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Leading Without Answers

Leading Without Answers

By Jeff Mazur, LaunchCode A portion of this blog post was originally published in the St. Louis Business Journal.  Late last year, I was honored to be among a handful of area executives interviewed by the St. Louis Business Journal about leading their organizations. One question made me profoundly uncomfortable. It’s the one that has…

Helping St. Louis Startups Launch Successful Tech Teams

Helping St. Louis Startups Launch Successful Tech Teams

Innovator. Scrappy. Grit. Collaborative. Visionary. Believer. Ambitious. Eager. Motivated. The exact words we use to describe the startup culture in St. Louis are the same ones we often attribute to our LaunchCoders. There’s no getting around the parallels that mirror the motivation and enthusiasm LaunchCoders and startups have for emerging technology. Another thing St. Louis…

Hiring New Tech Talent with Sagitec

Hiring New Tech Talent with Sagitec

We recently got to catch up with one of our company partners, Sagitec, in Tampa Bay, Florida. Sagitec is a global technology company that delivers dynamic IT solutions to leading public and private organizations. Today, they provide innovative and continuously evolving benefits administration solutions to their clients that solve unique business problems and adapt to…

Commitment to Community Changes Lives and Companies

Commitment to Community Changes Lives and Companies

An international leader of aerospace innovation for over a century, Boeing has been breaking barriers in the sky, and now they’re paving pathways to tech careers for people with non-traditional credentials. Employing over 150,000 people globally, Boeing is committed to crafting teams with diverse skills, strengths, and perspectives. Through corporate practice and community partnerships, Boeing…

What it’s like to be a LaunchCode Company Partner

What it’s like to be a LaunchCode Company Partner

Q&A with LaunchCode Company Partner, QDivision So, let’s say you’re looking to grow your tech team. You’ve searched high and low for candidates with the passion, drive, and aptitude, but you fall short and continue to look for the right people. LaunchCode introduces highly talented local developers who bring these attributes to help your business…

Company Partnerships: A Spotlight on Maritz

Company Partnerships: A Spotlight on Maritz

Companies Partner to Achieve a Common Goal At first glance, Maritz and LaunchCode may seem to have little in common other than being based in St. Louis. Maritz works with other companies to improve customer experience and loyalty, increase employee engagement and recognition, and offer rewarding meetings and events, while LaunchCode is a nonprofit organization…

Build Successful Teams With Metrics

Build Successful Teams With Metrics

Ask American businesses their greatest challenge and many will cite unmet workforce needs, often deepest in the realm of technology. More than 600,000 tech jobs are currently unfilled and the U.S. Department of Labor predicts the number will grow to a staggering one million by 2020. With the baseball season now us, I submit that…

An Affordable Answer to the Tech Talent Gap

An Affordable Answer to the Tech Talent Gap

Most options we rely on to train tomorrow’s tech workers have a crucial flaw. They cost money. Today’s workforce has a massive tech talent deficit that impedes growth and leaves regional economies unprepared to compete. Near-term solutions have focused on higher education strategies and new training models like for-profit coding bootcamps. Those are important components…

Employer Partner: Sherpa

Employer Partner: Sherpa

There’s A Dollop Of LaunchCode In Sherpa’s Secret Sauce David Smith and Alexandra Fisher, co-founders of Sherpa, a senior living CRM platform that helps providers follow an empathetic process, tell us about their company and how LaunchCode has become an integral partner in making their company and mission successful.       LaunchCode: Tell us…

Mentorship Matters with Citrix

Mentorship Matters with Citrix

Mentoring Makes A Difference Did you know that mentoring has a positive impact on both the mentee and the mentor? Turns out, it’s great for everyone involved! Mentoring gives everyone involved the opportunity to learn something more — a deeper understanding of the organization, enhanced skill recognition, improved job satisfaction, and so many more benefits! At LaunchCode, we’re continually impressed…

Empowerment Through Mentorship

Empowerment Through Mentorship

One-On-One Teaching Techniques So you want to help someone learn to be a software developer. What exactly do you do to help them succeed? Many people have built great careers without formal study but even more have washed out. (Check out this talk from Jeff Cohen at RubyConf 2016 about it.) How can you focus your efforts…