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Rick McConnell

Rick McConnell

February 13, 2018 11:37 AM

Micheal McCollough Recognized as 2018 CRN® Channel C ...

This week, Micheal McCollough, Vice President, Global Channels, of Akamai was recognized and named as 2018 Channel Chief by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organization through channel partners.

Lisa Adams

Lisa Adams

August 31, 2017 8:24 AM

Girls Who Code: That's a Wrap!

The Summer Immersion Program for Girls Who Code at Akamai wrapped up this past week. The girls finished their final projects and presented them at a graduation ceremony attended by friends and family as well as supporters and mentors from Akamai.

Lisa Adams

Lisa Adams

August 18, 2017 8:23 AM

Week 6 of Girls Who Code: Artificial Intelligence an ...

Week 6 of the Girls Who Code summer-immersion program at Akamai featured a field trip to IBM's Watson Health, where the girls learned about the concept of "cognitive computing," and how this technology is being used by IBM to help doctors help their patients. The girls met some of the women at IBM who are making this technology a reality.

Akamai

Akamai

August 15, 2017 11:04 AM

Akamai Is Named A Leader In Gartner's Magic Quadrant ...

"Don't work for recognition, but do work worthy of recognition" - H. Jackson Brown. A friend sent this quote to me after I explained to her my ambivalence about being recognized by Gartner as a "Leader" in their Web Application Firewall Magic Quadrant. I had mixed feelings because I wanted to believe that I knew the market, I knew our competitors, and I certainly already knew what our customers were

Lisa Adams

Lisa Adams

August 14, 2017 9:39 AM

Girls Who Code at Akamai, Week 5: Designing the User ...

Week 5 of the Girls Who Code program at Akamai was action-packed. The class attended a User-Experience (UX) workshop onsite at Akamai's headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. The instructors, formerly of Twitter and currently Google UX experts, led the girls through an activity in which they designed their own photo-sharing application.

Kate Jenkins

Kate Jenkins

August 3, 2017 12:11 PM

Girls Who Code Weeks 3 and 4: Robots, the Internet a ...

The summer is flying by, and we have reached the mid-point of our Girls Who Code Summer Immersion program. Our students are smart, engaged, learning a ton, and seem to be having a lot of fun!

Lisa Adams

Lisa Adams

July 21, 2017 11:20 AM

Girls Who Code Week 2: Let the Coding Begin!!

The Akamai-sponsored Girls Who Code program is well under way! Week 2 featured lots of activity in the Girls Who Code classroom at Akamai's Cambridge, MA headquarters. The girls learned to use Scratch, a visual programming language that was developed at MIT to help people learn to code. They used Scratch to create a paddle-ball game and a side-scroller game. This included the use of functions, parameters, user input, conditionals,

Akamai

Akamai

July 14, 2017 1:50 PM

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program - Week One

Written by Lisa Adams The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion program at Akamai Technologies is off to a great start! During Week 1 we welcomed the class of 20 girls and the teaching team of three instructors from Girls Who Code. The girls began learning how to program in the Scratch language, and already gave impressive demonstrations using their new skills! We also conducted the Meet and Greet event, which

Shane Keats

Shane Keats

November 9, 2016 1:52 PM

Election Night: A streaming upset, and a victory for ...

Count me among the tech pundits who got last night wrong. I predicted to my colleagues that peak traffic on election night here in the U.S. wouldn't beat the debates. Boy was I wrong! We've been tracking peak traffic and peak concurrent viewers across a basket of 16 customers for the debates, election night and early next year, Inauguration Day.