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The Computing Alliance (CA) takes a multiple pronged approach to its goal of increasing quality and quantity of tech professionals, from K-12 through ongoing professional development.

The CA works with individuals who are passionate about their work to advance its mission. You can become involved with the CA committee, a particular initiative, or even a single SPARK program in your area of focus. Contact the ITC today and add your voice and experience to this important mission.

Mission: Transform Idaho’s future by growing the quantity and quality of technology professionals.

Objective #1: Improve the college/career readiness of students leaving high school

Objective #2: Provide technology education to professionals

Objective #3: Improve and grow collaboration amongst technology professionals

These objectives are realized through the following initiatives:

K-12

The K-12 committee is focused on enhancing Idaho’s ability to prepare students with the technical skills needed in the modern world. Technical knowledge is increasingly necessary even in fields that are not often considered “tech”. Students should be prepared with a level of understanding of their digital footprint and cyber safety. The committee works with the State Board of Education and other governmental agencies to establish long term solutions including increasing the number of certified teachers.

Computer Science

A primary area of interest for the committee is pursuing a change to Idaho’s high school graduation requirements to include credits in Computer Science. This would expose students to new opportunities as well as provide a basic understanding of safety online.

Higher Education

Career ready students require a solid connection between industry and educational entities. The ITC maintains connections with all the Universities and Colleges in Idaho, connections to industry, and supports the industry lead advisory panels for education.

Alternate Pathways

The ITC believes there are multiple pathways to careers. The ITC partners with industry, education, and government to increase access and awareness of programs available. Traditional university programs are valuable, yet job roles evolve and so must the skill sets needed for them.

IdahoCodes

Provides a way for people to learn coding and other areas of technology to advance current careers or a career change.

ReCast

Career changing individuals in particular, can leverage existing skills sets in new ways with additional technical training.

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SPARK is a networking and education initiative that supports the tech ecosystem in Idaho through a monthly presentation series for professionals by professionals.

Contact the ITC by email today to get involved, attend, become a presenter, and learn more.

Watch previous presentations in this series below.


Objective #1: Subject matter experts presenting a deep dive on a cycling series of topics

Objective #2: Foster an open environment encouraging curiosity and questions

Objective #3: Encourage networking, sharing, and growth through peer engagement

The SPARK series is focused around the following areas:

  • Cyber
  • DevOps
  • IoT/Mobility
  • Cloud
  • XR/UX
  • Data
  • FinTech/eCommerce
  • Program Management

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DevOpsDays

The DevOps movement has as many definitions as it has practitioners. The core value proposition of DevOps is maximizing the efficiency of software development and operations, reducing the time and overhead of getting usable code from a developer’s desk to a customer’s product. Each enterprise has unique challenges in optimizing this delivery pipeline, from requirements management, to coordination of multiple developers, to function and performance testing, to creating environments and automating deployments.

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Develop.Idaho brings tech professionals from across the state together in an environment of learning and networking. This event brings something for everyone, from technical to entrepreneurs to students. Attendees can hear local and out of state visionaries and thought leaders speak on industry topics impacting their work and community. Highlighting the people and solutions driving our economy. Watch the events page for details.

Women In Technology

Foster a growing percentage of women pursuing technology in Idaho and identify where and how to nurture the technology ecosystem.

Rural Development

Focused on bringing engaging presentations, networking, and support for technology build-out to rural Idaho.

The Cyber Idaho committee has the goals to generate a dynamic statewide community built around networking opportunities and knowledge sharing; increased engagement between industry and education to develop talent; and support individual professionals and teams.

These goals will be pursued through an annual half-day conference that is supplemented by 3-6  ~1 hour long peer-to-peer topic deep dives.

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IMTECH Conference 2022: Jay Larsen - Artificial Intelligence Panel

Jay Larsen, CEO and President of Idaho Technology Council, moderates the panel topic: "How Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are Changing the Business Landscape"

Panelist Includes:
Dan Siddall, Data Scientist and Senior ...
Software Engineer, Clearwater Analytics
James Bullock, Senior Innovation Engineer, Boise Cascade
Josh Johnston, VP Technical Architecture, Kount/Equifax

2022 IMTECH Conference
April 21st, 2022
Boise Centre
Produced by IBL Events
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