These days, everyone is on the internet: your grandma, your neighbor, your dog. However, the people on your friends list aren’t the only ones who can see the content that you post. If you’re job hunting, chances are that potential employers are taking a look at your profile. According to a 2018 survey taken by CareerBuilder, 70 percent of employers use social media as a way to check out potential hires, and what they find on your page can be what sets you apart from other candidates or what makes them look for someone else.Read More »
At Zekiah Technologies, we believe in supporting the local community. By giving young people meaningful first-hand experience in their desired fields, Zekiah takes part in creating competent and qualified members of the workforce. We host a multitude of internship opportunities that vary in length and topics throughout the year. This summer, two sets of interns will be lending their talents and gaining invaluable experience alongside the experienced Zekiah employees.
The second pair of interns joining us this summer are Kim Stuart and William Makell III (read about the first two here)!Read More »
Half of 2019 is already over and Independence Day, celebrating a part of our American history, is here once again. As people gather with family and friends to enjoy the outdoors, cookouts, and of course the fireworks, let’s take a moment to remember the reason we celebrate every July 4th.
Independence Day commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence – ratified on July 4th 1776. Unless you’re a history buff (or really paid attention in school) you may not know that North America was land of opportunity to European settlers in 16th and 17th centuries. By the late 18th and early 19th century Britain, Spain, and France had taken over extensive territories and the Native American population had declined substantially.Read More »
Zekiah Technologies, Inc. is pleased to welcome Keith Anderson to our software development team! Mr. Anderson has deep ties to our military starting out as a “Navy brat” who lived in two countries and six states by the time he graduated high school. Opting to go Army in the 90’s he is a combat veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom in the early 2000’s. He’s also a dedicated husband and father of four, with one kid again breaking party lines and currently serving in the Marine Corps.
Mr. Anderson professes not only a passion for Game Development and Design but also for teaching others how to design and develop games and simulations. When not creating simulations for Zekiah or a new game (he has previously developed and released fourteen!) he is playing them. He considers himself a hardcore gamer and is excited for the recent advances in Virtual Reality (VR) and the new dimension it brings to both work and play.
When asked about his experiences at Zekiah so far, he was kind to say, “On-boarding could have been complex and difficult, however the communication, professionalism and guidance made it super easy!” We are equally excited to have him with his supervisor, Eric Mahaffey stating, “Once again Zekiah is honored to have another veteran join our team. Keith brings a wealth of service acquired experience on top of his self-driven craving for more knowledge. In the past few years he has been learning the required skills for Unity 3D development. We’re excited that he’ll be able to use this knowledge in support of the Marine Air Defense Integrated System (MADIS) training simulator.”
Zekiah thanks Keith Anderson for his years of service in the United States Army and sends him a warm welcome aboard to our team!
Zekiah Technologies is a small business headquartered in La Plata, MD committed to exceeding the expectations of our clients through innovation and the ingenuity of our technical solutions in the fields of software development, systems engineering, geospatial technologies, and training.
At Zekiah Technologies, we believe in supporting the local community. By giving young people meaningful first-hand experience in their desired fields, Zekiah takes part in creating competent and qualified members of the workforce. We host a multitude of internship opportunities that vary in length and topics throughout the year. This summer, two sets of interns will be lending their talents and gaining invaluable experience alongside the experienced Zekiah employees.Read More »
Zekiah Technologies, Inc. is pleased to welcome Steven Chaplin to our team! Mr. Chaplin hails from Sistersville, WV. Sistersville is located right on the shore of the Ohio River and boasts it’s very own ferry to Fly, Ohio. The ferry is the oldest in WV, in continuous operation since 1817, and one of only five ferries left on the Ohio River. After separating from the Army in 2014, he moved to St. Mary’s County, Southern Maryland. He is currently pursuing his degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland University College.Read More »
A group of employees and their families volunteered last Saturday for the 31st annual Clean the Bay Day. Our team met at Caledon State Park in King George, VA to remove litter and debris from the shoreline of the Potomac River. While heavy rain and storms in some sites in the state made efforts more challenging than usual, Team Zekiah was lucky enough to enjoy a beautiful sunny day with a refreshing breeze. Our location offered a fun wagon ride to transport volunteers from the parking lot several miles to the water’s edge.Read More »
While the mention of Memorial Day causes many Americans to feel joy in the unofficial “start of summer”, vacations, and backyard bar-b-ques, the meaning of Memorial Day is far more meaningful. While Armed Forces Day, held annually on the 3rd Saturday of May, is for those currently serving, and Veteran’s Day, held annually on November 11th, is for those who have served, Memorial Day, held annually on the last Monday of May, is to celebrate, honor, and remember those who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.Read More »
Zekiah Technologies is pleased to welcome Elham Shadan to the team. Mr. Shadan attended George Mason University where he graduated with a BS in Applied Information Technology with a concentration in information security. Prior to coming to Zekiah, Mr. Shadan worked in a network operation center where he learned linux, bash scripting, and networking. His experience in the field will be a valuable asset to the company.Read More »
The Chesapeake Bay is one of the most iconic natural landmarks in Maryland and Virginia. Zekiah, whose namesake comes from the Zekiah natural wetlands in Southern Maryland, values the preservation of the local environment and wildlife. Volunteering at the Clean the Bay Day is part of Zekiah’s ongoing commitment to serving our local community.
On June 1st, Zekiah will be participating in the 31st annual Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Clean the Bay Day, a state-wide initiative that strives to remove damaging waste from Virginia’s waterways. From 9 AM to noon, the volunteers will gather at Caledon State Park and work to extract and eliminate any man-made pollution that has found its way to the park. In order to ensure that the volunteers can make the biggest impact possible, all clean-up supplies will be provided at the event.Read More »