Proforma Invests in Technology Education with Tampa Coding Event

TAMPA, FL (September 3, 2019) – Proforma, the $500 million technology and business success leader in the print and promotional products industry, recently sponsored its first Code Kata event at their Technology Innovation Lab in the Worldwide Support Center in Tampa, Florida. This event was open to developers and data scientists of all skill levels in the Tampa area to practice structured coding challenges with professionals from Proforma’s elite 75-member technology team.

“It gives me great pride to invest in the next generation of technology leaders,” says Proforma CEO, Vera Muzzillo. “We are honored to be a community leader in creating a collaborative workplace that empowers productivity and encourages education. At Proforma, we are just as committed to the investment of our community and our employees as we are to our investment in developing technology solutions.”

Code Katas are monthly meetups for developers to practice coding exercises with peers and mentors, bringing the practice of “kata” to software development. The term “kata” refers to an exercise that is repeated many times, making minor improvements by increasing the level of difficulty or introducing new challenges.

“With the ongoing development of our industry-leading business management technology platform, ProVision, we’re always looking to improve our professional skillsets and be at the forefront of the newest solutions in programming,” adds Brian Carothers, Proforma’s Chief Technology Officer. “It is inspiring to see both beginners and professionals come together and merge their talents to further their career growth and personal development.”

Proforma Developer Charles Bayley explains, “I am proud to work for a company that fosters this culture of innovation. Because each exercise can be coded in different ways and in different languages, these events have challenged me to find new approaches to problems we may already have solutions for.”

Attendees at this month’s event received complimentary food, refreshments, beverages and giveaway prizes. Proforma’s next sponsored Code Kata event will be held on Wednesday, September 25th at their Worldwide Support Center on Davis Island in Tampa, Florida.

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With over 40 years of experience and nearly $500 million in sales, Proforma is the technology and business success leader in the printing and promotional products industry. Proforma's record breaking success includes having 25 of its Affiliate Owners named to Inc. Magazine's 2019 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies. In 2019, Proforma celebrated 193 Affiliate Owners achieving its annual Million Dollar Club with sales ranging from $1 million to $40 million. The Proforma Million Dollar Club is the largest collection of million dollar and multi-million dollar Affiliate Owners in the industry