October 3rd is National Techies Day and we want to highlight the great achievements of all techies: past, present and future.
What is a techie?
A techie is someone who has expert knowledge in the field of technology, particularly computing. They may have a career in technology, or could just be an enthusiast in all things IT.
What is National Techies Day?
National Techies Day was originally introduced in 1998 to help students become more educated about the technology sector. Interestingly, in the academic year 2016/17, the number of students studying computer science increased by 4% compared to the previous year. This was the highest increase of any subject. This statistic exhibits the rise in young people taking up a career in IT, which will enable them to contribute to the ever-growing technology in future. You can find out more Higher Education Statistics by clicking here.
Nowadays, National Techies Day is mainly to celebrate the works of all techies whether they are students, enthusiasts, or professionals. You can find out more about the history of National Techies Day by clicking here.
Here at iCoTech, we are continuously proud of the work that our techies, Chris and Matt, do for us. Their specialist skillsets allow iCoTech to succeed in any project given to us. Here is a little insight into what they do:
Chris Tomkins, our Solutions Developer, joined the team in August 2020. He is responsible for maintaining and developing bespoke project management software solutions for our clients. His focus is primarily with Microsoft Dynamics (our CRM system) and the Power Platform. He recently became a certified Developer in Power Apps + Dynamics 365 through multiple technical assessments. You can find out more about how this achievement helped iCoTech achieve Microsoft Silver Partner Status by clicking here.
Matthew Richards, our Senior Power BI Developer, joined iCoTech in April 2020. He leads on BI Development utilising his experience with Power BI to provide bespoke reports and visuals to enhance the clients PPM Tools. He co-ordinates many varied projects and uses both new skills and skills from his previous experiences to give the best service to our clients.
National Techies Day is a brilliant way to celebrate the work of techies all around the world as well as encouraging young people to take up a career in technology and computing!