Cooper City, FL (PRWEB) June 12, 2012
Nonprofits interested in making better use of technology in their operations, and technology experts looking to contribute to the not-for-profit community are invited to the first meeting of the 501 Tech Club on June 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Nova Southeastern University, Carl DeSantis Building, Room 4030, in Davie, Florida.
The 501 Tech Club is a monthly gathering of people working for nonprofits, and people working in the tech world. Meetings include a regional or national guest speaker addressing a tech topic of interest to nonprofits. The event also serves to facilitate networking for nonprofits with undergraduate and graduate students from local colleges and universities looking to do volunteer tech work, in exchange for real world experience in the information technology field.
The Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and Linxter, Inc., a software engineering firm in Cooper City, have teamed up to form a 501 Tech Club under the auspices of the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN).
NTEN, headquartered in Portland, OR is the membership organization of nonprofit professionals who put technology to use for their causes. NTENs 501 Tech Clubs came out of the organizations mission of a world where all nonprofit organizations use technology skillfully and confidently to meet community needs and fulfill their missions.
Jason Milgram, CEO of Linxter, Inc., and a member of NTEN, noticed that tech hubs such as San Francisco, Boston, New York, Austin and Denver all had 501 Tech Clubs.
Because of the large number of nonprofits and technology companies in South Florida, I thought a 501 Tech Club was needed here, he said. By helping bridge the gap between the two and facilitating knowledge sharing, our community will benefit.
Milgram contacted NTEN and James Parrish, Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems, at NSUs Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences, and everything was put into motion.
One of the most important things employers look for in graduates is hands-on experience working with technology, stated Parrish, The 501 tech club will serve to expand the opportunities that students have to get this type of experience, while also allowing them to help in the community.
Milgrams company, Linxter, Inc., recently released an app called allAware, which is a free mobile private social network for nonprofits. Our goal is to help organizations with making their community a better place through the use of mobile and cloud technology, Milgram said.
Milgram said he saw a natural fit between his companys efforts and those of NTEN and NSU. We are very excited to be working with both the Nonprofit Technology Network and NSUs Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences.
For information about the group, visit http://linxter.com/501-tech-club
About Linxter, Inc.:
Linxter, Inc. provides easy-to-use, affordable, cloud and mobile technology solutions, focused on solving communication and financial transaction challenges. Linxter is a Microsoft BizSpark One alumni company.