CSD Joins Door64 to Host Technology Networking Event in Austin, Texas

CSD Joins Door64 to Host Technology Networking Event in Austin, Texas

Goal to Recruit Pool of High Quality Technology Applicants

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (May 10, 2012) — CSD, one of the nation’s leading
nonprofit providers of telecommunications and human service programs
for deaf and hard of hearing consumers, will begin aggressively
recruiting technology professionals to join the organization’s new
technology design studio based in Austin, Texas. Sponsored by Door64
(http://door64.com), a local technology member organization also in
Austin, Texas, the event will take place, Thursday, May 17, from 5:30
p.m.–8:30 p.m., at the Six Lounge, 117 West Fourth Street, in Austin,

On Wednesday, May 2, CSD publicly announced its plans to open a new
Technology+Design Studio (TDS) in Austin, Texas. Ultimately, the goal
of this new studio is to design and develop the organization’s next
generation web environment, mobile applications, and
network/communication infrastructure. The terminology
“technology+design” was chosen to communicate the integration of
information technology and creative design skills essential to building
modern web applications. Historically, the organization’s technology
infrastructure had been located at the CSD headquarters campus in Sioux
Falls, S.D., but the new TDS in Austin will allow the organization’s
designers and technologists to collaborate their efforts and create
synergy to become one community in an open space work environment.

“The formation of TDS Austin creates an unprecedented opportunity for
CSD to amplify our existing enterprise services team by hiring
individuals with expertise in emergent technologies for web and mobile
applications,” said Tony Fortenberry, CSD’s Chief Technology Officer.
“This new software development group will serve as the technical engine
for our enterprise computing environment as well as our sales and
marketing team, empowering all CSD business units as an overall
modernization effort for the CSD organization. We are excited about our
new product strategy, excited about the new TDS, and excited to be in

TDS Austin will leverage open standards technology such as Linux, PHP,
HTML5, Ruby, Java, and Drupal. Open source software powers the majority
of websites on the Internet. Building future products in this manner
ensures that CSD can participate in popular and emerging technologies,
and will have the option to contribute to open source projects.

The TDS Austin office is being designed as a innovative studio
environment, utilizing open space and maximizing creativity and
collaboration. The Technology Group team will share the office with
sales and marketing teams, thus accelerating product strategy and the
sharing of ideas. In addition, TDS Austin will work closely with other
established Technology Group teams, including Enterprise Services and
Business Solutions in Sioux Falls, as well as technical resources based
in California.

With efforts to build out the new studio, CSD is recruiting technology
specialists with a focus on flexible skills rather than static roles.
The goal of the Door64 Job Fair is to recruit highly talented
individuals who are motivated about open technology and positive social
values. Applicants with specific areas of expertise such as: technical
leadership, web and mobile application development, UX/UI design (User
Experience/User Interface), network architecture, systems
administration (Linux, Windows, OS X), and project management are
sought. Though CSD always strives to attract a vast pool of highly
talented and trained individuals of all backgrounds as potential
recruits, special emphasis may be given to deaf, hard of hearing or
applicants with disabilities, as well as veterans and minority

CSD is hosting a Door64 technology networking event in downtown Austin
on May 17th. If you are a highly talented and motivated technology
professional interested in forming the core of CSD’s new
technology+design team, we hope you will join us. For more information
on TDS Austin, go to http://csdhome.wordpress.com/ or for registration
and information about the Door64 Happy Hour at:

About Door64 — Door 64 was founded in 2007 by Matt Genovese with the
goal of creating a local technology community that serves its members,
from individual professionals to technology companies and
organizations, ultimately benefitting the greater Austin, Texas area.
Today, it is an organization of over 20,000 technology professionals
producing high-value events that help companies and technologists in
and around Austin, TX to connect through unique in-person activities
and an online presence. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the Door64
membership consists of software, IT, web design, mobile, hardware, and
semiconductor professionals from Austin’s vibrant technology community.
Door64 engages with companies and conferences to produce unique events
that promote brand, amplify sales and marketing efforts, and find
technology talent in and around the greater Austin area. For more
information, visit: http://www.Door64.com or on Facebook at
http://www.facebook.com/door64 Folllow them on twitter at: @door64.

About CSD — CSD (a.k.a. Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc.) was
established in 1975, primarily to provide sign language interpreting
services to deaf and hard of hearing adults in South Dakota. Today, CSD
offers employment opportunities to nearly 2,000 individuals in 27
offices and locations all across the nation and internationally,
providing a broad continuum of social and human services programs, as
well as telecommunications relay and contact center services. CSD is a
private nonprofit agency dedicated to providing quality services;
ensuring public accessibility; and increasing awareness of issues
affecting the deaf, hard of hearing and individuals with speech
disabilities. For more information, please visit http://www.c-s-d.org

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