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    1. Colorado Legislative Tech Caucus Delves into Blockchain Technology

      Colorado Legislative Tech Caucus Delves into Blockchain Technology

      This week, the Colorado Tech Caucus in cooperation with Colorado Technology Association convened to learn more about blockchain technology. There is a strong movement behind the use and expansion of blockchain, and with that comes the need to educate policy makers on how the technology works and how regulations may impact the industry.

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    2. It's Time for a Shift in Thinking: Unlock a Talented Workforce Through Skills-Based Hiring

      It's Time for a Shift in Thinking: Unlock a Talented Workforce Through Skills-Based Hiring

      It’s time to change how we hire in the tech community.

      The exponential growth in tech occupations, combined with companies’ fast-changing needs to keep pace with the rest of the industry, has made hiring a daunting challenge. Talent is the key to success. In order to remain competitive, tech employers need top talent yesterday, and in Colorado, where our unemployment rate sits at 2.9%, everyone often is competing in the same shallow talent pool.

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    3. Comcast Foundation Awards Grants to Nearly 60 Colorado Organizations

      Comcast Foundation Awards Grants to Nearly 60 Colorado Organizations

      Comcast in Colorado contributes approximately $15 million in financial and in-kind resources each year to programs and partnerships helping communities across the state thrive. These contributions include grants from the Comcast Foundation, which announced today total more than $650,000 to Colorado nonprofit organizations in 2017. The grants help grow the impact of programs aimed at expanding digital literacy, promoting service, and mentoring tomorrow’s leaders.

      Anchor Center for Blind Children, Boys & Girls Clubs, Servicios de La Raza and Girls Inc. are just a few of the many local organizations making a significant difference in the community supported by the ...

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    4. Colorado Technology Association, Colorado Succeeds and Silicon STEM Academy Offer Computer Science Scholarships for Colorado High School Students

      Colorado Technology Association, Colorado Succeeds and Silicon STEM Academy Offer Computer Science Scholarships for Colorado High School Students

      As the technology sector continues to evolve, many companies are having difficulty finding qualified workers to fill in-demand, high-tech jobs. Expanding immediate access to computer science training is a statewide imperative to help continue to build our tech talent pool and fill critical job openings. Colorado Technology Association (CTA), Colorado Succeeds and Silicon STEM Academy have partnered on a $20,000 scholarship fund for 100 Colorado students statewide to jumpstart their future in tech through online coding classes.

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    5. Colorado SBDC TechSource unveils a small business Cybersecurity Program

      Colorado SBDC TechSource unveils a small business Cybersecurity Program

      DENVER - Wed.,  Oct. 11, 2017 - The Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will launch a statewide Cyber Security program in October 2017. This program will ensure that small businesses throughout the state have access to relevant and up-to-date education and free one-on-one consulting on how to best protect their assets and investments. Forty-three percent of small businesses owners fall victim to a cyber attack. 

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    6. Colorado Policy Watch

      Colorado Policy Watch

      During the interim, many task forces and working groups have convened or have been scheduled to meet. We continue to monitor any tech related issues that may impact our members. 

       

      Digital Goods Sales & Use Tax Stakeholder Workgroup

      The Colorado Department of Revenue will be convening a stakeholder workgroup to discuss whether to promulgate a regulation concerning the application of State and state-administered sales and use taxes to digital goods. The stakeholder workgroup will take place on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at 1313 Sherman Street, Room 220, Denver, CO 80261. More Information

       

      Sales & Use Tax Simplification ...

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    7. Jobber Group’s Persona Platform is Catching Eyes of Top Executives, Thought Leaders and Investors

      Jobber Group’s Persona Platform is Catching Eyes of Top Executives, Thought Leaders and Investors

      Jobber Group, a Denver, Colorado-based talent strategy firm tackling the talent trafficking problem plaguing most companies, recently presented their platform as a service (PaaS) to New York City-based Talent Tech Labs.

      Talent Tech Labs, a community focused on the discovery and validation of emerging talent acquisition technologies, invited Jobber Group to virtually present their new Persona Platform that operationalizes persona and data-driven validation for candidates during the hiring process. 

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    8. Colorado Technology Association Launches State’s Inaugural SheTech Explorer Day!

      Colorado Technology Association Launches State’s Inaugural SheTech Explorer Day!

      On June 8, Colorado Technology Association hosted its inaugural SheTech Explorer Day Colorado — in partnership with AT&TDigital Globe, the United States Patent and Trademark Office and more than 15 community and industry partners — to provide nearly 60 high school girls from across the Front Range with a fun-filled, STEM-packed day focused on career exploration, skills awareness and hands-on workshops.

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    9. Colorado Technology Foundation and Galvanize Partner to Launch Women in Tech Scholarship Fund

      Colorado Technology Foundation and Galvanize Partner to Launch Women in Tech Scholarship Fund

      Last week at our Women in Technology Conference, CTA and its Foundation launched the Women in Tech Scholarship Fund in partnership with Galvanize. The scholarship fund is aimed at getting more women from under-tapped communities a job in tech and a better future.

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