Everyone needs a hero, especially children who are abused or neglected. Thank goodness, there are superheroes among us in the world. These heroes do not wear capes or leap tall buildings in a single bound. They are just regular people with huge hearts. CASA® for Kids of East Texas is a non-profit organization that provides trained community volunteers to advocate for the abused and neglected children of Smith, Wood and Van Zandt Counties. One night a year, these non-caped crusaders gather their forces for “Justice is Served”. This annual gala event, which features food, entertainment, as well as live and silent auctions, benefits CASA of East Texas so they may continue the vital work they do for the children of our community. Many of our civic leaders showed up — some of whom donned aprons in lieu of capes — and sprang into action, opening their hearts and checkbooks.
The Genesis Group is actively involved in initiatives that support, promote and enhance education in our community, which is why we have partnered with The Whitehouse Education Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to support educational excellence, promote innovation in teaching, enhance educational programs consistent with the goals of the District, and partner with the community to enrich the quality of education for all students in the District.
During Saturday evening’s fundraising event entitled “Celebration of Innovation: A Taste of Whitehouse”, in which The Genesis Group was recognized as a Diamond Sponsor, Genesis President Jim Nipp was announced as the incoming President/Chair of The WISD Education Foundation. The third annual event honored innovators of the year as well as grant recipients, and featured a variety of food items from local restaurants.
Our latest software developer, Débora Firmani was born, grew up and studied in the country of Chile. When she began her career, Débora started as a freelancer with several customers that needed to improve the information management of their business. While it was challenging to a beginner, it also motivated her to keep growing and learning. Eventually Débora sought to grow in a team environment, and that led her to the US where she eventually found her way to our front door. She joins our Genesis PULSE development team.
The Genesis Group announces that long-time Motorola Solutions sales and business development professional Kandi Bahr-Smith has signed on as Sales Account Manager, Western Region for Genesis. Read more
Resident Genesis software developer Yessika Guerra was part of a group of technology leaders who led over 40 area middle school girls in hands-on technology exercises. The event was called “STEM Like a Girl” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) held at The Discovery Science Place. The event allowed young girls to collaborate with women in the community who work in STEM related fields. Yessika’s group used a cipher wheel to decrypt coded messages.
Our new member of the development team Matthew Osterberg has over 35 years of experience in scientific and database applications. Prior to joining Genesis he worked for several small consulting companies specializing in very large database/data warehouse, the software understanding problem and data visualization.