We contribute to countless local events each year, and encourage our employees to volunteer on company time. Below are a few of our favorite projects and achievements from recent years.
“When you move to a new city there’s a lot to take care of. How do you find a reputable daycare, plumber, or realtor without investing hours of research? That’s why I think Tallahassee Welcomes U is going to be such a success. It will be a beneficial partnership between new residents and local businesses where they can all build trust and grow connections with the community.”
The Tally Job Hop is a one day tour for students to visit some of North Florida’s top businesses who are looking for interns and employees from our local universities. At each stop, students learn about each company’s corporate culture, what type of projects they are working on, and most importantly, what types of internships and jobs are available. Diverse Computing staff members launched the event from the ground up in January, 2016. In Fall 2016, DCI handed the event off to the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. Diverse Computing still participates in the event each semester as a recruiter.
The Tally Prof Hop is an extension of the Tally Job Hop, presented by Diverse Computing in partnership with FSU CCI. The goal of the Prof Hop is to increase awareness about the diverse job opportunities available to local graduates in the technology sector, and keep young talent within Tallahassee. This annual one-day tour allows professors to see firsthand what local businesses have to offer.
“The Prof Hop is an excellent way to make our faculty aware of local businesses and their products and services. It creates opportunities for joint faculty/employer projects as well as potential for future grants and in-class assignments,” said Ebe Randeree, Associate Dean of the College of Communication and Information at FSU.
At Diverse Computing, we bleed garnet and gold. More than 75% of our employees are Florida State alumni. As a result, we love to give back by attending events at the university, giving talks at classes, and mentoring students.
Pictured: Our Project Management team at the College of Communication & Information’s Women in Leadership Conference.
The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory runs this two week educational camp that exposes young women to a wide range of disciplines within science and technology. Diverse Computing hosts a workshop right here in our office in which the campers experiment with programming and robotics under the direction of software development staff.
Pictured: the SciGirls program the movements of Dash the Robot through an obstacle course.
In Spring 2016 we were recognized by the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce for our internship and talent retention programs with the Next Generation Award. This category honors businesses that cultivate emerging leaders and young professionals in their companies and in the Tallahassee community. We are so honored to accept this award and thankful for all of support that we have received since we started our business more than 15 years ago.
Meet Bill Tatun, our Chief Information Security Officer and Lead CJIS ACE at Diverse Computing. Bill volunteers as a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) and currently represents and is the independent voice for three children in the Florida dependency court system, 5th Judicial Circuit.
GALs are volunteers appointed by the Court to advocate for the best interest of a child who has been abused, neglected, or abandoned. The majority of these children have been removed from their homes and placed with relatives or foster parents. Diverse Computing is proud to support the efforts of Bill and all our employee volunteers who give back to the community.