IowaWorks, in conjunction with JobWorks Education and Training Systems, is partnering to offer an accelerated information technology course aimed at people who lost their job during the pandemic “through no fault of their own.” The 12-week online course will provide participants with two IT training certificates, A+ Certification and IT Fundamental Certification, that will prepare […]

Fifteen Des Moines-area nonprofit groups and schools are the recipients of Meta Community Action Grants, Meta Altoona Data Center has announced. (Meta previously was known as Facebook Inc.) The grants total more than $200,000. The grant program was created to address needs in eastern Polk County and for improving STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) […]

Christian Williams, co-founder and chief operating officer of telemedicine startup OpenLoop, led a breakout session at the Iowa Technology Summit Tuesday on how the company has developed its hybrid work environment. Founded in 2020 by Williams and Dr. Jon Lensing, OpenLoop started as a service placing available physicians in rural hospitals that needed shifts covered […]

Takeaways from Iowa Technology Summit keynote speaker Ian Khan Ian Khan wanted the one word audiences took away from his presentation at the Technology Association of Iowa’s Iowa Technology Summit to be “change” as an acknowledgement that currently emerging technologies are set to dramatically disrupt and alter the world of work as well as people’s lives. […]

Pi515 is one of four finalists in the Kids Tech Summit hosted by national nonprofit Connected Nation and sponsored by AT&T. The competition challenges students to develop ideas using digital skills that directly benefit their community. The Pi515 students competing have focused their project on improving the digital literacy skills of seniors so they can […]

Austin Mac Nab, CEO of payment processor VizyPay, has been named a member of the Electronic Transaction Association’s 2022 Forty Under 40 class. The honor recognizes individuals shaping the future of the payments industry. ETA members and industry leaders submitted nominations and previous Forty Under 40 honorees selected the final class, according to a release. […]

A team of University of Iowa researchers has received an $800,000 grant as part of an initiative with the National Science Foundation and Amazon to make machine learning less discriminatory. Algorithms learn to do their task and improve on accuracy by analyzing data, but the researchers said the algorithms can learn discriminatory things due to […]

MercyOne has piloted a new patient-provider matching tool that aims to make it easier for patients to connect with a primary care physician. MercyOne worked with Patient Bond, started by former Procter & Gamble employees, to develop the online tool, said Janell Pittman, chief marketing and digital strategy officer for MercyOne. The 11-question quiz was developed […]