Stackable pods could help house San Francisco’s homeless

At just 160 square feet, the micro-apartments are tiny, but for those who are homeless in the Bay Area, they could be life changing.Almost 7,000 people are homeless in San Francisco. The city has struggled to address the issue for decades, and as apartments remain unaffordable and techies back more stringent laws targeting the homeless,…

Bearded brotherhood: Rochester police forego shaving to raise $$ for charity

Six Rochester police officers have paid $100 each to make a hairy move: growing beards in the month of November. They are participating in “No Shave November”, a web-based non-profit organization devoted to “growing” cancer awareness and funding cancer research. In their case, the donations are going to Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and…

Autistic employees can give companies an edge in innovative thinking

Source: The Guardian / Kate Jones Global technology group Hewlett Packard’s newest cybersecurity employee spent the past two years grilling burgers at McDonald’s. Like many on the autism spectrum, the young man in his 20s possessed an impressive range of IT skills to match or even outshine most university graduates. But unlike the average graduate,…

Insight Reach Initiative Provides Technology-driven Educational Opportunities for Children

Insight is proud to announce its North American community outreach program — Reach. Reach focuses on bringing together Insight’s giving efforts to support organizations that provide technology-driven educational opportunities for children. Over the last four years, more than $1 million has been raised through philanthropic efforts driven by teammates across North America. Through one of…