NEW ORLEANS, LA – 365 Connect, the New Orleans-based, award-winning online technology platform provider for the multifamily housing industry, announced today that 365 Connect President and CEO Kerry W. Kirby will be the keynote speaker at the Fourth Annual Teen Tech Day Event being held in New Orleans, LA. The company is also a key sponsor of the event. Teen Tech Day will be taking place on March 8, 2014, with the focus on exposing youth in the New Orleans area to emerging technologies through a day of programs and workshops.
Teen Tech Day is a one-day interactive conference, created in 2011 by New Orleans Tech, to emphasize math, science, and engineering as tools to enable teens to use technology anywhere from a hobby to a career. It’s designed to provide interaction with event speakers and each other to cultivate excitement about technology. Guidance throughout the day will expose participating teens to a three-part process. They will learn about the mechanisms of game design, fundamentals of web design with the inclusion of building real websites using client based scenarios, and robotics and engineering with an introduction to problem solving and prototyping.
"We are excited to have 365 Connect participating at our Fourth Annual Tech Teen Day Event,” said Chris Boudy, who along with Shercole King, are the event organizers. “We believe in small actions creating huge impacts. With Teen Tech Day, we hope to bring more kids into the technology field; by demonstrating that exceptional technology is being created right here in New Orleans. 365 Connect is one of the local success stories we point to, rising from a local start-up to an internationally recognized award-winning technology firm; a shining symbol of what is being accomplished here. Their participation and sponsorship of this event demonstrates their continuing commitment to the technology community and future of our city.”
365 Connect President and CEO Kerry W. Kirby stated, “365 Connect is excited to participate and sponsor this event that introduces our future technology innovators to the fundamentals of web design, gaming and robotics. Nothing is more important than fostering and inspiring our youth to engage in educational programs that will lead them to build a variety of skills and create a foundation for a successful career in the future. Chris and Shercole are true leaders in our community who have put their heart and soul into creating this program. As this is their fourth annual event, and attendance has increased each year, it demonstrates they have created something special in our community. We want the local technology community to know that we stand ready to support them, as they are a vital part of the new economy that is pushing our city into the national spotlight.”
King added, "The students that attend Tech Teen Day already like technology, we hope to help turn their likes into passion and thirst for more knowledge to eventually lead them into a technological field, and possibly become a leader in our growing technology industry in Louisiana. I cannot put into words how excited everyone is that Kerry will deliver the keynote speech. He is a leader in the New Orleans technology community and somebody the kids certainly want to hear from. This year’s event will certainly be our biggest. ”
"I am honored to be speaking at Tech Teen Day before our city’s most important asset, our next generation," Kirby said. "My goal is to educate, engage and deliver critical information that will grow awareness on how the technology industry has become the new economy in New Orleans. This economic momentum can only continue by supporting our future technology and entrepreneurial leaders - the youth of our city.”
Teens for Tech is a non-profit STEM program underneath the umbrella of New Orleans Tech, with a mission to teach, mentor, and guide youth into career opportunities within science, technology, engineering, and math. The initial values for our organization spawned from a program called Teen Tech Day. Each year, New Orleans Tech hosts a one-day event that focuses on teaching interactive workshops with hands-on learning for teenagers. The goal is to provide teenagers with a day to learn, explore, and become emerged in a wide range of technology topics.
Founded in 2003, award-winning 365 Connect is the industry leader in designing and delivering an array of online platforms that work in unison with each other to market, lease and retain residents in multifamily communities. The 365 Connect Platform interfaces with social media, management software, marketing platforms and a host of other third-party applications. It prides itself in being one of the most integration-friendly platforms in the industry and has proven to be so effective, that it has also gained acceptance with government programs in affordable housing. 365 Connect designs technology to enhance not only the user experience for property managers, but also prospects and residents that utilize its platforms to locate, lease and live in multifamily communities nationwide.