Women in Tech

Infotec 2020: a virtual conference bringing tech professionals together safely in the middle of a pandemic

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Who says a virtual conference can’t be a good substitute for the real thing?  Who says a virtual conference isn’t the real thing in the first place? Last week’s Infotec 2020 conference, hosted by the AIM Institute, proved the virtual conference is here to stay. The event offered a chance for the Silicon Prairie tech […]

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Partnership with Urban League of Nebraska provides life-changing tech career readiness training

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A partnership between AIM Code School and the Urban League of Nebraska is developing the next generation of tech talent workers.  The Careers in Tech Program began in 2019, and combines AIM Code School’s accredited Foundations of Web Development curriculum with the Urban League’s professional bootcamp. So far, 14 students have graduated from the program, […]

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AIM Code School instructor Vanessa Kasun champions the transformational power of coding

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Vanessa Kasun is debugging some code. The gregarious AIM Code School instructor is finalizing her presentation for the upcoming Heartland Developers Conference on Sept. 24. The topic? How to build a React app from the ground up.  Kasun will take HDC attendees from installation of the Node.js open-source cross-platform Javascript runtime environment to launching a […]

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Women in IT: AIM Emerging Tech Leaders Instructor Shelly Blakeman, MSOL, CSM, builds bridges between business and tech

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Note: this article originally appeared on siliconprairienews.com. We are re-posting it here with permission in appreciation for all that Shelly has accomplished, and for her valuable work as an instructor in the AIM Emerging Tech Leaders virtual program. Emerging Tech Leaders helps professionals with 0 to 3 years of management experience master the skills they […]

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Women in Technology: Susan Courtney

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Susan Courtney didn’t go into tech right away. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Minnesota, she joined the navy for six years and worked as a naval flight officer. She took some classes to brush up on her programming skills, found a job in technology, and has grown into […]

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Women in Technology: Marina Brown

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Technology was not Marina Brown’s first choice of profession. Originally from Bulgaria, Brown is the daughter of medical professionals who urged her to become a doctor. She wasn’t interested in medicine, however. And as high school slid toward college, she began noticing how new technology was coming out all the time—and that programmers had fairly […]

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