It’s Nice to Lend a Hand
At DevelopIntelligence, transforming lives is the core of our DNA. Every day we help engineers learn the new technologies, languages, and new processes necessary to empower their organizations to make our lives easier.
Transforming lives should extend beyond the classrooms and our clients – it should extend to our communities, where we live and where we play. Each year, we give back over 2% of our profit back into the community.
Below are a few groups we’ve been privileged to support by giving our time, money, and resources.
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.
SOFTWAREColorado is an organization dedicated to providing knowledge, connections, and an ecosystem for companies that rely on software as a core component of their business.
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.
GoCode Colorado is a Colorado statewide 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 about the course:
“Last year I had the opportunity to dabble with Python at a DevelopIntelligence Hack-a-thon. 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 hack-a-thon 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 hack-a-thon 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.”
Homeless Outreach Providing Encouragement (H.O.P.E.)
Homeless Outreach Providing Encouragement is a nonprofit that provides life-sustaining support services to encourage stability and self-sufficiency for homeless and at-risk individuals. H.O.P.E provides emergency street outreach in Longmont, CO including: food, water, clothing, 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 aid H.O.P.E.’s mission to cultivate a community committed to preserving the lives and dignity of people experiencing homelessness.
Community Food Share
Community Food Share’s (CFS) mission is to be a leader in our community’s effort to end hunger in Boulder and Broomfield Counties. The organization provides direct support to families, seniors, and other individuals who struggle with hunger, and 35 percent of CFS’s food is distributed through these programs.
In 2018, DevelopIntelligence employees volunteered for a half day at the Louisville, CO food distribution warehouse. Our efforts helped to provide meals for over 800 people in need in the Boulder County area.
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 to those in need in Boulder County.
Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc.
Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA) is dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, JA provides programs for students that 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. That day also included job shadowing, which allowed the STEM students to experience a day in the life for each department as well as learn via scenario challenges using real business cases.
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 and 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.
In 2019, DevelopIntelligence donated funds to help Lafayette Elementary School and support their school tech enablement efforts to purchase needed computer equipment for students. DevelopIntelligence also provided nearly 600 STEM high schoolers access to free technical learning, including access to an online learning library.
iEmpathize is an arts and advocacy non-profit that creates opportunities for people to explore and engage in discussion about issues of injustice. iE is a pathway that effectively connects vulnerable and victimized people around the world with needed resources. Their initial focus is on human rights violations.
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