WV Coding & Cyber Summit
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
BridgeValley Advanced Technology Center
WV Regional Technology Park
1201 Science Park Drive
South Charleston, WV 25303
TechConnectWV, in partnership with U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito, will host the West Virginia Coding & Cyber Summit from 9 am – 2:30 pm on Thursday, October 12 at the BridgeValley Advanced Technology Center in South Charleston, WV.
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REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED; however, we have a few spots still available. Space is limited, so please let us know if you would like to pay at the door on Thursday by contacting Ashley O’Neil at email@example.com. Thank you!
Hundreds of thousands of software coding and cyber jobs are unfilled in the U.S. right now, and that number is expected to climb sharply as technology continues to advance at an exponential rate. Half of the highest-paying jobs in America now require some level of software coding skills, market analysis shows. The good news is that while many of these jobs require a four-year degree, thousands of jobs will be open to individuals who receive certification through multi-week boot camps.
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Join us on October 12 to learn more about the possibilities for West Virginia to prepare workers for these jobs.
- West Virginia’s United States Senators will share their views on how West Virginia’s workforce can play a greater role in the high-tech economy
- Hear about exciting new steps that are being taken to train a new high-tech workforce
- Learn about successful training programs and potential employment opportunities in the areas of computer coding and cybersecurity
- Listen to tech and gig-economy leaders about how West Virginians can benefit from the new virtual tech economy and workplace
- Find ways to mobilize your communities to benefit from “hereshoring” job and economic development opportunities
TechConnectWV is proud to announce the following speakers:
Bernard McKay, Cheif Policy Officer, Intuit
Obed Louissaint, Vice President of Human Resources IBM Cognitive Solutions, Digital and Research
Dr. Kathy D’Antoni, Associate State Superintendent, WV Department of Education
Dr. Paul Hill, Chancellor, WV Higher Education Policy Commission
Dr. Casey Sacks, Vice Chancellor, WV Community & Technical College System
Anne Barth, Executive Director, TechConnect West Virginia
Cabinet Secretary Woody Thrasher, WV Department of Commerce
Brian Stolarik, Program Manager, Cyber & Intelligence Missions Solutions, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
Timi Hadra, Senior State Executive, IBM
Cabinet Secretary Gayle Manchin, WV Department of Education and Arts
Rochelle Goodwin, Sr. Associate VP for Academic and Public Strategy, WVU
Lawrence Malone, WV National Guard
Amanda Laucher, Co-Founder, Mined Minds
Lee Farabaugh, Co-Founder & COO, Core10
Chuck Toussieng, Founder, Richwood Scientific
Patrick Farrell, Co-Founder, CentralApp
TechConnectWV is proud to announce our sponsors, whose support makes this event possible. Thank you!
Co-Sponsor: Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation
Gold Level Sponsors:
BridgeValley Community and Technical College
West Virginia University
Silver Level Sponsors:
Science & Research Division, WV Higher Education Policy Commission
Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC
Bronze Level Sponsors:
Allegheny Science & Technology
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Sponsorships are still available. To learn more, click here and contact Anne Barth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304.444.2918 for more information.
Exhibit space is also available. To learn more, click here.