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Women Who Code in the Corridor

Meet the women behind the keyboards of software companies in Cedar Rapids. They have had careers in code for a combined 70 years. They shared their experiences working in the tech industry and why they have stayed. Meet Jennie. She has a B.A. in Creative Writing and Theatre and a Master’s Degree in Business. She used to create worlds through

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One Year Later: Meet Dustin

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Meet Dustin. He graduated from the inaugural class of DeltaV Code School in 2017. One year later, he’s an application developer at UFG Insurance. He and fellow graduate Jason were hired by UFG less than two months after graduating from DeltaV. As DeltaV students, Dustin and Jason spent 20 weeks together sitting desk by desk

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Sponsor Spotlight: Meet UFG Developer Usha

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Meet Usha. She’s been with UFG Insurance for two years as an Application Development Team Lead. She values her position at UFG because UFG values her. “Everybody is pretty supportive; even though UFG is growing they’re trying to keep the family feel for the company.” UFG allows Usha to balance work, life, being a parent,

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I Don’t Think it’s Agile you Hate

I have a lot of great memories of my grandmother. She was kind, extremely patient, and a wonderful role model. In addition to those more intangible qualities, she also baked a mean cookie. When I’d visit her, if I caught that heavenly scent as I approached the front door, I knew it was going to be a good day. She

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Intrapreneur Academy: Introduction to Innovation Tools and Methods Recap

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NewBoCo Workiversary: Aaron Horn

On September 5, our Chief Operating Officer Aaron Horn celebrated one year with NewBoCo. Before Aaron joined the team, he served as President of the NewBoCo Board and worked as the Director of IT at Iowa Interstate Railroad. When he started at NewBoCo as Chief Operating Officer, he took the reins of managing day-to-day operations for the nonprofit as well

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Van Meter's Company Value "Own Up" is written in cursive and displayed on a navy blue wall

Employee-Owned Innovation

How NewBoCo’s Intrapreneur Academy Helps Van Meter Inc. For the past six years, the Des Moines Register has named Van Meter Inc. as one of Iowa’s top places to work through a survey based completely on employee feedback. In a press release regarding this win, Van Meter CEO Lura McBride said that Van Meter “focuses on the total wellbeing of

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