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GroupMe, Gilt Groupe, Jon Bon Jovi Launch SummerQAmp To Create More Quality Assurance Jobs

Posted Mar 7, 2012 by Jordan Crook (@jordanrcrook)
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The Apple Store, She Is Down

Unemployment continues to be an issue here in the States, but the tech industry could prove a very valuable resource when it comes to building out the American work force. That said, I sat down with GroupMe co-founder Steve Martocci recently and he just may have a plan to help solve the problem.

In conjunction with former White House CTO Aneesh Chopra, musician Jon Bon Jovi, and Gilt Groupe’s VP of Quality Engineering Kevin Haggard, GroupMe and Steve Martocci will participate in a new initiative aimed at training young people in the ways of Quality Assurance tech positions. Jibe, OnSwipe and Newton are all participating, as well. The program was developed as a commitment to the White House’s Summer Jobs + initiative, which calls businesses to work with the government to offer a path toward employment for low-income youth.

The program will focus specifically on Quality Assurance jobs, which Martocci sees as a platform to go on and do even more creative things in the tech space. The goal is to provide at the very least 1,000 QA internships this coming summer.

But you can’t expect kids to just jump up and be ready for a tech job, especially when education for it is lacking. Luckily, SummerQAmp is partnering with the CK-12 Foundation to launch an online educational platform later this year, where young people can learn more about what QA is really about and help in the development of mobile apps. Of course, the site will also function as an internship listings page.

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  • Gilt Groupe

    • Founded 2007
    • Overview Gilt is an innovative online shopping destination offering its members special access to the most inspiring merchandise and experiences every day at insider prices. Gilt continually searches the world for the most coveted brands and products, including fashion for women, men, and children, home decor, and unique activities in select cities and destinations.
    • Location New York, New York
    • Categories E-Commerce, Shopping, Furniture, Lifestyle, Fashion
    • Founders Michael Bryzek, Kevin Ryan
    • Website http://www.gilt.com
    • Full profile for Gilt Groupe
  • GroupMe

    • Founded 2010
    • Overview GroupMe is an app & service that helps you stay connected with your real life social network: your family, friends and coworkers. Since we launched less than two years ago, we’ve processed billions of messages, grown the company to 25 people, won the Breakout award at SXSW, and been acquired. As part of the Skype division at Microsoft, our goal is to be the daily communications provider for *billions* …
    • Location New York, New York
    • Categories Social Media, Messaging, Mobile
    • Website http://groupme.com
    • Full profile for GroupMe
  • Steve Martocci

    • Bio Steve Martocci is a co-founder of Splice, a technology platform for music creators which streamlines the fragmented process of creating and sharing music, freeing musicians to spend their time and energy on the creative process. Previously he was a co-founder of GroupMe, a group messaging service that in August 2011 was acquired by Skype, which was subsequently acquired by Microsoft in October …
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