SIM Boston Drives Next Generation of Coders

Submitted by Jim Whalen, Outreach In December, SIM Boston funded prizes for Hour of Code contests. Over 1,000 students from 100+ Boston Public Schools submitted entries in one of eight (8) contests including Java/Python Programming and 3D Modeling. For more info, contact Jim Whalen.

SIM Boston Leadership Award to Emily Chen

Submitted by Jim Whalen, Outreach At Year Up Greater Boston’s graduation in January, Emily Chen received an Apple iPad in recognition of IT leadership in her graduating class. Emily is now employed on a six-month contract with Harvard University. The award is named after Don Brown who was a founding member of SIM Boston and former CIO of Perini Corporation. If interested in becoming more directly involved with any of our Outreach Partners, please contact Jim Whalen.

Service Desk Roundtable Drives Knowledge Sharing

Submitted by Hugh Cauthers, Service Desk Roundtable The Service Desk Roundtable held on February 6th was extremely insightful. Our topics of Cloud File Storage and Process Automation provided new understanding of products already in place and others that are under review. The discussion lead to other topics and tools in use, and a group is going to coordinate a demo in the near future. After the meeting, we all went out to dinner at Abby Park where we got to know each other better and enjoyed a fantastic meal. For more information on the Service Desk Roundtable, please contact me at … Read more…

Year Up Providence – Class 25 Graduates!

Submitted by Kate Carroll, Marketing and Communications Manager, SIM Boston On Wednesday, January 31st I had the wonderful privilege to witness 79 talented young adults walk across the Year Up Providence graduation stage.  More than half of the class has already received job offers… Here is an excerpt from graduate Eric Ramirez’s speech: “A year ago, I came home around 2am after working a late-night shift and looked at myself in the mirror in the bathroom. Face full of sweat, eyes filled with tears. Tears of pure disappointment. At 24 years old, living paycheck to paycheck. This not what I envisioned when I … Read more…