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Central Indiana Corporate Partnership unveils new workforce initiative

On October 25, the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) unveiled the new brand, focus and fundraising efforts for its regional workforce development initiative – Ascend Indiana. This cross-sector, industry-led organization collaborates with corporate, education, and community partners to identify and address challenges within the talent pipeline. Lilly Endowment Inc. has provided a grant of $5 million to

VIDEO: Are Women Getting Tech Respect?

Robin Fleming, senior vice president of technology, Angie’s List, and Sally Reasoner, vice president of talent, Central Indiana Workforce Development Initiative (formerly with TechPoint), were guests on Inside INdiana Business this weekend for an Inside Innovation segment with reporter Barbara Lewis on women in technology. The interview came on the heels of the Women &

Upper Hand unveils unique new office space

Myles Grote and Kevin MacCauley, co-founders of Sports software company Upper Hand, invited me to tour their new offices on the third floor of the Morrison Opera Building in downtown Indianapolis. The historic building is home to Hard Rock Cafe, digital marketing firm Raidious, the new downtown Speak Easy, and now a unique sporting themed

10 tech pros named ‘Indy’s Best and Brightest’ Finalists

Junior Achievement of Central Indiana Inc. has announced the finalists for its Indy’s Best and Brightest awards. The organization annually recognizes 100 professionals under the age of 40 from 10 industries, including 10 individuals from the technology sector. Junior Achievement says Best and Brightest recognizes “up-and-coming talent and the next generation of leaders in our

Accelerate Indy aims to replace ‘flyover’ image

Build a Prime Destination for Talent and Tech Last Sunday, the Wall Street Journal published a blog post from Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Mark Muro titled “Tech jobs are spreading into flyover country.” Later that day, ironically, Muro himself flew into Indianapolis, which Forbes recently hailed as a “tech hub on the move,” for a first-hand look

3 easy ways to start learning to code

So, you’ve been thinking about learning to code. After a quick Google search you’re bombarded with blog posts, tutorials, Meetup groups and bootcamps offering to help you get started. If you’re overwhelmed by this, you’re not alone — I talk to people all the time who want to learn to code or break into the

CoderDojo Indiana launches free computer programming clubs for kids

After a hugely successful fundraising campaign that took place at the best-of-tech Mira Awards gala in April, TechPoint Foundation for Youth launched CoderDojo Indiana in June with the goal of creating free CoderDojo clubs to teach computer programming to Indiana students ages seven through 17. Indiana already had four existing CoderDojos. TechPoint Foundation for Youth