In 2013, the entrepreneurial landscape in Northern Nevada was a barren desert. Only recently removed from being rocked by the Great Recession, that year Reno-area startup companies brought in a small cluster of new jobs (50) while raising droplets of venture capital ($2 million), according to the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada. Five years later, the horizon for both entrepreneurs and investors looks vastly more fruitful and green — in more ways than one.
Girls don’t do tech is still widely believed. To change that, Microsoft has been organizing the DigiGirlz, a technology camp for teenage girls in Reno for the last eight years. This year, tech companies in the region such as Tesla, Switch, Oracle and others came together as presenters at the camp. Ninety teenage girls from different parts of Nevada and elsewhere participated in a two-day tech camp at the University of Nevada, Reno.
The ability to communicate with one another is essential in work and life, just from the elementary standpoint of survival. However, in the workplace, clear communication is essential for the employees’ productivity, safety and wellbeing. We have all heard stories about highly-skilled, internationally-trained professionals who are wasting time in low-wage jobs. Primarily, it is attributed to inadequate professional language skills, which can only be overcome with decades of re-learning their profession in English.
Your commute to work, to school or to the store may seem like standard everyday events, but for Zong Tian, a professor in the University of Nevada, Reno’s civil and environmental engineering department, it is anything but standard. His work can help drivers have a better commute. Working jointly with the Beijing Institute of Technology, China, Tian oversaw the architectural design for the University’s Physical Arterial Signal Simulation, or PASS system: a state-of-the-art traffic simulator specific to the Reno area.
Five states — Colorado, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota and Virginia — have been selected to participate in a three-day learning lab to develop statewide programs themed around connected technology, the nonprofit’s chair, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval announced on July 20. The event — launched as part of the NGA’s current Smarter States, Smarter Communities initiative — is to help governors develop programs that can harness Internet of Things technologies that improve the quality of life of state residents, an NGA press release explains.
Gardner Company, UNLV and the UNLV Research Foundation (UNLV RF) kicked off construction for the first innovation building of the UNLV Harry Reid Research & Technology Park (UNLV Tech Park) with an official groundbreaking ceremony. Representatives from Gardner Company, UNLV, UNLV RF and Burke Construction commemorated the occasion with a presentation and traditional shovel dig to signal new development for the research, technology and business park.
Hacking. Data breaches. Phishing. Scams. It seems like every day we learn of another attack on our privacy and personal information. While it sometimes seems an overwhelming challenge, YOU can take steps to protect your Internet privacy in your home or home office. To learn more, we asked the advice of three of Northern Nevada’s top Internet privacy experts.