Johnny Burgess is co‐founder and President of Mainstream Technologies, Inc., one of a three person team who founded the company. Mainstream Technologies, Inc. is a contract development shop which has evolved into the largest outsourced software development company in Arkansas and which also offers hostng and managed IT services to business and government customers across Arkansas and the United States.
LITTLE ROCK — Building on his initiative to have computer science taught in every public high school in the state, which was implemented in the fall, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Friday he wants to introduce computer science in kindergarten through eighth grade as well. Source: Governor Seeks To Expand Computer Science To Grades K-8 |
The Arkansas Academy of Computing is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015-2016 scholarship awards. University of Central Arkansas Min Ji Kim My name is Min Ji Kim, and I was born on July 7, 1993 in South Korea. At the young age of 14, I moved to the United States with my
The number of young women completing engineering and technology programs has dropped significantly in the past 30 years. As a result, women are generally underrepresented in technology-related jobs, especially in technical positions and at leadership levels. The not-for-profit organization Girls Who Code (GWC) was founded in 2011 to improve these numbers. The organization’s goal is
The bill strengthens science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education efforts and expands the definition of STEM to include computer science. Source: Smith’s STEM Education Act Signed Into Law | Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
President’s Letter – September 2015 Dear Academy Member, We have four important updates in this newsletter, a couple with action required if you plan to attend the events: 1) Annual Dinner, New Member Induction and Business Meeting 2) Academy member, Dona Bailey, will speak at the Venture Center for the series Code-IT 3) U of
This fall, the Natural State will be the first in which every high school and charter school offers at least one computer-science course. State booting up computer-science courses.
Ford and five other women from the information technology department at J.B. Hunt headquarters in Lowell shared their experiences of working in the profession with about 40 girls attending a five-day Girl IT Up summer camp on computer programming this week at Springdale High School. The camp began Monday and ends Friday. Springdale girls learn
New certification for schools and students in STEM. College Board Launches STEM Credential Initiative – US News.
AAoC President’s Newsletter – May 2015Dear Arkansas Academy of Computing Members, On behalf of the Executive Committee, I am pleased to provide our membership an update on the following:* Governor’s Task Force on Computer Science / Input Needed* Save the Date! October 9th & 10th is our annual meeting in Little Rock* Call for Membership Nominees – Due June 15* UALR signs MOU
The Hot Springs Technology Institute is holdings its 22nd Annual Conference June 15-18, 2015. Hot Springs Technology Institute
Educators call for making computer science a cornerstone of the curriculum, even for grade-school kids Why Coding Is Your Child’s Key to Unlocking the Future – WSJ.
Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced the members of the Computer Science Task Force. The purpose of the Task Force will be: to research and recommend computer science and technology courses and standards; study the computer science and technology needs of the state; recommend strategies to meet the anticipated computer science and technology workforce needs of the state.
Want a job that promises a living wage and a good shot at a middle-class life? Learn Microsoft Excel and other basic digital skills. That’s the conclusion of a report released Thursday by Burning Glass Technologies, a labor-market analysis firm that reviewed millions of job postings to understand which skills companies expect workers to have. The report focuses on
Presidents Newsletter – March 2015 Dear Arkansas Academy of Computing Members, On behalf of the Executive Committee, I am pleased to provide our membership an update on the following: * Save the Date! October 9th & 10th is our annual meeting in Little Rock * Call for Membership Nominees * Computer Science Summit to be
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed into law a measure requiring public high schools to offer computer science courses in the coming school year. Hutchinson signs measure expanding computer science classes.
Two years ago, Chief Information Officer Randy Mott ended GM’s $3 billion a year outsourcing deal with Hewlett-Packard Co. , replacing it and others with about 8,000 GM software engineers, up from 1,400 previously. “Because we brought the [information technology] work back in-house, we can take the lid off of what is possible,” Mr. Mott
The Arkansas Academy of Computing is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014-2015 scholarship awards. University of Arkansas College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science & Computer Engineering Wilson Turner Wilson is pursuing a degree in Computer Science. He is involved in the Arkansas Quidditch Club sport and is serving as treasurer. He says,
The number of students completing degrees in science and engineering barely budged over the past decade, despite a national push to increase workers’ skills to boost the competitiveness of the U.S. economy. In 2014, 34% of all bachelor’s degrees were in so-called STEM fields, which cover subjects like biology, chemistry and mathematics, compared with 33%