Giving Back

It's nice to lend a hand

At DevelopIntelligence, helping people is at the core of who we are and what we do. We help people every day to learn new technologies, new languages, and new programming processes.

But we believe helping people should extend beyond our classrooms. We believe that helping others is part of what makes the world a better place. Below are a few groups we've supported through the giving of our time, money, and resources.

Operation-Airdrop

Operation-Airdrop (OAD) is a group of over 200 pilots and planes from across the nation. OAD has delivered unprecedented and timely relief to those who may have otherwise not received help for weeks with the help from groups such as the Texas Baptist Men, Salvation Army, Texas Navy, Cajun Air Force, AeroBridge, and Operation BBQ Relief.

In 2017, DevelopIntelligence donated 1% of net profit to assist with relief efforts in Beaumont, TX by providing over 720 lbs of supplies to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Our partners, Operation Airdrop, worked directly with the Salvation Army and Texas National Guard to get supplies into areas that had significant needs.

Homeless Outreach Providing Encouragement (H.O.P.E.)

Homeless Outreach Providing Encourage is a nonprofit that provides life-sustaining and supportive services for homeless and at-risk individuals to encourage stability and self-sufficiency. H.O.P.E provides emergency street outreach for the homeless in Longmont, CO basic needs support such as food, water, clothing, and blankets or sleeping bags, and referrals to appropriate social service agencies for follow-up or more comprehensive care.

In 2017, DevelopIntelligence donated 1% of its net profit from Q2 to assist with the H.O.P.E.'s mission is to cultivate a community that shares a commitment to preserving the lives and dignity of people experiencing homelessness.

SOFTWAREColorado

SOFTWAREColoradois an organization dedicated to providing knowledge, connections and an ecosystem for the companies who rely upon software as a core component of their business.

Community Food Share

Community Food Share’s mission is to be a leader in our community’s effort to end hunger in Boulder and Broomfield Counties. Community Food Share provides direct support to families, seniors, and other individuals who struggle with hunger in Boulder and Broomfield Counties. Thirty-five percent of CFS’s food is distributed through these programs.

In 2017, DevelopIntelligence donated over 143 lbs of food to our local food bank in Louisville, CO while raising awareness and providing opportunities for employees to give back further for those in need in Boulder County.

Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc.

Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA) is part of the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, JA provides programs for students which focus on entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness. The goal is to teach concepts through experiential learning, allowing young people to put their new knowledge and skills into practice.

In 2017, DevelopIntelligence hosted a Computer Science class, from Northglenn High School, at our Corporate Office in Lafayette, CO. Our day of Job Shadowing provided the STEM Students with career planning, sharing a day in the life for each department and scenario challenges using real business cases.

Jefferson Center for Mental Health

Jefferson Center for Mental Health is the not-for-profit community mental health center serving Jefferson, Clear Creek, and Gilpin counties since 1958. Their mission is to promote mental health and provide quality mental health services for persons with emotional problems and/or serious mental illness. They are partners with the local community, working together to create a place that fosters mental health and supports those with mental health challenges.

In 2017, DevelopIntelligence donated 1% of its net profit from Q1 to assist with the Jefferson Center for Mental Health's mission to inspire hope, improve lives and strengthen the community by providing mental health and related solutions for individuals and families within Colorado's Jefferson, Clear Creek, and Gilpin counties.

Centaurus High School, Boulder Valley School District

Centaurus High School is a college-preparatory high school in the Boulder Valley School District, with an award-winning Engineering Academy and International Baccalaureate Diploma program.

 

In 2017 & 2015, DevelopIntelligence donated funds to help Centaurus High School's Chromebook Initiative. This initiative will ensure all incoming freshmen students receive a Chromebook that they will use throughout their four years at Centaurus High School, to enhance their learning. Upon graduation from Centaurus, students have the option of keeping the Chromebook.

GoCode Colorado

GoCode Colorado is a Colorado state-wide apps challenge designed to make public data more accessible and user-friendly. Teams of developers and entrepreneurs across the state compete to solve business problems and grow our economy, by building apps that will help Colorado companies thrive.

In 2014, DevelopIntelligence provided both in-kind and financial support to help make GoCode Colorado's inaugural year a rousing success. Our participation in the GoCode Colorado initiative continued into 2015, with our team taking a more active role in promoting GoCode Colorado to local developer groups, offering support and mentoring during preliminary events, and cheering teams on during the final event.

2016 was another successful year for our partnership with our in-house Python instructor Dave Wade-Stein getting excellent reviews from students who took his introduction to Python half-day course. Here's what one student said of the course:

"Last year I had the opportunity to dabble with Python at a DevelopIntelligence workshop. I've always been curious about Python, just never had the opportunity to sit down with it in an organized, effective, and focused way. What I really dug about the workshop is that the instructor was very skilled in balancing the class to make it appealing to both the inexperienced and experienced which is always hard when people in the workshop are at such different levels of knowledge. The agenda was well organized and had the right balance of intro/background, hands on exercises, syntax, constructs, tooling, and examples of real-world use cases. Although it's unrealistic to learn a language from scratch in half a day I feel that the time was well spent. I do have over a decade of knowledge in app development with other languages and one thing that really impressed me was the instructor's skill at answering my questions without alienating others that came from less experienced backgrounds. This was a good taste of what DevelopIntelligence can offer and taking a full class with them is something I would definitely recommend."

iEmpathize

iEmpathize is an Arts and Advocacy non-profit that creates opportunities for people to explore and engage in issues of injustice. iE is a pathway to the vulnerable and victimized that effectively connects people and resources to needs around the world. Their initial focus is on human rights violations.

In 2011, DevelopIntelligence provided resources to help fund iEmpathize launch party and film screening at the Boulder theater.

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