Zekiah Technologies is pleased to announce that Shannon Hicks has joined our team of Software Developers. Ms. Hicks is an alumni of both Aspen University and the International Academy of Design and Technology and earned a B.F.A. in Graphic Design and Master of Science in Technology with a specialization in Web Development. She uses her educational background and skillset to appreciate both the design and functionality of web applications.Read More »
Zekiah Technologies, Inc. is proud to announce its selection as a Prime Contractor to the Department of the Navy, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEASYSCOM) for their Next Generation SeaPort (SeaPort-NxG) Multiple Award Contract (MAC). SeaPort-NxG is the Navy’s electronic platform for acquiring support services in 23 separate areas that include Engineering Support Services, Software Engineering, Research and Development, Program Management Support Services, Financial Analysis and Budget Support, Information System (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA), and Information Technology (IT) Support. DoD estimates the government will procure $5B worth of services annually through SeaPort-NxG, which contains a five-year base period of performance and a five-year ordering period option.Read More »
Zekiah Technologies is pleased to announce that Ina Sanabria has joined our team of Software Developers. Ms. Sanabria is a native of Southern Maryland but recently married and purchased a home in King George, Va. She is an alumni of both the College of Southern Maryland and University of Maryland, University College and earned her degree in Computer Science with a minor in Web Development. When she’s not at a keyboard Ms. Sanabria enjoys crafting unique, artisan items, cooking, and baking. With the winter holidays fast approaching it is unofficially “Cookie Season” according to Ina and we at Zekiah are hoping to convince her to let us sample her creations. Read More »
Zekiah Technologies is pleased to announce that Crystal Thompson has joined our team of Software Developers. Ms. Thompson was a military brat and experienced growing up in many locations during her mother’s 20 years of service. While the civilian world may still find the term “brat” unseemly, as government contractors we at Zekiah know the term to be one of endearment and respect, and are excited to utilize the nimble mindset made possible by her diversified upbringing. Read More »
Zekiah Technologies is pleased to announce that Collin Brooks has joined our team of Software Developers. Mr. Brooks was born in Washington, D.C. and is a native of Southern Maryland. He has been working in the IT industry for eight years and is currently pursuing his degree in Computer Science. Mr. Brooks states that he’s “…very happy to have been hired on Zekiah’s team of professionals as a Junior Web Developer.” Among Mr. Brooks’s other talents, he has published two mobile games, available on the Google Play Store, with over 70,000 combined installs. Read More »
Zekiah Technologies is pleased to announce that Christina Entzian has joined our team of Administrative staff. Ms. Entzian graduated from Goucher College with a degree in Psychology and English in 2003. She is a Southern Maryland native and has developed strong ties to the community through her work with the local equine industry. Ms. Entzian will be providing a variety of support functions to our contracting, marketing, and administration departments and is excited to put her creativity and English background to use. Read More »
Zekiah Technologies is pleased to announce that Cassandra Casablanca has joined our team of Software Developers. Ms. Casablanca graduated from University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus (UMBC) with a degree in Information Systems in 2005. Since college she has been honing her trade while working for the defense industry. She moved to southern New Mexico after graduating and returned to Maryland in 2013. Read More »
If you’ve read most of my previous posts, you know I’m a big fan of all things python in GIS. Specifically relating to ArcGIS, because well…that’s the software with which I’m most comfortable/proficient. Like many GIS professionals, my education and experience has revolved around ESRI products. I am however aware of, and have used, other platforms like QGIS, PostGIS, MapBox, Manifold, etc., but just do so much less frequently. Read More »
Our employees often have a need to view, review, or collaborate on documents when they are not in the same office or location. We find Google’s products such as Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms to be great resources that allow us to do just that. Best of all, most of their products are free. Everything is created via a web browser and is stored on Google’s servers. G Suite is a more robust fee based package tailored for businesses if you find you need more.
I recently had a request to update a Google Sheet so that whenever the document was updated, an email would get sent out to multiple recipients notifying them of the change. In this case, we had shared a spreadsheet with a list of job candidates. Many had access, but only 1 person regularly updated. The other users didn’t want to check the document constantly for updates and wanted a notification when a new candidate was added or an existing candidate status had changed.
Zekiah Technologies is a small company, and it can be hard to make ourselves stand out from the crowd in the eyes of potential new employees. While salary, health benefits, and vacation days are incredibly important considerations for applicants, I’d like to take the time to talk a little bit about the unquantifiable benefits of working with us: all those little things that can make a company a great place to work but never quite make it into the company description. Read More »