Teambuilding, Charity, and Fun: The Inaugural Colorado Startup Games

Startup GamesFor the first time since its inception, the Startup Games networking and charity event came to Colorado on October 15th for a fun day of competition in the name of good causes. High-growth startups in the community each donated money to play while also earning cash for their chosen charities.

This past May I had the opportunity to meet Sara Reeves, the Program Director of the Startup Games, and for months I worked with her to organize and bring the Startup Games to Denver. In the process I became not only a community advisor in finding volunteers and organizations to participate, but I also took on the role of Head Referee for the entire event. Continue reading

EdgeLink Conducts Student Mock Interviews at Epicodus

EpicodusEdgeLink regularly encourages its employees to get involved in the local community, so when I first heard about an opportunity to conduct mock interviews at Epicodus, I jumped at the chance to volunteer.

Located in Portland, Oregon, Epicodus offers a four-month, hands-on course on programming. Class instructors immerse students in a number of cutting-edge programming languages, with the goal of graduating fully-fledged, ready-to-work programmers and developers. Continue reading

EdgeLink Supports ChickTech at MidSummer Picnic

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On July 26, 2014, I had the great experience to volunteer for ChickTech at their MidSummer Picnic.  EdgeLink encourages all its employees to get involved with organizations or programs that are important to them or that they are passionate about.  This was the first ChickTech event that I was a part of – but is sure not to be the last.   Continue reading

EdgeLink Philosophy: Giving Back Over the Holidays

holidaySeveral years ago we were preparing for the holiday season: decorating the office, planning office parties, and setting aside our annual holiday card budget. As usual, we were following the normal business tradition of mailing holiday greeting cards; our only input lay in what design to select and what message to write. “Happy Holidays, Edgelink” was the neutral favorite.  As we calculated the funds dedicated to the creation, printing, and postage of these holiday cards, something else rose in our minds. What if this year, we did something beneficial? Something more than a holiday card or a logo-emblazoned gift? That was the year we decided to start giving back… Continue reading