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Ting’s holiday gift guide for cord cutters

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Here’s our holiday gift guide for cord cutters

The holidays are weeks away and you’re probably already in the holly-jolly gifting spirit. If you have a cord cutter on your shopping list, or someone who’s expressed interest in cutting the cord, we have some great gift ideas for every budget.

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Ting Works with Charlottesville Women in Tech

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CWIT advances girls and women in STEM subjects and careers

There’s no shortage of interest among women and girls in science, tech, engineering and math (STEM) subjects. Yet women continue to be underrepresented in these fields and markets.

That’s the issue Charlottesville Women in Tech and Tech-Girls seeks to address. Their vision is to bridge the gender gap in tech through educational programing, established networks and career resources.

CWIT and Tech-Girls provide a welcoming environment for girls and women in tech to connect, learn and collaborate.

Combating the cycle of poverty with C4K

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Ting Westminster internship

Did you know that youth from low-income households and communities are at a greater risk of living in poverty as adults?

These youth often have a more difficult time graduating high school and often aren’t as likely as middle class youth to attend college. This phenomenon is sometimes called the “cycle of poverty,” where, once a set of events or factors have set poverty into motion, theses circumstances are unlikely to change, even across generations. That is, unless there is some form of outside intervention.

A Ting internship with McDaniel College

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Ting Westminster internship

Practical, hands-on career experiences can make all the difference for students when it comes to building a set of hard skills to support their post-grad endeavors.

Ting Internet was excited to host Michael N. for a writing internship in Westminster, MD. Michael was a student in Josh Ambrose’s class at McDaniel College, Writing for Main Street.

Ting Westminster internshipMichael had the chance to write for the Ting Westminster blog for the fall semester from September to December 2017. He covered local events as well as customer features, and assembled his work into fun blog posts to be distributed on social media.

Ting was involved in several initiatives and Michael got to cover our involvement at Fallfest and the Oyster Stroll. His customer profiles featured Ting Internet customers and detailed the practical uses of fiber internet in day-to-day life.

We’re proud to host interns like Michael and had a fantastic time working with him to produce some great online content.

Makerspace experiences and Ting Works in Westminster

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Welcome to the Makerspace

At Ting, we like to think of makerspaces as physical embodiments of the principles of the Internet.

A makerspace is a lot of things. It’s a community space where you’ll meet like-minded people. It’s a tool library where you can try out the latest technology. Most of all, it’s a place where ideas, inventions and innovations come to life.

At Ting, we’re big believers in all things makerspace. That’s why we opened our very own Ting Makerspace in Westmisnter, MD. Check out the launch party and learn more about the Ting Makerspace in the video below.

Rapid prototyping: 3D printers can do that

rapid prototyping

What is rapid prototyping?

Prototyping a product used to take months and cost tens of thousands of dollars. 3D printers, like you might find in a local makerspace or even a library, cut that down to hours and pennies.

When businesses are coming up with new design ideas or product, they often look to prototypes and scale models to test out their vision in the real world. While advanced, manufacturer-ready prototypes still cost a lot in terms of dollars and days. 3D printers have made rapid prototyping and creating proof of concept scale models accessible to even the most bootstrapped startup, student or budding artist.

Even with today’s admittedly rudimentary 3D “consumer level” printing technology, a model or a part can be turned from a digital design into a physical thing quickly and for just a few cents per gram of media needed to print. Quick real-world testing helps refine the design and planning phases of the product cycle, whatever the 3D printed model may be.