Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 | Author: OWC Mason
There is no doubt the tech sector is booming, with job growth beyond that of many others industries. But despite the fact that women comprise just over 51 percent of the U.S. workforce, they represent only 26 percent of the more than 3.8 million computing-related positions. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the U.S. Department of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) launched an initiative called TechWomen in 2011 to bring some much-needed change to this statistic.
For two years, TechWomen has endeavored to “empower, connect and support the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).” They do this by providing access and opportunity to women who want to pursue careers in the tech sector.
Within seconds of visiting their website, it’s easy to see the impact TechWomen has already made during their two short years of existence. The site details intriguing information about the initiative’s various programs, mentorships and personal stories. And not only is it motivational to read about these women’s experiences, but it is an incredible resource for anybody who wants to learn more about the field of technology. The interviews with female tech professionals featured on the site are particularly enlightening. Article Continues…
Thursday, December 26th, 2013 | Author: OWC Jarrod
OWC external storage solutions have received plenty of love over the years from customers and reviewers alike. And now you can show just a little bit of your love for our award-winning externals at Lifehacker.
The website is conducting a poll in its comment section asking readers to let the world know which external hard drive they think is best.
Scroll down and you’ll see that the OWC Mercury Elite Pro has already been nominated. So, if you want to show your support, feel free to click and give the Mercury Elite Pro a “star.”
And if there is another OWC external drive that you’d like to see nominated, well head on over and sound off! And here are some images to make posting your favorite even easier.
Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 | Author: OWC Erik
‘Tis the season of gift giving, right? So it’s kinda hard not to be thinking about gifts. Gifts you are going to give, gifts you are hoping to get, gifts you can only dream of, and maybe, gifts that you’ve already given?
After a late night of wrapping presents with my wife and getting them under the tree so our kids can have a full day of guessing and anticipating what is awaiting them under the decorative paper for tomorrow, I thought about a particularly special gift I gave this year.
This year marks my tenth year as OWC’s resident web monkey – a fact I wear very proudly. I’m proud of not only what I have accomplished during my tenure, but what we have done as a company during this time. The strides we’ve made to lower our environmental impact while raising our level of service and customer satisfaction. The innovative new products we engineer. These are things that fill me with pride in OWC. Article Continues…
Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 | Author: OWC Katie
The NuGuard KX is no stranger to awards. It’s won a Gold Stevie for “New Product or Service of the year”, was named a winner in the “Beatweek Best of Show” at the 2013 CES, and no matter where it goes, it gets compliments on its movie star good looks. What can we say – it’s what happens when you live the extreme life of a KX. So it came as no surprise that the KX was invited to attend a pre-show event for the American Music Awards!
On Saturday, Nov. 23, OWC Larry and a few other members of Team OWC flew out for a quick trip to Los Angeles to participate in a celebrity gifting suite hosted at Club Nokia. Singers, actors, and TV stars were among the guests in attendance. Each star had an escort to take them around the booths to receive their assortment of free goodies. OWC was there to share our fabulous line of KX products.
We gifted the guests with KX cases for the iPhone 5/5S and 4/4S, iPad mini/with Retina display, and the newest edition for the iPad Air. And while we were there, we of course displayed some of our most popular OWC products and got a lot of people excited about upgrading their Macs as well!
Thursday, November 14th, 2013 | Author: OWC Jarrod
Working for a company named Other World Computing, you just know that we at the OWC Blog are big fans of the stars, both Trek and Wars.
That’s why you’ll have to forgive some of us for being just a tad giddy about the prospect of appearing in the new Star Wars film directed by J.J. Abrams and set for a 2015 release. A request for auditions to fill the roll of a “young woman to play 17-18 years old” and a “young man to play 19-23 years old” was posted online recently, and there are more than a few of us at OWC that might like to show off our acting chops.
If you’re interested in auditioning, you’ll need to submit your application by Dec. 3. You can check out opencastingcall2013.com for more details and maybe even some clues to plotlines in the new movie. (The male character description says he “has grown up without a father’s influence.” Sounds like Luke is a little too busy rebuilding the Jedi…).
So, break a leg! Unless you see someone there in an OWC polo shirt, that is.