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NEW ORLEANS, LA - 365 Connect, a leading provider of award-winning marketing, leasing, and resident technology platforms for the multifamily housing industry announced today that its founder and CEO, Kerry W. Kirby, will be a featured speaker at the Sixth Annual Teen Tech Day Event in New Orleans, LA. 365 Connect is also a key sponsor of the event. Teen Tech Day will be held on March 19, 2016 with the focus on exposing youth in the New Orleans area to emerging technologies through a day of programs and workshops.
Created in 2011, Teen Tech Day is a one-day conference, emphasizing math, science, and engineering as tools that encourage teens to utilize technology as a hobby or a career. Attempting to cultivate excitement about technology, the event is designed to provide interaction among attendees. Throughout the day, event leaders will expose participating teens to a three-part process. Attendees will learn about the mechanisms of game design, the fundamentals of web design including the building of real websites using client based scenarios, and an introduction to social media.
"We are excited to have 365 Connect participating in our Sixth Annual Tech Teen Day Event,” said Shercole King, the event organizer. “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 in this city. Their participation and sponsorship of this event demonstrates their continuing commitment to the technology community and future of our city.”
Kirby stated, “365 Connect is excited to participate and sponsor this event that introduces our future innovators to the fundamentals of emerging technologies. 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. Shercole King is a true leader in our community, and she has put her heart and soul into creating this program. As attendance has increased each year, it demonstrates this event is something special to our community.”
King added, "The students that attend Tech Teen Day already like technology, and we hope to help transform their interest into passion and a thirst for more knowledge, eventually leading them into the technological field and potential leadership positions within our growing technology industry in Louisiana. I cannot put into words how excited everyone is that Kerry will speak at the event. He is a leader in the technology community, and the kids are excited meet and hear from him. 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 and engage with attendees, building awareness on how the technology industry has become the new economy in New Orleans and is a viable career path to consider. This economic momentum can only continue by supporting our future technology and entrepreneurial leaders – the youth of our city.”
About Teens For Tech: Teens for Tech is a non-profit STEM program 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.
ABOUT 365 CONNECT: 365 Connect is the leading provider of award-winning marketing, leasing, and resident service platforms for the multifamily housing industry. Founded in 2003 with an unwavering commitment to delivering an integrated suite of comprehensive technology solutions, 365 Connect empowers property managers to accelerate conversions, simplify transactions, and elevate services. Learn how 365 Connect is leveraging its legacy of continuous innovation to solve tomorrow’s challenges today at 365connect.com