Alexandra began her journey in Texas, working for Whole Foods Market, where she began her career in marketing. She took on a number of various duties, such as creating, planning, organizing and executing events, educating guests on wellness, creating marketing content, doing demos for the demo team, and learning graphic design to assist the graphic artist there. Alexandra was swept up by a full spectrum digital marketing agency which hired her to run many of their operations such as creating and managing their contact database, maintaining email and phone communications with clients, creating marketing and content strategy, and all manner of content creation from articles to press releases to web content and more, as well as learning WordPress web design and Search Engine Optimization. Alexandra went on to start her own small business, working one on one with those needing help in the realm of WordPress web design, SEO, graphic design and content creation. In recently returning to New Mexico, she connected with Jennifer Nevarez and has become the Marketing Director of NM TechWorks’ initiatives, since it aligns with her goals of genuinely helping others. Education is also close to her heart, and she believes it is invaluable. She's beginning to teach courses in the fields of her specialty and has a website of her own, both of which you can reach below. Join her on May 20th and 21st at MAKE Santa Fe for the first two in a series of courses on digital marketing: Web Design 101 and Content Writing/Search Engine Optimization.
US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts there will be 1.4 million unfilled software developer jobs by 2020. Help us bridge the gap by sponsoring a local youth to participate in a summer Coding Bootcamp with Cultivating Coders or contact us to learn more about TechHIre Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico and upcoming Tech educational opportunities in our region. www.nmtechworks.com
Dennis Branch grew up in New Mexico, and now works as a Coder and Networking Specialist for "A Sound Look," a technology integration and and networking company based in Santa Fe. This short, informal video is part of a growing collection of student-oriented interviews with local professionals working in the Technology and Emerging Media fields.. Learn more about what is happening in our own community, and join our mailing list for updates. Plus, visit the online video bank regularly to view new additions to the New Mexico Career Profiles project.
"TechHIre Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico" is celebrating our training partner, Cultivating Coders! Congratulations!
As noted in the Albuquerque Journal: YouthSpark awarded a $300,000 grant to New Mexico’s Cultivating Coders program to help finance a summer boot camp for high school students in Albuquerque. Cultivating Coders, which offers intensive eight-week training workshops for aspiring web and software developers, is launching a series of summer programs this year for youths around the state to teach them coding skills they can share with their peers in new after-school coding clubs, said founder and president Charles Ashley III. Microsoft YouthSpark is a global initiative launched three years ago to help more young people learn computer science. YouthSpark managers focus on extending technology and computer skills to underserved communities, a goal Cultivating Coders shares as part of its guiding principles."
With your help, more students in our region can participate. you Contact us to help fund scholarships for students in Espanola to participate this summer in the upcoming Cultivating Coders Bootcamp in Northern New Mexico at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Mexico TechWorks is a community coalition to support New Mexico Emergent Media and Technologies and implement the White House TechHire initiative. TechHire is a multi-sector effort to give Americans pathways to well-paying technology jobs.