LaunchCode partners veteran programmers with novice or less-experienced programmers, allowing one of each to work jointly on a project so that the junior programmer can gain valuable experience and insight. The two programmers use the same computer as they discuss the approaches and techniques necessary to write the program.
Connectria offers managed and cloud hosting, with cloud data centers in St. Louis, Philadelphia and Dallas. While St. Louis is not generally considered one of America’s top hosting cities, the industry is growing there, and the demand for experienced, capable programmers is growing along with it.
LaunchCode currently brings together 100 partners, including many tech and networking companies.
“Connectria is proud to be a participant in the LaunchCode initiative. As a growing managed hosting company, we are continually looking to hire and retain top technology talent,” Rusty Putzler, Connectria Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer said. “LaunchCode provides Connectria a vehicle for cultivating local talent that benefits the St. Louis community at-large as well as potential employment candidates for Connectria.”
Connectria launched its “No Jerks Allowed” branding earlier this year to emphasize their approach to customer service. The provider has been lauded for its overall service, and was named the top US cloud provider for 2012 by a Compuware/ReadWrite study this past May.
Between these developments and the launch of a referral partner program with higher commissions last October, Connectria seems to be anticipating growth, and looks to benefit both from the networking with other local companies, and the general improvement of the local workforce which LaunchCode aims for.