Operation Spark, a nonprofit tech bootcamp dedicated to changing lives by advancing technological skills for today’s workplace, will offer a free two-week “Introduction to Coding” course. These courses are offered monthly, and the next one begins on Oct. 12. The class will meet virtually each day, Monday through Thursday, for two consecutive weeks. To register for the Prep Program, interested candidates must participate in a Virtual Information Session prior to enrollment.
As the City of New Orleans moves into phase one of reopening, customer logging has been a suggested safety precaution, especially for high-traffic locales. IDScan.net, a local developer of identity verification and information gathering technologies, is now offering New Orleans companies a touchless solution for automatically logging customers. “Our solution helps businesses across industries protect their customers and their staff,” said Denis Petrov, CEO of IDScan.net, in a statement. “Our solution, which logs customers and gets them through the door as fast as possible, is particularly useful where there is high traffic.”
IDScan.net’s visitor management platform scans government-issued IDs and instantly pulls the individual’s name, address, and date of birth. It then creates a record for the individual in a database, along with the time and date of the visit.
Levelset, based in the Lower Garden District, is an example of the fast-growing tech industry in New Orleans. Since 2006, New Orleans has seen “more than 45 high-tech startup or subsidiaries,” which resulted in “the creation of more than 20,000 jobs,” according to U.S. News. Levelset provides a cloud-based payment and management platform for the construction industry, in an effort to cut through the slow pay cycles, burdensome paperwork and costly disputes in a what has been a relatively low-tech industry. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Business Dynamics Statistics, two out of three construction businesses fail within five years — more than any other industry. “The only reason businesses fail is because they run out of cash,” said Scott Wolfe Jr., Levelset’s founder and CEO.