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Code Girls United Tech Trio team from Kalispell has made the Senior Semi-Finals and the Coding Caribous from Kalispell and Billings has made the Beginners Semi-Finals of the International Technovation Challenge. 

Code Girls United Senior Division Tech Trio team from Kalispell and Beginners Division Coding Caribous from Kalispell and Billings are Semi-Finalists in the International Technovation Challenge. The Challenge has over 20,000 worldwide participants.

The ultimate science-backed guide to emotional intelligence at work

Workers who cultivate emotional intelligence are less prone to chronic stress or burnout and exhibit more resilience and job satisfaction overall. 

Join The Pew Charitable Trusts on June 21-22: Broadband Access Summit virtual webcast

Affordable, reliable internet is no longer a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have. Unfortunately, the low-bar policy goals of the past have left millions of Americans still unable to access or afford this essential service. Unprecedented federal…

A full return to the office? Does ‘never’ work for you?

“It’s kind of a Wizard of Oz thing,” Kime said. In other words, his team realized that there was no almighty being compelling his assistance; there was just a man behind a curtain (or Zoom screen). “As much as we complained about going back to work, we all understood that it was going to happen. But the minute we started going, we realized how silly that was,” she added.


Thank you for a great showing at our Spring Conference. We had a full house with great speakers, networking opportunities, and discussions. Presentation materials will be posted to our website shortly. Please contact us if you’d like a copy of the materials beforehand.

Brad Feld Releases: Startup Boards: A Field Guide to Building and Leading an Effective Board of Directors 2nd edition launch day is 6/15. It will be a must read for every board.

The first time many founders see the inside of a board room is when they step in to lead their board. But how do boards work? How should they be structured, managed, and leveraged so that startups can grow, avoid pitfalls, and get the best out of their boards? Authors Brad Feld, Mahendra Ramsinghani, and Matt Blumberg have collectively served on hundreds of startup and scaleup boards over the past 30 years, attended thousands of board meetings, encountered multiple personalities and situations, and seen the good, bad, and ugly of boards.

How 250 Communities are Implementing the American Rescue Plan Community Broadband Funding

Some of the community projects we’re really excited about, including those that have decided to build their own networks and those building on existing projects, as well as those using ARPA dollars for open access networks, affordable connectivity, or Internet access for students.

In a Work-from-Anywhere World, How Remote Will Workers Go?

Will professionals still choose cities if they have the option to work from the beach (or the mountains and plains of Montana)? Research by Prithwiraj Choudhury considers the radical ripple effects of remote work.

Wyoming’s future lies in its rural communities, so let’s invest in them

No matter how big Cheyenne and Casper get, we will always be a rural state. We must create the conditions that enable small towns and far-flung hamlets to thrive.

In two places, researchers find problems with expansion of free pre-K

The critical question is whether low-income children are better off now, even if their preschool programs are not as good as those of wealthier kids. We’re still waiting for the research to learn whether this pricey preschool experiment is making a difference.

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