Indiana tech community rallying to establish computer lab for young Afghan refugees

Hoosiers across the state have stepped up to help the 6,600+ Afghan refugees who have been given temporary housing at Camp Atterbury south of Indianapolis, donating basic household items, food, and toys for the children. #OperationAlliesWelcome is a new and more focused effort spearheaded by Rupal Thanawala in partnership with the Indianapolis chapter of Black […]
United Way of Central Indiana's ReadUp Program

Make a joyful noise; raise money for UWCI’s ReadUP program

Some people love having a microphone and a captive audience. To others, that’s a terrifying prospect. It’s the same within the tech community. Some of Indiana’s tech luminaries are in their own garage bands and even play gigs from time to time, while others would never want anyone to hear them sing outside of their […]

Five Star Technology Solutions is helping teachers, parents give students a better e-learning experience

If you were a parent trying to work while keeping your kids on track educationally in 2020, please take a bow. You’re amazing. You’re an inspiration. And you’re probably tired. Few companies understand the efforts you made last year better than Five Star Technology Solutions. And they’re here to help you, other Hoosier parents and […]

Pondurance and Indiana National Guard prepare for increased cybersecurity threat

Disaster planning used to be so simple. Find a location where emergency responders can create a mock disaster—earthquake, tornado, flood—set the stage appropriately with property torn asunder, simulated casualties and other issues and then practice until the response is perfected. It was like golfers practicing their swing or basketball players shooting shot after shot to […]

‘Hoosier by choice’ Tim Harvey is helping Moxtra build a presence in Indy

Tim Harvey could probably live anywhere and work for any number of companies. In his three-plus decades as a finance professional, he’s been in leadership roles at Veritas Software and Silicon Graphics (Mountain View, Calif.), WebEx (Santa Clara, Calif.), IBM (North Tarrytown, NY), Deloitte Haskins and Sells (New York City), and since 2008 in Indianapolis […]

One Click—now FGX International—celebrates anniversary with new branding and space

It’s been three years since FGX International acquired Greenwood, Ind.-based One Click, one of the country’s first successful online retailers. Team members have internally been working to adopt the new name, but it’s been only recently that they rebranded to the world. The company has also embraced its role as the international conglomerate’s North American […]

S.O.S. Challenge celebrates 22 student winners sharing $25K prize purse

Twenty-two students shared in prize money from the 2021 TechPoint Summer Opportunities for Skills (S.O.S. Challenge) but competition organizers say every participant came out a winner. “It’s wonderful seeing how this crazy idea born out of a crisis just a year ago has turned into a powerful platform for pre-internship students to develop valuable skills, […]

How you can play a local role in correcting a global STEM worker shortage

Those of us inside the cozy Indiana tech ecosystem bubble fully understand the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills. We probably expect our children to follow our example and secure the STEM skills they’ll need to succeed in the Digital Age. Outside our bubble, though, too few Hoosiers—and Americans—have the skills needed […]