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How can we contour the lack of skilled workers

Clóvis Wichoski
April 30, 2020
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According to the Brazilian Association of Startups (Abstartups), around two thousand
companies were founded in early 2019. This movement has been going on for some years
and directly impacts the technology sector, as these new ventures are increasingly seeking
professionals in this field of knowledge.

Among the most requested are those who work with software development, support
analysis, maintenance of help desk equipment, programming and computer engineering. All
of these occupations comprise about 93% of the sector’s hiring in Brazil.

But with so many companies emerging, a new problem appears: too many vacancies for few
killed workers. In early 2019, for example, there were 5,000 vacancies at many of the
national startups — a number that tends to grow more.

The reason is, according to the Brazilian Association of Information and Communication
Technology Companies (Brasscom), that about 70 thousand qualified technology
professionals would be required by 2024 annually.

Meanwhile, companies working with software development are responding to these
predictions in many ways. In this article, we will talk a little more about this scenario, and we
will show creative alternatives found by entrepreneurs.

The software development market

Today, many good programmers are already employed and the demand for more of them
continues to grow dramatically. With this, several companies are seeking some of these
professionals to enrich their teams, generating a snowball in the market that makes it difficult
to retain the talent workers.

In addition, it is increasingly difficult to train, update and recycle software development
professionals. After all, technologies are constantly evolving, requiring new training in a short
period.

So, both employees and enterprises can not grow if they do not invest. And when that
happens, IT managers end up depending on the specific knowledge of each programmer on
the team and still suffer from rework due to the lack of skilled labor.

The end of that snowball directly impacts the final product: the development of software that
becomes a victim of technological developments. This is due to several reasons, such as the
bigger cost and complexity of tasks that are often delivered after the deadline. After all, this
service demands more and more time from low-skilled developers.

Meanwhile, on the other side, many customers suffer not only from the above problems. The
big issue is that several professionals also don't understand functional expectations, something that requires several reworks throughout the project — and more time spent by the team.

DeepCode and Mapperideia as creative solutions

Currently, there are many Low Code solutions that solve these problems, but laborious. After
all, several platforms that work with this methodology require codes to be inserted at the end
of applications. Therefore, the timing between applications and the model is lost and
companies receive proprietary and closed models.

Meanwhile, a new concept called DeepCode is emerging to facilitate software development.
This is more easy because the platforms that use it make their own codes according to what
the programmer develops.

In other words, there is no specific programming language, but a logic that can be
implemented in several of them. In this way, the chosen language becomes supporting
during programming, as the final product can be used later even on Low Code platforms.

This new mechanic speeds up the work, as it drastically reduces repetitions during software
development. After all, all repetitive processes are done by the DeepCode platform, while
the programmer should focus only on making his codes faster, shorter and smarter.

This is used, for example, in Mapperidea, that the professional works with programming
based on mind maps. In it, it is enough to produce the idea in the format of a mind map for
the platform to transform it into programming standards that already exist.

Thus, everyone involved (the company, the team of developers and the customer) can work
together throughout all the process. After all, Mapperidea follows a concept that is simple to
understand and that can be easily viewed by ordinary users.

From this solution, IT managers are able to streamline their processes and reduce
production costs because a programmer can do the entire scope of the project. In addition,
the dependence on specific knowledge also decreases, since the final product of
Mapperidea can be implemented in any programming language.

As a result, all software development became faster and requires very little coding. Thus,
companies are able to minimize technical losses in the team of developers, making them
spend less time on repetitive tasks and gain more time (beginning with mental maps) to
create programming logics that work.

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Clóvis Wichoski

Clóvis Wichoski

CEO Mapperidea
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