ELECTRON. Y DE TELECOM. 44.623 ING. CIVIL 34.689 ARQUITECTU RA;20.317 ING. MECANICA 23.076 ING. AMBIENTAL Y SANITARIA ; 19.845 NG. ELECTRICA 9.650 NG. AGROINDUST RIAL Y ALIMENTOS ; 11.539 OTRAS INGENIERÍAS ; 46.026 http://www.graduadoscolombia.edu.co/html/1732/articles-195072_perfil_2013.pdf
  13. 108,784 SYSTEMS ENGINEERS GRADUATED 2001 - 2010

  14. LABOR OBSERVATORY - MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

  15. LABOR OBSERVATORY - MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

  16. 5,768 < 16,428

  17. GRADUATE STATS - COLOMBIA | 2001 - 2013 UNDERGRAD 135,565

    UNDERGRAD 120,923 UNIVERSITY GRADS 70,980 UNIVERSITY GRADS 113,693 SYSTEMS ENGINEERING 157,143 LAW 205,855 GRADUADOS COLOMBIA - OBSERVATORIO LABORAL
  18. What about salaries?

  19. OBSERVATORIO LABORAL - MIN EDUCACION http://www.fiti.gov.co/Images/Recursos/estudio-de-salarios-y-profesionales-del-sector-de-software-y-ti-de-colombia-2012.pdf

  20. 2012 INCOME OF 2011 GRADUATES http://www.fiti.gov.co/Images/Recursos/estudio-de-salarios-2013-c.pdf

  21. http://www.fiti.gov.co/Images/Recursos/estudio-de-salarios-2013-c.pdf 2013 INCOME BASED ON POSITION

  22. INCOME VS YEARS OF EXPERIENCE http://www.fiti.gov.co/Images/Recursos/estudio-de-salarios-2013-c.pdf

  23. MINISTRY OF EDUCATION - 2013 SALARY STATS PROGRAMA INGRESO TASA

    DE COTIZANTES MAESTRIA EN INGENIERIA DE SISTEMAS Y COMPUTACION $ 4,873,041 83.3 % INGENIERIA DE SISTEMAS E INFORMATICA $ 2,396,723 91.2 % INGENIERIA DE SISTEMAS CON ENFASIS EN SOFTWARE $ 2,031,640 90.4 % INGENIERIA DE SISTEMAS Y COMPUTACION $ 1,770,559 91.7 % INGENIERIA DE SISTEMAS $ 1,599,654 74.3 % TECNICA PROFESIONAL EN INGENIERIA DE SISTEMAS $ 1,131,338 70.1 % http://redes.colombiaaprende.edu.co/ntg/men/Observatorio/index.htm
  24. MINISTRY OF EDUCATION - 2013 SALARY STATS PROGRAMA INGRESO TASA

    DE COTIZANTES MAESTRIA EN DERECHO PENAL Y CRIMINOLOGIA $ 7,978,133 72.7 % ESPECIALIZACION EN DERECHO Y TECNOLOGIAS DE LA INFORMACION $ 6,658,000 60.0 % MAESTRIA EN DERECHO PUBLICO $ 5,792,588 88.1 % DERECHO Y CIENCIAS ADMINISTRATIVAS $ 2,651,187 80.8 % DERECHO Y CIENCIAS SOCIALES $ 2,385,872 79.3 % DERECHO $ 2,213,938 60.1 % http://redes.colombiaaprende.edu.co/ntg/men/Observatorio/index.htm
  25. 8,957 MORE LAWYERS GRADUATED IN 2013

  26. ENGINEERS: IS THERE A DEFICIT?

  27. I DON’T THINK SO

  28. WHAT’S ALL THE FUZZ?

  29. TALENT DEFICIT: BLAME THE INDUSTRY

  30. Why are there no Nuclear Engineers in Colombia?

  31. There are no Nuclear Engineering Jobs

  32. Why can’t software companies hire software engineers?

  33. Simple, no one wants what they offer.

  34. What does our software industry look like?

  35. Colombian enterprise software industry aims to:

  36. replicate someone else’s innovation

  37. provide customer support for someone else’s software products

  38. offer cheap labor to international markets (near-shoring)

  39. None
  40. ship low quality software…

  41. …to government and businesses without know-how on software quality.

  42. Why is this industry so unattractive?

  43. Even with slight salary increases companies are struggling to attract

    talent.
  44. This industry has 2 problems to solve:

  45. They’ve devalued technical abilities

  46. None
  47. None
  48. None
  49. None
  50. None
  51. None
  52. They’ve held back education innovation

  53. so sad :(

  54. I BELIEVE IN TECH WHERE DO I START?

  55. THE LATIN AMERICAN SILICON VALLEY

  56. None
  57. A step in the right direction…

  58. …with one small problem.

  59. Not enough technical founders

  60. The “tech” conversation in Colombia is dominated non technical subjects…

  61. …tropicalized business models, founders, investment, social media, growth hacking.

  62. These are very important…

  63. …but you can’t have a Tech Hub without “Tech”.

  64. “I think you only need two kinds of people to

    create a technology hub: rich people and nerds.” - pg
  65. “They're the limiting reagents in the reaction that produces startups,

    because they're the only ones present when startups get started.” - pg
  66. “Wouldn't it work to have the government invest in the

    nerds? No, it would not. Startup investors are a distinct type of rich people.” - pg
  67. “They tend to have a lot of experience themselves in

    the technology business.” - pg
  68. “This (a) helps them pick the right startups, and (b)

    means they can supply advice and connections as well as money.” - pg
  69. “What nerds like is other nerds. Smart people will go

    wherever other smart people are. And in particular, to great universities.” - pg
  70. “A great university near an attractive town. Is that all

    it takes? That was all it took to make the original Silicon Valley.” - pg
  71. So… nerds and money

  72. We seem to have the money…

  73. …we’re missing all the nerds

  74. Technical founders are the key to great tech startups

  75. Non-technical founders can’t:

  76. understand the complexity of software development.

  77. empathize with the motivation behind technical skill sets.

  78. foresee technical risks or limiting factors.

  79. Great technology doesn't guarantee success…

  80. …but a healthy eng. org. will make the path less

    bumpy.
  81. A great technology organization delivers business value through technological implementations.

  82. Idea + Business talent + Technical talent + $$$

  83. TECH REVOLUTION: AN OPORTUNITY

  84. We missed out on the industrial revolution

  85. Software can transform Latin America

  86. Transportation, logistics, government, finance, health, services.

  87. We need a balanced conversation about tech

  88. Incentives are important

  89. Letting $$$ dominate the conversation makes us vulnerable

  90. YOUR MISSION…

  91. PUT TECH HUB BACK IN TECH

  92. BE TECHNICAL

  93. JOIN OR START A TECH COMPANY

  94. LEARN, EXPERIMENT, FAIL

  95. JOIN OR START ANOTHER TECH COMPANY

  96. LEARN, EXPERIMENT, FAIL

  97. CHANGE THE WORLD (no more photo apps, please)

  98. and maybe make a little $$$

  99. THE END Juan Pablo Buriticá VP of Engineering - ride.com

    @buritica