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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

Building our tech community’s talent pipeline

You’ve read the headlines — technology companies in Indiana are growing rapidly and talent is in high demand. We heard the distress signal and we answered by providing four unique talent programs in 2016 that brought nearly 200 college students, new grads and career changers to jobs in tech in Indiana. “Indiana’s tech community is

Nonstop flights to Seattle fuel Indy tech growth

First it was Los Angeles, then it was San Francisco in 2014, and now – Seattle. The latest news of nonstop flights from Indianapolis to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport via Alaska Airlines adds fuel to the already bustling engines that propel Indy’s business community. Thanks to dedicated efforts from the Indianapolis Airport Authority and community

ClearScholar launches new Butler University student app

On the evening of August 24, the “Founding 100” were established on Butler University’s campus. One hundred lucky Butler University students gained access to a new and exciting tool for campus engagement called the “Butler App.” Through a partnership between High Alpha portfolio company ClearScholar and Butler University, the Butler App was created with the

Tech firms dominate ‘Indiana Companies to Watch’

Nine of the 14 companies honored last night by the state of Indiana as ‘Companies to Watch’ are tech firms innovating in growing Hoosier industries, including advanced manufacturing, life sciences, logistics and tech. The companies come from across the state representing Elkhart, Hamilton, Marion, Monroe, Posey, Steuben, St. Joseph, Vigo and Whitley counties. WATCH VIDEO and learn