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What the heck is a Django Girl?

What the heck is a Django Girl?

April 1, 2016 in Centriq News, IT Career Program / by Ted Parker

I know, right? That’s the question I got from the first four people I told about Centriq sponsoring the initial Django Girls Workshop in Kansas City.  Well, here’s your answer. Django is one of many web frameworks that help developers build websites. Django Girls is an incredible group that provides the framework needed to help women organize free, one-day website programming workshops across the country. The primary goal of the workshops is bringing more women into the world of technology.Read More

March’s Featured TechSmart KC Student

March’s Featured TechSmart KC Student

March 23, 2016 in Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

Shannon Faucett

Bio

“My name is Shannon Faucett. I am Kansas born and bred, and originally studied mechanical engineering at the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk!), which is where I had my first encounter with programming… I wish I had recognized it then as love-at-first-sight. If I could go back and tell myselfRead More

February’s Featured TechSmart KC Student

February’s Featured TechSmart KC Student

February 5, 2016 in Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

Rhys Keller

Bio

“My name is Rhys Keller. I was homeschooled for my general education, which taught me to be able to study and teach myself, as well as to manage a schedule so I could accomplish goals that have been set out. It also allowed me to volunteer at the Midwest Parent Educators Homeschool Conference for three years, giving me some experience speaking in front of groups of approximately one hundred people, as well as working within an organized system to run the conference smoothly. As a summer job for the last three years I worked as a Read More

KC’s Tech Talent Shortage – How the Royals Would Solve It

KC’s Tech Talent Shortage – How the Royals Would Solve It

November 16, 2015 in Centriq News, Corporate IT Training, IT Career Program / by Ted Parker

If you’re in IT in Kansas City, you’ve probably heard that there is a tech talent shortage here. KCnext – The Technology Council of Greater Kansas City estimates that there are over 2,000 open technology positions in Kansas City today. That’s why they sponsored a series of IT Workforce Summits earlier this year to explore ideas for adding tech talent to keep KC at the forefront of the technology industry. Of course, the Royals weren’t the “can’t do anything wrong” World Champions then, so no one suggested the idea of WWRD – What Would the Royals Do? But now…

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