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The future belongs to those who code. Those who don't understand will be left behind. -- Montana Code School to Launch in Missoula, Montana - Become an employable software developer in just 13 weeks http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
President Obama to announce high-speed Internet help for homes http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
Early Edge Montana
Montana Data Focused Business Cluster
- Missoula's Target Range to offer preschool, finds funding in current budget
"There is overwhelming research out there that shows kids reaping the benefits of early childhood education."
Montana Department of Commerce
- Registration Open for Marketing Analytics Forum at UM Sept. 17-18
The forum aims to help participants develop skills to discover meaning from data and make better data-based decisions; to understand data analytics methods and tools; and to improve communication to generate breakthrough insights from data.
- 8th Annual Montana Downtown Conference, 9/23-25, Kalispell, Montana
Conference planning is currently underway with another great line up of sessions and speakers, including Barbara Wold, renowned international speaker in the retail and consumer industries.
- Montana Main Street Program to accept grant applications beginning September 1, 2015
The Montana Main Street Program awards grant funding to member communities on a competitive basis and as funding allows.
- Governor Bullock and Director O'Leary Announce Economic Development Funds for Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes
"This grant will support efforts by the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes to continue to build and strengthen their regional economy," said Bullock. "We are pleased to be able to support tribal entrepreneurial ventures, create and retain jobs, and further develop infrastructure on reservations."
Visit Montana - Montana Dept. of Tourism
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Come Home Montana
- Montana photos that will make you want to get outside
Don't let summer pass you by! Get out and explore your state. Here's some tweets to get you inspired.
- Book, movie, stories mythologize Montana's Blackfoot River
Thanks to Norman Maclean and filmmaker Robert Redford, perhaps no other Montana river is as embedded in the public's consciousness as the Blackfoot.
- Retrospective: Four decades of photos from small Montana towns
With hundreds of small towns scattered across thousands of miles of highway, Montana is the perfect state for explorers. Take a look at four decades worth of old photos of Montana's small towns.
- Montana Career Opportunity - LAMP Stack Programmer - Cedar Mountain Software
We are looking for someone with solid PHP skills who has the desire and capacity to be responsible for the whole development and technical environment.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Computer Security Specialist - Montana Department of Labor and Industry
Do you enjoy coordinating the development of reviewing and acceptance of system security plans? Then it is time for you to join our team as the next Computer Security Specialist.
Montana Economic Development
- SiteOne Therapeutics Secures Investment from Bozeman-based Next Frontier Capital
"SiteOne's NaV1.7 platform represents a significant breakthrough in non-opioid pain drug development," said Will Price. "Given the experienced management team and strong investor syndicate, the company is poised to make a major advancement in new pain therapies and a significant contribution to the growth of Montana's emerging biotech industry.
- Hestia In-Home Support Launches First Equity Investment Opportunity
HESTIA is the most exquisite and flexible in-home care available. Their customized healthcare allows family, to be family again.
- Feds Send Letters to Former 'Vann's' Employees Informing Them of a Possible Crime
The letter from the FBI indicates that they are specifically investigating Vann's 'ESOP' program and how the company handled it in terms of retirement.
- Missoula's Cedar Mountain Software - High Tech Solutions from Down to Earth People
At Cedar Mountain, our focus is on solutions.
- Can Montana's Smith River Survive a Nearby Mine? - NY Times
A float trip down a beloved river explores what might be at stake if a proposal for a copper mine by its watershed becomes reality.
- Forest Service considers more stringent analysis of a mining project near Yellowstone
The U.S. Forest Service is considering a more stringent analysis of a mining proposal near Yellowstone National Park after receiving thousands of public comments on the 2,500-acre project, according to an agency spokeswoman.
- Rural rotations could benefit Montana
With a national shortfall of primary care physicians expected to run into the tens of thousands over the next decade, training enough doctors to meet demand is a serious problem.
- Restaurant venture diversifies entrepreneur's portfolio
"Healthcare is forever changing and it's not an easy business to be in. You don't know what's going to happen. It's nice to diversify," she said, adding that as she researched zpizza she became convinced it would be a good addition to her work.
- The Montana Photonics Industry Alliance
The Montana Photonics Industry Alliance serves as a hub for Montana's optics and photonics companies, entrepreneurs, laboratories, and universities to commercialize, grow and sustain globally leading organizations that create high quality jobs and economic opportunity in Montana.
AAA Mountain West
- Prospera Newsletter 3rd Quarter 1015
In practical terms, Prospera is connecting people, community leaders and businesses with the resources that they need to help grow the economy. Each client, community and business situation is different - but our mission is the same - help people succeed.
- AAA e-Update: July 2015
See what AAA can do for you!
- Guess which huge company now offers unlimited vacation
Unlimited vacation policies aren't just for start-ups. One of America's largest corporations is also taking a more liberal stance on employee time off.
- Want to freelance? Eight skills you need to succeed.
Freelancing can be a good option to further your career while having some flexibility.
- Tinder for jobseekers uses swipe action to personalize search results
Adswipe is an intelligent mobile search technology, which provides personalized results powered by an intuitive swipe action.
- Vaccine And Autism Link Confirmed In Science Journal
"Documented causes of autism include genetic mutations and/or deletions, viral infections, and encephalitis following vaccination. Therefore, autism is the result of genetic defects and/or inflammation of the brain."
- BoiseCodeWorks announces plans to open code school
"It is our hope that this school will help create real value in the Treasure Valley as we will begin to fill the many job openings for capable developers."
- Keiretsu Capital Tops Off Angel Co-Investment Fund
The investment fund--which is joined at the hip with the Keiretsu Forum angel group--said it has already invested in 17 companies.
- Why Rural Hospitals Are Closing
A new proposal would help rural hospitals get paid for performing other critical health-care services, not just for how many beds they fill. The change is an effort to help more small hospitals stay in business.
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- Montana Code School to Launch in Missoula, Montana - Become an employable software developer in just 13 weeks
Employers: Get first access to quality program graduates ready for work
Missoula Schools Excellence
- Educational site lets anyone watch live-streamed professional coding sessions
http://www.Livecoding.tv hosts live stream videos of experienced programmers coding, while encouraging viewers to ask questions and give feedback.
- If you want your children to succeed, teach them to share before kindergarten
Kindergartners who share, cooperate and are helpful are more likely to have a college degree and a job 20 years later than children who lack those social skills, according to a new study.
Montana Education Excellence
- Welcome to Missoula Smart Schools 2020 - Meeting 21st-Century Needs with our Facilities
Willard Alternative High School, constructed nearly 100 years ago, was designed for elementary students in stand-alone classrooms and does not allow for dynamic, collaborative learning environments.
Montana Education/Business Partnerships
- Montana Quality Education Coalition touts school funding successes
Thanks to the Montana Quality Education Coalition, public schools now get between $839 and $1,100 a year more from the state for every student.
- MSU's Center for Biofilm Engineering celebrating 25 years
The CBE story is one of tenacious efforts - to get a center funded, to keep it from fading prematurely, and to fulfill or even exceed its original research mandate.
- University of Montana Ranks in Top Ten 'Best Online Master's in Early Childhood Education Programs'
The only degree of its kind in Montana, this program will serve to benefit the state's youngest populations and those who work with them.
- Deer Lodge theater gears 'Inside Out' for autistic children
Entire families from Deer Lodge, Anaconda, Butte, Helena and maybe beyond are expected to attend Saturday's show. The "sensory" elements are geared to allow children on the autism spectrum, usually ages 4-8, to have a more pleasant movie experience, and thus let others in the theater have the same.
Funding and Building your Business
- Where do the oldest Americans live?
A new Pew Research Center analysis of the Census Bureau's 2014 population estimates finds that 97% of counties saw an increase in their 65-and-older population since 2010.
Energy and Climate Change
- A Week Inside a Hacker Hostel
"It looked like a war zone. I'd never seen anything like that in a developed country," says Adonis Gaitatzis, 32, one of the first residents to move in. When Gaitatzis was shown a room, "this guy threw up his arms in the air with a big smile and said, '$1,200 a month!' "
Connectivity & Communications
- Cornell Tech's Trailblazing Passive-House Residential Tower Breaks Ground
"Has anyone completed a high-rise Passive House building before?"
- Crystal Clear Solar Panels Could Turn Your iPhone Into an Energy Generator
There is a big downside to this tech as it currently exists - the conversion efficiency sits at a lowly 1% - compared to as much as 25% for traditional solar panels. But the MSU researchers are aiming for more than 5% efficiency when their new panels are fully optimized.
- Flash. Must. Die. - Google, Mozilla Disable Flash Over Security Concerns
Adobe Flash--that insecure, ubiquitous resource hog everyone hates to need--is under siege, again, and hopefully for the last time.
- President Obama to announce high-speed Internet help for homes
Obama on Wednesday was announcing a pilot program under which the public, private and nonprofit sectors will work together to provide high-speed Internet and digital devices to more families at a lower cost
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- Los Angeles Approves Countywide Integrated Data System
The creation of a new countywide information management system will be a "watershed moment."
- Lumos helmet keeps cyclists safe with automatic brake lights
For cyclists, the road can be a nasty place to be at night, so we're all for technologies that can help draw drivers' attention in order to reduce the number of accidents.
- Are Wearable Robots the Future of Manufacturing?
This state-of-the-art technology can help humans walk, lift heavy things and even run faster.
- U.S. airports increasingly dominated by 1 or 2 carriers
The wave of consolidation that swept the U.S. airline industry has markedly reduced competition at many of the nation's major airports, and passengers appear to be paying the price in higher fares and fees, an Associated Press analysis has found. Over the past decade, mega-mergers reduced nine large U.S. airlines to four -- American, United, Delta and Southwest -- with the result that travelers are increasingly finding their home airport dominated by just one or two players.
- Missoula, Bozeman Plan Joint Venture - Cities look to American Airlines for service to Dallas
"What we're really talking about is this federal grant, and the opportunity we have to use federal money to bolster our position to get additional service into our market," said Jensen. "Bozeman competed and won a similar grant last year. We think there's an opportunity to work cooperatively."
- Chattanooga, Tenn., Tests Technology That Could Make Roads Safer for Cyclists
Most states have laws to protect bikers from cars, but they're hard to enforce. One city is testing a new device that makes it easier.
- All-electric Corvette could hit a record-breaking top speed of over 200 mph
Maryland-based Genovation, however, has announced they are working on an all-electric Corvette--called the GXE--that will be ready at the end of July, and they are hoping the car will set some new records for street legal electric cars.
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