WiTT News

  • Wed, November 16, 2016 2:22 PM | Meg Chamblee (Administrator)

    Women in Technology Tennessee (WiTT) recently announced a new, first of its kind, scholarship to benefit women in Computer Information System (CIS) majors at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). Partnering with CTS of Nashville and Tractor Supply Company, WiTT has coordinated a $2500 scholarship from each organization to help a qualifying female CIS major at MTSU who will also benefit from an internship at the company that selects her. Additionally, WiTT will match each scholarship with an additional $1,000, resulting in a $3,500 total scholarship for each candidate along with mentorship by professional women in technology.

    Nashville’s former Mayor, Karl Dean, stated that “In Nashville, education and learning must always come first.”[1] Nashville’s new Mayor, Megan Barry has continued the push for more programs in STEM benefiting both the students of Nashville, as well as the future job market to keep Nashville competitive with regional cities vying for the same business growth.

    WiTT’s continued mission to empower women and girls in technology through education, outreach, mentoring and networking aligns with all of the other efforts in Middle Tennessee to promote both the interest in STEM programs and the development of a competitive workforce that will entice future companies growth. Beth Hoeg, President of WiTT stated, “I am so excited to team up with MTSU and area companies to provide this combined offering of scholarship, mentorship and an internship, in accordance with a future job to a female CIS candidate from MTSU. This brings together the mission of WiTT and also helps us support the greater efforts of our city’s leadership.”

    Parties interested in the scholarship should connect with the CIS program at MTSU. Here is a link to the application: WiTTScholarshipApplication.docx

    MTSU: With an enrollment of about 23,000 students, MTSU is the largest university in the Tennessee Board of Regents system. We are also the number-one choice for our state's transfer students and the number-one provider of graduates to the Greater Nashville economy. We also lead the TBR system in total bachelor's degree graduates each year, and are tops among all state universities for adult graduates. Computer Information Systems (CIS) was established in 1972 as a department within the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited Jennings A. Jones College of Business. Since that time, it has continued to grow and is recognized throughout Middle Tennessee and the southeastern region of the United States as a progressive and competent program. Learn more at www.mtsu.edu.

    CTS: CTS is a software consulting firm specializing in solving complex business problems with custom IT solutions. Since 1993, we have delivered Software Development, Business Intelligence, Quality Assurance, and Application Support solutions to enterprise clients across the Southeast. We deliver all engagements using only our full time staff of 300+ and our reliable, quality-driven approach. Headquartered in Birmingham, AL, CTS has offices in Nashville, TN, Chattanooga, TN, Charlotte, NC, Atlanta, GA, and Mobile, AL.  Learn more at www.askcts.com.

    Tractor Supply Company: Tractor Supply Company is the largest operator of rural lifestyle retail stores in the United States. The company operates over 1,500 retail stores in 49 states, employs more than 23,000 team members and is headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn. Its stock is traded on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol "TSCO". We live by our mission, “To work hard, have fun and make money by providing legendary service and great products at everyday low prices.” Our culture—driven by our core Mission and Values—empowers each employee to use what they learn and pursue their goals in a collaborative, open environment. Lean more at www.tractorsupply.com.

    Women in Technology Tennessee Women in Technology Tennessee (WiTT) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating new possibilities for women to advance and succeed in technology careers. WiTT provides a forum to empower women in technology through education, outreach, mentoring and networking. WiTT continues to evolve to meet the needs of professionals in a rapidly changing industry. Learn more at www.wittn.org.



  • Wed, November 16, 2016 7:51 AM | Meg Chamblee (Administrator)

    Do you have 1 hour of time to engage students in learning a new technology?

    Nashville Technology Council is looking for volunteers.  The NTC is partnering with our local K-12 schools and local technology professionals to join the global movement: Hour of Code.

    Please volunteer to spend one hour during Computer Science Week, December 5-11th, 2016 in a Middle Tennessee classroom.  No coding experience is necessary, just a willingness to work with students to promote computer education.  For those interested, on November 29th, the NTC will be hosting an event for both teachers and volunteers to meet, share best practices, and demystify the Hour of Code.  Click here if you can participate.  We hope you can join us! 


  • Tue, September 20, 2016 10:16 AM | Betsy Wright (Administrator)
    What: WiTT session at Connect IT 2016

    When: October 19th, 1:30-3:00pm

    Where: Omni Nashville Hotel

    Coffee, tea and dessert served during session

    Speaker: Annette Blum, Director of Sales Strategy & Planning at Cisco
    Topic: Evolution of Technology and its Impact on Business

    Everyone is welcome to attend the entire Connect IT conference – for FREE!

    Attendees are welcome to stay for the after-party that evening
    Visit www.ConnectITtn.com for all event details

    Make sure to register so we can have a badge printed for you!

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connect-it-2016-women-in-technology-breakout-session-tickets-27733334149
     

  • Tue, September 13, 2016 10:43 AM | Betsy Wright (Administrator)

    If you're looking to begin a career with endless opportunities, please join us on Sept. 26 and discover what VUMC has to offer.
     
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) was recently chosen by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to be the Data and Research Support Center for the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, a landmark study of genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors affecting the health of a million or more people.
     
    To fulfil this promise of discovery, VUMC is looking for PHP and big data developers with experience using modern frameworks to join their team during this groundbreaking project and its pilot phase.
     
    You are invited to an exclusive career event and catered lunch with the director of the Office of Research Informatics within the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR) on Sept. 26 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. to learn more about this opportunity.
     
    RSVP and learn more about this exclusive opportunity on the event website.
     

  • Tue, September 06, 2016 10:22 AM | Betsy Wright (Administrator)

    We had a great after hours event hosted by Asurion.  Visit this link to see your smiling face...or see what you missed!

                            

  • Fri, May 13, 2016 6:12 PM | Betsy Wright (Administrator)

    May 26, 2016 - Join my1stCode for a FREE 3-hours workshop and learn how to create a Digital Portfolio Web Page using #HTML and #CSS.

    Digital Portfolios are going to be a powerful tool for admission to colleges and we are excited to help you start a journey into digital portfolio creation.

    Registration Info:  http://www.eventbrite.com/o/my1stcode-10724979989

    More info about my1stCode:  https://www.facebook.com/my1stCode/

  • Tue, May 03, 2016 10:00 AM | Betsy Wright (Administrator)

    Registration is open for our May lunch event at Vanderbilt.  Don't miss out!

  • Mon, May 02, 2016 9:59 PM | Betsy Wright (Administrator)


             

    We had a great turnout for our April 2016 Meeting featuring Rachael Babcock, Chief Innovation Officer for the State of TN. Thank you to Tractor Supply Co. for sponsoring! Click here for more pictures from the evening.

  • Tue, April 05, 2016 12:42 PM | Betsy Wright (Administrator)

    We had a great time at our March social sponsored by Robert Half and TechnologyAdvice!

    Click photo to see more pictures from our March event.

  • Sat, March 05, 2016 12:42 PM | Betsy Wright (Administrator)

    The 5th Annual Tennessee Flavors fundraising event with be held on Tuesday, March 8th at Nashville State Community College's Main Campus on White Bridge Road. From 5:30 -8:30 pm, over 75 of Nashville's top restaurants and food and drink artisans will join us on campus for a delicious evening in support of NSCC. All proceeds from this tasting event benefit the students of Nashville State through scholarship funds and gifts to the College that meet critical program needs. Get your appetite ready and make plans to join us!

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