COVID-19: How AnnieCannons is Responding

At AnnieCannons, our utmost priority is protecting the health, safety, and well-being of the survivors we serve through our software development training program.  To mitigate the potential impacts the virus can have on the lives and livelihoods of our students and broader community, we have temporarily shifted all classroom instruction to a remote platform to do our part in halting the spread of the virus, and provided students’ with accommodations for connectivity and hardware.  We have also shared the latest COVID-19 prevention and response recommendations to empower survivors with the information they need to protect their health and the health of their families. Our training Instructors are checking-in with each student to make sure they have the resources and support they need during this time of uncertainty; for survivors, immediate crises can often trigger historic trauma. Importantly, we have taken measures as an organization to reinforce our investment in families and our unwavering commitment to promoting an inclusive workplace, especially for women. These measures include encouraging employees to make use of our generous paid sick and time off policies during this time, and covering local transport for any essential work-related travel through our partnership with Uber Community Impact Initiative.  Click here …

Why Support Women in Technology?

Supporting women in technology fields goes beyond simply balancing the numbers. Historically, the tech sector has been white, young and male, and only conscious effort will change the imbalance. The good news is that efforts to close gender gaps in the tech industry yield rewards in the form of happier employees, higher profits, and recognition as a company making a difference. Read on to find out how you can support women in technology, whatever your company role or gender. Inspire future women in technology When you support women in technology, you are also supporting the future of the industry. Since 1993, the number of women in the STEM fields of science, engineering, and mathematics has been on the rise. However, in technology fields specifically, female participation has decreased. A few shocking stats: In 1995, 37% of computer scientists were women. Today, it’s only 24%. This infographic shows staggering statistics. Women hold fewer than  than 20% of US tech jobs (and the number is going down!).  A survey shows that girls show an interest in pursuing careers in STEM fields as young as 11 years old but many get discouraged and lose interest before age 15.  There are only five female …

How To Choose a Website Development Company: Make Your Development Dollars Go Further

If you did a search for website development services, you would be completely overwhelmed by the options and range of costs. Every online business needs a website. And those websites require talented web developers to create amazing customer experiences. When you’re trying to decide whom to use, how do you choose? Finding and hiring high-quality developers can be time-consuming and the quality varies greatly, so here are some tips to help you cut through the noise and find your ideal website developer. How to Select a Web Development Agency What is a website developer? A web developer takes the vision for your website and builds it into an actual site. From form submission and e-commerce functionality to expanding menus and interactive pages, there are many skills that a web developer needs. Because of the variety of code that is utilized for building different website components, it’s best to partner with a web development agency with multiple programmers who can meet all your needs.  Find the best options Find out who developed websites that you like. Ask for recommendations from business partners, networking groups, or on LinkedIn. A good word from someone you trust is better than picking a company at …