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January 2019 Tech Profile

January 2019 Tech Profile

Robert Wining, US Navy

VetsinTech Web Dev Fundamentals, October, 2018

My name is Robert Wining and I'm from Youngstown, Ohio. I served in the United States Navy from 2002-2006. I was an Electricians Mate and a member of the All Navy Marksmanship Team.  

Upon moving recently to San Francisco, I realized the talent pool is deep. My decade of sales experience and military service may not be enough to set me apart. I enrolled in the VetsinTech Web Development Fundamentals course to learn more about front end web development and to bridge the gap between myself and other highly qualified job seekers.

Through this VetsinTech training experience, I learned more about the vast world of tech than I have in my previous 35 years on earth. This has been so incredibly beneficial to me.  I wish this class was available when I got out of the service. Instead I was given my medical records and a friendly pat on the back. Classes like this should be available for each industry and economic specialization.  VetsinTech is an outstanding concept that I believe can be replicated across multiple disciplines. Not only is this the best resource that has ever been available to me as a veteran, it's a phenomenal way for employers to tap into veterans that are career/education oriented. This class is filled with people that never ever want to stop learning.  

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Facebook Cybersecurity University Graduation

There were 10 VetsinTech referrals who graduated from Facebook’s Cybersecurity University on 15 December 2018 in Menlo Park, CA. This was a challenging ten week course wherein Facebook Cybersecurity and Facebook VetWorking teamed up with to teach veterans the fundamentals of Cybersecurity.  Click HERE for details of what this course provided and be on the lookout for future offerings.

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Facebook University for Veterans

Facebook University for Veterans graduated 10 veterans from their cybersecurity program on 15 December 2018.

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Facebook University for Veterans

Facebook University for Veterans graduated 10 veterans from their cybersecurity program on 15 December 2018.

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December 2018 Tech Profile

December 2018 Tech Profile

Rafael Escoto Roa, US Air Force

VetsinTech Palo Alto Networks EDU 210, August 2018

I am Rafael Escoto Roa. I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic where I resided until moving to the United States at 19 years old.

I joined the US Air Force shortly after moving to this great country and have served as active duty since then with duty assignments in Florida, Delaware, Korea, Texas, Spain, Germany, and California. I have deployed overseas several times. I began my military career as a Logistics Technician after which I transferred to cybersecurity. Currently I am an Air Transportation Airman serving as an Air Trans/Cybersecurity Advisor with Latin America as my area of responsibility (AOR).

Technology has been a passion all my life. The military has helped me obtain great education on this field and I have experienced plenty of hours of on the job training.

I saw some incredible fellow Airmen leave the military without a plan for a follow on career. Some struggled with the process. Observing this, I wanted to get ahead of the curve. I completed the transition program offered by DoD and I actively pursued every available resource. This is how I landed on VetsinTech. I connected over LinkedIn and enrolled in the first class I could: Palo Alto Networks EDU 210, cybersecurity training in Santa Clara, CA.

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Galvanize/Samsung/VetsinTech Scholarship

The Galvanize/Samsung/VetsinTech Scholarship program covers between 50 - 65% of tuition for veterans in the Software Engineering Immersive or Data Science Immersive study programs. Click here for more information.

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WebDev Training @ Galvanize, Phoenix AZ

WebDev Training @ Galvanize, Phoenix AZ

Six VetsinTech students in Phoenix, AZ completed WebDev training on 11 December.

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VetsinTech DraftKings WebDev Training @ Galvanize, Austin TX

VetsinTech DraftKings WebDev Training @ Galvanize, Austin TX

20 veterans completed front end web development training at Galvanize in Austin, TX. The 12 week course concluded on 11 December.

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Palo Alto Networks EDU 210, Firewall 8.1, Santa Clara CA

Palo Alto Networks EDU 210, Firewall 8.1, Santa Clara CA

17 veteran students completed Palo Alto Networks EDU 210 - Firewall 8.1 during the first week of December 2018.

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Holiday Party & Employer Coalition Meetup @ LinkedIn San Francisco, CA

Holiday Party & Employer Coalition Meetup @ LinkedIn San Francisco, CA

Over 150 veterans and family members attended. Attendees included recruiters from LinkedIn, Facebook, Google, Adobe, Palo Alto Networks, Shape Security, Symantec, Cisco, PayPal, and more. Below, veterans and employers gather at LinkedIn HQ.

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Holiday Season VetsinTech call to Action

  1. Donate through shopping! SHOP AT AMAZON and 0.5% of the value of your purchase will be donated to VETSINTECH. It adds up fast. Just start your shopping session by clicking here - AMAZON SMILE - and make sure to list VetsinTech as your charity of choice!
  2. Seeking employment? Boost your exposure by uploading your resume.
  3. Become a VetsinTech Mentor! Sign up to be a mentor at VetsinTech.
  4. Spread the word along with good cheer: Forward this e-newsletter to a fellow veteran!

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How Veterans Can Prove Their Value to the Workforce

Chris Galy is the Chief People Officer at Ten-X

Read the Article: Tex-X

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Happy Holidays! #GivingTuesday Please support VetsinTech!

Please support VetsinTech during this Holiday Season! See below #GivingTuesday

It’s been just over four years since we kicked off the VetsinTech (ViT) community and it has been an amazing time! We now have twelve chapters across the country, have introduced more than a dozen vet-owned businesses to venture capital, partnered to launch a veterans incubator, ran more than a half dozen veterans hackathons (including the first ever all women veteran hackathon), and introduced thousands of vets and loved ones to their next career &/or job. We have trained approx. 100 veterans on Salesforce administration and trained/certificated 20 veterans in cybersecurity with Palo Alto Networks. We’ve been to the White House several times to raise awareness of veterans issues, partnered with Salesforce, Accenture, Wells Fargo, LinkedIn, Intuit, Workday, Facebook, Ten-X, Palo Alto Networks, TEKsystems and many more to create change and launch careers for our greatest natural resource….our veterans!

VetsinTech recently secured funding from Samsung to train 50 veterans in Web Development at the Galvanize School. Additionally, Palo Alto Networks will be partnering with ViT to provide additional cybersecurity training, and we will be training more veterans on the Salesforce platform. We have a lot of work ahead and need your help to ensure veterans are ready to learn and get hired in high paying careers.

The Giving Tuesday social media campaign on the 1st Tuesday after Thanksgiving (November 29th) is a day dedicated to giving to the causes that mean something to you.

For the last four years, ViT has supported service members in their transition thru Education, Employment, and Entrepreneurship in the tech industry.

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VetsInTech interviews

Read the Article: Vets Helping Vets TV

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Wells Fargo’s Support of Military Servicemembers and Veterans Passes $70 Million

Read the Article: Wells Fargo

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Samsung Launches STEAM-based Training for Veterans

Read the Article: Samsung Newsroom

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Tech Firms Increasing Their Recruiting Efforts Among Veterans

Read the Article: Reporting Texas

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America’s Veterans are Made for Tech Entrepreneurship

Read the Article: Red Herring

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Veterans Day!

VetsinTech kicked off the Veterans Day week honoring our veterans at the 2nd Annual VetsinTech Gala for Veterans Day "Vets2.0 Beyond the Transition". We would like to thank all of our sponsors and honorees listed here. Check out pics from the gala here.

VetsinTech will be out coast-to-coast supporting our veterans at the following events:

Hiring Heroes and Their Families on the USS Hornet in Alameda on 11/10/16 -
Join VetsinTech Austin on 11/11/16 with Patriot Boot Camp & BunkerLabs for a Veterans Day celebration and social Happy Hour #CTXVeteransDay16

VetsinTech will be supporting the Battle Tested Veterans event on 11/11/16 which focuses on challenging common stereotypes about veterans, celebrating veterans diversity, and empower veterans to reach their full potential in their post-service lives. You can RSVP here.

ViT will be supporting the SF Veterans Film Festival on Nov 12th and 13th:
VetsinTech (Katherine Webster) will be speaking on the 9:30a.m. panel discussion at Stanford University.

We will be at the Veterans Day Parade in SF and around the country and....VetsinTech has been invited to the White House on November 14th with First Lady Michelle Obama for a Joining Forces celebration! Stay tuned for pics later!

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VetsinTech Fall 2016 Gala

Join us for the VetsinTech Gala in Honor of Veterans Day on Nov 4th, 2016 at the Marines Memorial hotel. Please visit the Gala page for details.

Gala page

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