Monthly Archives: March 2018

10 Years, 10 Offices at Instructure

10 Years Ago, Josh Coates, an entrepreneurial founder, had an idea to create a learning management system that was easy to use and created from the ground up to be awesome. Instructure now has more than 3000 learning institutions using their platform. In this, their 10th year of operation (founded in 2008) the company has more than 1100 employees across the globe and their 10th office is right here in Pleasant Grove, Utah. The second campus in Utah will be home to more than 400 employees focusing on worldwide technical support and software engineering. Unlike the ribbon burning at their [...]

By |2018-03-26T09:32:49+00:00March 26th, 2018|

Computer Science In Every Utah Classroom Becoming A Reality

Media Statement For Immediate Release: March 15, 2018 Contact: Elizabeth Converse, Director of Strategic Communication Utah Technology Council 801-835-7087 | econverse@utahtech.org Computer Science In Every Utah Classroom Becoming A Reality Salt Lake City - John Knotwell, President and CEO of the Utah Technology Council, was appointed to the State Board of Education’s 2018 Computer Science Task Force today, along with other industry, education and political leaders. The Task Force is charged with proposing solutions to increase access to computer science in rural schools and underserved populations, as well as evaluate and strengthen current programs. Knotwell responded to the appointment, saying, [...]

By |2018-03-20T10:08:37+00:00March 20th, 2018|

FY2019 H-1B Visa Petitions: Start Early, Prepare Thoroughly

In previous years, Utah employers and their foreign professional employees have enjoyed an easier review process for H-1B petitions. Recent trends, however, suggest employers should begin working with counsel earlier than usual and should prepare for enhanced scrutiny from USCIS. Per federal regulations, each fiscal year USCIS makes available only 85,000 H-1B visas. Considering that H-1B applications always exceed the number available, the greatest challenge previously facing an employer was prevailing in the lottery style selection process. This year, however, in addition to the lottery process, there is an unprecedented shift in H-1B adjudication. Specifically, USCIS is challenging and scrutinizing [...]

By |2018-03-19T11:01:27+00:00March 19th, 2018|