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DS2 extends a warm welcome to our summer interns! Our interns, Jadyn, Charles, Anthony, and Joshua, are all local students with experience ranging from recent high school graduates to university students at the University of West Florida and Northwest Florida State College.

DS2 proudly sponsors and participates in the Hunger Run 5k, hosted by Bluewater Fitness, held on April 30, 2022. This year, the theme was “Sock it to Hunger”, encouraging race participants to wear wild and crazy socks in celebration.

TeCMen Industry Day 2022

DS2 proudly sponsored this year’s Technology Coast Manufacturing and Engineering Network (TeCMen) Industry Day 2022, held on April 26 at the Destin Fort Walton Beach Convention Center. This annual event hosted by One Okaloosa Economic Development Council (EDC) is the Gulf Coast’s leading, one-day technology, engineering, and manufacturing expo.

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This national recognition demonstrates our commitment as a company to our Core Values and workplace culture focusing on a healthy work/life balance. We are honored to be recognized by our employees as a supportive workplace they are proud to be a part of.  

Congratulations to all 2022 East Panhandle Engineering & Science Fair Participants!

On February 2, 2022, DS2 joined engineering professionals from the local area to volunteer as judges for the 2022 East Panhandle Engineering & Science Fair, taking place at the Northwest Florida Fairgrounds.

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DS2 is passionate about furthering the education and skills of our team. Last week, nearly the entire development team at DS2 attended a 2-day group training focusing on React skills. Lead by web development guru, Brad Westfall of React Training, who has been teaching web development for over a decade, this two-day workshop covered React proficiency through guided lectures and project-based learning.

Every year, DS2 participates in a Fall beach cleanup to remove litter from our beautiful sugar-sand beaches and say goodbye to Summer! This year, we packed up our trash bags, trash grabbers, buckets, & gloves and headed to the Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island. DS2 volunteers soaked up some sun while removing an entire trashcan’s worth of rubbish from the shoreline.

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DS2 recently completed migration to version 2.0 of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) and was appraised at CMMI Level 3.0 in a recent benchmark appraisal. Version 2.0 focused its attention to performance practices and a focus on process improvement through repeatability and practice. We are passionate about creating quality products and services while improving customer satisfaction utilizing agile principles.

(Left to right) Joe Staton, Jeff Williams, Chad Marie, and Richard Pruitt showcasing the DS2 booth at TeCMEN Industry Day

DS2 proudly sponsored TecMEN for this year’s TecMEN Industry Day, an event dedicated to discussing technology, networking with fellow industries, and promoting economic growth in the Panhandle. This event featured both local and national businesses with speaker symposiums to foster communication, growth, and advancement within our local technology-based community. Workshops highlighted topics on Cultivating Talents Through Apprenticeships and Understanding Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), and proceeds from the function supported the Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County.

DS2 is a proud supporter of the 2019 Congressional App Challenge (CAC) hosted by Congressman Matt Gaetz at the STEM/Cyber Security Expo held on the University of West Florida Pensacola Campus.  DS2 travelled to the 2019 CAC, where DS2's Vice President Richard Pruitt participated as a volunteer judge.