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Google's Forrest Brazeal on gen AI and the tech talent gap

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Forrest Brazeal, Google's head of developer media, discusses the ongoing tech talent shortage, how to address it, and how companies can use gen AI to help new talent learn the process of software development.

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Google’s head of developer media discusses the tech talent shortage and how AI can help

In this episode, Forrest Brazeal, Google Cloud's head of developer media, talks with David Linthicum about why there’s an increasing talent shortage, how to address it, and how generative AI can be used as a tool to solve the problem. In Brazeal’s view, companies should use generative AI not to generate code that might not end up working, but to help new talent learn the process of software development on the job.


We’re going to need 40 million more cloud engineers in the industry by the end of this decade.

Forrest Brazeal is head of developer media at Google Cloud. He makes complex technical topics more accessible. His initiative, the Cloud Resume Challenge, has helped thousands of nontraditional learners build a career in tech.


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