Colorado Tech Weekly #78: It’s Computer Science Education Week! Woohoo!
Colorado Tech Weekly brings you the top 10 technology stories of the past week and the best upcoming local tech events every Monday morning!
Woohoo! It’s Computer Science Education Week! Last year I volunteered to help out with the Hour of Code at my daughter’s elementary school. It was a blast. So this year I get to be in charge of the Hour of Code at the school so we’re cranking it up a notch. Forget ONE hour of code, we’re doing FIVE hours of code. One hour each day. I’m so excited!
Top Colorado Technology News
- STEM-focused Metro State University of Denver earns spot on national approved college list [DBJ]
- Boulder-based Rally reports 3Q loss while setting revenue record [BizWest]
- Google made staying in Boulder priority in expansion quest [BizWest]
- Vista Equity Partners leads $35 million investment in Broomfield-based Return Path to accelerate growth in email [ReturnPath]
- InnovatioNews launches new Talent section to spotlight how companies manage talent for growth [InnovatioNews]
- Denver’s SendGrid raises $20M, plots new strategy for new markets [Xconomy]
- Littleton-based 5280 Prosthetics gives amputees first-ever smartphone connection to artificial limbs [InnovatioNews]
- Jobs may come to Colorado Springs from joint venture between Colorado Springs-based defense contractors Delta Solutions & Strategies and Apogee Engineering [Gazette]
- More Denver-area CIOs plan to add IT workers in early 2015 [DBJ]
- Orion: Colorado leaders celebrate successful mission (Video) [DBJ]
- 12/10 – CTA – 101 Luncheon
- 12/10 – 1 Million Cups Denver – Dinefy & Blue Star Recyclers
- 12/10 – Denver Java User Group – Steven Pousty on MongoDB + Vert.x = Red Hot goodness
- 12/10 – Boulder CSED Week – Build an App with Bitsbox and Boomtown
- 12/10 – UPLOAD Denver – Meet & Greet Virtual Reality Demo Night
- 12/11 – Boulder CSED Week – Computer Science Unplugged
- 12/11 – WomenWhoCode – (Denver) Python Study Group
- 12/12 – Boulder CSED Week – Robots: Code in Action
- 12/12 – Boulder CSED Week – Scratch Hackathon Celebration
- 12/13 – WomenWhoCode – Data Science Study Group
- 12/13 – Boulder CSED Week – First Ever CoderDojo Boulder!
- 12/15 – Denver Tech Center C++ Developers – Case Study: C++98 to C++11 Migration
- 12/15 – WomenWhoCode – (Denver) Technical Interview Skills
- 12/15 – WomenWhoCode – (Denver) Technical Interview Skills: Object-Oriented Design
- 12/16 – DOSUG + Colorado Cassandra User Group – Holiday Party
- 12/16 – SeedPaths – SeedPaths’ Hiring Day!
Thank you for reading!
If you know of any other good news stories or sources about tech in Colorado, please let me know! Also if you attend any of the events listed, I would love to hear from you!