Cybercriminals are looking to cash in as millions of people around the world are being stripped of the security of their physical office and left to their own devices – figuratively and literally. Our VP of Information Security is sharing a thorough guide on safe remote working.
While our Mount Vernon workspaces are quiet, this difficult time presents an interesting learning opportunity. We expect to be tried and tested, but believe we will get through this with new, effective ways to collaborate from a distance. Until then, our Product Manager, Michael Bresler has some remote experience and is sharing his tips for setting yourself up for success at home, kids and all.
The Agora Companies’ inaugural #hackathon, Ready Fire Hack, brought together #technologists from 14 West and Threefold Systems. Over the course of 3 days, teams worked to build creative solutions to address challenges specific to the businesses. While the judges were blown away by the results, they were most impressed by every team's ability to collaborate, innovate, and look beyond just the "tech" side of the business. Congratulations are in order for each of the teams. And a huge thank you to all of our partners who helped make it happen, including Betamore, Red Hat, Blueshift, City Garage, and OpenShift. You can read more about the event, our takeaways, and the winning team's solutions below.
The Agora Companies exist to share ideas, knowledge, and experiences that no one else in the world can claim – but are often later adopted or imitated by the mainstream. Our work is entirely ours, and our internship program is a reflection of that. Without the freedom to think and explore independently, our work simply cannot be done. So rather than determining a path for you, we believe in giving you the tools and access you need to design your own experience and define your success. If you’d like to be considered for The Agora Companies Intern Class of Summer 2020, read the article below for some free advice.
2019 had its challenges… and our COO, Daryl Berver is finding it more important than ever to learn from them and come out stronger in 2020. So, he got straight to the point last week in announcing their major goals and visions for the year ahead. #MOVEWESTWORD
SXSW 2019 was a whirlwind of learning, networking, and some seriously cool experiences. We have no doubt that next year will be even better. Here's why you should plan to join us....and everything you need to know to make the most of it. #MOVEWESTWORD
14 West Technology is a hotbed of opportunity. Right now, they’re looking for a Network Technician, Scrum Master, QA Analyst, Web Systems Administrator, Senior Data Engineer…. the list goes on. If you’re a technologist that’s particularly interested in working on projects that are innovative, challenging, and require teamwork and collaboration, then we’d encourage you to take a closer look.
Our WesTech team embarked on a cinematic adventure... In an effort to shed some light on the #agile transformation they are going through, and to introduce the kickass team that’s helping them (Excella!), we turned to employees. Many of them generously offered their intellect, talent, and quite a few laughs in the filming of Word on the Street: Agile. You can check it out for yourself! Just click the link below.
While accounting may seem mundane to some, we know better. The work being churned out by 14 West Financial Services is super impressive… but it’s also seriously fun to hear about. Yes, they run the numbers, but they're also tasked with delivering creative solutions for their entrepreneurial clients that span the globe. Enough from us. We’ll let them tell you about it. Click below to watch their new film and hear it for yourself. #MOVEWESTWORD
We aren’t afraid to say it – the #tech world needs more women. 14 West Network Engineer, Deirra Footman, believes her role in helping to make that happen is to tell her story. In our latest post, she’s sharing her best advice and knowledge on drowning out the noise of bias, and finding a professional home that values your skill. Check it out. #MOVEWESTWORD