Talent News

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

$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,

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

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

Octiv is defining a complex and fragmented industry

The Indianapolis-based sales productivity software maker formerly known as TinderBox made a splash with its new brand name, Octiv, a couple weeks ago. Governor Pence even highlighted the tech company’s impressive growth in one of the largest job creation announcements of the year so far. It’s the “why” behind these major announcements and vision for

Mentoring tech’s next generation

When most of us think about mentorship, we think about college grads in the early stages of their careers getting advice from sage, veteran professionals in their fields. However, kids need mentors too, especially the young people who have interest in technology. The tech industry has a great need for young and talented tech individuals,