Over the past year, several of the area tech companies came to the table to identify solutions to the shortages of tech talent in our area.They were joined in the conversation by the Boise Valley Economic Partnership (BVEP), Idaho Departments of Commerce and Labor and the Idaho Technology Council.If you've never speed dated before, here's how it works: Girls sit facing the guys.You have 3 minutes to talk to the person across from you and get to know them.“I felt empowered,” said the Centennial High School senior. The lawmaker was running an educational program for high school students at the Statehouse, showing them how the Legislature works and explaining how to testify in committee. Chew then broke the students up into small groups to debate a hypothetical question about whether peanut butter and jelly should be the official state sandwich.
BVEP is all too familiar with the national shortage of software talent.
After crossing that finish line, cool down with a little yoga for free (although a donation is suggested). Nominees must have demonstrated distinguished service, creative accomplishment or other work to benefit the artistic, historic and broader cultural life of Boise. Nomination forms are available at boiseartsandhistory.org/opportunities/calls-opportunities. United Way NEXT will bring various nonprofits who are looking to fill needs for board members, volunteers and help with special projects. Free, but registration is required at jumpnonprofitspeeddating.
Seventy-five percent of the net income raised stays in the community to help fund local programs offering breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment. Nominations for Excellence will be accepted in the following categories: Support — Philanthropy, volunteerism, dedication to Boise’s cultural community Nominations are accepted in each category for individuals, nonprofits or business organizations. Participants ages 18 and older will “speed date” in order to learn more about these local organizations and engage in important conversations on how to better our community. Drop-ins are welcome if available to account for no-shows.
At the end of the 3 minutes, a whistle blows and the guys all move over to the next girl and it starts all over again.
We do this for an hour so that you can meet many different people.