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Tech Connect Meeting Features Local Digital Curriculum Expert

Joseph Mesa, digital curriculum expert from the Curriculum Instruction & Professional Development Department of Modesto City Schools, will be the guest speaker for the next Tech Connect meeting. Mesa will discuss the impact and adaptability of tech in the educational environment. He has more than 20 years’ experience as a teacher, principal, district administrator, program coordinator and mentor, and for the last seven years, has focused on educational technology. Business professionals and entrepreneurs are invited to attend this month’s virtual networking event on Thursday, March 18 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

“Technology has shifted from optional to a necessary reality in education today. Distance learning has presented many challenges, but the momentum is there to create 21st century classroom learning environments moving forward,” stated Mesa.

The Modesto Chamber of Commerce, Bay Valley Tech and Valley Sierra Small Business Development Center (SBDC) established Tech Connect to expand networking among regional businesses who use digital marketing/technology services and the providers of those services. Tech Connect is open to all local entrepreneurs and business professionals. Previous speakers include social media specialist Tiffany Phillips and Phillip Lan, president of Bay Valley Tech. According to Trish Christensen, Modesto Chamber CEO, “Tech Connect provides a great opportunity for Central Valley businesses to get exposure to the latest technology tools and to learn about our fast-growing local tech ecosystem.”

Tech Connect will be meeting monthly online through Zoom. Spots for this virtual meeting are limited, so don’t miss this month’s opportunity to connect with local technology-minded business leaders and register today at:

Bay Valley Tech is a technology incubator and fast-growing free code academy, training students in modern programming skills and connecting them with prospective employers in Bay Area/Central Valley cities such as Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, San Francisco and Pleasanton. Bay Valley Tech also develops regional innovation hubs through its collaborations with California State University, the County Office of Education, corporate partners as well as its support for Women Techmakers, Valley Hackathon, Tech Connect, Valley Agtech and numerous software developer meetups and K-12 coding initiatives.

Valley Sierra SBDC offers no-cost, personalized, confidential, one-on-one consulting for start-ups, entrepreneurs and existing businesses. The SBDC is focused on helping business owners and key decision makers create and retain jobs, attain capital and improve profitability for long-term success.