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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

Scott McCorkle’s five tenets of modern software

“Everyone knows Scott McCorkle,” said Eric Prugh, Co-Founder and COO of PactSafe, as he introduced the start of Indy Executive Roundtable, a conversation and discussion event hosted by PactSafe on September 8, 2016. Prugh and McCorkle go way back to their days together at ExactTarget. Prugh got his start at ExactTarget in 2008 and stayed

$100 million fund launched for code school diversity scholarships

The Iron Yard, the largest immersive code school in the U.S., has launched the Tech Opportunity Fund. It’s a collaboration with Code Fellows and Operation HOPE to increase diversity in the tech industry. The idea is that by removing financial barriers and increasing access to tech education for all through core financial literacy and entrepreneurship training. Over the next five years,

Is Indianapolis ready for a BSD user group?

In 1969, an important milestone was reached in the history of Computer Science — the birth of the UNIX operating system. Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie brought this operating system to life on a PDP-11/20 and wrote it in such a way that it could be easily moved to newer computers as they were developed