SAN FRANCISCO, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Interop Las Vegas, produced by UBM Tech, today announced a partnership with NPower and The Community Corps, NPower's skills-based volunteering program that connects technology professionals with schools and nonprofits, inspiring the next generation of STEM professionals. Focusing on the present and future innovations that will drive the IT community forward, Interop Las Vegas takes place April 27 – May 1 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. For more information, visit: interop.com.
At Interop Las Vegas, The Community Corps will lend its expertise in matching technology professionals with high impact nonprofits to help them use technology more effectively. Interop and The Community Corps will host the IT Skills Matching Event for 30 representatives from nonprofit organizations and teachers from tech-focused schools to meet with IT experts for free consultations in the areas of Infrastructure, Security and Cloud. The IT Skills Matching Event will take place Monday, April 27, 5:30-7:00 pm. To register as a mentor, visit reg.interop.com/Mentor.
Additionally, The Community Corps will be participating in the Women in Technology Panel & Luncheon, facilitating a mentoring opportunity for local high school girls. Joining Interop and InformationWeek Conference attendees, 20 juniors and seniors from East Tech High School in East Las Vegas will hear from powerful female leaders about IT career paths and advancement opportunities. After the open forum, the expert panelists will engage the girls in mentoring sessions, followed by a tour of the Expo Hall. The Women in Technology Panel & Luncheon will take place Wednesday, April 29, 1:00-2:00 pm.
"The IT community thrives on the kind of the support offered by NPower and other volunteer networks," said Interop General Manager Jennifer Jessup. "Through our partnership with NPower, Interop is proud to facilitate ways for attendees to share their real world tech expertise with those in need – whether providing counsel to nonprofits lacking technology resources or encouraging youth to hone their tech skills through mentoring sessions."
"Skills-based volunteering opportunities are in such demand right now. Professionals want to share their talents in meaningful, high impact ways. But the challenge is that matching skills to needs is difficult," said Mary Ellen Sullivan, Director of The Community Corps. "Interop is introducing their conference attendees to a program whose sole purpose is to make tech volunteering easy. During this conference, Interop attendees will be sharing their knowledge about the Cloud and Cyber Security with local nonprofits and educators who wouldn't otherwise have access to such high caliber free consulting."
To learn more about The Community Corps and how to get more involved in their volunteer programs, stop by their booth, 2461, on the Interop Expo floor. For more information on NPower and their other program, Technology Service Corps, which provides free tech skills training to young adults and veterans, visit npower.org.
The Interop Las Vegas 2015 conference program will be the most impressive in quality and size in the event's history, growing by nearly 35 percent over 2014. Nowhere else in the country will the IT community experience such a robust schedule of panels, lectures and discussions. Interop also hosts an Expo of more than 300 solution providers, offering attendees a convenient way to see next-gen technologies all in one place.
About Interop® Interop is the leading independent IT industry event dedicated to providing technology professionals with the unbiased information they need to thrive as new technologies continue to transform the enterprise. Part of UBM Tech's family of global brands, Interop connects all levels of the IT community by showcasing the latest innovations and technologies while providing unique opportunities for networking and career advancement. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique InteropNet program, Interop allows attendees to gain insight into the future of technology, the outlook for the IT industry, and the possibilities of what it means to be in IT. Interop Las Vegas is the flagship event held each spring, with annual international events in India, London and Tokyo, all produced by UBM Tech and partners. For more information about these events, visit interop.com.
About NPower and The Community Corps: NPower mobilizes the tech community and provides individuals, nonprofits, and schools opportunities to build tech skills and achieve their potential. The Community Corps, a skills-based volunteering program within the nonprofit NPower, connects technology professionals with high impact nonprofits and innovative schools. Our tech volunteers work hand-in-hand with schools and nonprofits across North America to help them use technology more effectively and inspire the next generation of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals. Our services are free to individuals, nonprofits and schools. For more information on NPower, please go to npower.org.
About UBM Tech UBM Tech engages technology professionals live and online through its world-class brands, including Black Hat, InformationWeek, Enterprise Connect, Game Developers Conference (GDC), Dark Reading, HDI, GTEC, Network Computing and Interop. We're dedicated to fostering real engagement by creating environments where the technology industry can make connections, share insights, and network effectively. UBM Tech is the only media company that delivers large-scale industry events, leading online brands and content marketing services serving the Enterprise IT, Information Security, Game Development, Enterprise Communications and Technical Services and Support communities. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion. For more information, go to http://tech.ubm.com.