The DS2 team proudly sponsored and supported our local area’s First Responders’ Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 24, 2020. The event was held at the Emerald Coast Science Center for our first responders and their immediate family members. First responders were in attendance from all of our local departments.
We had the privilege of greeting our first responders at the door, ushering people to food, and we were able to wash one deputy’s car before the rain came in. “It was a great experience!” said Nancy Davis, our HR Manager, “It was a wonderful opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to all our first responders and do something to give back to those people who give so much for us. We’re planning on returning next year and hopefully the weather lets us get to more than one car!”
We would like to extend a big thank you to TecMEN and the Emerald Coast Science Center for hosting this event, and we would like to extend our biggest thank you to the local Sherriff’s Departments, Fire and Rescue Departments, EMTs, City Police Departments, and State Troopers! All of you are so vital to making our community amazing, and we look forward to seeing you next year!
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.
For the second year in a row, DS2 traveled to Panama City Beach to support the extraordinary 2020 IRONMAN Florida event. DS2 members joined other volunteers to hand out water, Gatorade, and snacks to the competitors.
DS2 is a proud sponsor of TecMEN and recently participated in TeCMEN Industry day to network, discuss, and promote economic development in the Panhandle.
The International Coastal Cleanup was held on September 21, 2019 and DS2 employees joined in the cleanup.
DS2 geared up for STEM education this past Saturday by hosting a Game Changers event with the HSU Educational Foundation. The Game Changers is a program that provides interactive, shared science and technology events for local families to inspire and encourage critical thinking and problem solving within the STEM community. Business and educational opportunities such as these sparks conversations among family members and provides an avenue for participants to apply educational principles to real world applications. DS2 was proud to take part in an event this year for the chance to excite kids about the wonderful world of programming! With the help of DS2 team members, Game-changers experienced hands-on activities learning about robotics, the Unity game engine, VR, and Android development.
The DS2 Team was happy to support the 2019 IRONMAN Florida in Panama City Beach by volunteering to hand out water, Gatorade, and snacks to the participants.