Computing Alliance

This initiative is run by ET (Jet) Hansen and Cory Vaughn. 

Focused on growing the quantity and quality of technical professionals in Idaho.

A big goal, with big partnerships.

The Computing Alliance takes a multiple pronged approach to its goal of increasing quality and quantity of tech professionals, from K-12 through ongoing professional development.  We have several key areas of focus to tackle our goals. 

A Long History of Partnering

Over the past decade the ITC has conducted over 20 focus groups with business leaders throughout Idaho asking the question:  “What are your top issues and what keeps you up at night?”  Every focus group identified talent as their number one issue.  

  • How do you attract talent?
  • How do you grow your own talent?
  • How do you fill positions requiring specialized skills?

The points bring light to the difficulty of growing an innovative company while trying to find the necessary talent to grow the company.

Through the work of several industry leaders like Brad Wiskirchen and Matt Rissell, we formed the ITC Software Alliance, which is now the Computing Alliance, focusing on growing the quality and quantity of computing professionals in Idaho.

SPARK Monthly Series

A monthly technical presentation on various subjects. Available Live and on YouTube.

K to Career Committee

We are committed to enhancing Idaho's ability to prepare students for workforce.

develop.idaho Annual Conference

Annual Conference for all Tech Professionals, get more info.

Alternative Pathways

Supporting options to become a tech professional that don't require formal education.

Higher Ed Advisory

Ensuring our Colleges and Universities have access to industry insights into skills.

Community Partnerships

We believe in supporting initatives that grow our communities access to knowledge.