On Wednesday December 10th, Generation Citizen was trending on Twitter. Their annual Civics Day at the State House brought tech professionals, students, and community members together for an amazing day of presentations, inspiring speeches, awards, and plans to change the world we live in--not ten years from now, but today.
Hi TUGGers! How are you? Are you enjoying this beautiful (albeit chilly) weather? I bet you're busy indulging in pumpkin flavored everything and leaf-peeping like a boss. And on top of all that, you survived daylight savings time! High five! You're the best. You knew that, but here's a few more reasons why.
Today, one of TUGG's awesome portfolio nonprofits, SolSolutions, landed over $50M worth of solar energy projects in Los Angeles, California. This groundbreaking deal will bring solar power and millions of dollars in savings (in addition to other significant educational resources) to schools across Los Angeles.
This is more than just a gym. InnerCity Weightlifting is a safe, encouraging space where the sport of weightlifting—the coaches, the training, the atmosphere—facilitates positive change and helps each individual through difficult decision points. At InnerCity Weightlifting, students shift their focus away from gang violence to concentrate on more complex goals, like finishing school and getting a job, all while they grow bigger, stronger, and faster.
NBA Math Hoops calls itself a “game changer,” and they’re not kidding. They know that when kids feel connected to the information they’re learning, they blossom into passionate, self-directed learners, and ultimately end up holding the tools (and confidence) to control their personal and educational narratives in the long run.
While 7% of Americans can't find work, the tech industry still struggles to find talent. It only makes sense that the local tech community should invest in programs that expand the talent pool, and Resilient Coders opens the doors to educate young people from communities that are traditionally underrepresented in technology.
Tech professionals across Greater Boston are planning to take the day off on Wednesday September 10, but they’re not playing hooky. Hundreds of companies—from the Innovation and Financial Districts, to the Seaport—have formed teams of volunteers to donate an estimated 10,000 collective hours of community service, all in one day.
Recently named one of our city’s top leaders in Boston’s Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, Mr. Rob May has led Backupify to establish itself as the leader in backup and recovery solutions for SaaS applications. He takes a grounded, heartfelt approach to entrepreneurship and we were lucky enough to chat with him about leadership, work-life balance, and what it means to give back.
It was only seven o'clock on Wednesday night and folks were already climbing on tabletops. The Somerville Tech Pub Crawl was just getting underway, and although there were still hours of fun ahead of us, energy was high from the start. Here's a recap of the event, and don't forget to check out the photo album.
Big news! Our buddy Jay Acunzo over at NextView Ventures has been working hard to bring you TUGG's official podcast! #TechitFwd is a new compelling series that tells the unique stories of Boston's innovative tech companies and social entrepreneurs. Our very first episode, aptly titled Origins, features a fascinating interview with none other than TUGG founder, Jeff Fagnan.