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YO, SEO, Growing Kids and App Development

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The other day I was visiting with a member and we remarked on the amazing nature and explosion of mobile application development. A perfect illustration of the variety of consumer mobile app habits comes from the “YO” app. To read the Wall Street Journal Article click: YO Valuation. Let’s work on teaching our kids about thoughts on app development. Here’s how TAG works on educating and informing youth. Learn more about Apps for Good on our events page.


Journal Expresses Concern Over Facebook Study

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SAN FRANCISCO — The scientific journal that published a study by Facebook and two U.S. universities examining people’s online mood swings regrets how the social experiment was handled.

In a note of contrition, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concluded that the decision to manipulate the content appearing on the Facebook pages of about 700,000 people without their prior consent may have violated some principles of academic research.

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Western Students are Regional Cyberdefense Champs

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When it comes to defending against a cyberattack, Western students are gaining a national reputation.

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Making your website work for you

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Together with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), we asked “What is making businesses in our community struggle with technology? What are the businesses pain points and how can TAG help to ease the burden for those businesses?” As a response to those questions, we came up with an educational series that takes on the topic of helping businesses create a framework to launch.

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VSH CPAs Named Finalist in Washington’s Best Workplaces Awards

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BELLINGHAM – Puget Sound Business Journal has released the finalists for their annual Washington’s Best Workplaces Awards and VSH has been named as one of the 85 finalists from the state of Washington.

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Member Spotlight

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RobinOur spotlight member this month is one of the original founders of TAG and our Board President, Robin Halliday. Robin has been an active member of the technology scene since the mid-1980s, and has built a career around hard work, fantastic questions, innovative methods and connecting people. She is a true tech sector thought-leader and community developer. Read more


Cyber Security Expert? Companies Really Want You

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Some of the largest U.S. companies are looking to hire cybersecurity experts in newly elevated positions and bring technologists on to their boards, a sign that corporate America is increasingly worried about hacking threats.

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Educate. Inform. Advocate. – Reflection on Technology Alliance “2014 State of Technology” Luncheon

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I love this season in our region when spring gives way to the optimism of summer and fantastic programming emerges with longer hours and great vigor. I had the very fortunate opportunity to attend a startling presentation by Geoffrey Moore at the Technology Alliance’s 2014 State of Technology Luncheon. His talk was brave and enlightening. Read more


Whatcom County Colleges Educating Much-Needed Cybersecurity Specialists

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The urgent and massive need for computer security professionals has caught the government, industry and education sectors quite unprepared. Corporations such as Target are suddenly finding that large-scale compromise of their information systems is not just an embarrassment, but a significant threat to their commercial viability. Read more


Western Washington University to Offer New Summer Courses

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Real Simple Project Management– Info sessions May 21 and June 4

Many struggle to manage the day-to-day complexity of individual tasks, not to mention the many projects.  The good news is that there is a solution that will bring order to the chaos, reduce anxiety and improve performance and results: Real Simple Project Management. Read more