Clipper Race Update: Visit Seattle on South Atlantic Challenge

February 7, 2018

This is the fourth in a series of blogs by Dell Ambassadors competing in the Clipper Race, a 40,000 nautical mile race around the world in 70-foot racing yachts. You can find the most recent post from Samantha Harper, and the previous post from Marek Omilian, here on Direct2Dell. For more background on Dell’s involvement, read our initial blog about this exciting race here. The South Atlantic Challenge Leg 2: Punta del Este, Uruguay to Cape Town, South Africa: 3,560 nautical miles: 14 days…

Flexibility Reigns for Women in Technology at Dell

February 6, 2018

Flexibility. It’s a powerful term that can oftentimes make or break a work experience. At Dell, women are pleasantly surprised at how flexibility comes to life, in fact, it’s consistently ranked as one of the top benefits. Here’s a glimpse into how flexibility enhances work life for several women working in Dell’s Silicon Valley offices. Flexible Work Jacqueline Thomas, Director “Many companies are staunch believers in the old adage you come in every day, you punch that eight to five…

Artist Takes Wallpaper from Computer to Your Wall

February 5, 2018

I obviously spend a lot of time in the world of technology. So when I hear the word wallpaper, my first thought is the background image on my laptop or phone. But the more tactile form of wallpaper – that goes on an actual wall – is making “a fashionable comeback.” And one of Dell’s entrepreneur customers, the interdisciplinary artist Kathryn Zaremba, is poised to take advantage of this trend and, in fact, may be one of the catalysts for…

Trade Agreements Are Good for the U.S. Economy

February 2, 2018

After this week’s State of the Union address, those of us who value the United States’ trade relationships are breathing a collective sigh of relief. Despite all of his anti-trade rhetoric on the campaign trail, President Trump has so far appeared to recognize the benefits of a positive relationship with our trading partners, while also acknowledging the importance of enforcing fair trade agreements. This is good news for the economy, both domestic and global.

Female Filmmakers Share How to Drive Change

There was a lot of talk around the lack of representation of women directors, producers and writers at Sundance this year. Following the Women’s Rally with Jane Fonda, Gloria Allred and Common, we held a panel discussion in the Dell Den with female filmmakers to talk about where we are today, where we are going and how we’ll get there. Maybe the Academy Awards heard our roar given they nominated three women for Best Original Screenplay. If one of them…

Deaf Kids Code & Show How Digital is Great Equalizer

February 1, 2018

Shireen Hafeez is the founder of Deaf Kids Code, a nonprofit working to bridge the economic and social gaps among deaf children and adults. She has been an advocate and lobbyist for deaf kids because her own son is deaf – and she believes that computer science, technology, and design thinking skills can break down the barriers that have prevented deaf people in the past from getting jobs and fully participating in society. In her workshops, Hafeez will often ask…

At Dell, Veterans Get by With a Little Help From Their Friends

January 29, 2018

Employee Resource Group Provides Strong Support Network Prior to 2011 when the Veterans & Supporters Employee Resource Group (ERG) was formally started, Air Force Veteran Tina Schroer, contracts program manager within Federal Sales Operations at Dell, saw firsthand the benefit of supporting the veteran community in the workplace. While attending an event aimed at helping veterans assimilate back into the civilian culture after a deployment, one individual stood out to her. “I just had a feeling that he wasn’t really…