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    1. CTA tours Colorado tech industry

      CTA tours Colorado tech industry

      Whether it’s an arts alliance or a start-up company, the developing technology industry is an area most businesses should start paying attention to, and Colorado Springs and Pueblo are not exempt. To help businesses share technology advancements and kickstart conversations surrounding tech, the Colorado Governor’s Office proclaimed the week of July 31 to Aug. 4...

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    2. Fintech and Fort Lewis College Power Durango's Growth

      Fintech and Fort Lewis College Power Durango's Growth

      Along Colorado’s western slope, the combination of a growing financial tech (fintech) sector and top-notch engineering talent coming out of Fort Lewis College has Durango well positioned for the future.

      Mercury Payment Systems – a leader in credit card processing and payments – long had been at the center of everything Durango tech, and that’s continued since Vantiv acquired them in 2014. What’s sprouted is an intriguing mix of fintech that often can be traced back to Vantiv/Mercury. Upstarts like Obsidian and Monetary are building out a presence that’s quickly making headlines.

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    3. Why go into the office? Denver area embraces telecommuting

      Why go into the office? Denver area embraces telecommuting

      Why should you go into the office when telecommuting is available for many workers? The Denver and Boulder areas are some of the top telecommuting cities in the country, according to a new report. According to the " 2017 State of Telecommuting in the U.S. Employee Workforce" report created by FlexJobs and Global Workplace Analytics, Boulder is the nation's top telecommuting city, with 8.5 percent of the total workforce who telecommute.

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    4. Harvard Students Partner With U.S. Government to Address Digital Skills Gaps | HuffPost

      Harvard Students Partner With U.S. Government to Address Digital Skills Gaps | HuffPost

      Recently, I interviewed Neel Mehta, a senior Computer Science major at Harvard University with a 4.0 GPA. He has interned at Khan Academy, Microsoft, and the US Census Bureau. In addition, he was a technology fellow with Partners in Health. Neel is passionate about civic tech, and there were no good civic tech internship programs around for undergraduates to engage with government, so he started his own Civic Digital Fellowship, a fully-funded data science and technology internship program in federal agencies. Here’s our interview:

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    5. Five Places U.S. Employers Are Finding New Tech Talent - Urban Land Magazine

      Five Places U.S. Employers Are Finding New Tech Talent - Urban Land Magazine

      High salaries, low unemployment, and a lack of cheap housing and office space have driven some companies to look beyond the traditional San Francisco–San Jose corridor for talent and office space. While other large U.S. cities have their own tech and venture capital ecosystems, unemployment and affordability are often comparable. 

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    6. Millennials pitch plans to fix issues facing Colorado Springs

      Millennials pitch plans to fix issues facing Colorado Springs

      These millennials aren't looking for fame or fortune; they want to turn their ideas into action to benefit Colorado Springs.

      Students and recent alumni from four local colleges and universities gathered Thursday to share ideas to resolve community issues such as hunger, homelessness and energy during the third annual Quad Innovation Partnership Demonstration Day.

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    7. NexusTek Rallies Tech Community to Support Colorado’s College-Bound Teens

      NexusTek, a leading Denver-based managed IT services and business software consulting services firm, announced today the names of the NexusTek Tech Scholarship winners for 2017. Marco Ramos was chosen to receive the Grand Prize – a $10,000 scholarship and Madison Younker was awarded the $5,000 scholarship.

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    8. Accelerator Helps Denver High School Students Explore Tech Career Opportunities

      Accelerator Helps Denver High School Students Explore Tech Career Opportunities

      Nearly 50 high school students from the Denver area will be one step closer to careers in tech before they head back to school in the fall. Colorado Technology Foundation’s second-annual Tech Internship Accelerator provides immersive, hands-on training and focused dialogue with industry professionals so they can better understand Colorado’s many lucrative and rewarding opportunities in tech fields. The Accelerator is hosted in partnership with Denver Public Schools CareerConnect to enhance and accelerate the summer internship experiences for the students.

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    9. 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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    10. 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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