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Volano Gives New Developers a Shot

By Tom McCauley / June 11, 2020

Omaha-based Volano Software not only builds custom business software, they help build the IT workforce. “We’ve hired a number of folks that have not coded professionally before and helped them become technology professionals,” said Rod Smith, co-founder and partner of Volano, which specializes in developing customized workflow design software, databases, portals and more.  Over the…

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Careerlink Sale Marks New Chapter for AIM Institute and Careerlink, LLC

By SPN Newsroom / June 9, 2020

The AIM Institute—the Omaha-based not-for-profit that grows, connects and inspires the tech talent community through education and career development—announced recently that it has sold Careerlink, its iconic jobs platform. Dr. Kandace Miller, President and CEO of the AIM Institute, said the sale provides further strategic investment AIM’s core not-for-profit, mission-related services to address the growing…

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Omaha South High School Grads Launch Tech Careers, Land Paid Summer Internships at Union Pacific 

By Tom McCauley / May 18, 2020

This summer, two recent Omaha South High School graduates, Suraj Poudel and Evelyn Espinoza Macias, will enter highly competitive paid internships at Union Pacific after participating in the AIM Institute’s pilot workforce development program that teaches high school students how to code.  Ashok Fichadia, Assistant Vice President of IT Development for Union Pacific, said the…

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UNMC/Nebraska Medicine results from NIH clinical trial show remdesivir accelerates recovery from advanced COVID-19

By SPN Newsroom / April 30, 2020

Hospitalized patients with advanced COVID-19 and lung involvement who received the antiviral drug remdesivir recovered faster than similar patients who received placebo, according to a preliminary data analysis from a randomized, controlled trial involving 1,063 patients, which began on Feb. 21. The trial, sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of…

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Developing Leadership When Things Are Not Good

By Tom McCauley / April 23, 2020

Originally posted on the AIM Institute blog No one knows how the coronavirus pandemic will evolve, how long the economy will stay underwater, or even what recovery looks like.  But the radical workplace upheaval and sudden ad hoc shift to remote technology over the past month suggest two truths:  We need more tech talent.   We…

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We Need All Hands on Deck: Giving During Disaster

By SPN Newsroom / April 16, 2020

This is a guest post by Maria Brady. Looking for ways to make a difference in your community?  Mark your calendars for Omaha Gives! on May 20. This 24-hour fundraiser, organized by the Omaha Community Foundation, is a great way to find and support local causes you care about. Now in its seventh year, Omaha…

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