“Investing in the future of IT is a top priority at CA Technologies, and that future is driven by the innovators and people who dream up the technology of tomorrow,” said Mike Madden, general manager, Mainframe, CA Technologies. “Our partnership with GlobalGiving enables us to support outstanding STEM organizations that seek to inspire next-gen technologists and creative thinkers who will shape the next wave of IT.”
The recipient organizations were selected on their dedication to STEM education. Iracambi’s Junior Scientist program transforms students into guardians of Brazil’s Atlantic Rainforest. Girls Who Code works to provide young women with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in computing fields, both professional and academic. GVI Charitable Trust supports educational and training initiatives for disadvantaged students in Australia through the National Scholarship Program, and Apps for Good helps young people solve problems in their communities through mobile, social and web application development.
“This partnership with CA Technologies enhances the value GlobalGiving brings to these remarkable STEM organizations,” said Donna Callejon, Chief Business Officer of GlobalGiving. “The lack of qualified STEM talent is a concern in the United States and beyond. Solutions to many global challenges, including breaking cycles of poverty and increasing environmental sustainability, can be found in the seeds of STEM education, and we’re glad to have been part of a campaign that makes these disciplines more accessible to students across the globe.”
In addition to the STEM education campaign, CA Technologies is continuing its celebration of the 50th anniversary of the mainframe with a video series, which focuses on themes like “Technology of the Future” and “What today’s generation imagines IT to be.” A series of online panels is taking place featuring CA Technologies executives, educators and industry influencers discussing compelling IT trends powered by the mainframe, such as Internet of Things, Mobility, Big Data and more.
To learn more about how CA Technologies is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the mainframe or to participate in its mainframe initiatives, please visit www.mainframe50.com.