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Building A Nearshore Tech Team Through The BOT Model

Co-founder and CMO at CodersLink, a technology solutions agency helping companies find and build elite IT nearshore teams in LATAM.

Nearshore tech teams are often regarded as one of the ways large companies bolster their IT department productivity. In reality, companies from all sizes are able to tap into the advantages of this type of outsourcing. If you’re unclear about the different types of outsourcing, you can familiarize yourself with its most common variations. 

The implications of building a nearshore team stop a lot of C-levels, managers or founders in their tracks as they explore this option to expand their access to specialized talent, reduce labor and hiring costs and manage their growth demands. A key to successful and scalable nearshoring is using the build-operate-transfer (BOT) model to establish and bring a team up to operating capacity. 

Through my experience in building multiple tech teams through the BOT

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Meghan Duggan, captain of the Olympic-winning US women’s hockey team, will retire

Meghan Duggan, a captain on the US women’s hockey team that captured gold in the 2018 Olympics, is retiring.



a person wearing a helmet: USA's Meghan Duggan looks on in the women's preliminary round ice hockey match between the US and Canada during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Kwandong Hockey Centre in Gangneung on February 15, 2018.  / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski    (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)


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USA’s Meghan Duggan looks on in the women’s preliminary round ice hockey match between the US and Canada during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Kwandong Hockey Centre in Gangneung on February 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Duggan spent 14 years with the national team, and made the announcement Tuesday in an essay shared with ESPN.

“Although being an athlete will always be part of my identity, I am ready for the next chapter. I know it’s the right decision for me, but at the same time, it’s still very emotional,” Duggan said in the essay.

Duggan played in 137 games for the US national team, lighting the lamp with 40 goals and dishing out

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Meghan Duggan, United States women’s hockey team captain, announces retirement

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United States women’s hockey star Meghan Duggan announced her retirement Tuesday in an essay that was published on ESPN. Duggan, 33, was the captain of the United States squad that won a gold medal at the 2018 Olympics — the country’s first gold medal in two decades. The Wisconsin graduate is the only man or woman to captain both a gold-medal winning Olympic hockey team and an NCAA championship team.

“Hockey literally changed my life,” Duggan wrote. “I put on a pair of skates as a toddler and grew up through the sport. It’s been one of the greatest privileges of my life to play for Team USA. While being an athlete will always be part of my identity, I am ready for the next chapter.”

Duggan was a star on the ice. She debuted with the national team in 2007at 19, when she was a freshman at

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Who has the best style on the team?

With only 25 percent capacity being allowed, Kyle Field is not nearly as full this season as usual. That means that most Texas A&M fans are instead watching games at home instead of being in the stands.

With being there, one thing people are not able to see is the weekly ‘Ask the Aggies’ feature on the videoboard. It is always a fun segment that the players seem to enjoy as they try to make each other laugh.

This week’s question during the win over Florida was who has the best style on the team. Judging from the answers, it is a contentious question.

True freshman Jaylon Jones had no problem immediately answering that it was him. However, that answer drew laughter from fellow true freshmen Antonio Johnson. Johnson thought it was him.

Kicker Seth Small also nominated himself, saying his mother knew how to

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N.W.H.L. Prioritizes Independent Team Ownership in New Model

Tyler Tumminia has been named the interim commissioner of the National Women’s Hockey League, replacing the league’s founder, Dani Rylan Kearney.

The N.W.H.L. confirmed the change on Monday and announced that it was switching its operational model to an unincorporated association with a six-person board of governors to ensure “alignment of interests between the league and its teams.”

Under the previous system, the six-team league was owned by a group of investors that also controlled four of the league’s clubs, in the New York metropolitan area, Connecticut, Minnesota and Buffalo. Although the league sought independent owners for all six franchises, only two teams are independently owned — the Boston Pride and the Toronto Six, an expansion club for the 2020-21 season.

Since its inception in 2015, the N.W.H.L. operated more like a single entity — like Major League Soccer — with salary limits and investors or shareholders controlling major decisions

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Fierce female skydiving team celebrates women, 19th Amendment with jump into N.J. institute (PHOTOS)

Four women descended from a Cessna 182 flying 5,000 feet above the Alice Paul Institute Saturday to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women’s right to vote.



a close up of smoke: Keri Bell, of Shelton, Washington, a member of the all-female Highlight Pro Skydiving Team, performs above the Alice Paul Institute in Mount Laurel in celebration of the anniversary of women's suffrage, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. The passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920 guaranteed women the right to vote.


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Keri Bell, of Shelton, Washington, a member of the all-female Highlight Pro Skydiving Team, performs above the Alice Paul Institute in Mount Laurel in celebration of the anniversary of women’s suffrage, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. The passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920 guaranteed women the right to vote.

Kaz Sheekey, Amy Chmelecki, Sara Curtis and Keri Bell, members of the all-female Highlight Pro Skydiving Team, performed a fast-moving but spectacular aerial display, sporting flags and trailing smoke in purple, white and yellow — suffragist colors symbolizing loyalty, purity and hope — as they soared through the hazy

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Pioneer Natural to Shuffle Exec Team in New Year as ‘Shale Model’ Transforms

Permian Basin explorer Pioneer Natural Resources Co. on Thursday announced a management shuffle, in part attributed to an evolving picture for Lower 48 oil and gas development.

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The Irving, TX-based independent also is tightening up its operations by laying off about 300 people combined from headquarters and Permian operations.

The management overhaul is taking effect Jan. 1 to support “continued goals” of delivering long-term shareholder value. Pioneer in August increased its 2020 oil production guidance by 2.5% to average 203,000-213,000 b/d, even after it curtailed about 7,000 b/d net in 2Q2020. At the time, the company said it would keep about 6,000 b/d shut-in for the foreseeable future because of low oil prices.

CEO Scott Sheffield, who helped build Pioneer into a powerhouse Lower 48 operator, initially served from 1997-2016 and then took the helm again last year. 

“When I returned as CEO in 2019 it was clear the shale

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Stanford soccer star gets U.S. citizenship, looks to national team

Stanford senior Catarina Macario announced that she has become a U.S. citizen, a major step toward playing for the women’s national soccer team.

Macario is a two-time reigning college player of the year who was born in Brazil. Many soccer analysts expect her to become the next major world star.

She received her first invitation to a U.S. women’s national team camp Thursday but cannot represent America until getting approval from FIFA, soccer’s international governing body.

“There is still a ways to go to play for the USA but I am filled with love and eternal gratitude for my family, my teammates, my coaches and trainers and so many others who have been part of my journey,” Macario said in a Twitter post late Thursday.

She has 63 goals and 47 assists in 68 games for Stanford, which has won two College Cup titles with Macario. The fall season has

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Transfer Bendu Yeaney gets waiver, can play for Arizona Wildcats women’s basketball team

Arizona’s hopes for a first outright Pac-12 women’s basketball title received a boost with the NCAA granting transfer Bendu Yeaney immediate eligibility for the 2020-21 season.

A 5-foot-10 junior guard who started 69 games in three years at Indiana, Yeaney will have two seasons of eligibility remaining with Arizona. She played in just six games for the Hoosiers in the 2019-20 season after returning from an Achilles injury at the end of the previous season.

Yeaney entered the transfer portal at the end of January, citing a desire to be closer to her Oregon home.

As a sophomore in the 2018-19 season, Yeaney averaged 9.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game for the Hoosiers.

Yeaney and graduate transfer Trinity Baptiste, the reigning ACC Sixth

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This All-Women Team Wants To Facilitate Farming Education With One Of The World’s Favorite Pastimes: Gaming

When two gaming experts and one social networking founder came together to solve one of the biggest issues in agriculture technology—the intersection of human health and animal health—the result was exactly what you might think: an app.

But make no mistake: “We’re not just playing games here” says Ariel Yi Chi Chang, 2020 30 Under 30 honoree and founder of GeGe Design.  

During the Forbes Under 30 Agtech+ Hackathon this past weekend, Chang, along with her teammates, Ashley Deese, 2019 30 Under 30 honoree and manager of digital media at Smithsonian and Kemishia Sorzano, For(bes) The Culture member and founder of Social Tea, were one of three teams tasked to come up with solutions for sustainable agricultural and animal health practices. Their proposal was Happy Herd: an app in which users care for a farm the same way a farmer would. Users manage their currency to select animals, monitor their

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