Proud Supporters of the ALS Association since 2007, this week PROTEUS' Senior Leadership Team rallied in support of the cause by taking on the Ice Bucket Challenge.
According to the ALS Association website, over $88 million has been raised through ice bucket challenges thus far this year to help discover a cure for this terrible disease. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis and death within two to five years of diagnosis. There is no cure and only one drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that modestly extends survival.
PROTEUS Technologies has been hosting monthly "Tech Talks" for its engineering team, clients and invited guests for over five years, and the company recently published the topics and schedule for the first few months of 2014. The informative and interactive learning sessions typically held each month are given by engineers within the company. Topics covered include current, new and emerging technologies of interest. Held during lunch, attendees and presenters enjoy the opportunity to informally network with like-minded engineers, learn about tools and technologies used on client projects and gain expertise. The following topics have been announced for the upcoming months:
- January -- Introduction to Storm Stream Processing
- March --Ozone Widget Framework
- April -- Splunk Overview
- May -- ScalaCheck Overview
- June --SharePoint