SCC CAPS Technology Solutions
November 2019 Newsletter
Community Council Summit
PM CAPS Cross Strand Networking Event
CAPS Technology Solutions Parent & Associate Night at Microsoft
Randy Ross | LinkedIn Best Practices
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Adalo is a company that creates apps using a visual builder. A customer can create their app for free then pay when they publish it to the app store. Adalo takes the code aspect away from building an app, which allows anyone with a great idea to be able to build an app. Adalo also accepts feedback in order to make their products better for customers. One piece of advice Ben Haefele had for the associates was to learn everything they could about UX design and take advantage of every opportunity given.
CWTI stands for Countering Wildlife Trafficking Institute created by Odean Serrano. She started her company when she moved back to St. Louis after working for NASA. Her company combines nature and technology in order to stop poaching along with tracking other crimes. CWTI uses machine learning to create algorithms connecting various crimes in an area. Whenever a poaching crime occurs, it is likely other crime in the area is connected. It was interesting to see how technology can be employed in any line of work.
Tighten is a software development agency specializing in PHP, Laravel, Craft CMS, and Vue.js development. Shawn Jones talked to the associates about their company culture and how he came to work for Tighten. Afterwards, he showed the associates examples of the work he has done with Tighten with PHP. He showed the associates both the products and the code behind his work. It was insightful for the associates to see a programmer’s work to see if they might like to pursue programming. One piece of advice Shawn Jones had for the associates was to do what they are enthusiastic about without hesitation.
Agogie creates wearable resistance products in order to strengthen and support the body’s natural movements. Agogie is not what is typically considered a “tech company,” but it was important for our associates to see a tech company that did not revolve around computers or coding. Aaron Mottern had a few pieces of advice for the associates regarding their future. He told the associates to always try, even if you fail, and to stay open minded about how “tech” manifest itself.