Switch SUPERNAP Supports Hour of Code Campaign and Inspires Local Students at The Rob Roy inNEVation Center

Switch SUPERNAP joins Microsoft, Google, Apple, Amazon, among other technology leaders supporting campaign

LAS VEGAS, NV -  Switch SUPERNAP and The Rob Roy inNEVation Center hosted students from Gibson Middle School, located in Las Vegas, Nevada, to participate in the Hour of Code campaign. The Hour of Code, launched by Code.org, called for organizations, schools, teachers, and parents across the country to help introduce more than 10 million students of all ages to computer programming during Computer Science Education Week, December 9-15, 2013.

Approximately 60 middle school students attended the Hour of Code event held at The inNEVation Center and led by Switch SUPERNAP Executive Vice President of Colocation Missy Young. With the help of additional Switch SUPERNAP team members and The inNEVation Center team members, coworkers and collaborators, the Hour of Code event inspired and encouraged students from Gibson Middle School to learn basic programming. Participating coworkers and collaborators included Originate, Banjo, Jennifer Web Design and Guinn Center for Policy Priorities.

“The Hour of Code provided local students the inspiration and opportunity to get involved with computer programming and learn coding basics from our technology community,” said Missy Young. “Rob Roy, CEO and founder of Switch SUPERNAP and The inNEVation Center, supports and believes in the empowerment of today’s youth by providing the education and technology skills needed to be successful in the future.Switch and The inNEVation Center are committed to helping the technology sector grow and prosper to boost and diversify Nevada’s economy.”

Switch SUPERNAP is the recognized leader in data center technologies and design, providing unrivaled colocation, connectivity, cloud, and content ecosystems. The inNEVation Center is a philanthropic effort by Switch SUPERNAP and its CEO and Founder Rob Roy to support economic diversification in Nevada. More than a dozen companies and technology startups are located in the center and benefit from the collaboration of Nevada entrepreneurs, business leaders and the community.

Code.org has received support from organizations and individuals, including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Reid Hoffman, and Jack Dorsey.

The Rob Roy inNEVation Center
The inNEVation Center is a philanthropic effort by Switch and its CEO and Founder Rob Roy to support economic diversification in Nevada. As the leader of Nevada’s most successful tech startup, Rob Roy is committed to paying forward the success of Switch. His passion for a more diverse Nevada economy led him to create The inNEVation Center to foster collaboration between Nevada entrepreneurs, business leaders, mentors, investors, educators and government agencies.

The inNEVation Center hosts industry events and provides meeting space, coworking space, executive suites and space for corporate headquarter development with close proximity to the Switch SUPERNAP technology ecosystems. The SUPERNAPS represent innovation, security and reliability for more than 1,000 global clients, from sophisticated startups to Fortune 100 powerhouses. For more information about The inNEVation Center, please visit www.innevation.com.

About Switch
Switch is the developer of the renowned SUPERNAPS, the largest, best-designed technology solutions ecosystems in the world. SUPERNAPS provide unrivaled independent solutions for colocation, connectivity, cloud and content ecosystems. They represent innovation, security and reliability for more than 1,000 global clients, from sophisticated startups to Fortune 100 powerhouses.

Rob Roy, CEO and founder of Switch, is the technology inventor and designer of the SUPERNAPS. Rob Roy’s 218 patented and patent pending claims on data center systems, designs and related industry technologies, have changed the technology landscape. For more information about Switch SUPERNAP, please visit www.supernap.com.

About Code.org
Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to growing computer science education by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Their vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer programming. They believe computer science should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry, and algebra. For more information, please visit: Code.org.

Photo credit: Hour of Code event held at The inNEVation Center and led by Switch SUPERNAP Executive Vice President of Colocation Missy Young. (Image #1) Gibson Middle School, Switch SUPERNAP team members and The inNEVation Center team members, coworkers and collaborators participate in Hour of Code event at The inNEVation Center. (Image #2)